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Former Goldman Sachs trader settles SEC fraud charges

Former Goldman Sachs trader settles SEC fraud charges

Thu, 18/08/2016 - 07:57

Edwin Chin, the former head trader in residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) at Goldman Sachs, is to be barred from the securities industry and pay USD400,000 to settle charges that he repeatedly misled customers and caused them to pay higher prices.   »

Pavle Sabic

S&P Intelligence shows hedge funds moving out of equities

Wed, 17/08/2016 - 14:38

The latest Hedge Fund Tracker analysis from S&P Global Market Intelligence shows the top funds managed approximately USD150 billion in equity holdings, up from the USD141 billion under management in the first quarter.  »

Franklin Square Capital Partners consolidates brands under FS Investments name

Franklin Square Capital Partners consolidates brands under FS Investments name

Wed, 17/08/2016 - 08:25

Franklin Square Capital Partners is consolidating its brands under the name FS Investments, with its affiliated broker-dealer FS2 Capital Partners becoming FS Investment Solutions. »

Hedge fund fees, performance and transparency troubling some foundations and endowments, says NEPC survey

Hedge fund fees, performance and transparency troubling some foundations and endowments, says NEPC survey

Tue, 16/08/2016 - 07:41

Some hedge funds and endowments are re-evaluating their allocations to hedge funds, according to a survey by NEPC, which reveals that high fees, underperformance and transparency are major concerns. »

US hedge fund manager charged with fraud

US hedge fund manager charged with fraud

Mon, 15/08/2016 - 07:27

US Federal prosecutors have charged San Francisco hedge fund manager Nicholas Mitsakos with fraud, alleging that he schemed to raise money for his fund by falsely representing past performance and overstating the value of assets under management. »

SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index up 1.83 per cent in July

SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index up 1.83 per cent in July

Thu, 11/08/2016 - 13:51

Hedge funds advanced 1.83 per cent in July, according to the gross return of the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index. »

Hedge funds rebound in July, says eVestment

Hedge funds rebound in July, says eVestment

Wed, 10/08/2016 - 14:59

Investors pulled USD20.7 billion from hedge funds last month – one of the largest drawdowns in years – but hedge funds saw a performance rebound in July, with aggregate performance hitting 1.89 per cent in July and 3.29 per cent year-to-date. »

Tim Thornton

MUFG says AIFMs must ensure investors don’t pay for Brexit passporting fall-out

Wed, 10/08/2016 - 12:47

Tim Thornton, (pictured) COO, Fund Services, MUFG Investor Services has commented that the loss of AIFMD passporting rights that enable UK-based alternative fund managers to market products across the EU has been one of the industry’s main concerns since the Brexit vote.    »

Gerhardt Grueter

The industrialisation of outsourced compliance

Tue, 09/08/2016 - 13:20

There is a growing attraction among hedge funds of all shapes and sizes to outsource any non-core related functions to trusted third parties as the demands of running a hedge fund in today’s regulatory-heavy environment increase. This has led to an upsurge in demand from managers across the AUM spectrum for outsourcing and managed services, as they seek to ease the operational burden. »

ICE Eris interest rate futures achieve record volume

ICE Eris interest rate futures achieve record volume

Tue, 09/08/2016 - 10:02

Intercontinental Exchange’s (ICE) Eris Euribor and GBP LIBOR interest rate futures reached a record monthly volume of 8,185 contracts in July, surpassing the previous monthly record of 1,719 contracts which was set in June 2016. »

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