Operational Risk

GAIM Ops Paris 2012: A Summary

An industry conference veteran once joked he never failed to see the irony of hedge fund managers and investment bankers moaning about their ever-growing expense ratios from the confines of five star hotels.  It is perhaps for this reason GAIM Ops

Posted on: 21 Oct, 2012

Deutsche Bank releases ODD study

This year Deutsche Bank conducted an Operational Due Diligence study to give Hedge Fund Managers insight into the investor due diligence process.

Posted on: 18 Oct, 2012

GAIM Ops Paris 2012: APAC managers behind curve on CFTC registration, says PAAMCO exec

Asia-based hedge fund managers appear to be behind the curve with CFTC registration, according to a senior executive at PAAMCO, the $8.5 billion fund of funds, speaking at GAIM Ops Paris 2012.

Posted on: 18 Oct, 2012

GAIM Ops Paris 2012: Emerging managers most at risk as PBs confront regulatory costs and falling revenues

Emerging or sub-$150 million managers will be disproportionately impacted as prime brokers increasingly cull smaller hedge fund clients as they grapple with regulatory capital costs and falling profits, operational due diligence executives have sa

Posted on: 17 Oct, 2012

GAIM Ops Paris 2012: Investors should not sit on hedge fund boards

Major investors should not be allowed to sit on hedge fund boards as it could lead to massive conflicts of interest, it has been warned.

Posted on: 16 Oct, 2012

French FTT could be extended to derivatives, says senior cabinet members

Senior cabinet members at the French Ministry of Economy and Finance have said they will not rule out extending the country’s Financial Transactions Tax (FTT) to some derivatives, and rejected criticism that the rules were extraterritorial.

Posted on: 16 Oct, 2012

20 thoughts about independent collateral management for fund managers

COOConnect today brought together three banks and one vendor to discuss the increasingly topical issue of collateral management for the buy-side.

Posted on: 12 Oct, 2012

Jones Trading-Conifer merger on hold, sources say

The planned merger between Jones Trading Institutional Services, the Los Angeles-based pure execution equity trading firm, and Conifer Securities, the prime brokerage business owned by the Conifer Group, is on hold although a possible compromise i

Posted on: 12 Oct, 2012

Manager recommends industry qualification for hedge fund directors

An industry qualification or accreditation should be introduced for hedge fund directors so as to improve corporate governance standards in the alternatives space, it has been said.

Posted on: 11 Oct, 2012

IRS could struggle to reciprocate on FATCA IGAs

The IRS could struggle to reciprocate details on non-US accountholders in US financial institutions with countries which have signed intergovernmental agreements (IGAs) on FATCA, it has been warned.

Posted on: 09 Oct, 2012

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