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SEC brings late trading action against second UK manager

Mon, 14/04/2008 - 07:00

The Securities and Exchange Commission has filed a civil action against UK hedge fund manager Headstart Advisers and its chief investment adviser, Najy N. »

Mourant establishes Jersey's first Unregulated Funds

Thu, 10/04/2008 - 07:00

Mourant du Feu & Jeune has become the first law firm to establish unregulated funds in Jersey under the new regime introduced last month, taking advantage of the provision that exempts »

Hedge funds "target of unreasonable criticism", says Aima

Wed, 09/04/2008 - 07:00

The Alternative Investment Management Association, the London-based international hedge fund industry body, says the sector is facing 'a renewed wave of unwarranted criticism at a time whe »

Hedge fund organisations to collaborate on industry initiatives

Tue, 08/04/2008 - 07:00

The Managed Funds Association and the Alternative Investment Management Association have announced an alliance under which the two organisations will work together more closely and collabo »

SEC files late trading charges against UK-based hedge fund manager

Mon, 07/04/2008 - 07:01

The Securities and Exchange Commission has filed a civil action in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York alleging late trading fraud against London-based hedge fund m »

New partner promotions reinforce Appleby's global funds practice

Mon, 07/04/2008 - 07:00

Offshore law firm Appleby has announced the promotion of seven lawyers to partnership, including three active in the funds practice, capping a year in which the firm added 46 new lawyers, »

Addleshaw Goddard strengthens City-based alternative funds practice

Mon, 17/03/2008 - 07:15

Lawyers Addleshaw Goddard has expanded its City of London-based funds practice with the appointment of partner Christy Stagemeyer and consultant David Ive. »

Law firm Proskauer Rose hires Jean L'Homme from Freshfields in Paris

Thu, 13/03/2008 - 06:00

Jean L'Homme, a banking and finance lawyer previously with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, has joined Proskauer Rose, an international law firm with more than 750 lawyers worldwide, as a p »

Comment: Unregulated Funds enhance Jersey's investment armoury

Fri, 22/02/2008 - 06:00

Eve Kosofsky and Edward Quinn of law firm Carey Olsen outline the provisions of the new Jersey Unregulated Funds regime that was brought into effect this week. »

CFA Institute Centre calls for single global hedge fund standard

Fri, 14/12/2007 - 06:00

In its response to the Hedge Fund Working Group (HFWG) consultation paper, the London-based CFA Institute Centre for Financial Market Integrity expressed that it would like to see included »

Dubai FSA issues Hedge Fund Code of Practice

Wed, 12/12/2007 - 06:00

The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) has issued its Hedge Fund Code of Practice, the first of its kind to be issued by a regulator. »

FSA deadline for CFD consultation responses looms

Tue, 04/12/2007 - 06:00

The UK FSA's deadline for responses to its consultative paper on disclosure of contracts for difference is 12 December and hedge fund managers are among those urged to participate in respo »

SEC commissioner acknowledges backtrack on hedge fund investor eligibility

Fri, 23/11/2007 - 06:00

SEC Commissioner Paul Atkins acknowledged to delegates at the Edhec Alternative Investments conference in London that critical feedback from investors on proposals to tighten US eligibilit »

Carey Olsen appoints two new partners in Channel Islands

Mon, 19/11/2007 - 14:19

Tom Carey has been made a partner with Carey Olsen in Guernsey, where he is a member of the corporate and finance group, while Chris Philpott will become a partner in the law firm's Jersey »

Isle of Man law firm Cains to open in Singapore next July

Fri, 16/11/2007 - 17:55

Cains, an offshore law firm based in the Isle of Man, has confirmed its intention to open an Asia-Pacific regional office in Singapore by July next year. »

Tax issues force delay in plans for UK retail funds of alternative investment funds

Wed, 14/11/2007 - 17:09

The Financial Services Authority has announced that there will be a delay in the publication of its policy statement and final rules putting flesh on its proposals to allow retail consumer »

Sidley Austin named top hedge fund law firm by Alpha Magazine

Tue, 13/11/2007 - 07:18

For the second year running, Institutional Investor's Alpha magazine has ranked Sidley Austin as the leading legal adviser to the hedge fund industry. »

Iosco to probe market turbulence sparked by sub-prime crisis

Fri, 09/11/2007 - 06:00

The International Organisation of Securities Commissions has announced at its technical committee conference in Tokyo the establishment of a dedicated task force on the sub-prime crisis to »

Isle of Man approves orders to complete the launch of new fund regime

Tue, 30/10/2007 - 07:18

The Isle of Man Financial Supervision Commission has announced that Tynwald, the island's parliament, has approved the legislative orders required to revamp the jurisdiction's fund legisla »

Absolute Capital Management seeks to head off Cayman lawsuit

Wed, 17/10/2007 - 06:59

Troubled hedge fund manager Absolute Capital Management says its proposals to restructure five of its funds in order to avoid having to take a loss on positions taken in small, thinly-trad »

UK hedge fund managers advocate improvements in disclosure

Wed, 10/10/2007 - 16:50

The Hedge Fund Working Group, representing leading hedge fund managers based mainly in the UK, has published a consultation document that puts improved disclosure to investors at the heart »

Aima expands regulatory team with new appointment

Fri, 28/09/2007 - 06:50

The Alternative Investment Management Association has announced the appointment of Thomas Bullman, previously with the Société Générale group, as an assistant t »

Jersey prepares to unveil unregulated fund regime

Thu, 27/09/2007 - 08:02

Building on the success of its Expert Funds regime for alternative investment vehicles, Jersey is preparing to announce plans to launch various new categories of Unregulated Funds that wil »

Mourant expands administration into Asia with Hong Kong and Singapore offices

Wed, 26/09/2007 - 08:10

Jersey-based legal and financial services group Mourant has expanded its international finance administration division into Asia with the opening of new offices in Hong Kong and Singapore. »

Atkins and Sants to discuss hedge fund regulation at Edhec round table

Tue, 25/09/2007 - 07:19

At the Hedge Fund Roundtable of Global Thought Leaders organised by French business school Edhec in London on November 20, Paul Atkins, a commissioner at the US Securities and Exchange Com »

Comment: Bankruptcy court rejects Cayman proceedings of Bear Stearns hedge funds

Fri, 21/09/2007 - 06:59

Daniel M Glosband, Emanuel C Grillo and Elizabeth Shea Fries of law firm Goodwin Procter examine the decision by a US judge to decline to recognise liquidation proceedings in Cayman for tw »

Forsyth Partners quits Dubai after losing distribution licence

Wed, 29/08/2007 - 07:56

London-based investment manager and fund research firm Forsyth Partners has pulled out of Dubai after having the licence of its financial services distribution arm withdrawn by the Dubai F »

Bankrupt money manager Sentinel accused of misappropriating client assets

Fri, 24/08/2007 - 07:00

The Securities and Exchange Commission has accused Sentinel Management, the short-term cash manager for clients such as hedge funds and futures brokers which filed for bankruptcy last week »

Ogier makes series of senior appointments in Jersey

Fri, 27/07/2007 - 06:55

Ogier has made a number senior appointments in the firm's Jersey offices as part of the Group's career succession programme. »

DFSA unveils draft hedge fund code

Thu, 05/07/2007 - 08:34

The Dubai Financial Services Authority has issued for public comment its draft hedge fund code, which seeks to introduce best practice standards for the hedge fund industry in the Dubai In »

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