Hedge funds increasingly providing SME financing

Hedge funds are increasingly providing financing to small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) as banks retreat from lending, according to a paper published by the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA).

Posted on: 06 May, 2015
Posted in: Feature

AIMA updates corporate governance guide

The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the hedge fund industry group, has updated its Fund Directors Guide. The Guide, last published in 2008, is aimed at investment managers, fund promoters and directors.

Posted on: 29 Apr, 2015
Posted in: Regulation

Low volume swaps users could exit derivatives due to suspension of early termination rights

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

Buy-side warn on suspension of early termination rights for swaps

Industry associations including the Managed Funds Association (MFA) and the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) have sent a letter to the Financial Stability Board (FSB) expressing concern about the potential suspension of counter

Posted on: 06 Nov, 2014
Posted in: Investors

GAIM Ops: Emerging managers warned on challenges

Managers need Assets under Management (AuM) of between $100 million and $150 million if they are to break-even amid growing regulatory scrutiny and pressure from investors to institutionalise their businesses.

Posted on: 13 Oct, 2014
Posted in: Launches

EU regulators must learn lessons from EMIR when implementing SFT rules

EU regulators should learn from the experiences of the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) and apply single sided reporting when it introduces reporting requirements for securities financing transactions (SFTs), the Alternative Invest

Posted on: 02 Oct, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

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
Posted in: Regulation

SEC publishes Form PF data

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) an

Posted on: 19 Aug, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

Half of managers yet to apply for AIFMD authorisation, survey finds

Nearly half of all alternative investment fund managers have yet to apply for authorisation with their national regulators under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) despite the rules coming into play next week.

Posted on: 14 Jul, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

Investors adopting partnership-driven approach to hedge funds, says Barclays study

Investors are concentrating their hedge fund portfolios on fewer managers and adopting a more partnership-driven approach, according to a study by Barclays Prime Services and the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the hedge fund

Posted on: 26 Jun, 2014
Posted in: Prime Brokerage


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