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Timothy Massad, CFTC

CFTC and FCA sign MOU on supervision of cross-border regulated firms

Fri, 07/10/2016 - 09:21

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) regarding the supervision of cross-border regulated firms. »

Anthony Lawler, GAM

Hedge funds’ positive monthly gains continue in September

Fri, 07/10/2016 - 08:41

Hedge funds continued their run of positive monthly gains in September, with the HFRX Global Hedge Fund index up 0.6 per cent, extending overall gains in the third quarter to 2.2 per cent.  »

Joe Cappitelli, Dow Jones

LiquidMetrix partners with Dow Jones

Thu, 06/10/2016 - 14:40

Strategic Insight (SI) has partnered with Dow Jones allowing SI’s LiquidMetrix solution for best execution, transaction cost analysis (TCA) and surveillance services to provide clients with market surveillance services powered by Dow Jones Newswires. »

Sandy Rattray, Man AHL

Royal Academy of Engineering and Man Group establish Research Chair in Machine Learning

Thu, 06/10/2016 - 14:31

The Royal Academy of Engineering and Man Group have appointed a new Research Chair in Machine Learning at the University of Oxford to develop machine learning and data analysis techniques for large-scale, real-world applications, including financial modelling. »

David Payne, Circle Partners

Turnkey solutions for start-up managers

Thu, 06/10/2016 - 11:25

Circle Partners is a global financial services specialist that provides its clients with a range of fund administration services and one-stop-shop services for start-up managers looking for the most efficient route to market.  »

Jeffrey Rosenthal, Anchin, Block & Anchin

Form ADV amendments increase compliance demands

Thu, 06/10/2016 - 11:19

The SEC has recently adopted amendments to its Form ADV. Included are provisions that attempt to get a clearer handle on the extent to which Advisers are using outsourced chief compliance officers, placing even greater scrutiny on smaller managers who are more inclined to outsource the CCO function. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

AIFMD: More jazz than classical for US managers

Thu, 06/10/2016 - 11:14

Despite the so-called uniformity of the EU, the pan-European Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) is still being interpreted and applied by individual EU Member States. In theory it is meant to act as a standard framework to oversee the activities of AIFMs, but with National Private Placement Regimes still running, overseas fund managers are finding that navigating the different reporting requirements is a minefield. Different regulators simply have different takes on the Directive.  »

Tony Fischer, UMB Fund Services

Registered private funds offer greater leeway

Thu, 06/10/2016 - 10:58

Much is made of '40 Act alternative mutual funds but with their myriad investment restrictions and daily liquidity provisions, the lesser-known registered private fund could be a more compelling proposition for hedge fund managers. »

Scott Price, Maitland

Outsourcing the EU regulatory burden to ease fatigue

Thu, 06/10/2016 - 10:52

By Scott Price, Maitland – It is fair to say that regulatory fatigue has set in when it comes to the European Union market. This has been brought about in particular by the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD). »

Christine Waldron, US Bancorp Fund Services

Managers move to partner service providers

Thu, 06/10/2016 - 10:45

Service providers are becoming more of a strategic partner to their hedge fund clients as they look to provide a suite of services that go beyond a single solution proposition.  »

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