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Bill Prew, INDOS Financial chief executive

AIFMD depositary INDOS Financial attracts first clients

Wed, 20/11/2013 - 16:02

INDOS Financial, the only independent AIFMD depositary that has applied to the FCA for authorisation, has agreed provisional contracts with its first clients.  »

Fiona Le Poidevin, Guernsey Finance

ILS emerges as an alternative asset class

Wed, 20/11/2013 - 12:00

Fiona Le Poidevin (pictured), chief executive of Guernsey Finance, explores how Guernsey’s investment and insurance expertise mean it is capitalising on the opportunities presented by the growth of Insurance Linked Securities (ILS). »

Gavel

MF Global to pay USD1bn to cover customer losses

Mon, 18/11/2013 - 23:36

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has obtained a federal court consent Order against MF Global requiring it to pay USD1.212 billion to cover customer losses sustained when the company failed in 2011. »

Globe

CFTC advises on applicability of transaction-level requirements in cross-border situations

Mon, 18/11/2013 - 06:03

The division of swap dealer and intermediary oversight (DSIO) of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has issued an advisory on the applicability of transaction-level requirements in certain cross-border situations. »

Survey

Kinetic Partners launches AIFMD hedge fund depositary due diligence checklist

Fri, 15/11/2013 - 12:06

Kinetic Partners has launched its AIFMD Hedge Fund DD checklist, which is designed to assist managers undertake the necessary due diligence over their depositary providers. »

Regulation

ESMA begins preparatory work for new market abuse regime

Thu, 14/11/2013 - 14:40

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published a Discussion Paper setting out its initial views on the implementing measures it will have to develop for the new Market Abuse Regulation (MAR). »

Steven Ferigno, Allegro Development Corporation

EMIR compliance – is 90 days enough?

Wed, 13/11/2013 - 17:44

Steven Ferrigno (pictured), Managing Director EMEA for Allegro Development Corporation, comments on Monday’s announcement from the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) regarding the reporting deadline for EMIR, the European Market Infrastructure Regulation regime… »

Fiona Le Poidevin, Guernsey Finance

Meeting GP & LP demands

Wed, 13/11/2013 - 12:00

Evidence shows that Guernsey continues to meet the demands of both private equity managers and their investor base, writes Guernsey Finance chief executive Fiona Le Poidevin (pictured)… »

Computer screen

FactRight launches alternative investment product and sponsor due diligence report centre

Tue, 12/11/2013 - 15:06

FactRight has launched a secure online report centre to better serve the alternative investment due diligence community. »

Bermuda

Conyers advises on first Class A Exempt Fund registered under Bermuda’s new funds regime

Tue, 12/11/2013 - 13:11

Conyers Dill & Pearman has advised the first Class A Exempt Fund to be registered in Bermuda under the new funds regime. »

Approved stamp

ESMA approves DTCC trade repository in Europe

Mon, 11/11/2013 - 06:08

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has approved DTCC’s Derivatives Repository Limited (DDRL) to operate a multi-asset class derivatives repository in Europe. »

Clock

Countdown to EMIR reporting begins



Fri, 08/11/2013 - 16:03

The first trade repositories need to begin European Market and Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) reporting for all derivative counterparties in February 2014, according to the European Securities and Markets Authorities (ESMA).

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Fiona Le Poidevin, chief executive of Guernsey Finance

Guernsey event shows practical aspects of AIFMD implementation

Fri, 08/11/2013 - 14:00

Nearly 200 fund managers and advisers attended a Guernsey event in London this week to hear the practical aspects of implementing the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD). »

London

Sullivan & Worcester expands trade finance practice

Fri, 08/11/2013 - 12:35

Simon Cook has re-joined Geoff Wynne, head of Sullivan & Worcester’s new London office, as a partner in the London-based team of seven lawyers focusing on emerging markets structured trade and commodities finance. »

Barred sign

CFTC obtains restraining order against AlphaMetrix

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 16:01

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has filed a complaint against AlphaMetrix, a Chicago-based commodity pool operator and commodity trading advisor.  »

