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

Fund managers urged to have responses to regulatory enforcement actions in place

Private funds should have a strategic response plan in place to deal with any potential regulatory enforcement action, according to Cordium, a compliance consultancy

Posted on: 27 Oct, 2014
Posted in: Operational Risk

DTCC urges greater collaboration on cyber-crime threats

A white paper published by the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) has urged regulators and financial institutions to collaborate more on the increasing threats posed by cyber-crime.

Posted on: 23 Oct, 2014
Posted in: Technology

SEC could introduce financial competency exams to determine accredited investors

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is likely to change the definition of accredited investor either by increasing the income or net worth threshold, or by introducing financial competency examinations in what could make it harder for sma

Posted on: 22 Oct, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

ESMA likely to force primes to segregate AIF and non-AIF assets

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) is likely to force prime brokers to segregate AIF assets from non-AIF assets in what could have significant implications for the prime brokerage operating model.

Posted on: 20 Oct, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

FICC seeks regulatory approval to offer clearing in tri-party repo market

The Fixed Income Clearing Corporation (FICC) is seeking regulatory approval from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Federal Reserve to provide centralised clearing for the $1.6 trillion institutional tri-party repo market.

Posted on: 15 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 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

Financial institutions warned on cyber-insurance

Financial institutions must ensure they have adequate cyber-insurance to deal with the aftermath of any cyber-breach.

Posted on: 08 Oct, 2014
Posted in: Technology


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