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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 »


Comment: Hohn keeps giving despite trickier times for TCI

Comment: Hohn keeps giving despite trickier times for TCI

The hedge fund industry's best known - and sometimes most controversial - charitable donor continues to deliver impressive performance for worthy causes despite a few unaccustomed setbacks »


Comment: KKR sees value in Indian spirits

Comment: KKR sees value in Indian spirits

US private equity major Kohlberg Kravis Roberts is reported to be interested in picking up a minority stake in Vijay Mallya's United Spirits group, primarily by acquiring treasury stocks t »


Comment: Is Cayman under threat as a fund domicile?

Comment: Is Cayman under threat as a fund domicile?

For most of the past decade, the Cayman Islands have been the world's dominant offshore alternative fund domicile. »


Comment: Holy hedge fund, conman!

Comment: Holy hedge fund, conman!

Seven members of a church in Queens, New York, have been charged with fraud for allegedly misappropriating USD12m from would-be hedge fund investors. »


Comment: Goldman Sachs secondaries fund targets a buyer's market

Comment: Goldman Sachs secondaries fund targets a buyer's market

Goldman Sachs, which posted better than expected results yesterday, has raised USD5.5bn from investors for a fund dedicated to buying private equity investments on the secondary market. »


Comment: Another episode in the short selling saga

Comment: Another episode in the short selling saga

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has published and invited comment on a choice of five alternative proposals that it is considering in an effort to restrict what is perceived as a »


Comment: Avoiding tax on deferred compensation assets

Comment: Avoiding tax on deferred compensation assets

Kenneth Rubinstein, an asset protection attorney with New York law firm Rubinstein & Rubinstein, says that a structure involving a hybrid trust and foreign life insurance can enable »


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