IMF report warns EU on naked short-selling sovereign CDS ban

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) report has warned the EU that its ban on naked short-selling of sovereign credit default swaps (CDS) will disrupt hedging and exacerbate financial instability.

Posted on: 12 Apr, 2013
Posted in: Regulation

Thomson Reuters to launch data feed for smaller hedge fund managers

Thomson Reuters will launch its new data feed aimed at smaller hedge fund managers later next month.

Posted on: 20 Mar, 2013
Posted in: Technology

AIFMD Countdown – A Monthly Blog by Bill Prew, INDOS Financial Limited

Bill Prew continues his monthly update of recent AIFMD developments. Some progress has been made but remains slow despite only a little over 120 days to go to the 22 July 2013 implementation date.

Posted on: 19 Mar, 2013
Posted in: Regulation

Hedge funds need at least $250 million AuM to break-even, according to Citi Prime Finance survey

Hedge fund managers need to run between $250 million and $375 million AuM to enable their management fee to adequately cover the costs of support personnel and third party expenses, according to Citi Prime Finance’s 2012

Posted on: 12 Dec, 2012
Posted in: Prime Brokerage

EU likely to ease MiFID II reporting requirements for algo traders, says FOA

The Futures and Options Association (FOA), the industry body representing businesses engaged in listed derivatives trading, is optimistic the EU will ease some of the reporting requirements aimed at algorithmic traders in MiFID II, adding the curr

Posted on: 14 Nov, 2012

ASEAN CIS passport could arrive sooner than expected

An ASEAN passport for collective investment schemes (CIS), not too dissimilar to Ucits, could come into effect sooner than most experts had predicted.

Posted on: 24 Oct, 2012
Posted in: LaunchesRegulation

French FTT could be extended to derivatives, says senior cabinet members

Senior cabinet members at the French Ministry of Economy and Finance have said they will not rule out extending the country’s Financial Transactions Tax (FTT) to some derivatives, and rejected criticism that the rules were extraterritorial.

Posted on: 16 Oct, 2012

Uncertainty continues around EU shorting rules

Hedge funds are still in flux about the EU’s latest proposals on short-selling, industry experts have said.  

Posted on: 08 Oct, 2012

AIFMD will lead to greater convergence between hedge funds and long-only vehicles

Two thirds of industry professionals with more than $16 trillion in Assets under Administration (AuA) believe AIFMD will accelerate the convergence of long-only investment vehicles and hedge funds, according to a

Posted on: 10 Sep, 2012

Brussels: Counterparty limits on Ucits funds to be amended in light of mandatory OTC clearing

The European Commission has hinted it will revise counterparty limits for Ucits managers trading OTC derivatives in light of mandatory clearing of swaps.

Posted on: 06 Sep, 2012


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