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Here is a summary of some of the key issues at the Association of the Luxembourg Funds Industry (ALFI) alternative investment conference.

Posted on: 28 Nov, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

Simon Whiteside of Simmons & Simmons LLP discusses the risks, challenges and benefits assocaited with 'depo-lite' as well as what the future holds...

Posted on: 27 Nov, 2014
Posted in: Video Features

The Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) has prompted strong growth in European fund domiciles, with total Assets under Management (AuM) in the EU growing by 13 per-cent to $3.7 trillion, according to a study by the Association...

Posted on: 25 Nov, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

There are questions as to whether depositary banks with assets held in sub-custody at US prime brokers will be subject to strict restitution liability under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) for assets lost during re-...

Posted on: 24 Nov, 2014
Posted in: Prime Brokerage

Low volume swaps users including fund managers and institutional investors could exit derivatives if the Financial Stability Board (FSB) suspends counterparties’ early termination rights on swaps transactions during US bankruptcy proceedings.

Posted on: 21 Nov, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

He will replace existing chairman Robert Mirksy, global head of KPMG’s hedge fund practice, who has relocated to New York.

Posted on: 21 Nov, 2014
Posted in: People Moves

COOConnect spoke to Bill Pew, CEO, of INDOS Financial, about the demand, costs and general interest in depositary services...

Posted on: 20 Nov, 2014
Posted in: Video Features

Fund platforms are transforming the distribution funds in Europe, and the relationship between fund managers and fund distributors. Dominic Hobson spoke to Edouard Bokuetenge, chairman of the Fund Platform Group, about the changing regulatory and...

Posted on: 19 Nov, 2014
Posted in: Video Features

More than 75 per-cent of pension funds plan to increase their risk appetite over the next three years with a growing number bolstering their allocations into alternative asset classes such as hedge funds and private equity, according to a study...

Posted on: 18 Nov, 2014
Posted in: Investors

Since 2008 the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has under Section 457A of the United States tax code taxed performance fees left by fund managers in the offshore funds they manage, even if the manager does not actually receive the money. However,...

Posted on: 17 Nov, 2014
Posted in: Video Features

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