Apex launches Tokyo office

Apex Fund Services has become the first independent administrator to open up an office in Japan.

Posted on: 29 Oct, 2013

SkyBridge anticipates South Korean inflows into hedge funds

South Korea’s investor market is where Japan’s was 15 years ago with allocators likely to move beyond domestic markets into alternatives, including hedge funds, according to the chief investment officer at SkyBridge Capital, the $8.2 billion fund

Posted on: 12 Jul, 2013
Posted in: Investors

APAC managers focusing more on US in light of AIFMD, says Laven Partners

Asia-Pacific (APAC) managers are likely to increase their marketing efforts in the US and hold back on pushing their products towards European investors until the AIFMD is fully clarified, according to Laven Partners.

Posted on: 10 Jul, 2013
Posted in: Regulation

European Commission and ESMA warned on EMIR equivalency rules by SEC

The European Commission and European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) have been urged to be non-prescriptive and more transparent on proposed third-country equivalency rules contained in the European Markets Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR)

Posted on: 16 May, 2013
Posted in: Regulation

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
Posted in: Regulation

ASEAN CIS passport could arrive sooner than expected

An ASEAN passport for collective investment schemes (CIS), not too dissimilar to Ucits, could come into effect sooner than most experts had predicted.

Posted on: 24 Oct, 2012
Posted in: LaunchesRegulation

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

APAC suffers hedge fund decline

Asia-Pacific (APAC) suffered a slight slump as the number of individual managers running more than $1 billion out of the region fell raising questions about whether APAC has been oversold in recent years.

Posted on: 02 Oct, 2012

HSBC welcomes latest Singaporean hedge fund regulations

HSBC Securities Services has welcomed new rules aimed at regulating Singapore’s $53 billion hedge fund industry.

Posted on: 02 Aug, 2012


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