Basel III

Give Us Global Standards or Give Us Chaos – Open Letter to US Congressman McHenry

US Congressman Patrick McHenry recently sent a letter to Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen criticizing the Fed’s participation in setting global banking rules of conduct and asserting that standards are agreed in opaque settings. But standardization lowers business costs in finance as in manufacturing – for American banks and investors as well as their international counterparts. A common set of rules for the global financial industry is just a matter of common sense, argues Thomas Murray.

Posted on: 24 Apr, 2017

Treasury management: no longer the poor relation

Treasury operations within hedge funds have traditionally been the ‘poor relation’ to other functions, however, this is changing.

Posted on: 05 Nov, 2015

Hedge funds increasing offering clients co-investment opportunities through SPVs

An increasing number of hedge fund managers are offering investors co-investment opportunities through special purpose vehicles (SPVs) as the convergence between hedge funds and private equity continues to grow.

Posted on: 01 Jun, 2015
Posted in: Investors

Hybrid fund vehicles urged to implement rigorous Chinese Walls

Hedge fund managers launching or acquiring equity stakes in private equity or venture capital firms must ensure they have adequate Chinese Walls in place to prevent conflicts of interest arising through separate vehicles, according to Seward &

Posted on: 03 Nov, 2014
Posted in: Investors

Asset owners taking holistic approach to collateral management

Asset owners are increasingly taking a holistic approach to their collateral management processes as a result of their growing retreat from securities lending coupled with the migration of over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives instruments into centra

Posted on: 29 Oct, 2014
Posted in: Investors

GAIM Ops: Alternative sources of hedge fund financing could emerge

Alternative sources of hedge fund financing could emerge as prime brokers scale back their financing as banks seek to meet their Basel III capital requirements.

Posted on: 13 Oct, 2014
Posted in: Prime Brokerage

Bulge bracket prime brokers risk looking short-termist

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

Hedge funds urged to start PB financing negotiations now

Hedge fund managers should start negotiations with their prime brokers and scale back on the number of counterparty relationships they have if they want to obtain favourable financing terms as primes look set to curb their financing operations onc

Posted on: 09 Sep, 2014
Posted in: Prime Brokerage

Hedge funds warned on attempting to replicate private equity strategies

Hedge fund managers should not seek to replicate private equity investment strategies amid concerns there could be a liquidity mismatch, it has been warned.

Posted on: 11 Aug, 2014
Posted in: Investors

Citi paper warns hedge funds on collateral management and rising financing costs

Hedge funds must optimise the way in which they manage their collateral following reforms of the over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives markets while the cost of financing is going to rise exponentially in light of Basel III capital requirements, a ne

Posted on: 01 Jul, 2014
Posted in: Prime Brokerage

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