Gavel

FCA fines five banks GBP1.1 billion for FX failings

Thu, 13/11/2014 - 12:01

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has imposed fines totalling GBP1.1 billion (USD1.7 billion) on five banks for failing to control business practices in their G10 spot foreign exchange (FX) trading operations. »

Results

FinServ Consulting releases hedge fund CFO roundtable findings

Thu, 13/11/2014 - 11:25

FinServ Consulting has released the findings of the firm’s semi-annual Hedge Fund CFO Roundtable, which was held in October and focused on the outsourcing of regulatory reporting and the impact of Basel III. »

Report and magnifying glass

Appraisal Ratio critical to evaluating investment performance, says Evanston

Thu, 13/11/2014 - 10:00

Evanston Capital Management has published a white paper examining methods of evaluating performance for hedge funds and other investments. »

EU flag

European HF managers in regulators’ sights post AIFMD

Thu, 13/11/2014 - 06:02

Hedge funds in Europe are set to suffer a sharp increase in fines and rejection by investors because of failure to understand changes in governance, reporting and operational requirements under the AIFMD. »

Computers

Abacus Group teams up with Varonis Group

Wed, 12/11/2014 - 16:01

Varonis Systems is to supply Abacus Group, a provider of hosted IT solutions for hedge funds and private equity funds, with a platform to monitor, manage and capture unstructured data in the Abacus private cloud. »

Announcement

Pershing Square makes 13D filing disclosing 8.5 per cent stake in Zoetis

Wed, 12/11/2014 - 15:02

Pershing Square Capital Management is filing a beneficial ownership report on schedule 13D with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to disclose its ownership of 41,823,145 shares of Zoetis. »

Thumbs up

Markit | Genpact KYC Services registers more than 600 firms

Wed, 12/11/2014 - 14:03

More than 600 buyside firms and corporations are registered for Markit | Genpact KYC Services centralised service to streamline the management of know your customer (KYC) information required by banks. »

Down arrow

Hedge funds redeemed USD5.1bn in September but outperformed S&P 500

Wed, 12/11/2014 - 13:02

The hedge fund industry redeemed USD5.1 billion (0.2 per cent of assets) in September, the largest outflow since December 2013 and only the second outflow this year, according to TrimTabs and BarclayHedge. »

Survey

PENSCO study finds increasing appetite for alternative investments

Wed, 12/11/2014 - 12:01

A majority of PENSCO clients would invest more in non-traded, alternative assets if they had a better understanding of the alternatives available (71 per cent) and more accessibility to non-traded alternatives (70 per cent). »

Marketing

FCA master feeders reporting decision creates marketing opportunity for US managers, says ConceptOne

Wed, 12/11/2014 - 11:40

On 1 October the UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) clarified its position that US managers with master-feeder structures would not be required to report on positions held in the master if only the feeder was marketed into the UK.   »

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