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IDCG granted regulatory approval to clear OTC interest rate swaps

IDCG granted regulatory approval to clear OTC interest rate swaps

Tue, 23/12/2008 - 12:00

International Derivatives Clearing Group has announced that the Commodity Futures Trading Commission has approved its application as a derivatives clearing organisation. < »

NIR Group launches commodities fund

NIR Group launches commodities fund

Mon, 22/12/2008 - 15:58

NIR Group, an alternative investment firm specialising in low correlation strategies, has announced that Cortan Commodity Partners is now open to outside investment. »

US court orders Argentine trader Diego Mariano Rolando to pay over USD10m

US court orders Argentine trader Diego Mariano Rolando to pay over USD10m

Mon, 22/12/2008 - 15:58

The US District Court for the District of Connecticut has entered a default judgment order against Diego Mariano Rolando, a citizen of Argentina, finding that he committed commodity fut »

Liffe and LCH Clearnet launch credit default swaps on Bclear

Liffe and LCH Clearnet launch credit default swaps on Bclear

Mon, 22/12/2008 - 11:57

Liffe, the global derivatives business of NYSE Euronext, and LCH Clearnet, a global central counterparty, have launched credit default swap index contracts on Bclear. »

Schulte Roth &amp; Zabel and Dechert add London fund lawyers to partnership

Schulte Roth & Zabel and Dechert add London fund lawyers to partnership

Mon, 22/12/2008 - 05:58

Schulte Roth & Zabel International has announced that Josh Dambacher, who is based in the firm's London office, has been elected a partner of the firm as of 1 January 2009. »

Managing in the new paradigm: reducing hedge fund costs

Managing in the new paradigm: reducing hedge fund costs

Sun, 21/12/2008 - 19:37

After a year that has seen the near-collapse of financial markets and the worst average performance by hedge funds in the industry's history, many managers have been forced to close their »

UK hedge fund managers call for &quot;reasoned&quot; short-selling regime

UK hedge fund managers call for "reasoned" short-selling regime

Fri, 19/12/2008 - 16:02

Short selling is not per se a significant contributor to market instability, according to a survey of senior managers at hedge fund firms in London commissioned by IMS Consulting.< »

International investors doubt that accounting changes will help relieve financial crisis

International investors doubt that accounting changes will help relieve financial crisis

Fri, 19/12/2008 - 16:00

Fewer than a quarter of the respondents to a survey carried out by French business school and investment research institution Edhec believe that am »

New York federal court orders hedge fund manager to pay civil penalty

New York federal court orders hedge fund manager to pay civil penalty

Fri, 19/12/2008 - 15:53

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has obtained a USD200,000 civil penalty and a permanent commodities trading ban against hedge fund manager and commodity pool operator Linuxo »

Ernst &amp; Young New Zealand Absolute Return Index reaches new high

Ernst & Young New Zealand Absolute Return Index reaches new high

Fri, 19/12/2008 - 12:00

The Ernst and Young New Zealand Absolute Return index surged to a new high in November, gaining 1.502 per cent for the month, bringing year-to-date performance to 17.597 per cent and ye »

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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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