The scapegoats in Spain are short sellers

It is impossible to read any study of short selling bans without being reminded of the old joke about politics as the art of looking for a problem that does not exist, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy.

Posted on: 08 Jul, 2013
Posted in: Regulation

Risk appetite returning but US fiscal cliff continues to stir alarm, BofA survey shows

Global investors’ risk appetite is at its highest level since 2004 although concerns about the US fiscal cliff and eurozone travails remain, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s fund manager survey.

Posted on: 15 Jan, 2013
Posted in: Investors

Counterparty risk concerns diminish while bearishness on eurozone grows, Aksia survey shows

Hedge fund manager concerns over counterparty risk appear to have abated despite increasingly bearish sentiment that Greece will exit the Euro while Spain and Italy will be forced into default or restructuring, a survey by Aksia has revealed.

Posted on: 10 Dec, 2012
Posted in: Operational Risk

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

IRS could struggle to reciprocate on FATCA IGAs

The IRS could struggle to reciprocate details on non-US accountholders in US financial institutions with countries which have signed intergovernmental agreements (IGAs) on FATCA, it has been warned.

Posted on: 09 Oct, 2012

Latest FATCA proposals cause further uncertainty

Foreign financial institutions (FFIs) including hedge funds operating out of multiple jurisdictions face further uncertainty around FATCA following the US Treasury’s latest announcement on how it will implement the rules through intergovernmental

Posted on: 30 Jul, 2012

Italy and Spain introduce shorting bans amid volatility

Spain and Italy have both re-introduced temporary short-selling bans amid market volatility in the eurozone.

Posted on: 23 Jul, 2012
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