Bernard Madoff

Israel Hedge Fund Association Conference, Tel Aviv: A Summary

A trip by COOConnect to Tel Aviv to attend the Israel Hedge Fund Association (IHFA) Conference found an industry with enormous potential but a number of challenges are likely to stymie its emergence anytime soon.

Posted on: 21 May, 2014
Posted in: Investors

Israeli investors still suffering from Madoff hangover

Domestic and foreign hedge fund managers need to better educate the Israeli investor community about the merits of the asset class amid concerns some of the country’s allocators have negative perceptions of the industry, buoyed in part by a hangov

Posted on: 21 May, 2014
Posted in: Investors

ALFI: HNWIs returning to hedge funds although AIFMD causing distribution challenges

Appetite among high-net-worth-individuals (HNWIs) for hedge funds is growing, although the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) is causing distribution challenges within the EU, it has been said.

Posted on: 18 Mar, 2014
Posted in: Investors

Gottex and EIM to merge

Gottex Fund Management and EIM Group are to merge creating a combined business with just under $10 billion in Assets under Management (AuM).

Posted on: 16 Dec, 2013
Posted in: People Moves

Private banks must return to hedge funds

Private banks have little option but to return to hedge fund investing although they need to work harder at convincing their high-net-worth clients about the benefits of alternatives, it has been said.

Posted on: 09 Dec, 2013
Posted in: Investors

Start-ups advised against domiciling in Switzerland

Start-up hedge fund managers have been advised against domiciling in Switzerland amid the mounting regulatory costs in the country.  

Posted on: 02 Oct, 2013
Posted in: Launches

Growth of ODD clout continues, according to Deutsche Bank study

Seventy per-cent of operational due diligence (ODD) teams at institutional investors have explicit veto authority over hedge fund allocations, and this was exercised in almost 10% of manager reviews in 2012, according to a Deutsche Bank prime brok

Posted on: 01 Jul, 2013
Posted in: Prime Brokerage

Some lessons from SAC Capital

A panel discussion held in the Cayman Islands earlier this year on the topic of insider trading was telling.

Posted on: 05 Jun, 2013
Posted in: Legal

Family office operational due diligence found wanting, warns consultant

Family office operational due diligence is substandard despite these investors having the highest return expectations at hedge funds, a consultancy has warned.

Posted on: 03 Jun, 2013
Posted in: Operational Risk

Review of 2012: Part three

Here is the third instalment of our four part series reviewing 2012.

Private placements and passport plus other EU rules

Posted on: 19 Dec, 2012
Posted in: Investors


Subscribe to Bernard Madoff