Annex IV preparations yet to begin for majority of managers

More than half of fund managers have yet to begin preparations for their Annex IV reporting obligations due to come into effect from January 31, 2015 under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD), according to a survey by Cordiu

Posted on: 22 Sep, 2014
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AIMA urges authorities to make public aggregated data from regulatory reports

Data obtained from regulatory filings such as Annex IV under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD), Form PF and Form CPO-PQR, should be aggregated and made publicly available, according to t

Posted on: 17 Sep, 2014
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US derivatives proposals could curb legitimate hedging

Proposals in the US for derivatives to be “marked to market” for tax purposes would prevent legitimate hedging of risk, according to the Options Clearing House (OCC).

Posted on: 16 Sep, 2014
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Managed accounts not necessarily answer to Solvency II capital adequacy regime challenges

Not all managed account structures will enable insurers to reduce their Solvency II capital charges, it has been warned.

Posted on: 10 Sep, 2014
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AIFMs warned on manco risk

Firms launching AIFMD (Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive) management companies or “mancos” have been warned their limited balance sheets could expose them to serious risks should there be a compliance failing or litigation proceedings

Posted on: 08 Sep, 2014
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Clearing members increasingly reporting under EMIR for buy-side clients

Clearing members are increasingly reporting over-the-counter (OTC) and exchange traded derivatives (ETDs) to trade repositories under the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) on behalf of their buy-s

Posted on: 05 Sep, 2014
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EU regulators will struggle to digest data provided by algos and HFTs following MiFID II

European regulators will struggle to digest much of the data they receive from algorithmic traders and high-frequency-traders (HFTs) once the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) takes effect.

Posted on: 02 Sep, 2014
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Private equity firms urged to engage in depositary discussions now

Private equity managers ensnared by the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) have been urged to start making preparations to appoint a depositary or depositary-lite now despite the grandfather clause not ending until 2015.

Posted on: 28 Aug, 2014
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Pairing of OTCs by trade repositories unlikely anytime soon

The bulk of inter-trade repository over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives transactions will not be paired any-time soon, although it will be substantially easier to reconcile exchange traded derivatives (ETDs) as mandated under the European Market Inf

Posted on: 26 Aug, 2014
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Dubai eases fund manager restrictions

Dubai has eased its restrictions on asset managers in what appears to be a move to attract more hedge funds and private equity vehicles to domicile in the region.

Posted on: 22 Aug, 2014
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