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Regulation

CFTC grants relief for bespoke or complex swaps

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 11:45

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s division of market oversight (DMO) has issued a time-limited no-action letter granting relief for bespoke or complex swaps from certain reporting obligations under Part 43 and Part 45 of the Commission’s regulations. »

Deputy Peter Harwood, Chief Minister of Guernsey

Crown Dependencies meet with HM Treasury on ‘UK FATCA’

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 09:43

The Chief Minister of Guernsey, Deputy Peter Harwood (pictured), and the Chief Minister of Jersey, Senator Ian Gorst, have released a joint statement following their recent meeting with officials from HM Treasury in relation to UK proposals to introduce similar measures as the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). »

Money transfer

Amber Partners issues white paper on cash transfer controls

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 06:55

Amber Partners, an operational risk certification firm for the hedge fund industry and specialist in hedge fund operational due diligence, has issued a white paper looking at cash transfer controls. »

Traders

SAC case dubbed 'most lucrative insider trading scheme ever charged'

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 06:12

Federal investigators continue to tighten ranks around hedge fund manager Steven Cohen, arresting one of his former portfolio managers in what the US Attorney for New York has called “the most lucrative insider trading scheme ever charged.” »

Fraud

Jury returns verdict of liability against EagleEye Asset Management

Fri, 30/11/2012 - 16:10

A federal court jury in Boston, Massachusetts returned a verdict of securities fraud liability against registered investment adviser EagleEye Asset Management and its sole principal, Jeffrey A Liskov, both of Plymouth, MA, in connection their fraudulent conduct toward advisory clients. »

Ponzi scheme

CFTC charges Feisal Sharif over USD5.4m commodity pool Ponzi scheme

Fri, 30/11/2012 - 14:34

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has filed a civil enforcement action charging defendant Feisal Sharif of Branford, Connecticut with operating a commodity pool Ponzi scheme that solicited approximately USD5.4m from at least 50 people to invest in a commodity pool named First Financial. »

Index

AGacquisitions to launch hedge fund platform

Fri, 30/11/2012 - 14:14

AGacquisitions, a middle market investment bank and asset manager, is increasing its presence in the alternative investment business with the launch of a new hedge fund platform, Index Advantage – II (IA-II). »

Richard Fitzgerald, analyst, Twin Capital

Twin Capital Management hires Richard Fitzgerald as analyst

Fri, 30/11/2012 - 12:02

Twin Capital Management, a New York-based event-driven hedge fund firm, has appointed Richard Fitzgerald as vice president and analyst. »

Edwin Parker, Northern Trust

Northern Trust hires Edwin Parker to support alternative fund administration services

Fri, 30/11/2012 - 10:03

Northern Trust has expanded its alternatives business development team across the UK, Ireland, Luxembourg and Channel Islands with the appointment of Edwin Parker. »

Approved stamp

FSA approves LME acquisition by HKEx

Fri, 30/11/2012 - 06:17

The Financial Services Authority has granted approval for the acquisition of LME Holdings by Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEx). »

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