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Australian regulator extends ban on covered short selling of financial securities

Australian regulator extends ban on covered short selling of financial securities

Fri, 06/03/2009 - 16:17

The Australian Securities and Investment Commission has announced it will keep the ban on covered short selling of financial securities in place until 31 May but will keep its position »

CFTC charges operator of commodity futures pool over USD40m Ponzi scheme

CFTC charges operator of commodity futures pool over USD40m Ponzi scheme

Fri, 06/03/2009 - 16:14

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has charged Daren L. »

CFTC and FSA welcome proposals to boost regulation of commodity futures

CFTC and FSA welcome proposals to boost regulation of commodity futures

Fri, 06/03/2009 - 11:50

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the UK's Financial Services Authority have welcomed proposals published by the technical committee of the International Organisation of S »

Hedge funds see record net outflows of USD146.95bn in fourth quarter, says Lipper Tass

Hedge funds see record net outflows of USD146.95bn in fourth quarter, says Lipper Tass

Fri, 06/03/2009 - 11:45

Net hedge fund industry outflows in the fourth quarter of 2008 increased 689 per cent quarter on quarter to a record USD146.95bn, confirming the trend begun in the third quarter of the »

Managed Funds Association announces support for US systemic risk regulator

Managed Funds Association announces support for US systemic risk regulator

Fri, 06/03/2009 - 11:43

The Washington, DC-based hedge fund industry body, the Managed Funds Association, has announced its support for the establishment of a US systemic risk regulator to restore investor con »

Sarah Dobbyn joins Harneys as head of Cayman litigation and insolvency

Sarah Dobbyn joins Harneys as head of Cayman litigation and insolvency

Fri, 06/03/2009 - 05:57

International law firm Harney Westwood & Riegels has appointed Sarah Dobbyn as head of the firm's Cayman Islands litigation and insolvency practice. »

Iosco publishes recommendations to enhance commodity futures markets oversight

Iosco publishes recommendations to enhance commodity futures markets oversight

Fri, 06/03/2009 - 05:53

The technical committee of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions has published its final report on commodity futures markets, which contains recommendations to improv »

Eurex opens representative office in Hong Kong

Eurex opens representative office in Hong Kong

Thu, 05/03/2009 - 16:03

International derivatives exchange Eurex has announced the opening of its representative office in Hong Kong. »

Misconceptions about credit default swaps continue to spread, says report

Misconceptions about credit default swaps continue to spread, says report

Thu, 05/03/2009 - 16:02

Misconceptions about the utility and purpose of credit default swaps continue to spread and efforts to defend them have been rebuffed by misguided regulatory efforts, according to resea »

SEC settles with investment adviser for taking warrants paid by hedge fund clients

SEC settles with investment adviser for taking warrants paid by hedge fund clients

Thu, 05/03/2009 - 15:59

The Securities and Exchange Commission has announced an enforcement action against Los Angeles-based investment adviser M.A.G. Capital and its president and sole owner, David F. »

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