Protecting 'Aunt Millie'
Efforts to enhance the corporate governance framework for hedge funds in the Cayman Islands have run into opposition from local fund directors, who take issue with the regulator’s plans to create a public directors’ database
Sponsored Q&A: Amundi Alternative Investments
India has no plans to become an equivalent country under EU regulations on financial services. India’s decision is likely to foreshadow problems with other emerging countries trading with the EU
UK regulator hits out at overly complex structured products
Complex retail structured products are the subject of the latest consultation report from the international body of securities regulators
The US will not allow the EU financial transaction tax to happen, according to the head of US Chamber of Commerce Thomas Donohue. Co-ordination between G-20 countries on financial regulation is needed
Higher capital requirements would incentivise banks to fix their problems more than fines, says Craig Spielmann at RBS
OR&R recognises a law firm that successfully guided clients through regulatory confusion and the interpretation of sometimes competing items of financial legislation
UAE rules have changed to exempt registration for private placement of foreign funds, overturning regulations adopted in 2012 that lengthened the process of offering hedge funds to local investors
Esma guidelines for Ucits funds and the introduction of the AIFM directive are casting doubt over the future shape of the alternative Ucits industry as demand for the products remains strong
Implementation of Dodd-Frank Act raises op risk concerns, conference hears
The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority has opened negotiations with Esma on a co-operation agreement on the EU’s AIFM directive. Separately, its consultation on hedge fund directorships has closed
Amendments to China's Securities Investment Funds Law, effective from June 2013, will for the first time recognise hedge funds. This could lead to the establishment of a Chinese hedge fund industry
An incessant torrent of regulation, divergent approaches by different regulators and the practical difficulty of ensuring compliance by employees spread across different locations have created major challenges for senior management in the financial services...
Readying for regulation
Another institution rejects AMA because of lack of clarity in requirements
Review of 30 financial institutions will lead to first new guidance in seven years
Unanswered questions remain over the implementation of Vickers by 2019
Utilities and other energy firms are working hard to refine and enhance the scenarios they use for stress testing. Given recent market events, the impact of regulatory change and large-scale liquidity crises are taking on an increasingly important role....