Operational Risk

Hedge funds express optimism about 2011 - Rothstein Kass

Malaise among hedge funds appears to be subsiding with managers appearing increasingly optimistic about the state of the industry, according to a survey by US-based consultancy firm Rothstein Kass.

Posted on: 20 Apr, 2011

SIX Swiss Exchange and Markit sign agreement recognising Markit as first approved TDM for Six Swiss Exchange

SIX Swiss Exchange and Markit announced they have signed an agreement which recognises Markit as the first Approved Trade Data Monitor (TDM) for SIX Swiss Exchange.

Posted on: 19 Apr, 2011
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Investors hostile to hedge fund lock ups reveals Goldman Sachs survey

Investors are increasingly turning their backs on hedge funds that impose locks-ups, according to an investor survey conducted earlier this year by Goldman Sachs’ prime brokerage business.

Posted on: 18 Apr, 2011

OCC signs agreement with MarkitSERV as trade source and middleware provider for OTC equity derivative trades

OCC announced today that it has signed an agreement establishing MarkitSERV as a trade source and middleware provider for over-the-counter (OTC) equity derivative trades to be cleared by OCC.

Posted on: 15 Apr, 2011
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CDCC and NYPC sign MOU to explore the development of a clearing link for Canadian swap market

Canadian Derivatives Clearing Corporation (CDCC) and New York Portfolio Clearing (NYPC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to explore the development of a clearing link for the Canadian swap market.

Posted on: 13 Apr, 2011
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AcadiaSoft launches web-based portal for collateral management and workflow in OTC derivatives market

AcadiaSoft, Inc. today announced the launch of a web-based portal for collateral management and workflow in the OTC derivatives market, which substantially improves operational efficiencies for both sell-side and buy-side participants.

Posted on: 11 Apr, 2011

Algorithmics launches risk reporting product for hedge funds

Technology provider Algorithmics has launched a product to help hedge funds meet their increasingly stringent risk reporting and regulatory requirements.

Posted on: 11 Apr, 2011

Short selling rules could prompt managers to leave EU

The European Union’s (EU’s) proposed short-selling rules could prompt hedge fund managers to pull out of the EU and curb their exposure to the region.

Posted on: 06 Apr, 2011

Hedge funds slow to register with SEC

There is growing concern that a significant proportion of hedge funds have not yet registered with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as required to do so under the Dodd Frank Act.

Posted on: 01 Apr, 2011

Hedge funds with SWF clients should re-jig compliance operations

Alternative asset managers whose clients include sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) need to ramp up their compliance provisions if they are to avoid breaching the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

Posted on: 28 Mar, 2011

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