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 »

SEC Puts Managed Accounts On Its Agenda

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By The Regulatory Fundamentals Group   Giving an important speech on Thursday, SEC Chair White outlined a potential major overhaul of the way the SEC intends to regulate risks at investment advisers. She said the program addresses the SEC’s “historic” mission as well as systemic risk. Noting close cooperation between the SEC and the FSOC, […] Read more »

UCITS Hedge Funds – Graphics of the Day

From Eurekahedge UCITS hedge funds have maintained a strong pattern of growth in 2014, with the industry delivering modest returns and also attracting plenty of new capital from investors. Currently the size of the industry stands at a record high of US$275.2 billion, overseen by a population of 1,016 funds. The onset of the Eurozone […] Read more »

Today’s Top 5 Compliance Issues For Hedge Funds

By Martin Herriot, Managing Director at Newgate Compliance   It has been a challenging few years for the European hedge fund industry following the financial crisis and the European regulators attempts to revolutionise the regulatory regime for supervising the industry. From a UK compliance perspective we see the top issues falling under two headings – […] Read more »

Big Changes For Hedge Funds In Management Of Counterparties & Collateral Seen By Citi

By Citi Investor Services   This article gives the key findings from Part 2 of  “The 2014 Citi Investor Services 5th Annual Industry Evolution Report”.   The factors driving change in the hedge fund industry are shifting. For the five years since the Global Financial Crisis, major industry evolution occurred primarily in response to a […] Read more »

An Operating Model For An AIFMD Depositary

By Shane Brett of Global Perspectives and Alan Meaney of Fund Recs   Introduction This whitepaper is co-authored by Shane Brett, Managing Director at Global Perspectives, an Asset Management and Hedge Fund consultancy and Alan Meaney, Director at Fund Recs, a specialist software provider to the Funds Industry. During the past six months Shane and […] Read more »

Activity-based Regulation Moves Into Focus

By The Regulatory Fundamentals Group   The head of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) recently gave a speech (here) addressing potential systemic risk in the asset management space and saying that this risk will be a priority for ESMA. That is not remarkable. Here is what is remarkable: He noted that asset management […] Read more »