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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...

Posted on: 22 Sep, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

The decision by bulge bracket prime brokers to terminate certain hedge fund relationships risks looking short-termist and could provide opportunities for the mini-prime brokerage industry, particularly in London.

Posted on: 18 Sep, 2014
Posted in: Prime Brokerage

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...

Posted on: 17 Sep, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

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
Posted in: Regulation

Private equity fees are among the fairest in the asset management industry and wholly transparent, and it is unlikely the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will find any transgressions with the fee...

Posted on: 15 Sep, 2014
Posted in: Investors

Sanctions compliance has historically been a relatively straightforward exercise, mainly because the targeted markets were either not functioning or attractive, so their appeal was predictably limited for even the most adventurous asset managers...

Posted on: 12 Sep, 2014
Posted in: Operations

Outsourcing the responsible officer (RO) function under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) offers limited value to Cayman-Islands’ domiciled fund managers.

Posted on: 11 Sep, 2014
Posted in: Investors

Global leader in multi-asset brokerage and clearing, Newedge, today announced all managed futures indices reported positive performance in August following on from what had been a hard month for returns in July...

Posted on: 10 Sep, 2014
Posted in: Investors

Dominic Hobson spoke to Gina Miller of SCM Private about the impact full disclosure of costs - management fees, performance fees, equity commissions and spreads - under MiFID II will have on the investment management industry.

Posted on: 10 Sep, 2014
Posted in: Video Features

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

Posted on: 10 Sep, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

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