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  1. Softer NSFR may not save repo, banks warn

    The problem for repos was that a draft version of the NSFR, published in January, applied an asymmetrical treatment to "non-bank financial institutions" such as money market funds, hedge funds and asset managers, which are big users of the market.

  2. Buy side attacks Isda early termination protocol

    Lawyers and funds allege lack of consultation in crucial too-big-to-fail fix We have serious concerns about banking regulators' efforts to suspend rights that protect customers during US bankruptcy proceedings," said Stuart Kaswell, general counsel...

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

    US SEC exempts exchange-traded managed funds from disclosure protocols The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is to grant investment manager Eaton Vance a set of exemptions allowing it to launch a series of exchange-traded managed funds...

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

    Hedge funds really cannot be too paranoid. In recent years, we have witnessed a significant increase in malicious attacks targeting the reputation of hedge funds and their owners. By assessing potential motives, investigating potential methods and...

  5. Beneficial ownership of assets under scrutiny in divorce

    The titanic struggle between Sir Christopher Hohn and his former wife which played out in the Family Division of the High Court and across the media in the summer was a stark illustration of the dangers that divorce proceedings pose for businesses...

  6. Smart beta indexes gain currency with Asian investors

    Last year Credit Suisse restored some faith in bank algo products with its Spear offering that has outperformed similar products and accumulated funds in excess of $1.8 billion, making it one of the most successful bank algo launches in Asia for...

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

    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 lift its long-standing ban on alternative investment funds (AIFs) lending to companies, according to...

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

    It already has four exchange-traded funds (ETFs) linked to it as well as 21 mutual funds with total assets under management at the equivalent of $5 billion. Mutual funds need it to hedge their positions and we also need speculators to create a...

  9. Risk premium strategies favoured over beta commodity indexes

    Active managers may build up positions through exchange-traded funds, exchange-traded commodities and swaps to beat their benchmark as the market seems to be divided if the price will continue to fall further or go back to less than $90/bbl".

  10. Moody's sees $14.5bn FX fines for top banks

    Previous estimates have placed potential fines at around $40 billion, according to an analyst at Citi, while banks have been putting aside funds from their third-quarter earnings to cover any future financial penalties.

  11. New head for Australian anti-money laundering unit

    Terrorists and criminals cannot operate without funds and Jevtovic has the right vision to ensure Austrac plays an integral part in our national security and crime fighting network to shut down the money trail," said Keenan.

  12. Poor liquidity stalls long-dated Thai derivatives market

    Trirat Puttaraksa, head of bond pricing and product development in Thailand's Bond Market Association, says this anomaly has often been seen during times of stress, but has become more persistent because of a growth in foreign investment funds in...

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

    Produced by Hedge Funds Review and sponsored by Eurex, the series was created to help EMs build sustainable businesses and investors to better understand the challenges facing EMs. Reality TV meets the hedge fund world

  14. Netting problems will restrict pension funds, FCMs warn

    Pension funds themselves are largely unaware of the issue, but banks warn it will start to bite as more trades are cleared and interest rates rise. That is spurring a search for a workaround, and some lawyers claim to have found one buried in...

  15. UBS offers bankruptcy remoteness and white-labelling twist

    The first Fiduciary Estate trade involved an institutional client who wanted a portfolio of mutual funds that he actively manages - essentially an actively managed certificate. If we give him a note tracking those funds, we would have to hedge by...