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CFTC Guidance on CPO Delegation Process

Dear Friends, On May 12, 2014, the CFTC announced a streamlined approach for considering requests for no-action relief with respect to CPOs who delegate certain activities to a registered CPO (e.g. GPs of limited partnerships who delegate CPO authority to a registered investment manager). Each delegating CPO must submit a letter certifying it meets certain criteria outlined in the release. […]

No-Action Letter – Guidance on “Knowledgeable Employees”

  Dear Friends, The SEC has released a No-Action letter providing guidance on individuals who qualify as “knowledgeable employees” under Rule 3c-5 of the Investment Company Act of 1940. The Rule defines knowledgeable employee as any natural person who is an “executive officer, director, trustee, general partner, advisory board member, or person serving in a similar capacity” of a private […]

Investment Outlook 2014: Are you Ready to Race with Stallions?

By David Drake, The Soho Loft   The year 2014 will be full of change and innovation in the finance and investing landscape as many newcomers will enter the game of finance. Here are some of the changes and trends that we see for the year 2014:   1. JOBS Act   SEC will try to make it clear for […]

Hedge Fund People: Managed Funds Association Announces 2013-2014 Board of Directors

The Washington-based Managed Funds Association (MFA), unanimously elected John R. Torell, IV, the managing director and chief financial officer at Tudor Investment Corporation, as its Chair. As a representative of the global community of hedge fund and managed futures funds, “The new Board reflects MFA’s global membership and a commitment to continuing positive, effective outreach to regulators and policy makers.” MFA […]

Hedge Funds Who Invested In BP Partner Are Suing For Oil Spill Damages

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, a BP partner, is being sued by investors for its role in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill at the Macondo well. Anadarko has over 100 hedge fund shareholders. Reuters reports: “The investors claimed Anadarko wasn’t a passive partner in the Macondo well. It “expressly approved and funded a series of extremely risky decisions made in connection […]

The Hedge Fund Industry Has Two Barriers to Entry – Can You Break Them?

The hedge fund industry is regarded as one of the most appealing sectors within the financial community. That appeal has created unprecedented demand for fresh talent and skilled investors who are looking to make their mark. But how difficult is it for job seekers to break in? “It’s a hard industry to break into if you don’t know the right […]

14% Jump in New Hedge Funds with Equities Strategies

Seward & Kissel, the law firm that helped create the first hedge fund in 1949, announced its second annual study of New Hedge Funds in the U.S. The New Hedge Fund Study: 2012 Edition, has revealed that 64% of new funds covered by the study had equity or equity-related strategies, up 14% from the 2011 study. Of the 64% of new funds involved […]

What Do Hedge Funds Want From New Employees?

Hedge funds have become some of the most exciting firms within the financial sector. It isn’t just the money that attracts job seekers — applicants are also drawn to the culture and fast-paced environment. Before applying for a job with a hedge fund, it’s important to know what the industry wants most when acquiring new talent. To find out, StreetID […]

Could a Scandal at JPMorgan Chase Create New Jobs?

As many as two-thirds of organizations are said to be ineffective or inefficient in some capacity. Sometimes the inefficiencies are brought on by laziness — other times they are the result of a massive corporate scandal. JPMorgan Chase is one of many multinational institutions that endured a scandal last year. When that happens, investors often run for the hills. But […]

How Connecticut Lost a $10 Billion Hedge Fund Manager

Edward Lampert is one of the wealthiest people in America. He is the chairman of Sears Holding Corporation and the founder and CEO of ESL Investments, a hedge fund that is estimated to be worth more than $10 billion. Up until last year, he brought most of his wealth to Greenwich, Connecticut. That changed as soon as the state raised […]