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By Philip Rubens
The UK’s recently-published Financial Services Bill includes amongst its many aspects a provision which would amend time-limits in respect of actions that the Financial Services Authority can bring against individuals.
By Philip Rubens
Public short-selling disclosure requirements ("public SSDR") will reduce short-selling in the equity markets and have "detrimental impacts" upon them by withdrawing valuable liquidity, according to a report sponsored by the Managed Funds Association.
By Philip Rubens
The Directive on Alternative Investment Funds, as currently drafted, will have a damaging effect on the UK and EU hedge fund industries and should not be supported by the UK government, a House of Lords Committee has said.
By Philip Rubens
Hot on the heels of Irish legislation to facilitate redomiciliation (as reported in last month’s Hedgeline) the Malta Financial Services Authority of Malta has published its own guidelines for the redomiciliation of offshore funds on 8 January.
By Philip Rubens
The Securities and Exchange Commission announced on 11 January that it had charged two Florida based investment advisers misleading investors about the financial condition of three hedge funds they managed, and misrepresenting that they controlled the funds' investment and trading activities when in fact they were being handled by another party – one Arthur G. Nadel.
By Philip Rubens
Galleon founder Raj Rajaratnam and former McKinsey co-director Anil Kumar face the prospect of new charges as the Securities and Exchange Commission seeks to broaden the scope of its investigation into Galleon and other entities.
By Philip Rubens
On 21 January US President Barack Obama proposed, "simple common sense" reforms to the US banking system which would severely restrict the extent to which banks would be allowed to invest in hedge funds if implemented.
By Philip Rubens
The Irish hedge fund industry has welcomed a law passed by the Irish government on 18 December which will make re-domiciliation of funds to Ireland simpler and more efficient.
By Philip Rubens
Two key defendants in the Galleon insider dealing case pleaded not guilty in a New York courtroom on 22 December.
By Philip Rubens
Switzerland’s Federal Council has released a report, (16 December), which notes that the Alternative Investment Fund Managers (AIFM) Directive as currently proposed discriminates against non-EU managers, and expressing the concern that the directive would see fund managers leaving Switzerland with repercussions for the Swiss economy.
By Philip Rubens
A recent report by think tank Open Europe claims the EU Alternative Investment Fund Managers (AIFM) Directive will cost the hedge fund industry and hedge fund investors billions.
By Philip Rubens
In a letter to members, the Swiss Funds Association (SFA) argues that Switzerland needs to reach a financial services agreement with the EU to ensure its fund industry is not excluded from the EU fund management market.
By Philip Rubens
A leading US hedge fund manager and six co-conspirators have been charged by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) with insider trading in what is believed to be biggest case ever brought for insider trading in the hedge fund industry.
By Philip Rubens
The Financial Services Authority has hired consultancy CRA International to produce an impact assessment on the proposed EC Directive for Alternative Investment Fund Managers (AIFM).
By Philip Rubens
A US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) investigation has found that the agency missed multiple opportunities to uncover the Madoff Ponzi scheme.