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Brussels: Rehypothecation caps being reviewed, says top European Commission policymaker

A top policymaker at the European Commission has said rehypothecation is being firmly scrutinised, adding a cap was a possibility although no decision would be made until the implications were fully understood.

Posted on: 05 Sep, 2012

Proposed UK FATCA equivelent met with scepticism

Proposals for a UK-style FATCA have been met with scepticism amid concerns it would be difficult to implement.

UK jumps on FATCA bandwaggon

Posted on: 29 Aug, 2012

Korean Transaction Tax will dent country's hedge fund ambitions

Proposals in South Korea to implement a transaction tax on futures and options would seriously dent the jurisdiction’s ambitions to build a viable hedge fund industry, it has been warned.

Posted on: 23 Aug, 2012

UAE regulation could hit hedge fund marketing in the region

New rules targeting foreign investment funds in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) could frustrate hedge fund managers’ marketing efforts in the region, it has been warned.

Posted on: 14 Aug, 2012

Buy-side firms urged to identify preferred SEFs quickly

Buy-side (and sell-side) institutions trading swaps need to identify quickly which swap execution facilities (SEFs) they want to use to enable them to continue executing swap transactions once Dodd-Frank is enacted.

Posted on: 25 Jul, 2012

AIFMD delays frustrating albeit manageable, survey shows

AIFMD delays are frustrating hedge funds but most managers appear to be taking it in their stride, according to a survey by IMS, the compliance consultancy.

Posted on: 25 Jul, 2012

French transactions tax could be extended to derivatives, warns source

The French financial transactions tax on listed equities will lead to a surge in equity swaps while an extension of the tax to derivatives products cannot be ruled out, an industry source in Paris has said.

Posted on: 16 Jul, 2012

Hedge funds warned against moving to less regulated markets as extraterritoriality starts to bite

Increased extraterritoriality is closing the ability for alternative managers to decamp to less regulated jurisdictions to escape EU and US rules, The IMS Group has said.

Posted on: 05 Jul, 2012

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