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  1. Custody Risk European Awards 2014 winners announced

    Hedge Fund Administrator of the YearWinner: Northern TrustShortlistHSBC Securities ServicesMaples Fund ServicesNorthern Trust Mutual Fund Administrator of the YearWinner: HSBC Securities ServicesShortlistCACEIS Investor ServicesHSBC Securities...

  2. Buy side attacks Isda early termination protocol

    The average buy-side firm was completely unaware any of this was going on," says a hedge fund lawyer in New York. Fund managers believe the protocol still goes too far. I have to manage my risk," says a US fund manager.

  3. SEC gives green light to Eaton Vance’s active ETMFs

    Instead, ETMFs can publish their underlying holdings once a quarter with a 60-day lag, much like a traditional mutual fund. When an investor wants to leave a mutual fund, the manager must redeem an equivalent portion of shares, paying one round of...

  4. Hedge funds ‘cannot be too paranoid' on reputational risk

    Ensuring what they demand is in short supplyHedge fund owners need to pay close attention to their online digital footprints. As every hedge fund manager knows, where there's money there's malevolence, and with intangible assets accounting for ever...

  5. Beneficial ownership of assets under scrutiny in divorce

    So, if a husband in financial remedy proceedings is asked by a suspicious wife to provide information about his investments in a hedge fund and he fails to do so, the wife can ask the court to make an order against the fund or business concerned...

  6. Smart beta indexes gain currency with Asian investors

    The rules-based fund tracked 19 commodities yet it flopped six months after launch on December 22, 2010 after accumulating investor assets of $7 million, losing 15.99% of its value. The reality can be rather different, as investors discovered in...

  7. 'Unnecessary' Irish SME lending constraints hit hedge funds

    Operationally, how would [a smaller fund] be able to process the loan to the same rigour as the banks? Multi-strategy funds blocked from originating loans Few hedge funds may be able to take advantage of the Central Bank of Ireland's proposals to...

  8. JPX has 'no plans' to list Nikkei 400 futures overseas

    It also has the backing of Japan's state pension fund, GPIF, which is using the benchmark as one of its investment tools. Some fund managers have to benchmark against Topix but JPX Nikkei 400 could be like a smart beta type index – after just 10...

  9. "Europeans are the problem" in CCP oversight standoff

    Clearing house operators also weighed in during a panel discussion on the recent calls from both central banks and clearing members that CCPs should put more of their own capital into the default fund to share in the risk of a futures commission...

  10. Dealers fret over NSFR impact on equities

    The industry groups argued the bank's stock-borrow leg should not be classed as a loan if it was part of a short-selling arrangement, but should instead receive a 0% RSF – the argument being that the transactions are not short-term lending to fund...

  11. Insurers must prove bank-style run risk worries wrong

    Scott Kipper, commissioner at the Nevada Division of Insurance, said regulatory changes since the Executive Life case, such as the introduction of guaranty fund protection for consumers "nip in the bud" the potential for bank-type runs.

  12. Hedge Fund Lions' Den live now - Season 2

    Reality TV meets the hedge fund world These managers have exclusive access to three of the hedge fund world's biggest names for advice and guidance. Hedge Fund Lions' Den pits emerging hedge fund managers against three industry "Lions" who offer...

  13. New frontloading flap over €8bn clearing threshold

    Membership of the new category two will be determined by whether a firm - which must also be deemed a financial counterparty or a larger alternative investment fund - has an aggregate month-end average notional amount of non-centrally cleared...

  14. UBS offers bankruptcy remoteness and white-labelling twist

    Using risk parity, the fund invests in equities, rates and commodities using a drawdown control overlaid with a volatility target," says Grob. In all other jurisdictions, you would need to create a fund to do this," says Grob.

  15. Green credentials and RBS deal work in BNPP's favour

    We are also launching a fund that will host a multi-risk premia strategy," says Jean-Eric Pacini, head of structured products sales, equities and derivatives at BNPP in London. These continue to form part of the Theam fund range, of which the Guru...