Besides Greed, What Motivates Insider Traders?

By Andrew Snyder, Executive Coach   Scott London, a senior partner at a Big 4 accounting firm, shared inside secrets to help a buddy in a tight financial spot. After following the rules for 26 years, why would he commit fraud? Insider traders — mostly males — do it for the money, of course, but they’re also […] Read more »

MiFID II is a regulatory barrier to innovation says Linedata

By Patricia Regnault, Europe head of asset management at Linedata   Linedata responds to interim findings in the FCA’s Asset Management Market Study around barriers to entry, innovation and technological advances, ahead of next week’s (20 February) deadline for feedback:   Increases in the overall burden of regulation presents an ongoing barrier for those asset management […] Read more »

How to Make Hedge Fund Side Pockets Work for Investors and Managers

By Evan Judd, Director of Bell Rock Group Side pockets are a useful portfolio management tool that have been around for a number of years, and offer measurable benefits to both investors and hedge fund managers. However, there are also some notable drawbacks as well as possibility for abuse that demand recognition before considering its […] Read more »

Implications of the New FINRA Registration Requirement for Algorithmic Traders

By by Brian T. Daly, Julian Rainero, David S. Sieradzki, William J. Barbera and Derek N. Lacarrubba of Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP   On April 7, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission approved the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s proposed amendments[1] to NASD rule 1032 (Categories of Representative Registration).[2] These amendments will require FINRA members […] Read more »

Cayman’s Share of World Hedge Funds Shrinks, Particularly For New Funds

By Hedge Fund Insight staff   Recent data releases from Eurekahedge show the increasing significance of onshore hedge funds, and the consequent relative decline of hedge funds registered offshore. Year by year Cayman Islands registered hedge funds took less share of the domiciles of funds launched.  This trend accelerated post 2008 to the extent that […] Read more »

Regulation Missing the Mark? Survey from Northern Trust

From Northern Trust Hedge Fund Services   In the wake of the 2008-2009 global financial crisis, governments around the world raced to put regulations in place to protect investors and reduce the likelihood of a future crisis. The result was a flood of new regulation on a scale not seen since the Great Depression and […] Read more »

Portcullis Asset Management launches in Malta as third-party AIFM

By Hedge Fund Insight staff   Portcullis Asset Management Limited (“Portcullis”), licensed by the Malta Financial Services Authority (“MFSA”), today announces it is launching as a Malta based Alternative Investment Fund Manager (“AIFM”) to assist alternative investment funds to comply with the Alternative Investment Fund Management Directive (“AIFMD”). As a regulated AIFM, Portcullis will assume […] Read more »

SEC Proposes Disclosure of Use of Social Media by HF Firms and Individuals

By Michelle Jones,  Senior Editor at ValueWalk   As social media rises in popularity, much of Wall Street, including Hedge Funds and registered investment advisors (RIAs), is turning to Twitter Inc, Facebook Inc and other social networks to share information. Unfortunately most people view social media as very casual in nature, but regulators don’t see […] Read more »

Four Questions For Hedge Fund COOs

By Chris DeNigris, Global Marketing Manager, Backstop Solutions Group   Determine If Your Fund Has the Right Infrastructure in Place to Achieve Operational Efficiency   Twenty-seven percent of managers have plans for a new launch this year, according to Preqin’s 2015 Global Hedge Fund Report. Whether those managers are launching a new fund or a […] Read more »