Operational Risk

Experts urge regulators to impose tougher risk controls on HFT and automated trading

Regulators need to impose tougher risk controls on automated and high-frequency trading (HFT) in light of the Knight Capital fiasco, experts including the Managed Funds Association (MFA) have urged.

Posted on: 20 Aug, 2012

State regulators could struggle to monitor hedge funds outside of SEC remit

Provincial state regulators could struggle to effectively monitor hedge funds which fall out of the remit of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), it has been warned.

Posted on: 15 Aug, 2012

Social media use among hedge funds will increase post-JOBS Act, says law firm

The JOBS Act could lead to more hedge fund managers employing social media to communicate with potential investors, a leading US law firm has said.

Posted on: 10 Aug, 2012

HSBC welcomes latest Singaporean hedge fund regulations

HSBC Securities Services has welcomed new rules aimed at regulating Singapore’s $53 billion hedge fund industry.

Posted on: 02 Aug, 2012

Momentum Trading Partners shuts raising doubts about future of mini primes

Momentum Trading Partners, a New York-based mini prime, has shut raising further questions about the future of mini primes.

Posted on: 31 Jul, 2012

COO Webinar on prime custody and asset protection: Key Points

The webinar hosted  by COOConnect agreed that the financial crisis of 2007-08 had put the traditional model of prime brokerage to a severe test, which it had not passed.

Posted on: 31 Jul, 2012

COOConnect to host webinar on prime custody: Monday, July 30, 11am GMT

COOConnect will be hosting a webinar on prime custody and asset protection on Monday July 30 at 11am GMT/12pm CET/6am EST.

Posted on: 30 Jul, 2012

Buy-side firms urged to identify preferred SEFs quickly

Buy-side (and sell-side) institutions trading swaps need to identify quickly which swap execution facilities (SEFs) they want to use to enable them to continue executing swap transactions once Dodd-Frank is enacted.

Posted on: 25 Jul, 2012

AIFMD delays frustrating albeit manageable, survey shows

AIFMD delays are frustrating hedge funds but most managers appear to be taking it in their stride, according to a survey by IMS, the compliance consultancy.

Posted on: 25 Jul, 2012


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