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Buy-side firms have been urged to embrace the Investment Book of Record (IBOR), a single source of portfolio calculations across asset classes, if they are to avoid a potential collateral squeeze once the mandatory clearing of over-the-counter (...

Posted on: 01 Sep, 2014
Posted in: Technology

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
Posted in: Regulation

Imatchative’s AltX platform, an online service that facilitates introductions between institutional investors and hedge funds is likely to move into other asset classes including traditional mutual funds, private equity and real-estate in due...

Posted on: 27 Aug, 2014
Posted in: Investors

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...

Posted on: 26 Aug, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

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
Posted in: Regulation

The dominance of Bloomberg over the fund management industry and Wall Street more broadly could be coming to an end amid a host of challenges to its historic stranglehold.

Posted on: 21 Aug, 2014
Posted in: Technology

More than 35% of institutional investors intend to increase their exposures to  alternative asset classes, according to data from Preqin.

Posted on: 20 Aug, 2014
Posted in: Investors

Private funds’ Regulatory Assets under Management (RAuM) totals $8.8 trillion, of which hedge  funds and private equity vehicles comprise $4.04 trillion and $1.9 trillion respectively, according to the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC)...

Posted on: 19 Aug, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

The buy-side is struggling to report details of the collateral of their non-clearable derivatives transactions as mandated under the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR).

Posted on: 18 Aug, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

Institutional investors received $568 billion in distributions from private equity firms in 2013, the highest annual amount ever recorded, according to data from Preqin.

Posted on: 15 Aug, 2014
Posted in: Investors

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