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Demetrios Anaipakos, partner, Ahmad, Zavitsanos & Anaipakos

Ernst & Young facing securities fraud lawsuit over failed hedge fund

Mon, 30/08/2010 - 12:02

Attorneys from Houston's Ahmad, Zavitsanos & Anaipakos are representing a group of investors in a lawsuit filed against hedge fund auditors Ernst & Young after the group lost more than USD17m following the collapse of a Plano, Texas-based hedge fund that promised low-risk investments. »

Simon Shilder Ogier

A new statute for regulation of BVI funds

Mon, 30/08/2010 - 12:01

 On May 17, 2010, the Securities and Investment Business Act, 2010 (SIBA) came into force in the British Virgin Islands. »

Peter Stapleton  Maples and Calder

The continuing evolution of Ucits in Ireland

Mon, 30/08/2010 - 11:52

Market commentary and discussion on the merits and limitations of alternative Ucits funds continue to generate considerable interest for hedge fund managers and their investors. »

Hans-Olov Bornemann

How the ‘ultimate fund’ was created

Mon, 30/08/2010 - 11:48

Today alternative Ucits III structures are very much in vogue, but the SEB Asset Selection Fund traces its origins back more than five years, to a train journey to northern Sweden in March 2005. »

phil masterson SEI

Are you ready to capitalise on convergence?

Mon, 30/08/2010 - 11:45

Due to the combination of bruising market losses, high correlation among asset classes, unexpected illiquidity and epic scandals, the investment management industry faces a restless, empowered investor base. »

UCITS 3 front cover

European regulation holds key to future alternatives landscape

Mon, 30/08/2010 - 11:28

Nearly two years after the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers brought home to the global financial industry the seriousness of the crisis that unfolded from the collapse of the US sub-prime mortgage market, the shape of the regulatory environment drawn up as a response to the past three years of turbulence is now taking shape, for better or worse. A major step came on July 21 with the signing into US law of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. »

Alyssa A. Grikscheit, Sidley Austin

Alyssa Grikscheit joins Sidley Austin as a partner in New York

Mon, 30/08/2010 - 10:26

Law firm Sidley Austin has appointed Alyssa A. Grikscheit as a partner in the Latin America and investment funds, advisers and derivatives practices. »

Euro notes

Long-term UCITS net outflows less severe in June reports EFAMA

Sun, 29/08/2010 - 12:11

EFAMA released its latest research report this week, in which it finds that long-term UCITS favoured much stronger than shorter-term money market funds for June. »

Philippe de Weck, Pictet,

Pictet to launch environmental UCITS fund of funds

Sun, 29/08/2010 - 12:08

Pictet Funds has announced this week it is launching Pictet-Environmental Megatrend Selection, a euro denominated UCITS-III compliant fund of funds. »

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Fund spotlight: Fidelity’s FAST Europe 1 EUR ACC Newcits

Sun, 29/08/2010 - 12:06

This year, in the traditional equity L/S strategy category one fund has stayed consistent: Fidelity International’s Fidelity Active Strategy (FAST) Europe 1 EUR ACC fund. »

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