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Michael Chin, Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters strengthens buy-side trading capabilities with REDI acquisition

Fri, 23/09/2016 - 08:45

Thomson Reuters has signed a definitive agreement to acquire REDI Holdings, a trading technology pioneer whose flagship REDIPlus execution management system (EMS) provides advanced cross-asset class trading capabilities to the buy-side.  »

SEC charges hedge fund manager Leon Cooperman with insider trading

SEC charges hedge fund manager Leon Cooperman with insider trading

Fri, 23/09/2016 - 08:42

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged hedge fund manager Leon G Cooperman and his firm Omega Advisors with insider trading based on material non-public information he learned in confidence from a corporate executive. »

Amy Bensted, Preqin

Investors increase pressure on hedge funds to lower fees

Fri, 23/09/2016 - 08:39

Lower recent performance, high-profile redemptions and increased concern from investors on the issue of fees have influenced many hedge fund managers to bring their management and performance charges below the “2 and 20” industry standard. »

Dr Maria Chetcuti Cauchi, Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates

The NAIF: Europe’s missing piece of the jigsaw

Thu, 22/09/2016 - 16:25

The Maltese Notified Alternative Investment Fund (NAIF) fills a gap in Europe's fund market. According to Dr Stefania Grech, Financial Services Associate, Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates, an unregulated fund was the one product missing in the Maltese Fund Industry. "Now, from a European perspective, there is no discrimination when it comes to the creation of an unregulated vehicle, offshore versus onshore. »

Paul Mifsud, Managing Director at Sparkasse Bank

Malta’s SCC gathers momentum

Thu, 22/09/2016 - 14:56

Malta has been quite innovative in providing certain infrastructure for the securitisation cell company (SCC) and securitisation in general. According to the MFSA, 30 securitisation vehicles have launched so far this year, and Sparkasse Bank Malta, plc. has been a beneficiary of this phenomenon. »

r Jean C Farrugia, senior partner at DF Advocates

Malta ushers in the Notified AIF

Thu, 22/09/2016 - 14:54

On 10 June 2016, Malta burnished its reputation when the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) launched the Notified Alternative Investment Fund (NAIF) regime through the publication of the Investment Services Act (List of Notified AIFs) Regulations in the Malta Government Gazette. »

Peter Jakubicka, Business Development Manager at Circle Partners

A one-stop shop solution to launching Malta funds

Thu, 22/09/2016 - 14:51

Circle Partners (Circle) is an independent fund administrator with offices across the EU, the Americas and Hong Kong. Circle has the ability to set up sub-funds on its Luxembourg SICAV and guide start-up managers through the whole process of bringing a new fund to market in all major fund jurisdictions.  »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Malta’s service provider community sees good times ahead

Thu, 22/09/2016 - 14:48

Whether it’s providing AIFM management company solutions, depositary lite solutions, or simply providing start-up managers with a high-touch level of service, Malta’s service provider community continues to evolve with the times.  »

Dr Louis de Gabriele, head of the Corporate and Finance practice group at Camilleri Preziosi Advocates

Key features of Malta’s new regime

Thu, 22/09/2016 - 14:45

Dr Louis de Gabriele, head of Camilleri Preziosi Advocates’s Corporate and Finance practice group, outlines the benefits of Malta’s Notified AIF (NAIF) regime… »

Paulianne Nwoko, Managing Director of Apex Fund Services (Malta)

Factors that make Malta an ideal fund jurisdiction

Thu, 22/09/2016 - 14:41

Apex Fund Services has been operating in Malta since 2008 and has seen, first hand, how quickly the island has evolved into one of Europe's leading onshore fund jurisdictions.  »

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