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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 »

Aima welcomes Iosco's endorsement of its valuation principles

Wed, 27/06/2007 - 06:55

The Alternative Investment Management Association has expressed its satisfaction that the Consultation Report on the Principles for the Valuation of Hedge Fund Portfolios issued by the Int »

SEC to lift price restrictions on short selling

Fri, 22/06/2007 - 06:55

The Securities and Exchange Commission has voted to lift restrictions on short selling that prevented traders selling borrowed stock if prices were declining, but it has strengthened rules »

Hedge funds propose voluntary code to resist pressure for regulation

Wed, 20/06/2007 - 06:57

A group of 13 mostly London-based hedge fund managers has proposed establishing a working group to examine the possibility of a voluntary code of practice for the industry amid calls from »

Hong Kong announces easier licensing process to lure hedge fund managers

Fri, 15/06/2007 - 07:00

The Hong Kong financial regulator, the Securities and Futures Commission, has announced immediate changes to its licensing procedures for fund managers serving sophisticated investors in a »

Maples and Calder boosts London presence with new associates

Fri, 15/06/2007 - 06:56

Leading offshore law firm Maples and Calder has appointed six new associates across its key practice areas, promoted finance and capital markets specialist Stacey Overholt to the partnersh »

Managed Funds Association appoints Carl Kennedy as legal counsel

Mon, 11/06/2007 - 07:57

The Managed Funds Association has named Carl Kennedy, a member of the public finance department and tax group at Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll in Washington, DC, as a member of the »

Hedge fund manager pays USD250,000 to settle reporting charges

Mon, 11/06/2007 - 07:55

A US hedge fund manager has agreed to pay a USD250,000 civil penalty to settle charges that he violated reporting requirements of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act by failing to report the exercis »

FSA warns activist funds on insider trading abuses

Fri, 01/06/2007 - 06:56

The Financial Services Authority has issued a warning to activist hedge funds about potential insider trading abuses that may arise where funds build stakes in target companies with a view »

Aima revises sound practice recommendations for hedge fund managers

Wed, 23/05/2007 - 06:59

The Alternative Investment Management Association has published its revised Guide to Sound Practices for European Hedge Fund Managers, first issued in 2002, which examines various practica »

Jersey sets out agenda for winning new business

Thu, 03/05/2007 - 06:57

One of Jersey's leading Ministers told an audience of London finance and legal professionals that Jersey has reduced the red tape to make it easier for quality, low footprint businesses to »

Regulatory Update: Proposals to streamline regulation of Jersey investment funds

Mon, 23/04/2007 - 06:56

Law firm Ogier outlines the key points of Jersey's proposal to create a more integrated approach to the regulation of investment fund service providers. »

AIMA launches new due diligence questionnaires

Tue, 17/04/2007 - 07:00

The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) has produced a new set of illustrative due diligence questionnaires (DDQs) for use by those investing in or servicing the hedge fun »

Comment: Existing regulations for hedge funds and funds of hedge funds should be relaxed in upcoming revision of German Investment Act

Wed, 04/04/2007 - 06:59

Dr Sven Zeller, partner at Clifford Chance, and Patrick Schmidt, associate at Clifford Chance, say that more needs to be done to improve Germany's legal framework for hedge funds. »

Eurex obtains recognition from the Dubai Financial Services Authority

Wed, 04/04/2007 - 06:58

The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) has granted Eurex the status of a Recognised Body within the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). »

Ogier advises on first Guernsey registered fund

Fri, 30/03/2007 - 06:57

Guernsey lawyers from the international legal and financial services group Ogier have advised Gottex Fund Management on the London Stock Exchange listing of the first fund to take advantag »

Commodity market players must address risks, says FSA

Wed, 28/03/2007 - 07:01

The growth in investment in the commodity markets, the emergence of new products and the entry of new participants have given rise to various risks and challenges that need to be addressed »

Asset managers applaud FSA plans for retail access to alternative investments

Tue, 27/03/2007 - 22:49

UK asset management firms and hedge fund industry representatives have expressed their satisfaction with the long-awaited proposals unveiled by the Financial Services Authority that would »

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