SEC scrutinising liquid alternatives

Hedge funds embracing liquid alternative structures have been advised to ensure their products are in compliance with the liquidity and leverage restrictions enshrined in the 40’ Act rules following growing interest from the Securities and Exchang

Posted on: 29 Apr, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

Mitsubishi UFJ acquires Meridian

Mitsubishi UFJ Fund Services is to acquire Meridian Fund Services as the firm continues to expand.

Posted on: 19 Mar, 2014

ALFI: UCITS and AIFs could be marketed to China within five years

UCITS and AIFs could be marketed to Chinese investors within the next five years, according to the chairman of the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI).

Posted on: 19 Mar, 2014
Posted in: Investors

OFA: Hedge funds must educate investors on AIFMD leverage calculations

Hedge fund managers should start informing their underlying investors in order to avoid later confusion that leverage calculations conducted in accordance with the EU’s Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) could differ markedly f

Posted on: 07 Mar, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

Mitsubishi UFJ looking at further fund administration acquisitions

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group is actively considering further acquisitions of hedge fund administrators following its purchase of Butterfield Fulcrum.

Posted on: 26 Feb, 2014

FCA issues clarity on AIFMD remuneration rules

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has confirmed that hedge funds managing less than £1 billion in assets will not be ensnared by the most onerous remuneration restrictions contained in the EU’s Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directi

Posted on: 03 Feb, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

ETFs' AuM could overtake hedge funds, says EY study

Assets invested in Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) could surpass the size of the global hedge fund industry over the next 12 to 18 months, according to a study by Ernst & Young (EY).

Posted on: 27 Jan, 2014
Posted in: Investors

Smoot and Hawley are alive and well and living in Brussels

The European Union (EU) was founded on the principle of free trade. In practice, however, it has preferred to confine free trade to its own members, and even among them a wide variety of informal barriers have persisted.

Posted on: 13 Jan, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

INDOS receives FCA authorisation to serve as depo-lite

INDOS Financial has received authorisation from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to provide depository-lite services to non-EU hedge funds under the soon-to-be-implemented Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD).

Posted on: 10 Jan, 2014
Posted in: Launches

COOConnect Summary of 2013: Part 3

Here is the third instalment of COOConnect’s five part series summarising the key events to impact the hedge fund industry in 2013.

Posted on: 17 Dec, 2013
Posted in: Investors


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