Legal & Regulation

Putting right the misconceptions about Jersey

Ernst & Young's Andrew Dann examines the factors that make Jersey an attractive relocation prospect for UK-based hedge fund managers. The launch last year of th »

Spain relaxes new rules for alternative investments

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 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

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 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

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 »

European Commission appoints experts to hedge funds group

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

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

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

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 »

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