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Hedge funds must open up on operational controls, says PwC

Hedge funds must open up on operational controls, says PwC

Fri, 10/10/2008 - 06:56

Investor and regulatory pressure are leading the hedge fund industry to become more transparent about its operational controls with investors, acco »

Kinetic Partners strengthens Cayman team with forensic accounting experts

Kinetic Partners strengthens Cayman team with forensic accounting experts

Fri, 10/10/2008 - 06:55

Kinetic Partners has strengthened its team in the Cayman Islands through the relocation of two experts in forensic accounting, litigation support a »

Law firm Akin Gump opens office in Abu Dhabi

Law firm Akin Gump opens office in Abu Dhabi

Thu, 09/10/2008 - 07:04

International law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, whose lawyers have been advising clients in the Middle East for decades, has opened an office in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emi »

Private investors wary of hedge funds' perceived riskiness and lack of transparency

Private investors wary of hedge funds' perceived riskiness and lack of transparency

Thu, 09/10/2008 - 07:02

Sophisticated private investor are aware of the potential for high returns offered by hedge funds, especially in the current environment, but are concerned about their perceived lack of tr »

New short selling rules will have little impact on 130/30 managers, says S&P

New short selling rules will have little impact on 130/30 managers, says S&P

Thu, 09/10/2008 - 07:01

The restrictions imposed on short selling of financial stocks by regulators of markets throughout the world are not having a significant impact on managers of absolute return and 130/30 eq »

Hedge funds decline 6.24 per cent in worst month since 1998, says Hennessee

Hedge funds decline 6.24 per cent in worst month since 1998, says Hennessee

Thu, 09/10/2008 - 06:52

The Hennessee Hedge Fund Index declined by 6.24 per cent in September, the worst month for the industry since August 1998, and is now down by 10.28 per cent over the first nine months of t »

European Midday Report: Central banks slash interest rates

European Midday Report: Central banks slash interest rates

Wed, 08/10/2008 - 15:01

The Bank of England, the US Federal Reserve, the European Central Bank, and the central banks of Canada, Sweden and Switzerland, all moved to cut i »

Hedgeweek Newsflash: UK government recapitalises banking system

Hedgeweek Newsflash: UK government recapitalises banking system

Wed, 08/10/2008 - 12:27

The UK government has announced details of a rescue package for the banking system, making extra capital available to eight of the UK's largest ban »

Asset manager M&A climbs amid financial turmoil, says Jefferies Putnam Lovell

Asset manager M&A climbs amid financial turmoil, says Jefferies Putnam Lovell

Wed, 08/10/2008 - 07:02

Mergers and acquisitions involving asset managers rose in the third quarter, with the global credit crunch as the backdrop for a surge in divestitures to almost 40 per cent of total sales, »

CME Group and Citadel to launch platform to trade and clear credit default swaps

CME Group and Citadel to launch platform to trade and clear credit default swaps

Wed, 08/10/2008 - 07:02

CME Group, the parent of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, and hedge fund manager Citadel Investment Group have announced plans to launch what would be the first electronic trading platform »

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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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