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CFTC clarifications on CPO registration welcome but challenges remain

Clarifications made by the CFTC on Commodity Pool Operator (CPO) registration have resolved some of the confusion for fund of funds but complexities still remain, a US law firm has said.

Posted on: 21 Aug, 2012

JOBS Act delayed amid pressure on SEC

The SEC is to delay rules which would enable hedge funds to market and advertise their businesses amid pressure from consumer groups and state regulators.

Posted on: 20 Aug, 2012

Disclosing Form PF to investors fraught with challenges, says law firm

Disclosing Form PF to investors could present serious challenges for managers, a US law firm has said.

Posted on: 16 Aug, 2012

State regulators could struggle to monitor hedge funds outside of SEC remit

Provincial state regulators could struggle to effectively monitor hedge funds which fall out of the remit of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), it has been warned.

Posted on: 15 Aug, 2012

COO Webinar on prime custody and asset protection: Key Points

The webinar hosted  by COOConnect agreed that the financial crisis of 2007-08 had put the traditional model of prime brokerage to a severe test, which it had not passed.

Posted on: 31 Jul, 2012

Buy-side firms urged to identify preferred SEFs quickly

Buy-side (and sell-side) institutions trading swaps need to identify quickly which swap execution facilities (SEFs) they want to use to enable them to continue executing swap transactions once Dodd-Frank is enacted.

Posted on: 25 Jul, 2012

AIFMD delays frustrating albeit manageable, survey shows

AIFMD delays are frustrating hedge funds but most managers appear to be taking it in their stride, according to a survey by IMS, the compliance consultancy.

Posted on: 25 Jul, 2012

Clarity needed on CFTC registration requirements for funds of funds

The CFTC must clarify whether funds of hedge funds are exempt from its registration requirements, a leading US law firm has said.

Posted on: 19 Jul, 2012

Improvements still required by managers on Bribery Act compliance

Hedge funds and other buy-side firms must undertake greater due diligence on intermediaries, particularly in foreign jurisdictions, so as to ensure tot

Posted on: 19 Jul, 2012

Eurex urges managers not to panic about regulatory arbitrage with swaps clearing

The regulatory arbitrage between the US and EU on mandatory clearing is not as acute as widely assumed and buy-side firms should not panic needlessly, advised Eurex, the Frankfurt-based clearing house.

Posted on: 17 Jul, 2012

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