Solvency II will facilitate retreat from alternatives by insurers, says UBS/PwC study

More than two-thirds of insurance companies intend to scale back their exposures to alternative asset managers as a result of regulation, according to a survey by UBS Fund Services and PricewaterhouseCoopers (Pw

Posted on: 23 Oct, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

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

GAIM Monaco: A summary

COOConnect attended the GAIM Conference in Monte Carlo, which was celebrating its twentieth anniversary. Here is a summary of the key points.

Posted on: 20 Jun, 2014
Posted in: Investors

Funds of funds need at least $1.5 billion to survive, says Towers Watson

Funds of hedge funds will need at least $1.5 billion in Assets under Management (AuM) for their businesses to survive, and around $7 billion to thrive.

Posted on: 11 Dec, 2013
Posted in: Investors

PAAMCO urges greater focus on hedge fund expenses

Investors should be increasingly diligent when reviewing hedge fund expenses, while managers ought to be more specific about what they intend to charge to the fund in offering memoranda, says PAAMCO, the $8.7 billion emerging manager focused fund

Posted on: 06 Aug, 2013
Posted in: Operational Risk

Hedge fund industry cautious on JOBS Act

Hedge fund managers are likely to adopt a “wait and see” approach in terms of re-jigging their marketing and advertising strategies following passage of the JOBS Act, while significant impediments still remain.

Posted on: 12 Jul, 2013
Posted in: Regulation

Pension fund capital requirements scrapped

The European Commission’s shelving of Pillar 1 capital requirements as previously mandated under the Institutions for Occupational Retirement Provision (IORP) Directive will help facilitate continued pension fund investments into hedge funds and o

Posted on: 24 May, 2013
Posted in: Regulation

Funds of funds recovering while interest in regulated hedge funds likely to grow

Funds of funds are showing signs of recovery while investor enthusiasm for hedge funds adopting 40 Act structures is likely to increase, panellists at the annual SALT Conference in Las Vegas have said.

Posted on: 08 May, 2013
Posted in: Investors

Offsetting Form PF costs to fund must lead to full disclosure, says PAAMCO

Managers offsetting Form PF costs to the fund must provide an un-redacted version of the document to investors, PAAMCO, the $8.5 billion emerging manager focused fund of funds has said.

Posted on: 11 Apr, 2013
Posted in: Regulation

Funds of funds make gains although too early to tell if asset class can fully recover

Funds of funds’ returns have been strong over the last year although it is still too early to tell whether or not this represents a turnaround of fortunes for the asset class.

Posted on: 04 Mar, 2013
Posted in: Investors


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