Should hedge funds be regulated? Is regulation preferable to disclosure? Did hedge funds cause the Credit Crisis? Do we really understand hedge funds?
Hedge funds face multiple calls for their regulation. The G20 has called for hedge fund regulation. IOSCO is due to publish the findings of its Consultation Report on Hedge Funds Oversight. The EC has published a draft Directive on Alternative Investment Fund Managers. The US Congress and other legislatures are considering equivalent proposals. Regulators such as the FSA, the AMF, the SEC and the SFC are considering proposals to change the regulatory structure within which AI vehicles and their managers and service providers operate. Yet, few have made out the case to regulate hedge funds as a means to emerge from the Credit Crisis, or otherwise. How many truly understand how hedge funds work, fund themselves, trade or operate?
Hedge Fund Regulation explores the legislative, legal, regulatory and compliance developments affecting hedge funds. An expert panel will delve into related matters such as the Credit Crisis and the involvement in this of hedge funds and prime brokers. Representatives from major regulatory and political authorities such as SEC and FSA, as well as IOSCO, HM Treasury and the EU will engage in an open dialogue on this critical and timely topic. Understand how this will impact your business and strategy.
Hedge Fund Regulation will also explore critical, related matters such as investigations and enforcement actions.
• Hedge fund regulation
• Capital and liquidity requirements
• Short selling
• Practical issues
• Cross-border regulation
• P&L benchmarking
• Risk Management
• Know Your Customer
• Accurate Pricing and Valuations
Thu, 30/07/2015 - 11:00
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... »
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. ... »
Thu, 02/07/2015 - 15:51
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. ... »
Mon, 29/06/2015 - 12:48
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. ... »
Tue, 16/06/2015 - 09:57
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... »