Warehouse

LME approves changes to warehousing policy

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 15:06

The board of the London Metal Exchange (LME) has approved the proposed changes to its warehousing policy designed to cut queues at warehouses, following a three-month consultation with the global metals industry. »

Gavel and scales

CFTC charges Donald R Wilson and DRW Investments with price manipulation

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 10:06

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has filed a civil enforcement action in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York against Donald R Wilson and his company, DRW Investments.  »

Fiona Le Poidevin, Guernsey Finance

ILS emerges as an alternative asset class

Wed, 06/11/2013 - 11:46

Fiona Le Poidevin (pictured), chief executive of Guernsey Finance, explores how Guernsey’s investment and insurance expertise mean it is capitalising on the opportunities presented by the growth of Insurance Linked Securities (ILS). »

Magnifying glass

Corgentum Consulting added as operational due diligence provider for FNEX.com

Wed, 06/11/2013 - 11:30

FNEX, the alternative investment marketplace, has formed a partnership with Corgentum Consulting whereby its due diligence reviews and background investigation of fund managers sourcing deals on the FNEX.com platform will be available to accredited investors. »

Regulation

EDHEC-Risk Institute disagrees with EFAMA on ESMA guidelines

Wed, 06/11/2013 - 06:45

EDHEC-Risk Institute disagrees with The European Fund and Asset Management Association's (EFAMA) assertion that the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) exceeded its powers and mandate by issuing quasi-regulation on topics not previously regulated at EU level. »

Jersey Finance chief executive Geoff Cook

Jersey to be removed from French uncooperative jurisdictions list

Tue, 05/11/2013 - 14:40

Jersey’s government has received assurances from the French Finance Ministry that the island will be removed from France’s list of uncooperative jurisdictions in due course. »

Jon Moulton, chairman of the CISX

CISX set to restructure

Wed, 30/10/2013 - 13:38

The Channel Islands Stock Exchange (CISX) is planning to restructure. »

Regulation

Opus Fund Services offers Markit's FATCA compliance solution to clients

Wed, 30/10/2013 - 12:17

Opus Fund Services is offering clients a solution for compliance with the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). »

Computer screen

New EMIR Counterparty Classification Tool launched on ISDA Amend

Mon, 28/10/2013 - 14:33

The International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA), the British Bankers Association (BBA), the Investment Management Association (IMA) and Markit have launched the EMIR Counterparty Classification Tool on ISDA Amend. »

Fund administration

Sandell selects SS&C GlobeOp for fund admin, risk and regulatory support

Fri, 25/10/2013 - 10:04

Sandell Asset Management has selected SS&C GlobeOp to provide a range of fund administration, risk and regulatory support services, including support for FATCA and Form PF. »

Peter Harwood, Guernsey's Chief Minister

Guernsey signs ‘FATCA’ agreement with the UK

Wed, 23/10/2013 - 16:04

Guernsey has signed an agreement with the UK on a package of tax measures designed to enhance the automatic tax information exchange provisions already in place between the two jurisdictions. »

Fiona Le Poidevin, chief executive of Guernsey Finance

More than 200 register for Guernsey AIFMD event

Wed, 23/10/2013 - 06:45

More than 200 people have registered to attend a Guernsey event in London on 5 November which will examine the EU’s Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD). »

Gavel

NFA orders AlphaMetrix to satisfy obligations to pool participants by 1 Nov

Tue, 22/10/2013 - 08:00

The National Futures Association (NFA) has ordered AlphaMetrix LLC to satisfy its obligations to certain pool participants by 1 November.  »

Financial burden

Hedge funds delaying the inevitable by not embracing AIFMD, says Helvetic

Tue, 22/10/2013 - 06:02

Hedge funds avoiding the new Alternative Investment Fund Management Directive (AIFMD) framework due to concerns over increased compliance costs are delaying the inevitable, says Helvetic Fund Administration. »

Kevin Stewart, Guernsey’s Commerce and Employment Minister

CISX publishes guidance for current and potential issuers

Thu, 17/10/2013 - 17:30

On Monday 14 October, the Channel Islands Stock Exchange (CISX) announced to members that certain of its historic activities have been under investigation by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission (GFSC). »

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