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Does the Hedge Fund industry benefit society?

25 Mar, 2015

It is no secret that the hedge fund industry is viewed negatively by a large portion of the general public, but should it be? The average person is inundated with negative articles creating the image that: 1.) Most hedge fund managers are dishonest and frequently commit fraud or violate insider trading laws. 2.) Hedge funds are highly risky investments. 3.) Their devious actions are bad for the general public. 4.) Hedge funds generate bad performance and their fees are too high.

Asset manager interest in Stock Connect to increase

The Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect initiative enabling international investors to trade in onshore Chinese equities is likely to see a surge in fund manager interest once regulators fix some of the issues surrounding securities ownership and trade settlements, according to HSBC Securities Services.

Posted on: 23 Mar, 2015
Posted in: Feature

Fund managers advised to improve KYC on Russian clients

Fund managers need to up the ante on their Know Your Client (KYC) procedures and due diligence on prospective clients from Russia amid concerns there is limited awareness about the scope of the sanctions.

Posted on: 10 Nov, 2014
Posted in: Investors

Uncertainty over extension of Pan-EU passport to non-EU managers remains

The extension of the pan-EU passport to non-EU managers as envisioned under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) is contingent on third countries meeting equivalence standards laid out by the EU and the effectiveness of the n

Posted on: 07 Nov, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

OECD introduces further investor reporting

Financial institutions including fund managers will need to up the ante on client due diligence and bolster investor reporting following the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development's (OECD) agreement on the automatic exchange of info

Posted on: 30 Oct, 2014
Posted in: Investors

Asset owners taking holistic approach to collateral management

Asset owners are increasingly taking a holistic approach to their collateral management processes as a result of their growing retreat from securities lending coupled with the migration of over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives instruments into centra

Posted on: 29 Oct, 2014
Posted in: Investors

Debate over whether multi-depositary regime could emerge under AIFMD

There is debate as to whether a multiple-depositary model could emerge under the EU’s Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) once the national private placement regime expires in 2015.

Posted on: 29 Oct, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

Fund managers still charging end clients for research despite FCA clampdown

Almost three quarters of UK investment firms have taken little or no action to revise the way in which they purchase research using dealing commissions despite the recent clampdown by the Financial Conduct Autho

Posted on: 28 Oct, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

Fund managers urged to have responses to regulatory enforcement actions in place

Private funds should have a strategic response plan in place to deal with any potential regulatory enforcement action, according to Cordium, a compliance consultancy

Posted on: 27 Oct, 2014
Posted in: Operational Risk

Financial institutions warned on cyber-insurance

Financial institutions must ensure they have adequate cyber-insurance to deal with the aftermath of any cyber-breach.

Posted on: 08 Oct, 2014
Posted in: Technology


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