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UK FSA publishes AIFMD consultation paper

The UK Financial Services Authority (FSA) has published its first consultation paper on AIFMD.

Posted on: 14 Nov, 2012

FATCA delays no excuse for complacency, says E&Y

Hedge funds should still ready themselves for FATCA implementation and avoid complacency despite delays to the rules, Ernst & Young (E&Y) has warned.

Posted on: 08 Nov, 2012

Regulation unlikely to protect investors, according to E&Y study

Just 10% of investors believe regulations will protect their interests, while 85% said these new requirements are unlikely to prevent the next financial crisis, according to Ernst & Young’s latest global hedge fund market survey.

Posted on: 05 Nov, 2012

AMF wants MiFID to recognise issues with complex Ucits, say sources

Sources close to the Autorité des marches financiers (AMF), the French regulator, have said they would like to see Brussels recognise in MiFID that some Ucits are complex and cannot be sold on execution only.

Posted on: 29 Oct, 2012

GAIM Ops Paris 2012: A Summary

An industry conference veteran once joked he never failed to see the irony of hedge fund managers and investment bankers moaning about their ever-growing expense ratios from the confines of five star hotels.  It is perhaps for this reason GAIM Op

Posted on: 21 Oct, 2012

French FTT could be extended to derivatives, says senior cabinet members

Senior cabinet members at the French Ministry of Economy and Finance have said they will not rule out extending the country’s Financial Transactions Tax (FTT) to some derivatives, and rejected criticism that the rules were extraterritorial.

Posted on: 16 Oct, 2012

IRS could struggle to reciprocate on FATCA IGAs

The IRS could struggle to reciprocate details on non-US accountholders in US financial institutions with countries which have signed intergovernmental agreements (IGAs) on FATCA, it has been warned.

Posted on: 09 Oct, 2012

Uncertainty continues around EU shorting rules

Hedge funds are still in flux about the EU’s latest proposals on short-selling, industry experts have said.  

Posted on: 08 Oct, 2012

December 2012 Form PF filing will be bigger challenge, says fund admin

The December 2012 filing deadline for Form PF will be a bigger challenge than the June filing, while more work needs to be done to customise the entire process for hedge fund clients, a major fund administrator has said.

Posted on: 03 Oct, 2012

Asset managers lagging on MiFID II preparations, says PwC

MiFID II - more work for compliance executives

Posted on: 19 Sep, 2012

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