The impact of regulation upon asset managers and investors

We spoke to Robert Goldbaum, SVP product & market strategy at Backstop Solutions about how regulation

Posted on: 29 Apr, 2016

AIFMs outsourcing Annex IV to fund admins could be forced to disclose data to investors

Firms outsourcing the compilation and submission of their Annex IV to fund administrators could find themselves under pressure to disclose the document to investors if administration costs are borne by the fund.

Posted on: 15 Oct, 2014
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The logic of FCA policy is the unscrambling of fund management outsourcing to global custodian banks

There is an inexorable logic to the concern expressed by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) about the risks to investors that fund managers have created by outsourcing their middle and back office operations to global custodian banks.

Posted on: 02 Dec, 2013
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FCA praises managers on outsourcing improvements

Asset managers have been praised by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for improving their contingency planning to deal with the failure of a service provider in the regulator’s thematic report on outsourcing.

Posted on: 04 Nov, 2013
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Investors warming to outsourcing compliance but regulatory challenges remain, says KPMG

Institutional investors, historically wary of managers outsourcing their operations, are increasingly recognising the benefits of outsourcing regulatory compliance as the costs of these global rules continue to mount on small to mid-sized hedge fu

Posted on: 22 Oct, 2013
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Very few managers outsourcing COO role

Very few hedge funds are presently outsourcing the chief operating officer (COO) role, and those that are will struggle to attract institutional money, it has been warned.

Posted on: 21 Aug, 2013
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Bloomberg Start-up Hedge Fund Conference London 2012: Key Points

Bloomberg Hedge Fund Start-up Conference 2012


$2.19 trillion      -      Total capital invested in global hedge fund industry (Hedge Fund Research)

Posted on: 29 Nov, 2012

ALFI Luxembourg 2012: A Summary

Here are some of the key points from ALFI, which took place in Luxembourg between November 20 and 21.

Posted on: 22 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

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


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