Solvency II will facilitate retreat from alternatives by insurers, says UBS/PwC study

More than two-thirds of insurance companies intend to scale back their exposures to alternative asset managers as a result of regulation, according to a survey by UBS Fund Services and PricewaterhouseCoopers (Pw

Posted on: 23 Oct, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

Regulators must take preventative not reactive approach to mitigate CCP failures

Global regulators and financial institutions should focus on preventative rather than reactive measures to mitigate the knock-on effects of a central counterparty clearing house (CCP) running into difficulty if one of its clearing members defaults

Posted on: 16 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

Managed accounts not necessarily answer to Solvency II capital adequacy regime challenges

Not all managed account structures will enable insurers to reduce their Solvency II capital charges, it has been warned.

Posted on: 10 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

SEC commences examinations of liquid alternative funds

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has begun its long-awaited sweep examinations of alternative mutual funds  

Posted on: 14 Aug, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

RAuM methodologies in Annex IV and Form PF could lead to fund managers being dubbed SIFIs

The reporting methodologies for Regulatory Assets under Management (RAuM) at fund managers used by Form PF in the US and Annex IV under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) could result in regulators imposing bank-style rules

Posted on: 30 Jul, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

BIS report warns rise of asset managers presents potential market risks

The growing clout of asset managers could present risks to market stability, according to a report by the Bank of International Settlements (BIS).

Posted on: 30 Jun, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

Man acquires Numeric in latest deal

Man Group has acquired Numeric Holdings, a Boston-based quantitative equity manager with $14.7 billion in Assets under Management (AuM), just weeks after it purchased Pine Grove, a $1 billion credit-focused fund of hedge funds.

Posted on: 19 Jun, 2014
Posted in: People Moves

FSOC proposals on SIFIs could hurt large asset managers

The proposals by the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC), the US government agency mandated under Dodd-Frank to monitor systemic risk, to label some asset managers including hedge funds as “systemically important financial institutions” (

Posted on: 20 May, 2014
Posted in: Regulation


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