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MFA commits to reduce risk in OTC derivatives markets

MFA commits to reduce risk in OTC derivatives markets

Wed, 03/06/2009 - 16:52

The Managed Funds Association is joining major derivatives dealers and buy-side institutions in presenting a letter to global industry regulators that establishes new commitments to add »

Average daily volume of 11.8 million contracts at Eurex and ISE in May

Average daily volume of 11.8 million contracts at Eurex and ISE in May

Wed, 03/06/2009 - 15:20

The international derivatives markets of Eurex recorded an average daily trading volume of 11.8 million contracts in May 2009, a decrease of eight per cent from the previous year. »

Credit Suisse creates investment strategies and solutions group

Credit Suisse creates investment strategies and solutions group

Wed, 03/06/2009 - 13:07

Credit Suisse has created an investment strategies and solutions group in its asset management division, which will help clients develop investment solutions from across their full rang »

Palotta to close Raptor fund after losses

Palotta to close Raptor fund after losses

Wed, 03/06/2009 - 11:52

Hedge fund manager James Palotta is to close his USD800m Raptor Global fund following investor withdrawals and losses, according to media reports.< »

Legislative revamp offers fund promoters new opportunities

Legislative revamp offers fund promoters new opportunities

Wed, 03/06/2009 - 11:31

Members of Luxembourg's private equity industry are optimistic about the future despite the slowdown that has sharply curbed growth in the sector, from fundraising for new vehicles to buyout transa »

Industry shifts focus amid global change

Industry shifts focus amid global change

Wed, 03/06/2009 - 11:29

After enjoying impressive growth over the past four years, the Luxembourg private equity sector has had to confront a different market environment over the past 12 months. »

Luxembourg poised to benefit as pendulum swings toward regulation

Luxembourg poised to benefit as pendulum swings toward regulation

Wed, 03/06/2009 - 11:27

Luxembourg's role as a centre for private equity activity is benefiting in different ways from the new global focus on greater supervision of alternative funds, even those aimed at institutional an »

Growth set to revive as industry regroups

Growth set to revive as industry regroups

Wed, 03/06/2009 - 11:23

In Luxembourg as elsewhere in the world, the private equity industry has suffered from the impact of the credit crunch, which has slashed bank funding for buyouts and forced private equity firms to »

Sicar changes bring new private equity boost

Sicar changes bring new private equity boost

Wed, 03/06/2009 - 11:19

Luxembourg has long been a significant domicile for private equity vehicles but the jurisdiction has emerged as a major European centre for the industry since the introduction of the Sicar, or risk »

Financials dominate CDS activity in US markets

Financials dominate CDS activity in US markets

Wed, 03/06/2009 - 11:17

Financials continue to dominate credit default swap activity in US markets, with financial services, banks and insurance among the more actively traded sectors, according to b »

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Cybersecurty for Hedge Funds

Cybersecurity for Hedge Funds

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 11:00

Cybersecurity is no longer simply an IT issue, it is now a business issue. This is the conclusion of the experts and fund managers around the world whose opinions were polled for this landmark Hedgeweek Special Report, which outlines Best Practices for Cybersecurity in a fast-changing environment where managers need to keep several steps ahead of cyber criminals... »

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Hedge fund manager outlook on the AIFMD

Wed, 22/07/2015 - 19:52

The introduction of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) into European law in 2013 was part of a series of moves towards greater regulatory oversight of the hedge fund industry in recent years. In our survey, we asked hedge fund managers for their views on the effect of these new regulations on the industry as well as their expectations about the impact of the AIFMD on their firm over the next 12 months, the results of which are analyzed in this extract from the Preqin Special Report: AIFMD in the Hedge Fund Industry – 2015 Update. ... »

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Ken MacCuish, Intralinks

A couple of years ago, the title Chief Information Security Officer, or CISO for short, was a foreign concept within the hedge fund community. The winds have changed, however, as hedge funds become increasingly targeted by cyber hackers, causing many to hire a CISO to uphold the network integrity of the firm.  ... »

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Sovereign Wealth Funds

Sovereign wealth funds, though small in number and secretive in nature, wield considerable influence as investors as a result of their sizeable assets under management. This extract is taken from Preqin’s latest report which features exclusive content from the 2015 Preqin Sovereign Wealth Fund Review.  ... »

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Hedgeweek Special Report: Hedge Fund Administration

Hedge Fund Administration 2015

Tue, 16/06/2015 - 09:57

Mergers and acquisitions in recent years have changed the face of hedge fund administration. Big custodial banks are likely to dominate the HFA space in years to come, forming one part of a barbell with a number of well-run, well-capitalised independent HFAs on the other end. This report examines the implications for both hedge funds and their administrators... »

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