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GAIM Ops: Alternative sources of hedge fund financing could emerge

Alternative sources of hedge fund financing could emerge as prime brokers scale back their financing as banks seek to meet their Basel III capital requirements.

Posted on: 13 Oct, 2014
Posted in: Prime Brokerage

AIFMs wrongly assumed they could market to investors not in compliance with MiFID

An alarming number of alternative investment fund managers (AIFMs) had wrongly assumed they could market through the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive's (AIFMD) national private placement regimes and passport  to organisations and hig

Posted on: 02 Oct, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

CFTC harmonisation with SEC to have limited impact on JOBS Act take-up

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) decision to harmonise its rules governing advertising and general solicitation at alternative investment fund managers with those of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will have a limited

Posted on: 29 Sep, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

Private equity fees are fairest of any asset class despite SEC scrutiny

Private equity fees are among the fairest in the asset management industry and wholly transparent, and it is unlikely the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will find any transgressions with the fee struct

Posted on: 15 Sep, 2014
Posted in: Investors

Investors to grow allocations to alternatives

More than 35% of institutional investors intend to increase their exposures to  alternative asset classes, according to data from Preqin.

Posted on: 20 Aug, 2014
Posted in: Investors

Private equity distributions reach new highs

Institutional investors received $568 billion in distributions from private equity firms in 2013, the highest annual amount ever recorded, according to data from Preqin.

Posted on: 15 Aug, 2014
Posted in: Investors

Fund managers struggling to meet investor expectations

Fifty-nine per-cent of institutional investors have said their funds have either failed or partially lived up to their expectations over the last 10 years, according to research conducted by Aquila Capital, the €7 billion Germany-based alternative

Posted on: 04 Aug, 2014
Posted in: Investors

AIFMD will have negative impact on hedge fund industry, says Preqin

More than half of hedge fund managers believe the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) will have a negative impact on the industry, according to a survey by Preqin.

Posted on: 17 Jul, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

SEC will aggressively scrutinise firms taking advantage of JOBS Act

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will rigorously scrutinise the internal workings and compliance standards at private funds taking advantage of the liberalised marketing and advertising rules as mandated under the JOBS Act.

Posted on: 09 Jul, 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

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