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Spain relaxes new rules for alternative investments

Spain relaxes new rules for alternative investments

Fri, 18/11/2005 - 06:17

Jesus Mardomingo and Jorge Canta of Madrid-based law firm Cuatrecasas outline Spain's new legal framework for collective investments. Following a process taking mor »

Backstop Solutions Group teams with HedgeOp Compliance

Backstop Solutions Group teams with HedgeOp Compliance

Thu, 17/11/2005 - 06:17

Backstop Solutions is to integrate its innovative investment partnership management software with HedgeOp's web-based compliance platform. The alliance plans to ena »

Regulatory Brief: Jersey Property Unit Trusts - Beyond Section 64A

Regulatory Brief: Jersey Property Unit Trusts - Beyond Section 64A

Wed, 09/11/2005 - 06:13

Nick Kershaw from the Jersey office of law firm Ogier outlines the key attractions of using a JPUT for holding property, in addition to Section 64A. There is widesp »

AIMA responds to FSA hedge fund discussion paper

AIMA responds to FSA hedge fund discussion paper

Mon, 07/11/2005 - 06:17

AIMA has delivered a robust response to the UK FSA's discussion paper, stressing that regulation should not weaken the UK's competitive advantage. The Alternative I »

Alternative investment analyst certification draws record numbers

Alternative investment analyst certification draws record numbers

Wed, 19/10/2005 - 07:13

The number of candidates for the examinations leading to the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designation has more than doubled last year. A record 800 pro »

Bringing Cayman's Mutual Funds Law up to speed

Bringing Cayman's Mutual Funds Law up to speed

Sat, 01/10/2005 - 22:00

Ogier partner Peter Cockhill examines the various amendments anticipated to Cayman's Mutual Funds Law this year. »

European Commission appoints experts to hedge funds group

European Commission appoints experts to hedge funds group

Sat, 01/10/2005 - 22:00

The European Commission has appointed several hedge fund experts to a group that will look at improving the EU framework for alternative »

Hedge fund indices rejected in final advice to EC on UCITS inclusion

Hedge fund indices rejected in final advice to EC on UCITS inclusion

Sat, 01/10/2005 - 22:00

The Committee of European Securities Regulators has rejected the inclusion of hedge fund indices in UCITS in its final advice to the Eur »

Hedge fund managers expand into CDOs and private equity

Hedge fund managers expand into CDOs and private equity

Sat, 01/10/2005 - 22:00

Contrary to recent press reports, the hedge fund industry is in good shape and expanding into new areas, say Peter Cockhill and James Ba »

Hedge funds in Germany: First experiences and recent developments

Hedge funds in Germany: First experiences and recent developments

Sat, 01/10/2005 - 22:00

Simon Firth (London) and  Dr Christopher Martin (Berlin) of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP outline the latest opportunities in Germany. The German P »

Jersey introduces next generation of cell companies

Jersey introduces next generation of cell companies

Sat, 01/10/2005 - 22:00

Jersey this week introduced its second generation PCC plus the new Incorporated Cell Company.  Alan Stevens, partner with Carey Ols »

Takeover Panel pushes for transparency in use of CFDs

Takeover Panel pushes for transparency in use of CFDs

Sat, 01/10/2005 - 22:00

Under proposed new rules hedge funds and investment banks in the UK will have to disclose their dealings in derivatives such as CFDs during takeovers. The UK's Take »

Jersey plans further regulatory moves to support fund growth

Jersey plans further regulatory moves to support fund growth

Fri, 30/09/2005 - 07:13

Jersey intends to overhaul the legal framework for funds functionaries by bringing them within the scope of the Financial Services Jersey Law. This initiative, whic »

Comment: Current Challenges and the Hedge Funds debate: John Tiner, Chief Executive, UK Financial Services Authority

Comment: Current Challenges and the Hedge Funds debate: John Tiner, Chief Executive, UK Financial Services Authority

Fri, 23/09/2005 - 07:13

Key extracts from a speech by John Tiner, Chief Executive,FSA at the Annual Asset Management Conference, London,19 September 2005. »

FSA puts together hedge fund supervision team

FSA puts together hedge fund supervision team

Tue, 20/09/2005 - 09:44

UK's Financial Services Authority is putting together a hedge fund supervision team that will be operational by 31 October under Andr »

CFDs - The net closes: Final rule changes to Takeover Code

CFDs - The net closes: Final rule changes to Takeover Code

Tue, 13/09/2005 - 07:13

Simmons & Simmons outlines the changes to the disclosure regime in Rule 8.3 of the Takeover Code affecting third party investors and investment managers. Rule 8 of »

FSA to examine secondary market bond transparency

FSA to examine secondary market bond transparency

Mon, 12/09/2005 - 07:13

The UK's FSA this week published a Discussion Paper which examines the need for greater pre- or post-trade price information in the secondary bond markets. The pap »

Could Ireland become a leading hedge funds domicile?

