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Global Trends in Family Offices #2: Multiple Opportunities in Latin America

By David Drake (Note: This article is the second in a series on Global Trends in Family Offices Investments.)   According to the 2014 UNCTAD World Investment Report, total foreign direct investment (FDI) into Latin America and the Caribbean grew by 6% in 2013 to $182 billion, excluding offshore financial centers. There was a 64% increase in Central America and the […]

Top 5 Reasons Managers Need a Research Management Software (RMS)

In today’s competitive market, research management software (RMS) has become a must-have integrated feature for investment management firms. Significant benefits offered via RMS have caused a ripple effect of soaring adoption rates across the global investment industry. In this article we’ll examine how adopting a research management solution could benefit your firm. Central Repository With offices, colleagues and clients spread […]

SEC Cybersecurity Hit List: 6 Items a Hedge Fund Better Have Covered

Earlier this week we presented at a Wells Fargo Prime Services breakfast briefing on cybersecurity. During the discussion, one panelist reminded attendees that the SEC has clearly defined (and communicated) its cybersecurity expectations. He recapped the following six areas advisers must have covered to demonstrate preparedness to regulators. 1. Risk Assessments 2. Governance 3. Training 4. Access Control 5. Vendor […]

Top 6 Real Estate Trends and Opportunities That Will Shape Your Business in 2016

One City Center at Downtown Allentown, an 18-hour city Photo credit: citycenterlehighvalley.com The US real estate industry is predicted to maintain its constant progress through 2016, energized by improved fundamentals, the resilience of investors and the market’s growing flexibility, according to Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2016, a report co-published by #PwC US and the Urban Land Institute #ULI.    Real estate has […]

How to Sell the Cloud to Your Hedge Fund CFO

If you’re one of the seemingly few firms who has yet to make the move to private cloud computing, it could be for a variety of reasons. Perhaps you want to maintain total control of your IT environment. Or maybe you’re waiting for a tech refresh to motivate you. Alternatively, it could be that you just haven’t made the proper case […]

Four Smart Hedge Fund IT Resolutions for 2016

A new year is just around the corner so here is Eze Castle Integration’s list of the top 4 IT resolutions that will help keep your hedge fund safe and sound in 2016. If watching the two-minute video isn’t for you, here’s a recap of our four smart hedge fund IT resolutions. Resolution 1: Investigate the Cloud. Everything and everyone […]

SEC Offers Guide to Outsourcing Compliance 

The SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations has issued guidance to advisers and funds looking to outsource the Chief Compliance Officer role.  Recognizing the “growing trend” to outsource compliance activities to third parties, the OCIE staff conducted a review of 20 firms and described elements of compliance programs “where the outsourced CCO was generally effective.”  These elements include: regular […]

SEC Proposes Liquidity Management Rules for Mutual Funds and ETFs 

The SEC has proposed new liquidity risk management rules for open-end funds, including mutual funds and ETFs, that would require additional portfolio analysis and review, policies and procedures, Board approval, and disclosure.  The proposed rules would require funds to classify asset positions into one of six categories based on how quickly the fund could convert the assets into cash.  The […]

Trade Group Urges SEC to Limit CCO Liability

The National Society of Compliance Professionals sent a letter to the SEC that urges the Enforcement Division to limit actions against chief compliance officers based on simple negligence.  Instead, the NSCP argues that the SEC should only take action against a CCO if three elements are present: (i) a primary securities law violation, (ii) knowing or extremely reckless conduct, and […]

SEC Charges 32 Defendants for Trading on Hacked News Releases

Dear Friends, Yesterday, the SEC charged 32 defendants in connection with a scheme to trade on hacked news releases. According to the SEC, the defendants hacked into newswire services to obtain non-public information about corporate earnings announcements – domestic and international defendants allegedly traded on the non-public information, generating more than $100 million in illegal profits. “Our use of innovative […]