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Monitoring of RAuM essential to ensure managers do not breach AIFMD reporting thresholds

Managers must continually monitor their Regulatory Assets under Management (RAuM) so as to ensure they do not inadvertently exceed the Annex IV reporting thresholds laid down in the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD).

Posted on: 25 Sep, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

AIFMs warned on manco risk

Firms launching AIFMD (Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive) management companies or “mancos” have been warned their limited balance sheets could expose them to serious risks should there be a compliance failing or litigation proceedings

Posted on: 08 Sep, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

Bulk of sub-threshold managers seeking to become AIFMs

The overwhelming majority of sub-threshold managers are electing to become AIFMs under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD), which comes into effect tomorrow.

Posted on: 21 Jul, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

Small funds on FCA umbrella platforms could be hit by AIFMD

Start-up hedge fund managers using umbrella platforms to speed up their Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) registration process have been warned they could be ensnared by the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD).

Posted on: 04 Jul, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

Publicly accessible CIMA database of directors still a long way off

The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) is still some way from creating an accessible database identifying the fund boards on which directors sit on.

Posted on: 03 Jul, 2014
Posted in: Investors

ManCo platforms could face ESMA clampdown

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) could clamp down on management company (ManCo) platforms if they are perceived to be letterbox entities when it conducts its review of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD)

Posted on: 12 May, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

Emerging managers to benefit from return of family office capital

There has been a sizeable growth in seed deals and day-one investments as family offices increasingly regain their confidence in hedge funds.

Posted on: 07 May, 2014
Posted in: Investors

AIFMD marketing risks highlighted in KB Associates' seminar

Managers taking advantage of national private placement regimes across the EU under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) must ensure they are fully-compliant with the marketing restrictions in place in various member states o

Posted on: 03 Apr, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

FCA survey highlights concentration of assets in largest managers

The 20 largest UK hedge funds control nearly 82% of the $470 billion in assets that are managed out of the country, according to the latest hedge fund survey by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

Posted on: 24 Mar, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

Bloomberg Hedge Fund Start-Up Conference 2013: Key Points

Hedge fund managers of the pre-crisis mould typically needed little more than a Bloomberg terminal and a rudimentary office to attract the attention of investors.

Posted on: 29 Nov, 2013
Posted in: Launches


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