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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

GAIM Ops: Emerging managers warned on challenges

Managers need Assets under Management (AuM) of between $100 million and $150 million if they are to break-even amid growing regulatory scrutiny and pressure from investors to institutionalise their businesses.

Posted on: 13 Oct, 2014
Posted in: Launches

Half of managers yet to apply for AIFMD authorisation, survey finds

Nearly half of all alternative investment fund managers have yet to apply for authorisation with their national regulators under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) despite the rules coming into play next week.

Posted on: 14 Jul, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

Attitudes to AIFMD mellowing, finds Multifonds' survey

Attitudes towards the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) appear to be mellowing, according to a survey by Multifonds, the fund software company.

Posted on: 23 Jun, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

GAIM Ops Cayman: Lack of interest in JOBS Act among hedge funds

Hedge fund managers are still reluctant to take advantage of the liberalised advertising and marketing rules following the passage of the JOBS Act, according to panellists speaking at GAIM Ops Cayman.

Posted on: 08 Apr, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

OFA: Hedge funds bracing for further regulatory reporting

Hedge fund managers should brace themselves for further regulatory reporting obligations once the US Treasury’s Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) are implemented, which is likely to be some point in 2014. 

Posted on: 06 Mar, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

Investors warming to outsourcing compliance but regulatory challenges remain, says KPMG

Institutional investors, historically wary of managers outsourcing their operations, are increasingly recognising the benefits of outsourcing regulatory compliance as the costs of these global rules continue to mount on small to mid-sized hedge fu

Posted on: 22 Oct, 2013
Posted in: Outsourcing

Managers not offsetting regulatory compliance costs, says survey

The majority of hedge funds are not offsetting the costs of regulatory compliance to their funds, while smaller managers are being disproportionately impacted by the rule changes, according to a joint survey by AIMA, the Managed Funds Association

Posted on: 17 Oct, 2013
Posted in: Regulation

Uncertainty over AIFMD could prompt AIFMD II, warns Conservative MEP

Uncertainty about key aspects of AIFMD, such as the future of private placement and third country agreements, could facilitate the creation of an AIFMD II, warned Syed Kamall, Conservative Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for London, and a

Posted on: 03 May, 2013
Posted in: Regulation

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