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Comment: Regulation and tax pose dilemma for alternative managers

Comment: Regulation and tax pose dilemma for alternative managers

Will a combination of the UK's plans to increase taxation of the income and pension contributions of its wealthiest residents and the European Unio »


Comment: Complex and costly ETFs struggle to win investors' attention

Comment: Complex and costly ETFs struggle to win investors' attention

Exchange-traded funds have enjoyed a good run with investors over the past few years. »


Comment: Regulate in haste, repent at leisure

Comment: Regulate in haste, repent at leisure

When a piece of legislation is so roundly criticised on all sides as the European Commission's proposed Directive on Alternative Investment Fund Managers, attacked by the alternative fund »


Comment: Alternative fund proposals set to prompt new EU bickering

Comment: Alternative fund proposals set to prompt new EU bickering

Hedge fund managers are set to face a new layer of regulation at European Union level, amid a global regulatory clampdown on the financial industry in response to the financial crisis of t »


Comment: Will airline stocks prove pearls after swine flu?

Comment: Will airline stocks prove pearls after swine flu?

With extremely low valuations that are getting further battered by news - and rumours - about swine flu, airline companies are probably in their worst shape in memory - no small feat for p »


Comment: Madoff still causing a stir

Comment: Madoff still causing a stir

Four months after Bernard Madoff admitted to defrauding thousands of investors of an amount that, including non-existent profits, could total as much as USD65bn, the ripples of the scandal »


Comment: Private equity leader TPG grapples with tough times

Comment: Private equity leader TPG grapples with tough times

TPG, the firm formerly known as Texas Pacific Group, has overtaken the Carlyle Group to become the largest private equity group in the world, according to Private Equity International. »


Comment: Who's afraid of EU alternatives regulation?

Comment: Who's afraid of EU alternatives regulation?

The Alternative Investment Management Association is already up in arms about the European Union's planned Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive, even though the draft legislat »


Comment: Och-Ziff makes hay as prop desks lick their wounds

Comment: Och-Ziff makes hay as prop desks lick their wounds

Hedge funds are seeing less activity from the competing proprietary trading desks of investment banks, making it easier for them to capitalise on i »


Comment: Permira's fundraising hurdle may be a boon

Comment: Permira's fundraising hurdle may be a boon

Private equity firm Permira has received some welcome news with the announcement by SVG Capital, the biggest investor in its funds, that following a strategic review SVG intends to cont »


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