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Australian regulation could force managers to change their fee structures

Hedge funds marketing to Australian superannuation schemes could be forced to change their fee structures if they are to be compliant with the country’s proposed “Stronger Super” legislation.

Posted on: 10 Sep, 2012

Brussels: European Commission could intervene if clearing pushes buy-side out of swaps market

The European Commission has said it could intervene to ease CCP collateral requirements for buy-side firms trading swaps to prevent them  being priced out of the market.

Posted on: 10 Sep, 2012

Brussels: European Commission rejects industry complaints on depositary liability

The European Commission has hit back at industry claims that depositary liability will be prohibitively expensive.

EU not backing down on AIFMD

Posted on: 06 Sep, 2012

Brussels: Counterparty limits on Ucits funds to be amended in light of mandatory OTC clearing

The European Commission has hinted it will revise counterparty limits for Ucits managers trading OTC derivatives in light of mandatory clearing of swaps.

Posted on: 06 Sep, 2012

Brussels: Rehypothecation caps being reviewed, says top European Commission policymaker

A top policymaker at the European Commission has said rehypothecation is being firmly scrutinised, adding a cap was a possibility although no decision would be made until the implications were fully understood.

Posted on: 05 Sep, 2012

Ucits VI consultation premature, says ABN Amro Private Bank

The Ucits VI consultation is premature given that Ucits V and AIFMD are still in draft form while managers are only just beginning to acclimatise to Ucits IV, an institutional investor has warned.

Posted on: 03 Sep, 2012

SEC votes in favour of proposal to scrap ban on hedge fund advertising and marketing

The SEC has voted 4-1 in favour of proposing a rescission of the ban on general solicitation and advertising for hedge funds. However, hedge funds must take reasonable steps to ensure investors are accredited.

Posted on: 30 Aug, 2012

Proposed UK FATCA equivelent met with scepticism

Proposals for a UK-style FATCA have been met with scepticism amid concerns it would be difficult to implement.

UK jumps on FATCA bandwaggon

Posted on: 29 Aug, 2012

Appointing depositaries not wholly straightforward, says J.P. Morgan Prime Brokerage

Appointing a depositary might not be as straightforward as many managers assume, a senior executive at J.P. Morgan prime brokerage has cautioned.

Posted on: 28 Aug, 2012

Korean Transaction Tax will dent country's hedge fund ambitions

Proposals in South Korea to implement a transaction tax on futures and options would seriously dent the jurisdiction’s ambitions to build a viable hedge fund industry, it has been warned.

Posted on: 23 Aug, 2012

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