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Bulge bracket prime brokers risk looking short-termist

The decision by bulge bracket prime brokers to terminate certain hedge fund relationships risks looking short-termist and could provide opportunities for the mini-prime brokerage industry...

AIMA urges authorities to make public aggregated data from regulatory reports

Data obtained from regulatory filings such as Annex IV under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD), Form PF and Form CPO-PQR, should be aggregated and made publicly...

Dominic Hobson

“There seems to be no end to hedge fund start-ups,” says Simon Monson. “And those who have been stuck at the $20 million assets under management (AuM) level for many years appear now to be on the...

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US derivatives proposals could curb legitimate hedging

Proposals in the US for derivatives to be “marked to market” for tax purposes would prevent legitimate hedging of risk, according to the Options Clearing House (OCC).

Post on: 16 Sep, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

Private equity fees are fairest of any asset class despite SEC scrutiny

Private equity fees are among the fairest in the asset management industry and wholly transparent, and it is unlikely the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will find any transgressions with the fee...

Post on: 15 Sep, 2014
Posted in: Investors

Fund managers warned on Russia sanctions compliance

Sanctions compliance has historically been a relatively straightforward exercise, mainly because the targeted markets were either not functioning or attractive, so their appeal was predictably limited for even the most adventurous asset managers...

Post on: 12 Sep, 2014
Posted in: Operations

FATCA responsible officer function obsolete for Cayman funds

Outsourcing the responsible officer (RO) function under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) offers limited value to Cayman-Islands’ domiciled fund managers.

Post on: 11 Sep, 2014
Posted in: Investors

Newedge managed futures indices showed positive performance for the month of August

Global leader in multi-asset brokerage and clearing, Newedge, today announced all managed futures indices reported positive performance in August following on from what had been a hard month for returns in July...

Post on: 10 Sep, 2014
Posted in: Investors

Interview with Gina Miller of SCM Private

Dominic Hobson spoke to Gina Miller of SCM Private about the implications MiFID II will have on the investment management industry.

Post on: 10 Sep, 2014
Posted in: Video Features

Managed accounts not necessarily answer to Solvency II capital adequacy regime challenges

Not all managed account structures will enable insurers to reduce their Solvency II capital charges, it has been warned.

Post on: 10 Sep, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

Hedge funds urged to start PB financing negotiations now

Hedge fund managers should start negotiations with their prime brokers and scale back on the number of counterparty relationships they have if they want to obtain favourable financing terms as primes look set to curb their financing operations...

Post on: 09 Sep, 2014
Posted in: Prime Brokerage

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US derivatives proposals could curb legitimate hedging

Proposals in the US for derivatives to be “marked to market” for tax purposes would prevent legitimate hedging of risk, according to the Options Clearing House (OCC).

Post on: 16 Sep, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

Private equity fees are fairest of any asset class despite SEC scrutiny

Private equity fees are among the fairest in the asset management industry and wholly transparent, and it is unlikely the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will find any transgressions with the fee...

Post on: 15 Sep, 2014
Posted in: Investors

Fund managers warned on Russia sanctions compliance

Sanctions compliance has historically been a relatively straightforward exercise, mainly because the targeted markets were either not functioning or attractive, so their appeal was predictably limited for even the most adventurous asset managers...

Post on: 12 Sep, 2014
Posted in: Operations

FATCA responsible officer function obsolete for Cayman funds

Outsourcing the responsible officer (RO) function under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) offers limited value to Cayman-Islands’ domiciled fund managers.

Post on: 11 Sep, 2014
Posted in: Investors

Newedge managed futures indices showed positive performance for the month of August

Global leader in multi-asset brokerage and clearing, Newedge, today announced all managed futures indices reported positive performance in August following on from what had been a hard month for returns in July...

Post on: 10 Sep, 2014
Posted in: Investors

Interview with Gina Miller of SCM Private

Dominic Hobson spoke to Gina Miller of SCM Private about the implications MiFID II will have on the investment management industry.

Post on: 10 Sep, 2014
Posted in: Video Features

Managed accounts not necessarily answer to Solvency II capital adequacy regime challenges

Not all managed account structures will enable insurers to reduce their Solvency II capital charges, it has been warned.

Post on: 10 Sep, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

Hedge funds urged to start PB financing negotiations now

Hedge fund managers should start negotiations with their prime brokers and scale back on the number of counterparty relationships they have if they want to obtain favourable financing terms as primes look set to curb their financing operations...

Post on: 09 Sep, 2014
Posted in: Prime Brokerage

AltX platform to move beyond hedge funds into other asset classes

Imatchative’s AltX platform, an online service that facilitates introductions between institutional investors and hedge funds is likely to move into other asset classes including traditional mutual funds, private equity and real-estate in due cour

Posted on: 27 Aug, 2014
Posted in: Investors

Pairing of OTCs by trade repositories unlikely anytime soon

The bulk of inter-trade repository over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives transactions will not be paired any-time soon, although it will be substantially easier to reconcile exchange traded derivatives (ETDs) as mandated under the European Market Inf

Posted on: 26 Aug, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

Dubai eases fund manager restrictions

Dubai has eased its restrictions on asset managers in what appears to be a move to attract more hedge funds and private equity vehicles to domicile in the region.

Posted on: 22 Aug, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

Bloomberg facing growing scrutiny

The dominance of Bloomberg over the fund management industry and Wall Street more broadly could be coming to an end amid a host of challenges to its historic stranglehold.

Posted on: 21 Aug, 2014
Posted in: Technology

Investors to grow allocations to alternatives

More than 35% of institutional investors intend to increase their exposures to  alternative asset classes, according to data from Preqin.

Posted on: 20 Aug, 2014
Posted in: Investors

SEC publishes Form PF data

Private funds’ Regulatory Assets under Management (RAuM) totals $8.8 trillion, of which hedge  funds and private equity vehicles comprise $4.04 trillion and $1.9 trillion respectively, according to the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) an

Posted on: 19 Aug, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

Buy-side struggling to report collateral data to repositories on bilateral derivatives trades

The buy-side is struggling to report details of the collateral of their non-clearable derivatives transactions as mandated under the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR).

Posted on: 18 Aug, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

Private equity distributions reach new highs

Institutional investors received $568 billion in distributions from private equity firms in 2013, the highest annual amount ever recorded, according to data from Preqin.

Posted on: 15 Aug, 2014
Posted in: Investors

SEC commences examinations of liquid alternative funds

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has begun its long-awaited sweep examinations of alternative mutual funds  

Posted on: 14 Aug, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

SEC threshold for accredited investor likely to increase in months

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is likely to re-define the income and net-worth threshold for what constitutes an accredited investor in what could make it harder for early-stage hedge funds and other private funds to solicit capital

Posted on: 12 Aug, 2014
Posted in: Investors

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