Operational Risk

Bloomberg unveils single platform integrating front to back office for hedge funds

Bloomberg Trading Solutions has launched a single platform integrating front-to-back office tools for hedge funds trading in FX, fixed income and equity.

Posted on: 26 Jan, 2011

SEC increases reporting requirements for biggest hedge funds

Advisers to the biggest hedge funds will face even more reporting requirements as the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) continues to toughen up its regulatory oversight.

Posted on: 26 Jan, 2011

BNY Mellon research into OTC derivatives reveals buy-side gaps

There are serious shortcomings among buy-side institutions in addressing their counterparty credit risk and collateral management for over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives, according to BNY Mellon survey of asset management, insurance and pension fun

Posted on: 24 Jan, 2011
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Regulation could increase the systemic risk hedge funds pose, according to industry expert

Ill-thought out regulation could perversely increase the systemic risk posed by hedge funds to the broader financial markets, according to a leading expert.

Posted on: 24 Jan, 2011

Clearing OTC derivatives through CCPs could hurt smaller hedge funds

Forcing smaller hedge funds to clear over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives through a central counterparty clearing house (CCP) is misguided and could prove rather costly.

Posted on: 21 Jan, 2011

ABN Amro joins LCH Clearnet's SwapClear

ABN AMRO Clearing has successfully commenced clearing its interbank interest rate swap (IRS) trades through SwapClear, LCH.Clearnet's market leading over-the-counter (OTC) IRS clearing service, thereby significantly reducing counterparty, credit a

Posted on: 20 Jan, 2011
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Investor confidence growing but transparency and risk management still key

Institutional investors are bolstering their commitment to hedge funds but expect greater transparency and solid risk management infrastructure from managers, according to an annual global study by fund administrator SEI and research specialists G

Posted on: 18 Jan, 2011

Hedge fund managers encouraged to use business identifier codes

Hedge fund managers have been encouraged to get a BIC or Business Identifier Code if they want to reduce the possibility of trade settlement failures.

Posted on: 14 Jan, 2011

Portfolio risk management system for carbon-related securities unveiled

South African-based technology firm Risk 101 has launched a portfolio risk management product for carbon-related securities – a trading market it sees as having significant growth potential.

Posted on: 13 Jan, 2011

Polar Capital to shut £31 million global macro hedge fund

Polar Capital is to shut its Discovery Fund, a £31 million global macro hedge fund managed by Paul Lambert.

The London-based firm’s board decided to liquidate the four year old fund with immediate effect at a meeting on January 6.

Posted on: 07 Jan, 2011


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