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Handcuffs and money

SEC brings proceeding against fund manager for uncooperative behaviour

Mon, 22/11/2010 - 11:29

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has instituted public administrative and cease-and-desist proceedings against Thrasher Capital Management and its chief executive officer and managing member, James Perkins.  »

Handshake and globe

Gary Godel joins Comsure Compliance as senior consultant

Mon, 22/11/2010 - 10:15

Gary Godel, a senior member of staff at the Jersey Financial Services Commission, has joined Comsure Compliance founder Mathew Beale as a senior consultant. »

Currency

Managers turn to forex experts as rate changes evolve

Mon, 22/11/2010 - 06:07

The ongoing “competitive devaluation” in the foreign currency market has seen forex trading continue to thrive as funds seek to mitigate their risk and capitalise on ever evolving rate changes. »

Olwyn Alexander, partner, PwC Ireland

Transparency crucial as hedge funds fight for assets, says PwC

Mon, 22/11/2010 - 06:03

Hedge fund managers must significantly increase levels of transparency into their governance and operational structures if they are to win institutional investors’ favour for allocation of assets over traditional asset management industry providers, according to a report from PricewaterhouseCoopers. »

Mary Shapiro, Chairman, SEC

SEC unveils rules for oversight of alternative asset managers

Mon, 22/11/2010 - 06:00

The Securities and Exchange Commission voted by a 4 to 1 majority on Friday to propose new rules to strengthen its oversight of investment advisers and fill key gaps in the regulatory landscape, notably by bringing managers of hedge funds and other alternative investments under its aegis. »

Alexa Lam, Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong

Aima launches Chinese translation of hedge fund guide

Mon, 22/11/2010 - 05:59

The Alternative Investment Management Association has launched a Chinese translation of the first global hedge fund guide for institutional investors. »

Luc Popelier, chief executive of KBC Group’s market activities

KBC completes sale of convertible bond and Asian equity derivatives businesses

Sun, 21/11/2010 - 16:06

KBC Group has finalised the sale of its global convertible bond and Asian equity derivatives businesses to Daiwa Capital Markets for a total consideration of approximately USD1.2bn. »

Graph and figures

Study finds UCITS tracking error fears misplaced

Sun, 21/11/2010 - 16:05

A new study produced by HedgeFund Intelligence has found that the returns generated by onshore UCITS are broadly in line with their offshore hedge fund equivalents. »

Ucits package

Soc Gen to offer one-stop shop UCITS solution

Sun, 21/11/2010 - 16:00

With UCITS assets in excess of USD5.6trillion and 59 per cent of managers with AUM of USD1billion or more running a UCITS platform (according to a recent Preqin report), Societe Generale has »

Gareth James, Head of Hedge Fund Solutions, LFG

UCITS platforms expected to grow by USD7billion in 2011

Sun, 21/11/2010 - 15:58

Research undertaken by HFMWeek suggests that dedicated UCITS platforms could potentially »

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