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Governance and risk management for Alternative Investment Funds in the AIFMD environment – a higher compliance burden or a potential competitive advantage?

By Vincent Reilly, Audit Partner, Head of Alternative Investments (KPMG in Ireland) and Jorge Fernandez Revilla, Director (KPMG in Ireland) – The Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) is having a significant re-shaping effect on the alternative investment fund industry in Europe and beyond. »


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BlueBay selects Confluence for automated regulatory reporting solutions

BlueBay Asset Management, a manager of fixed income and alternative investment products, has chosen Confluence’s Unity NXT regulatory reporting solutions to automate its data reporting processes. »


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Regulation to drive hedge fund evolution, says survey

Regulation will be the key driver in the next phase of the rapidly evolving hedge fund industry, according to Part II of Citi Investor Services’ fifth Annual Industry Evolution survey. »


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OM Investment Management and Gignesh Movalia to pay over USD2m to settle SEC action

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has secured a final judgment setting disgorgement of USD1,29,800 and a civil penalty of USD300,000 against OM Investment Management and Gignesh Movalia. »


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Pfaue and Heuer named managing directors of Eurex Bonds

Gloria Pfaue and Andreas Heuer are to be the new managing directors of Eurex Bonds with effect from 1 July 2014. »


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RWC adds two to sales team

RWC has appointed Matteo Cianfoni and Roderick Loffler to its sales team to bolster resources in Italy and the UK.  »


Prometeia: Significant opportunity for asset managers in the European private debt space

Prometeia: Significant opportunity for asset managers in the European private debt space

Last year, 26 out of 32 specialised funds, designed to invest in small and mid-sized enterprises (SMEs) and provide a much-needed alternative source of funding, launched to invest in Europe. This would suggest that Europe represents a significant opportunity for asset managers and shows that the loan and private debt market is really starting to build traction. »


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China and Luxembourg fund and asset management associations sign MoU

The Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI) and the Asset Management Association of China (AMAC) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) designed to deepen their collaboration. »


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IndexIQ liquid alternative fund celebrates sixth anniversary

The mutual fund that helped launch the liquid alternatives product category, IndexIQ’s IQ Alpha Hedge Strategy Fund, is celebrating its sixth anniversary. »


Investments

BNY Mellon and Insight Investment launch BNY Mellon Absolute Insight Fund

BNY Mellon Investment Management has launched the BNY Mellon Absolute Insight Fund, an Irish domiciled UCITS absolute return fund with daily liquidity.  »


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