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Clearing house and dealer technology upgrades to cope with OTC reform could hit buy-side

Mandatory clearing of over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives will force clearing houses and dealers to push the technology costs onto the buy-side, a TABB Group report has warned.

Posted on: 03 Oct, 2011

Naked CDS ban would have negative impact, states European Parliament report

A report commissioned by the European Parliament has concluded that a ban on naked credit default swaps (CDS) would have “detrimental effects on liquidity and the price discovery process of credit risk.”

Posted on: 29 Sep, 2011

Leading hedge fund slams short selling restrictions

Imposing short-selling restrictions is regulatory market manipulation and will not reduce volatility, a portfolio manager at a leading hedge fund has warned.

Posted on: 29 Sep, 2011
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Opinion: The futility of short selling restrictions

As short-selling restrictions in several eurozone countries are nearing their end, COO Connect looks at the pointlessness of these temporary bans.

Posted on: 27 Sep, 2011

AIMA warns on ESMA consultation on AIFMD

European Union (EU) investors could be prevented from allocating capital into non-EU hedge funds if the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) gets its way, the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) has warned.

Posted on: 26 Sep, 2011

Speculation not linked to volatility in commodity markets

Speculation is not a major cause of long-term pricing trends in the commodity markets, according to a new report by the economic research group FTI Consulting.

Posted on: 21 Sep, 2011
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Exempt Reporting Advisers warned on SEC regulation creep

Non-US hedge fund managers, which could avoid some of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) registration requirements due to their Exempt Reporting Advisers (ERA) status, have been warned they could face a growing regulation creep neverth

Posted on: 20 Sep, 2011
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French banks' credit downgrades highlight futility of shorting bans

France’s decision to restrict hedge funds from shorting its banks appears to have backfired following a series of credit downgrades by Moody’s Investor Service.

Posted on: 15 Sep, 2011

Depositary reform could cost hedge fund industry $6 billion, warns AIMA

European Union (EU) proposals on depositary reform could cost the hedge fund industry more than $6 billion in a worst case scenario, according to the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA).

Posted on: 15 Sep, 2011

Hedge funds face major challenges over Form PF

Hedge funds may face significant operational hurdles in complying with the upcoming Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Form PF reporting requirements, a leading consultant has warned.

Posted on: 01 Sep, 2011

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