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AIMA welcomes US liberalisation of rules on hedge fund solicitation

Liberalisation of hedge fund marketing and advertising rules in the US has been welcomed by AIMA although the industry body urged only accredited investors be allowed to allocate into hedge funds.

Posted on: 13 Jul, 2012

Hedge funds must hurry up with CFTC registration

Hedge funds must “hurry up” with CFTC registration now that US regulators have agreed upon a definition of what constitutes a swap, Kinetic Partners, a London-b

Posted on: 12 Jul, 2012

Private placement rules not excuse for complacency, states IMS

Private placement should not be viewed as a “big concession” by regulators, nor should managers become complacent about its implications, The IMS Group has said.

Posted on: 12 Jul, 2012

ESMA hedge fund remuneration proposals attacked

Plans by European regulators to extend proposed restrictions on remuneration at investment banks to hedge funds have been branded “ill thought out” and “impractical” by an industry expert.

Posted on: 02 Jul, 2012

Prepare for EMIR now

FSA urges buy-side firms to prepare for EMIR now irrespective of rules being finalised

Posted on: 26 Jun, 2012

Smaller funds most at risk if mid-tier PBs ditch clearing businesses

Smaller buy-side firms trading swaps could potentially be shut out of OTC markets as a growing number of prime brokers increasingly question the risk-reward ratio of acting as clearing members, it has been warned.

Posted on: 30 May, 2012

Six Month Review: The Year so Far for Hedge Funds

Mayan literature prophesised 2012 would be the apocalypse and for most Greeks, Spaniards, Italians and Portuguese, it probably will.

Posted on: 28 May, 2012

SALT 2012: JOBS Act offers exciting opportunities although managers warned not to jump the gun

The JOBS Act has the potential to be a “revolutionary development” for hedge funds although managers have been urged not to get ahead of themselves, experts have said at SALT 2012 in Las Vegas.

Posted on: 11 May, 2012

Debate over whether SEC can cope with influx of rules and data

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has said it will do the best it can to effectively monitor systemic risk amid concerns the organisation is seriously under-resourced.

Posted on: 30 Apr, 2012

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