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BNP Paribas Securities Services appoints Head of Australia and NZ

BNP Paribas Securities Services has announced the appointment of David Braga as Head of Australia and New Zealand, a role which Braga will start in mid-May.

Posted on: 17 Feb, 2015
Posted in: People Moves

Barclays study highlights capital raising opportunities in APAC

There could be up to $70 billion in assets up for grabs for hedge funds marketing into Asia-Pacific (APAC), according to a study by Barclays Prime Services Capital Solutions.

Posted on: 28 May, 2014
Posted in: Prime Brokerage

Hedge funds investing in Australia could be hit by new tax ruling

Limited partnerships including offshore hedge funds and private equity vehicles should limit their investments in Australian property and mining companies to a sub- 10% threshold if they want to avoid being hit by higher tax bills.

Posted on: 14 May, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

Extra-territorial research of European OTC derivative regulation will drive costs

Both the American and the European initiatives to regulate OTC derivatives have acquired a reputation for extra-territorial implications.

Posted on: 09 Sep, 2013
Posted in: Regulation

Australian superannuation fund reform could lead to reduced inflows to FOFs

Australia’s burgeoning superannuation funds industry could be forced to scale back their exposures to funds of funds following the introduction of the “MySuper” rules, a partner at K&L Gates in Melbourne has warned.

Posted on: 03 Jul, 2013
Posted in: Regulation

Solvency II could provide OPERA boost to Albourne

Uptake of Albourne Partners’ OPERA (Open Protocol Enabling Risk Aggregation), an in-depth risk reporting tool, is likely to be given a boost by Solvency II, a senior executive has said.

Posted on: 16 May, 2013
Posted in: Investors

GAIM Ops Cayman 2013: A Summary

Here is a summary of some of the key points discussed at GAIM Ops Cayman, which took place at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Grand Cayman between April 21 and April 24.

 

Divisions about OPERA

Posted on: 25 Apr, 2013
Posted in: Operational Risk

Scalable HF strategies such as managed futures could cut fees

Scalable hedge fund strategies such as systematic traders, which have already built the infrastructure as well as long/short equity, could dramatically curb their fees, i

Posted on: 18 Apr, 2013
Posted in: Investors

Australian regulation could force managers to change their fee structures

Hedge funds marketing to Australian superannuation schemes could be forced to change their fee structures if they are to be compliant with the country’s proposed “Stronger Super” legislation.

Posted on: 10 Sep, 2012
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