Lawsuits Bring Renewed Attention to FX Transaction Costs

16 Jun, 2015

Despite the promises of better behaviour by banks after their fines for past abuses in the foreign exchange markets, investors should subject their currency transaction procedures to a thorough review to ensure best execution.

SIFI challenge for asset managers

A coordinated approach by international regulators towards oversight of fund managers deemed to be systemically important financial institutions (SIFIs) must be undertaken so as to avoid confusion.

Posted on: 31 Mar, 2015
Posted in: Regulation

Low volume swaps users could exit derivatives due to suspension of early termination rights

Low volume swaps users including fund managers and institutional investors could exit derivatives if the Financial Stability Board (FSB) suspends counterparties’ early termination rights on swaps transactions during US bankruptcy proceedings.

Posted on: 21 Nov, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

Buy-side warn on suspension of early termination rights for swaps

Industry associations including the Managed Funds Association (MFA) and the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) have sent a letter to the Financial Stability Board (FSB) expressing concern about the potential suspension of counter

Posted on: 06 Nov, 2014
Posted in: Investors

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

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

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

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

Forget Dodd Frank, AIFMD, FATCA and MiFID: this is the regulatory threat that matters

The closure on 7 April of the Financial Stability Board (FSB)...

Posted on: 28 Apr, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

FRM warns on impact of regulation on hedge fund financing

Any regulation of the shadow banking market must be careful not to dramatically alter the cost of hedge fund financing, it has been warned.

Posted on: 08 Jan, 2014
Posted in: Regulation


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