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Iosco welcomes G20 communiqué

Iosco welcomes G20 communiqué

Fri, 03/04/2009 - 16:59

The International Organization of Securities Commissions has welcomed the statement of the G20 as an endorsement of its recent work to close the regulatory gaps in financial securities »

PwC hedge fund leader queries G20 pledge on hedge fund regulation

PwC hedge fund leader queries G20 pledge on hedge fund regulation

Fri, 03/04/2009 - 16:54

Robert Mellor, UK hedge fund leader at PricewaterhouseCoopers, says the G20 communiqué is unclear as to whether the aim is to have further regulation and oversight of hedge funds »

Fair value revisions would hurt hedge fund industry, says Pluris

Fair value revisions would hurt hedge fund industry, says Pluris

Fri, 03/04/2009 - 12:57

Proposed revisions to the 'fair value' accounting standard, FAS 157, would weaken the standard and create inconsistencies in valuations, according to Espen Robak, president of Pluris Va »

CFTC obtains USD86m order against commodity futures and options fraudster

CFTC obtains USD86m order against commodity futures and options fraudster

Fri, 03/04/2009 - 12:44

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has obtained a federal court order against Texas resident George D. »

Industry welcomes G20's focus on financial stability, but says funds not to blame

Industry welcomes G20's focus on financial stability, but says funds not to blame

Fri, 03/04/2009 - 07:03

Hedge fund industry representatives have welcomed the agreement among the G20 leaders in London to work toward stabilisation of the global financial system and emphasised the role the indu »

Number of hedge funds down 1.3 per cent in 2008, says PerTrac

Number of hedge funds down 1.3 per cent in 2008, says PerTrac

Fri, 03/04/2009 - 07:03

There was a 1.3 per cent drop in the number of hedge funds and funds of hedge funds included in major hedge fund databases over 2008, according to a study by PerTrac Financial Solutions »

Joint founder of Man Investment's alternatives group to return to hedge funds

Joint founder of Man Investment's alternatives group to return to hedge funds

Fri, 03/04/2009 - 06:56

Hugh Dumas, the original marketing director for the alternatives business of Man Investments, has announced plans to move back into the hedge fund sector after recently leaving Franklin Te »

SEC halts multi-million dollar Long Island Ponzi scheme

SEC halts multi-million dollar Long Island Ponzi scheme

Thu, 02/04/2009 - 16:55

The Securities and Exchange Commission has halted a multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme and frozen the assets of the Long Island-based investment adviser operating it. »

Average daily volume of 12.2 million contracts at Eurex and ISE in March

Average daily volume of 12.2 million contracts at Eurex and ISE in March

Thu, 02/04/2009 - 16:50

An average daily volume of 12.2 million contracts was traded at the international derivatives markets of Eurex in March, down from 13.8 million in March 2008. »

Cardano hires two credit specialists

Cardano hires two credit specialists

Thu, 02/04/2009 - 13:06

Cardano has appointed Fredric Hevras and Michelle Bellwood to its London-based investment management team. »

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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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Private debt in North America

Fri, 05/06/2015 - 12:06

The North American private debt industry has seen substantial growth in assets over the last decade. This extract from the Preqin Special Report: Private Debt in North America looks at the current state of private debt fundraising and funds currently in market. ... »

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