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

    At a minimum, the reporting requires data to be collected both internally and externally from the fund administrator, transfer agent and other counterparties including prime brokers, legal counsel, and risk and compliance firms.

  2. In Google We Trust (Your Identity)

    And in between the Data Brokers Well first I would say to you and the naysayers… no matter who has held your information or data online before, no one has ever held it in aggregate before, like this, just one huge data carrot.

  3. Class Action Suit Targets Google for Revealing Users Search Queries

    The complaint alleges that Google has "consistently and intentionally designed its services to ensure that user search queries, which often contain highly-sensitive and personally-identifiable information, are routinely transferred to marketers...

  4. US fund managers seek outsourced shadow accounting

    The document says the need has grown as it has become more common for a manager to allocate a fund’s business across multiple prime brokers and to use different administrators across its funds, leading to problems gaining an overall picture of...

  5. Determining fair value comes under attack

    The best price in an active market might not be the best price the fund itself might be able to obtain through its brokers. For model-based valuations, it is unlikely that no market-based information will be available at all, they note.Transparency...

  6. Lehman fallout still causing concern

    The aftermath has led to the adoption of multi prime brokers, a more careful look at custodians and a complete examination of re-hypothecation practices.At Deloitte in London, Stuart McLaren takes a philosophical approach to the debacle.

  7. Digging into due diligence

    It doesn’t mean they’re perfect but it gives credence to the process,” he says.Kevin Maloney, head of risk management for Gottex Fund Management, says the review of third-party service providers has become increasingly important for the company...

  8. The road to a quality Street

    The brokers recognise their own limitations and that of the information available, which is why they go for the certificate of deposit (CD). Brokers look at news and exposures as reported in the media.

  9. Best-laid plans

    David Clark, the London-based chair of the Wholesale Market Brokers' Association (WMBA) and a former senior adviser to the Financial Services Authority (FSA), dismisses the idea there will be a transfer of supervisory power away from the UK.

  10. Buy-side backlash

    Traditionally, the debate on alpha generation has focused predominantly on the quality of investment ideas, and brokers (broker-dealers) were remunerated for their ideas, not necessarily their execution," says Michael Corcoran, head of sales at...

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  11. Islamic inroads

    For example, some banks may designate the commodity trade to just one commodity broker, while others may prefer using two brokers for the initial purchase of the commodity and its subsequent sale. But with more information on the issue, and the...

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  12. On the move

    But hedge fund managers and analysts have predicted that the hedge fund business in Asia may drop by as much as half in managed assets in 2009 (see Asia Risk December 2008/January 2009, page 5), so it may be that prime brokers will have...

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  13. New Nymex Texas power futures to settle on broker data

    SNL Energy's index is a next-day ERCOT index based on transactional information from OTC energy brokers Amerex, ICAP and Tullett Prebon. The advantages of using broker data for index creation are clear: the data contributed is accurate, it is from...

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