Institutional investors increasingly launching operational platforms for hedge funds

An increasing number of institutional investors are building internal operational platforms or umbrella platforms for emerging portfolio managers to leverage upon.

Posted on: 14 Nov, 2014
Posted in: Investors

Fund managers urged to have holistic approach to regulatory data gathering

Fund managers need to take a holistic approach towards regulation, particularly when it comes to gathering various data sets for different regulatory reports, according to the head of regulatory change at M&G Investments.

Posted on: 13 Nov, 2014
Posted in: Investors

GAIM Ops: Managers urged to collect static Annex IV data

Fund managers impacted by the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) should begin collecting static data from their counterparties to start populating the Annex IV report so as to avoid a mad rush when the deadline approaches.

Posted on: 10 Oct, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

Annex IV preparations yet to begin for majority of managers

More than half of fund managers have yet to begin preparations for their Annex IV reporting obligations due to come into effect from January 31, 2015 under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD), according to a survey by Cordiu

Posted on: 22 Sep, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

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

GAIM Ops Cayman: Concerns over NFA's proposed capital requirements for CTOs and CPOs

Proposals by the National Futures Association (NFA) to force commodity pool operators (CPOs) and commodity trading advisors (CTAs) registered with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to maintain minimum capital requirements would be a

Posted on: 07 Apr, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

COOConnect Summary of 2013: Part 1

In the run up to Christmas, COOConnect will be publishing a five-part series summarising the key trends and events to impact the global hedge fund industry in 2013.

Posted on: 13 Dec, 2013
Posted in: Investors

Managed account platforms' marketing materials to face greater scrutiny

The marketing materials of managed account platforms will likely be subject to greater scrutiny amid concerns that some providers are inflating their Assets under Management (AuM) on their pools, it has been said.

Posted on: 26 Nov, 2013
Posted in: Operational Risk

AlphaMetrix highlights counterparty and asset safety risk in managed accounts platforms

The main selling points for managed accounts since the acute phase of the financial crisis in 2008 introduced investors to gates and other inhibitions are transparency, liquidity, high levels of governance and diminished co-investor risk. 

Posted on: 28 Oct, 2013
Posted in: Operational Risk

Review of 2012: Part two

Here is the second of COOConnect’s four part review of 2012.

PF (Form)

Posted on: 18 Dec, 2012
Posted in: Investors


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