Richard Heller, chairman of the HFA’s Regulatory and Government Advisory Board

Hedge Fund Association asks SEC for clear rules on verifying investor accreditation

The Hedge Fund Association (HFA) has asked the Securities and Exchange Commission in a comment letter to specifically tell private fund managers what they will need to do to safely verify whether investors are accredited, should they want to advertise after the rules in the Jump Start Our Business Start-ups Act (JOBS Act) are finalised. »


Paperwork

Fund managers regard AIFMD as business threat, says Deloitte survey

Nearly three-quarters (72 per cent) of fund managers view the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive as a business threat, according to a survey carried out by Deloitte. »


Cliff Lewis, executive vice president and head of State Street’s eExchange business

State Street Global Markets joins CME Group for OTC derivatives trade clearing

State Street Global Markets has joined CME Group for clearing of over-the-counter interest rate swaps, effective 24 August 2012. »


Katia Coudray Cornu, head of Syz Fund Research

Syz & Co launches balanced strategy for investing in emerging markets

The Syz & Co Group has launched a more balanced strategy for investing into emerging markets based on a better-distributed emerging markets index, developed in-house by the Syz Fund Research unit. »


Barred

CFTC to revoke registrations of Linda Faye Harris, CDH Forex and CDH Global

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has filed a notice of intent to revoke the registrations of Linda Faye Harris, CDH Forex Investments and CDH Global Holdings, all of Flower Mound, Texas. »


Bill Stone, chairman and chief executive officer, SS&C Technologies

SS&C GlobeOp Capital Movement Index up 1.07 per cent in September

Hedge fund flows as measured by the SS&C GlobeOp Capital Movement Index advanced 1.07 per cent in September. »


Marina Lewin, managing director at BNY Mellon’s Alternative Investment Services business

Hedge fund assets for prime custody jump 40 per cent in two years

Hedge fund assets available for prime custody services now stand at an estimated USD684bn, a 40 per cent increase since 2010, according to BNY Mellon. »


Henry Kravis, co-founder, KKR

KKR’s Prisma Capital Partners acquisition on track to close in October

KKR has confirmed that all necessary consents and regulatory approvals to acquire Prisma Capital Partners have been obtained and that the closing is anticipated to occur in October 2012. »


Ben Chinea, chief executive and founder of Direct Access Partners

Direct Access Partners welcomes listed equity derivative team from IA Englander

Direct Access Partners, a diversified institutional financial services enterprise, has acquired the listed equity derivative trading team from IA Englander.  »


Abacus

Gottex reports operational loss of USD2.6m

Alternative asset management group Gottex Fund Management has reported an operational loss of USD2.6m for the six months ended 30 June 2012, in line with its expectations. »


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