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China private funds initiative welcomed but issues remain, says HSBC

Provisions enabling the registration of China’s domestic private funds coupled with the Qualified Domestic Limited Partner Programme (QDLP) show considerable promise for the evolution of China’s hedge fund indus

Posted on: 18 Mar, 2013
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Extension to CFTC registration deadline highly likely for funds of funds

Funds of funds are likely to be given an extension to CFTC registration amid concerns that many organisations are still struggling to identify whether they can claim the Regulation 4.13(a)(3) exemption.

Posted on: 23 Nov, 2012

Managers still unaware of CFTC marketing restrictions

Concerns are mounting that few managers are aware they cannot take advantage of the JOBS Act's eased marketing and advertising restrictions if they claim the exemption to CFTC registration under Rule 4.13(a)(3).

Posted on: 15 Nov, 2012

GAIM Ops Paris 2012: A Summary

An industry conference veteran once joked he never failed to see the irony of hedge fund managers and investment bankers moaning about their ever-growing expense ratios from the confines of five star hotels.  It is perhaps for this reason GAIM Ops

Posted on: 21 Oct, 2012

GAIM Ops Paris 2012: APAC managers behind curve on CFTC registration, says PAAMCO exec

Asia-based hedge fund managers appear to be behind the curve with CFTC registration, according to a senior executive at PAAMCO, the $8.5 billion fund of funds, speaking at GAIM Ops Paris 2012.

Posted on: 18 Oct, 2012

Regulation boosts managed accounts uptake

Regulation could be a major driver in pushing hedge funds onto managed accounts. Experts have also said there has been a surge in interest in fund structures, which are in effect co-mingled managed accounts.

Posted on: 25 Sep, 2012

CFTC clarifications on CPO registration welcome but challenges remain

Clarifications made by the CFTC on Commodity Pool Operator (CPO) registration have resolved some of the confusion for fund of funds but complexities still remain, a US law firm has said.

Posted on: 21 Aug, 2012

State regulators could struggle to monitor hedge funds outside of SEC remit

Provincial state regulators could struggle to effectively monitor hedge funds which fall out of the remit of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), it has been warned.

Posted on: 15 Aug, 2012

Clarity needed on CFTC registration requirements for funds of funds

The CFTC must clarify whether funds of hedge funds are exempt from its registration requirements, a leading US law firm has said.

Posted on: 19 Jul, 2012
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