AIFMD

Alignment needed in firms' internal infrastructure to deal with regulatory reporting

It is essential managers align their internal infrastructure to ensure consistency across their regulatory reports in the US and EU.

Posted on: 20 Jun, 2014
Posted in: Operational Risk

GAIM: Liquid alternatives' AuM could soon rival hedge funds

Liquid alternatives, such as ’40 Act alternative mutual funds and absolute return UCITS, are where exchange traded funds (ETFs) were in 2006, while some speculate the sector could rival offshore hedge funds by assets within five years.

Posted on: 18 Jun, 2014
Posted in: Investors

GAIM Monaco: Gibraltar confident of growth in AIFM applications despite slow start

The number of AIFMs seeking to domicile in Gibraltar is likely to grow despite a somewhat static start. 

Posted on: 17 Jun, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

Deutsche Bank study highlights investor red flag areas

Lack of transparency, inadequate compliance procedures, poor segregation of duties, inexperience and inappropriate valuation policies are the five most frequently cited red-flags in operational due diligence, according to a Deutsche Bank Global Pr

Posted on: 16 Jun, 2014
Posted in: Investors

Asset management industry to shrink by half in next 15 years, says KPMG

Nearly half of all asset managers will not exist by 2030 as client demographics, technology and social behaviour undergo rapid transformation, according to a report by KPMG.

Posted on: 16 Jun, 2014
Posted in: Launches

FCA backlog of depository authorisations puts fund managers at regulatory risk

Managers risk disruption to their businesses or being in non-compliance with the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) as the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is yet to give regulatory approval to a number of AIFMD depositar

Posted on: 10 Jun, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

Managers devoting too little time to Annex IV

Managers are at risk of not devoting enough time preparing for their Annex IV reports as required under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD).

Posted on: 09 Jun, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

Asset managers warned on legacy systems

Asset managers risk enormous operational risks because of their continuing dependence on legacy technology systems, according to Advent Software.

Posted on: 04 Jun, 2014
Posted in: Technology

Standalone administrators offering full depo must have balance sheet capital strength

Standalone fund administrators offering full depository services subject to strict liability for the restitution of assets under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) must ensure they have sufficient balance sheet capital to h

Posted on: 02 Jun, 2014

Hedge fund AuM to double by 2018, predicts Citi

The global hedge fund industry is projected to double from $2.9 trillion to $5.8 trillion by 2018 while there is an increasingly blurred line between investors and hedge funds as the former start to build out their own asset management organisatio

Posted on: 30 May, 2014
Posted in: Prime Brokerage

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