SCM Private unveils investment platforms promising enhanced transparency

SCM Private, the investment firm, has launched three direct- to-consumer online investment platforms -, and - that aim to undercut rival platforms by up to two thirds on all costs and fees, and bolster transpar

Posted on: 01 Oct, 2014
Posted in: Launches

Regulation presents opportunities for fund managers, says State Street study

Heightened regulation presents opportunities for alternative fund managers with 75% telling a State Street survey they doubted new rules would stifle potential growth opportunities.

Posted on: 23 Sep, 2013
Posted in: Regulation

Offsetting Form PF costs to fund must lead to full disclosure, says PAAMCO

Managers offsetting Form PF costs to the fund must provide an un-redacted version of the document to investors, PAAMCO, the $8.5 billion emerging manager focused fund of funds has said.

Posted on: 11 Apr, 2013
Posted in: Regulation

Whither Now Goest Securities Lending? By Richard Marin

I have just finished teaching my course on securities lending.  That course and another on the global pension market sprang from my introductory Search for Alpha course on hedge funds at Cornell’s Johnson Graduate School of Management.

Posted on: 18 Feb, 2013
Posted in: Opinions

Offsetting Form PF costs to funds likely to prompt greater investor transparency demands

Managers offsetting Form PF costs to their funds could face greater pressure to supply investors with copies of the document, a leading US law firm has warned.

Posted on: 05 Dec, 2012

Deutsche Bank study highlights growing clout of operational due diligence

The level of sophistication and influence wielded by investor operational due diligence teams has grown exponentially since the financial crisis, according to a Deutsche Bank survey of leading funds of funds and consultants, representing $411 bill

Posted on: 29 Oct, 2012

Solvency II presents hedge funds with capital raising opportunities, says PAAMCO

Solvency II could facilitate more investment into alternatives by insurance companies, although the rules are unlikely to be implemented anytime before 2015.

Posted on: 10 Oct, 2012

Lack dismisses AIMA's criticism as "flawed"

Simon Lack, author of The Hedge Fund Mirage, has rejected AIMA’s criticism of his book, accusing the industry body of using flawed methodology to justify its arguments.

Posted on: 13 Aug, 2012
Posted in: Investors
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