Start-up hedge fund managers face conflicting issues today. On the one hand, managers are acutely mindful of the need to control capital expenditure. Rising costs of regulation and compliance challenge the ability to build traction in funds. On the other hand, funds realize the importance of having an institutional-quality infrastructure from day one, an expensive proposition, in order to appeal to increasingly demanding institutional investors.
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) Divisions of Market Oversight (DMO) and Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight (DSIO) have issued a no-action letter with respect to swaps trading on multilateral trading facilities overseen by authorities designated by European Union member states.