Operational Risk

UBS commitment to prime brokerage reaffirmed

UBS’s prime brokerage business will not be scaled back despite massive cuts in other parts of the bank.

Posted on: 19 Nov, 2012

Managers still unaware of CFTC marketing restrictions

Concerns are mounting that few managers are aware they cannot take advantage of the JOBS Act's eased marketing and advertising restrictions if they claim the exemption to CFTC registration under Rule 4.13(a)(3).

Posted on: 15 Nov, 2012

EU likely to ease MiFID II reporting requirements for algo traders, says FOA

The Futures and Options Association (FOA), the industry body representing businesses engaged in listed derivatives trading, is optimistic the EU will ease some of the reporting requirements aimed at algorithmic traders in MiFID II, adding the curr

Posted on: 14 Nov, 2012

FATCA delays no excuse for complacency, says E&Y

Hedge funds should still ready themselves for FATCA implementation and avoid complacency despite delays to the rules, Ernst & Young (E&Y) has warned.

Posted on: 08 Nov, 2012

Hedge funds' disaster recovery systems pass Hurricane Sandy test, experts say

Disaster recovery systems and business continuity plans at hedge funds fared well during Hurricane Sandy’s onslaught, experts have said.

Posted on: 06 Nov, 2012

Regulation unlikely to protect investors, according to E&Y study

Just 10% of investors believe regulations will protect their interests, while 85% said these new requirements are unlikely to prevent the next financial crisis, according to Ernst & Young’s latest global hedge fund market survey.

Posted on: 05 Nov, 2012

Asian corporate governance standards lagging behind Europe, says PwC

Asian corporate governance standards continue to lag behind Europe although a growing number of institutional investors in the region are pushing the issue, a senior executive at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Hong Kong has said.

Posted on: 30 Oct, 2012

Deutsche Bank study highlights growing clout of operational due diligence

The level of sophistication and influence wielded by investor operational due diligence teams has grown exponentially since the financial crisis, according to a Deutsche Bank survey of leading funds of funds and consultants, representing $411 bill

Posted on: 29 Oct, 2012

Pension funds will continue to invest in alternatives, says consultant

The CEO of Allenbridge Investment Solutions (AllenbridgeIS), an investment adviser to pension funds, is bullish pension funds will continue to allocate into alternatives.

Posted on: 29 Oct, 2012

Prime custody growing in Asia, says HSBC

Uptake of prime custody by Asian hedge funds has been slow although attitudes are changing, according to the global head of sales for prime services at HSBC. 

Posted on: 23 Oct, 2012


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