Hedge funds marketing to smaller family offices could suffer under AIFMD

Hedge funds marketing themselves to smaller family offices could find themselves restricted due to provisions in the European Union’s (EU’s) Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD).

Posted on: 29 Jul, 2011

SEC adopts rules to prevent another May 6 "flash crash"

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is imposing reporting requirements on large market participants, including hedge funds, to prevent a repeat of the May 6, 2010 “flash crash”.

Posted on: 27 Jul, 2011

Clearing OTC swaps: The Next Five Years

Title VII of the Dodd Frank Act – the provision effectively mandating the clearing and transparent execution of over the counter (OTC) swaps – was well intentioned but clearly now in retrospect after the one year anniversary – was badly conceived

Posted on: 25 Jul, 2011

Regulators must not infringe upon risk management policies of clearing houses, warns major CCP

Regulators must not infringe upon the risk management policies of central counterparty (CCP) clearing houses, a major CCP stated at a University College London (UCL) debate on over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives clearing.

Posted on: 20 Jul, 2011

Guernsey removed from Senator Levin's "blacklist"

Guernsey’s engagement with Washington has resulted in Democrat Senator Carl Levin removing the Island from his “blacklist”.

Posted on: 15 Jul, 2011
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Will US managers exploit SEC loopholes to avoid registration?

Loopholes in Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rules could result in US hedge fund managers moving their “place of business” outside of the US to avoid registering with the regulators, according to an industry expert.

Posted on: 15 Jul, 2011

OTC derivatives clearing reform to pose operational and technology challenges for hedge funds, says Citi white paper

Hedge funds need to revamp their operational and technology infrastructures and processes if they are to become fully compliant with the rules governing over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives clearing, according to a Citi white paper.

Posted on: 13 Jul, 2011

Hedge fund managers embraced Ucits for wrong reasons, leading fund administrator says

Many hedge fund managers which embraced Ucits did so for the wrong reasons, according to the chairman of a leading fund administrator.

Posted on: 11 Jul, 2011

Hedge funds not systemically important, says AIMA

Hedge funds should not be designated systemically important financial institutions by regulatory authorities, according to the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the hedge fund industry body.

Posted on: 07 Jul, 2011

Unlevel playing field developing between US and EU hedge fund managers

An unlevel playing field is emerging between US and European Union (EU) hedge fund managers due to the regulatory arbitrage that exists between the two regions.

Posted on: 06 Jul, 2011
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