Global Outlook 2024 Report

Compliance

ESMA monitoring hedge funds with 2,000% leverage

A group of hedge funds with exposure to mortgage bonds and average gross leverage in excess of 2,000% has attracted the attention of the European Securities and Markets Authority over concerns of potential market risk, according to a report by

SEC delays hedge fund dealer registration rule vote

A vote on new regulations, which would introduce a requirement for hedge funds and proprietary trading firms to register as dealers, has been postponed by the Securities and Exchange Commission, according to a report by Bloomberg.

SEC approves spot bitcoin ETFs

The Securities and Exchange Commission has finally confirmed that it is to permit the creation and trading of spot bitcoin exchange-traded funds, with issuers and analysts anticipating billions of dollars of new flows as a result.

Prosecutors decide against second Bankman-Fried trial

Prosecutors have opted not to pursue a second trial against Sam Bankman-Fried, the former boss of collapsed cryptocurrency exchange FTX and related hedge fund firm Alameda Research, according to an Associated Press report.

3AC founders hit with $1.4bn worldwide asset freeze

The founders of collapsed cryptocurrency hedge fund Three Arrows Capital (3AC) have been hit with a worldwide freeze on $1.14bn of assets ordered by a court in the British Virgin Islands, according to a report by Barrons.

FCA concludes Odey AM probe

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority has concluded its investigation into Odey Asset Management, and will not take any action against the London-based hedge fund firm, which closed this year following allegations of sexual misconduct against founder Crispin Odey, according to

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