Could Ireland become a leading hedge funds domicile?

Wed, 07/09/2005 - 07:03

In its report for the IDA last year, Deloitte & Touche suggested that encouraging hedge fund managers to set up shop in Ireland would be a good way to give the country's financial sector new moment »

Deutsche Bank appoints Hitchon to replace Roe

Deutsche Bank appoints Hitchon to replace Roe

Fri, 22/07/2005 - 11:15

Deutsche B »

FSA hedge funds discussion paper: "No desire to cause UK hedge fund management industry to migrate offshore"

FSA hedge funds discussion paper: "No desire to cause UK hedge fund management industry to migrate offshore"

Mon, 27/06/2005 - 07:21

The UK's FSA stressed that the launch of its wide-ranging discussion paper on hedge funds is not an attempt to shackle UK's booming hedge fund industry. The FSA's D »

Carne addresses impact of European Savings Directive on hedge funds

Carne addresses impact of European Savings Directive on hedge funds

Fri, 17/06/2005 - 07:17

Carne has published a handbook on how the European Savings Directive will impact the funds industry and in particular hedge funds and hedge fund of funds. "Many Hed »

Guernsey signs Letter of Intent with Hong Kong's SFC

Guernsey signs Letter of Intent with Hong Kong's SFC

Mon, 13/06/2005 - 07:09

The Guernsey Financial Services Commission and Hong Kong's Securities and Futures Commission have signed a Letter of Intent for enhanced cooperation. Peter Neville, »

Gilles Glicenstein appointed chairman of BNP PAM

Gilles Glicenstein appointed chairman of BNP PAM

Thu, 02/06/2005 - 07:11

Gilles Glicenstein has been appointed head of asset management business and chairman of BNP PAM SAS, the firm's main asset management company. Gilles de Vaugrigneus »

Regulatory Update: UK Financial Services Authority publishes draft rules on soft dollar and bundled brokerage

Regulatory Update: UK Financial Services Authority publishes draft rules on soft dollar and bundled brokerage

Wed, 04/05/2005 - 07:13

The FSA has published a further consultation paper on its proposals for the new soft dollar and bundled brokerage regime for UK authorised fund managers. The draft »

Management changes at GuernseyFinance

Management changes at GuernseyFinance

Wed, 04/05/2005 - 07:11

Talmai Morgan is to step down from his full-time post as Chief Executive of GuernseyFinance to move to an external consultancy role. GuernseyFinance, the company re »

AIMA Chairman rebuts Sunderland comments on hedge funds

AIMA Chairman rebuts Sunderland comments on hedge funds

Fri, 29/04/2005 - 07:09

Christopher Fawcett, Chairman of AIMA, has robustly rebutted the misleading statements on hedge funds made recently by CBI president John Sunderland. The comments b »

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Cybersecurty for Hedge Funds

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Cybersecurity is no longer simply an IT issue, it is now a business issue. This is the conclusion of the experts and fund managers around the world whose opinions were polled for this landmark Hedgeweek Special Report, which outlines Best Practices for Cybersecurity in a fast-changing environment where managers need to keep several steps ahead of cyber criminals... »

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Hedge fund manager outlook on the AIFMD

Wed, 22/07/2015 - 19:52

The introduction of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) into European law in 2013 was part of a series of moves towards greater regulatory oversight of the hedge fund industry in recent years. In our survey, we asked hedge fund managers for their views on the effect of these new regulations on the industry as well as their expectations about the impact of the AIFMD on their firm over the next 12 months, the results of which are analyzed in this extract from the Preqin Special Report: AIFMD in the Hedge Fund Industry – 2015 Update. ... »

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A couple of years ago, the title Chief Information Security Officer, or CISO for short, was a foreign concept within the hedge fund community. The winds have changed, however, as hedge funds become increasingly targeted by cyber hackers, causing many to hire a CISO to uphold the network integrity of the firm.  ... »

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Sovereign wealth funds, though small in number and secretive in nature, wield considerable influence as investors as a result of their sizeable assets under management. This extract is taken from Preqin’s latest report which features exclusive content from the 2015 Preqin Sovereign Wealth Fund Review.  ... »

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Mergers and acquisitions in recent years have changed the face of hedge fund administration. Big custodial banks are likely to dominate the HFA space in years to come, forming one part of a barbell with a number of well-run, well-capitalised independent HFAs on the other end. This report examines the implications for both hedge funds and their administrators... »

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