Browsing: Hedge Fund Regulation

Hedge Fund Regulation

A new round of short-sale bans sure to ire the hedge fund industry, but do they work?

Mar 7th, 2010 | Filed under: Hedge Fund Regulation

Debate still rages over whether efforts to curb short-selling in the dark days of 2008 were fair and effective. With the SEC and others now putting into effect new, more permanent rules governing short sales, the question has re-surfaced.Read More


Proposed regulation means shorts going to the dogs?

Feb 10th, 2010 | Filed under: Hedge Fund Regulation

A new study addresses the impact of potential disclosure requirements on managers engaged in short-selling. The conclusion: It won't be pretty for anyone.Read More


Fire, ice but not everything nice for hedge funds

Feb 3rd, 2010 | Filed under: Hedge Fund Regulation

On the backburner for the past two years, talk of regulation and policy change to reshape the investment management industry is aplenty.Read More


SEC enforcement: same old song, or new foreboding tune?

Jan 26th, 2010 | Filed under: Hedge Fund Regulation

Post Madoff, Galleon and financial crisis, the US Securities and Exchange Commission is looking to beef up its enforcement management and oversight significantly. So why should alternative investment managers take it seriously this time?Read More


UCITS and NEWCITS and Hedge Funds, oh my…

Jan 19th, 2010 | Filed under: Hedge Fund Regulation, Retail Investing, UCITs

The expected EU Directive in addition to generally more heightened demand for regulatory compliant alternative investments has already set in motion a wave of so-called UCITS- and NEWCITS-based funds. The question is whether they can truly live up to expectations, particularly with higher costs and lower returns?Read More


Does the prime brokerage sec lending model need resuscitation?

Dec 7th, 2009 | Filed under: Hedge Fund Industry Trends, Hedge Fund Regulation

Securities lending in it's old-school, pass-around-the-securities-and-collect-the-fees form is seemingly gone for good. But what form it will take now? Read More


When skittish hedge fund investors and lenders become a problem for everyone

Nov 19th, 2009 | Filed under: Hedge Fund Regulation, Hedge Fund Operations and Risk Management

A study by the European Central Bank explores what happens when hedge fund investors and prime brokers want their money back in a hurry. Read More


Can of worms? Supreme Court discusses “fair” compensation for fund advisory services

Nov 5th, 2009 | Filed under: Hedge Fund Regulation, Fees

According to experts, a case currently before the US Supreme Court will "define the contours of a mutual fund adviser’s fiduciary duty with regard to compensation." Will it impact hedge funds too?Read More


What lurks for hedge funds beneath the deep, dark waters of dark pools?

Nov 5th, 2009 | Filed under: Hedge Fund Regulation

Liquidity is sacred, so long as you can see it, says the SEC, as it puts dark pools on its next-to-hit list.Read More


Gone in 45 days: Who said hedge funds were illiquid?

Nov 1st, 2009 | Filed under: Hedge Fund Regulation, Hedge Fund Operations and Risk Management

For most businesses, completely taking down the sails and ceasing operations involves a lot more than a letter to investors and six-week's notice. Not for Galleon, apparently.Read More


Regulators: Not rich? Hands off the display case.

Oct 27th, 2009 | Filed under: Hedge Fund Regulation

The name Goldstein is well known in the hedge fund world. The question, though, is whether the champion of marketing and solicitation rights has finally met his match.Read More


2009: The year hedge funds finally stirred the regulatory hornets’ nest

Oct 21st, 2009 | Filed under: Hedge Fund Regulation

After decades of relative calm, hedge funds have managed to stir up a hornets' nest of regulatory activity in 2009.Read More


A bold new theory on why attempts to regulate hedge funds tend to fail

Sep 24th, 2009 | Filed under: Hedge Fund Regulation

Ever wonder why so many hedge fund regulatory initiatives seem to end up in the trash? Here's one theory you probably haven't considered.Read More


Another guide to (obvious) hedge fund best practices

Sep 17th, 2009 | Filed under: Hedge Fund Regulation

There are seemingly as many guides and standards on due diligence as there are hedge funds, but are they really worth following?Read More


Hedge Fund Standards Board issues rules on how to exit crowded theatres when someone yells “Fire!”

Aug 3rd, 2009 | Filed under: Hedge Fund Regulation

Here's a set of safety instructions every movie usher needs to have.Read More


“Libertarian Paternalism”: A happy medium on HF regulation?

Jul 22nd, 2009 | Filed under: Hedge Fund Regulation

Regulation may not be all that bad for the hedge fund industry if the proposals of this author are adopted by the SEC.Read More


HF trade groups, regulators call truce: peace breaking out on several fronts

Jun 23rd, 2009 | Filed under: Hedge Fund Regulation

The first week of summer has apparently brought a serious thaw in relations between the hedge fund industry and international regulators.Read More


Quick…What’s the similarity between California and Connecticut?

Jun 8th, 2009 | Filed under: Hedge Fund Regulation

California and Connecticut are separated only by Colorado on an alphabetical list of US states. But when it comes to hedge fund regulation they may be attached at the hip. Read More


The United People’s Front for the Preservation of Rationalization Association Network Alliance

May 25th, 2009 | Filed under: Hedge Fund Regulation

Tough times bring boom times for a plethora of new hedge fund industry trade groups. Read More


After years of being made scapegoats, HFs finally capitulate

May 17th, 2009 | Filed under: Hedge Fund Regulation

Hedge fund industry leaders wave a white flag in hopes of no longer being tagged as scapegoats for the world's financial ills.Read More


Disentangling the effects of the short bans from those of the broader financial crisis

May 3rd, 2009 | Filed under: Hedge Fund Regulation

A recently published study of the short selling bans in Europe concludes that they may have had a greater impact on overall market sentiment than they did on the actual stocks at which they were targeted.Read More


Regulatory pressure exposing cracks in alternative investment solidarity

Apr 19th, 2009 | Filed under: Hedge Fund Regulation

Mounting regulatory pressure may have begun to expose fissures in the alternative investment community.Read More


IOSCO in new HF report: Can’t we all just get along?

Mar 23rd, 2009 | Filed under: Hedge Fund Regulation

Last week, the International Organization of Securities Commissions provided its input to the upcoming G-20 Summit. A full reading reveals a notably diplomatic and balanced view of the role of hedge funds in global financial markets. Read More


Data in new UBS report supports Bernanke’s view that HF leverage not a top concern

Feb 26th, 2009 | Filed under: Hedge Fund Regulation

Ben Bernanke showed up at his annual Humphrey Hawkins testimony to talk about the risks posed by banks - specifically big banks. But what at least one Senator was just as concerned about another kind of institution. Read More


European Commission asks for help on hedge funds; gets variety of answers

Feb 15th, 2009 | Filed under: Hedge Fund Regulation

The European Commission recently ended its call for input on what it should do about those pesky hedge funds. If this was a court case, you might say they were "leading the witnesses" a little. Read More