The June2010 returns for investable indexes including Dow JonesCredit Suisse Hedge Fund Index, Frontier Capital Multi Asset Platform Fund, Hedge Fund Research Indexes and Lyxor Alternative Index.
The Committee of European Securities Regulators (Cesr) has made public for the first time its analysis of trends, risks and vulnerabilities in financial markets
Hedge fund trading activity in US equities is growing in contrast to trades carried out by proprietary trading desks, new research has shown.
Insurance Risk and BNY Mellon have conducted a survey to look at how insurance companies are preparing for the new regime and the opportunities and challenges that the changes will bring.
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Regulation from the US and EU will impact on hedge funds. Barclays Capital has plans to leverage its acquisition of Lehman’s North American prime brokerage business. Ucits hedge funds explained
Ireland, Luxembourg and Malta are discussed as Ucits hedge fund jurisdictions. Funds of Ucits hedge funds, platforms, fund administration, exchange traded funds and structured products are examined.
Hedge funds face increasing corporate governance issues as investors demand better operational risk controls, compliance and transparency. US and European regulators are also intensifying demands.
Barclays Capital aims to capitalise on its acquisition of Lehman Brothers to expand its offering to become a global top-tier prime broker for hedge funds. Custody services are something BarCap is also eyeing.
Funds of Ucits hedge fund are increasing as the numbers grow although choice is small compared to offshore funds. There is concern abot concentration and lack of diversification of strategies.
Ucits hedge fund platforms like those offered by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank and Northern Trust are beginning to attract substantial institutional investor interest.
This paper discusses a number of diverse considerations that risk managers need to incorporate into their thought processes and recurring procedures if they are to fulfill their role more effectively in the future
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