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  1. 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.

  2. AIFMD: hedge funds reported to be struggling with reporting

    Although these costs may be charged to the fund entity, it will impact the net asset value performance numbers and may lead to further challenges in raising capital. The third service level is aimed at fund management companies that use a number of...

  3. Industry confronts hard choices in CCP recovery debate

    According to the paper, the size of the recap fund should relate to the results of rigorous, regulatory-driven stress-testing, which JP Morgan argues should dictate the amount of capital CCPs should hold.

  4. CCP resolution guidelines ‘a missed opportunity’

    Almost all of them call for CCPs to put more of their own capital into their default waterfalls, and for those contributions to be dictated by the size of the default fund. Newly issued international guidance on recovery and resolution regimes for...

  5. Senator Kohl Hops on the Google Antitrust Gravy Train

    This is a classic fund-raising ploy. Then you fund-raise from all concerned; the companies being investigated and those that seek to dethrone them. Sen. Herb Kohl (D-Wis.head of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and...

  6. Luxembourg aims for domination of hedge fund Ucits

    At the end of March 2010, assets in Ucits funds domiciled in Luxembourg exceeded Ä1.7 trillion ($2.1 trillion), well in excess of the estimated value of offshore hedge funds worldwide, according to the European Fund and Asset Management...

  7. Questioning collateral

    While an emergency loan package by the European Union (EU) and International Monetary Fund, combined with tough austerity measures by several governments, have soothed nerves to some extent, spreads on sovereign bonds remain at elevated levels.

  8. Making a good match

    The choice of jurisdiction for a hedge fund, according to Catherine Gardner and Fred Levy at Brown Rudnick in Washington, should be determined on the basis of taxation and regulatory issues. They say the main consideration for most hedge funds in...

  9. Disputes spotlight ways to deal with illiquid assets

    They point out that assets can often be disposed of but the manager and maybe some investors believe the timing is not right, while other investors just want the cash no matter what the potential value of the assets might be if they waited.Make...

  10. Pricing in volatility and global reach

    They point to the EU’s alternative investment fund managers directive and similar US requirements. Once a law firm is on the ‘list’ it then becomes somewhat price sensitive, but, certainly on the hedge fund side, there are relatively few firms...

  11. Watch for the bond bubble

    It used to be a bit of a joke in that if you wanted to put a client off seeing fund managers, you’d put a couple of bond managers in front of them for a day. Credit markets provide a source of cash-raising for businesses to raise money to carry on...

  12. Liquidity goes down the drain

    Some are liquid, some are illiquid and others may be liquid or illiquid depending on the scenario,” says Patrick Fenal, CEO of Geneva-based fund of fund manager Unigestion.Safety or profit? There are various theories on how to incorporate liquidity...

  13. British Virgin Islands at a glance

    Over 1,500 BVI mutual funds have been registered or recognised and more than 245 finance companies have been licensed as managers and administrators.The Mutual Funds Act of 1996 requires that all mutual funds must be either registered (public fund...

  14. Death by CDO

    CIMB has said it will support another round of fund raising by Bank Thai, this one a 6.67 billion share rights issue that is expected to boost its registered capital by 5 billion baht. The Thai government, via the Ministry of Finance's Financial...

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