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James Burron, AIMA

AIMA Canada welcomes CSA’s update of alt investment legislation

Mon, 26/09/2016 - 07:27

AIMA Canada, the national group of the Alternative Investment Management Association, has welcomed the Canadian Securities Administrator’s (CSA’s) proposed amendments to National Instrument 81-102 and related National Instruments. »

Simon Schilder

Emerging hedge fund managers - challenges and solutions

Fri, 23/09/2016 - 14:02

Who would want to be a start-up hedge fund manager? Simon Schilder, partner at Ogier in Jersey, and TEAM BVI UK member with BVI Finance, examines the challenges facing the next generation… »

Advantage Futures, CEO and ex-chief risk officer to pay USD15.m to settle CFTC charges

Advantage Futures, CEO and ex-chief risk officer to pay USD15.m to settle CFTC charges

Fri, 23/09/2016 - 13:48

Advantage Futures, a Chicago-based futures commission merchant (FCM), the firm’s CEO Joseph Guinan and former chief risk officer William Steele are to jointly pay USD1.5 million to settle CFTC charges over supervision and risk management failures, and making inaccurate statements in CFTC fillings. »

Jack Inglis, AIMA

IHS Markit teams with AITEC and AIMA to strengthen KY3P platform

Fri, 23/09/2016 - 09:49

IHS Markit is teaming up with AITEC and the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) to strengthen its Know Your Third Party (KY3P) platform. »

Andre Perez, Horseshoe Group

IKONIC Fund Services wins Best Offshore Fund Administrator at Hedgeweek 2016 US Awards

Fri, 23/09/2016 - 09:36

IKONIC Fund Services, a provider of fund administration services including accounting, investor services and corporate governance to alternative funds, has been awarded the Best Offshore Fund Administrator by Hedgeweek for the 2016 US Awards. »

Michael Chin, Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters strengthens buy-side trading capabilities with REDI acquisition

Fri, 23/09/2016 - 08:45

Thomson Reuters has signed a definitive agreement to acquire REDI Holdings, a trading technology pioneer whose flagship REDIPlus execution management system (EMS) provides advanced cross-asset class trading capabilities to the buy-side.  »

SEC charges hedge fund manager Leon Cooperman with insider trading

SEC charges hedge fund manager Leon Cooperman with insider trading

Fri, 23/09/2016 - 08:42

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged hedge fund manager Leon G Cooperman and his firm Omega Advisors with insider trading based on material non-public information he learned in confidence from a corporate executive. »

Amy Bensted, Preqin

Investors increase pressure on hedge funds to lower fees

Fri, 23/09/2016 - 08:39

Lower recent performance, high-profile redemptions and increased concern from investors on the issue of fees have influenced many hedge fund managers to bring their management and performance charges below the “2 and 20” industry standard. »

Dr Maria Chetcuti Cauchi, Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates

The NAIF: Europe’s missing piece of the jigsaw

Thu, 22/09/2016 - 16:25

The Maltese Notified Alternative Investment Fund (NAIF) fills a gap in Europe's fund market. According to Dr Stefania Grech, Financial Services Associate, Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates, an unregulated fund was the one product missing in the Maltese Fund Industry. "Now, from a European perspective, there is no discrimination when it comes to the creation of an unregulated vehicle, offshore versus onshore. »

Paul Mifsud, Managing Director at Sparkasse Bank

Malta’s SCC gathers momentum

Thu, 22/09/2016 - 14:56

Malta has been quite innovative in providing certain infrastructure for the securitisation cell company (SCC) and securitisation in general. According to the MFSA, 30 securitisation vehicles have launched so far this year, and Sparkasse Bank Malta, plc. has been a beneficiary of this phenomenon. »

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