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Derivatives regulation could increase market risk, policymakers are warned

Plans to overhaul derivatives trading could result in regulators having an increasingly fragmented view of financial market activity making it difficult for them to prevent a concentration of risk, US and European Union (EU) policymakers have been

Posted on: 06 Jul, 2011

Some non-US hedge funds to get SEC registration reprieve

Non-US hedge funds managing solely private funds with less than $150 million in the US could avoid registering with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) under the “exempt but reporting” adviser exemption.

Posted on: 05 Jul, 2011
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UK Bribery Act becomes law

The UK Bribery Act, widely considered to one of the most stringent pieces of anti-corruption legislation in the world, has come into place.

Posted on: 01 Jul, 2011

UK hedge fund managers warned on Dodd Frank

UK hedge fund managers need to ensure they are still prepared for registering with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) despite the US regulators’ decision to push back the deadline until March 2012.

Posted on: 28 Jun, 2011

SEC delays hedge fund registration until March 2012

Hedge funds with assets of more than $150 million will not be required to register with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) until March 2012.

Posted on: 23 Jun, 2011

Investors should perform greater operational due diligence on Ucits hedge funds, states industry expert

Investors buying into Ucits hedge funds should still perform rigorous operational due diligence and must not assume that these regulated products are safer than their offshore counterparts, according to an industry expert.

Posted on: 22 Jun, 2011

Collateral costs could deter smaller hedge funds from trading OTC derivatives

Smaller hedge funds could be deterred from trading over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives due to the increased collateral costs associated with mandatory clearing.

Posted on: 20 Jun, 2011

Investors could gain greater rights over redeeming assets following Cayman judgement

Investors attempting to claw back their assets in a crisis situation could be given greater rights in the event of a hedge fund suspending redemption requests following a recent court case in the Cayman Islands.

Posted on: 20 Jun, 2011

SEC and CFTC under-resourced to deal with hedge fund regulation

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) lacking resources mean they will face an uphill struggle implementing many of the regulatory requirements geared towards hedge funds.

Posted on: 15 Jun, 2011
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Hedge funds could struggle to find clearing member due to regulatory uncertainty

Some hedge funds could find themselves in a last minute mass scramble to find a clearing member to deal with their over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives transactions due to the regulatory uncertainty concerning clearing in both the US and European Un

Posted on: 14 Jun, 2011

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