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HFA Seeks Clarification Of “Accredited Investor” In JOBs Act

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – The Hedge Fund Association yesterday submitted a comment letter to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as the regulatory agency considers proposed changes to the definition of an “accredited investor” under Rule 501 of Regulation […]

The 100 Most Influential People In Finance

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Finance and lifestyle magazine for high net worth readers, Worth, has published its annual list of the 100 most powerful people in finance in its October/November 2014 issue. Highlights from the Worth Power 100 are below: […]

Two Charged With Insider Trading On Hedge Fund’s Herbalife Strategy

  New York (HedgeCo.Net) – The Securities and Exchange Commission yesterday charged Filip Szymik and Jordan Peixoto for insider trading when they heard hedge fund manager William Ackman and his hedge fund hedge fund, Pershing Square Management, had taken a […]

Hedge Funds Now Allowed to Advertise to Public

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – One year ago, the SEC adopted Title II of the Jobs Act, removing the ban on general solicitation and creating enormous opportunities for capital formation. The elimination of the ‘do not solicit’ rule allows companies with […]

Barclays Capital Pays $15 Million For Compliance Failures After Acquiring Lehman’s Advisory Business

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Barclays Capital has agreed to pay a $15 million penalty and to undertake remedial measures after being charged by the Securities and Exchange Commission with failing to maintain an adequate internal compliance system to ensure the […]

JOBs Act: SEC Warns Hedge Funds Of Misrepresenting Themselves In Advertising

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – The SEC has warned that 13 hedge funds and their advisers have been only reporting favorable information about themselves, leaving out their losing bets in past performance when advertising under the new JOBs Act. “We plotted […]

Fitch Report On Hedge Fund Reinsurance

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Fitch reports today that newly formed hedge fund reinsurers are unlikely to achieve an Insurer Financial Strength rating in the ‘A’ category under Fitch Ratings’ methodology. This is due to both general constraints applied to start-up […]

AIMA Updates Hedge Fund Manager Due Diligence, Adding Post-Crisis Regulatory Directives

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Reflecting recent regulatory changes, including the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD), AIMA has updated its flagship due diligence questionnaire (DDQ) for hedge fund managers, adding over 90 questions. “While much of the post-crisis regulation has […]

California Hedge Fund Manager Gets 14 Months For “Side Pocket” Investments

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Former Bay Area hedge fund manager and philanthropist Lawrence Goldfarb has received a sentence of over a year behind bars for concealing more than $12 million in investment proceeds that was owed to investors in his fund. In […]

Hedge Fund Omni Partners Obtains Licence Under AIFMD

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Steve Clark’s hedge fund, Omni Partners LLP, has been authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) for a licence under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (“AIFMD”). “It is Omni’s aim to be at the spearhead of […]

Jury Acquits Rajaratnam Brother Of Hedge Fund Conspiracy Charges

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – U.S. attorney Preet Bharara lost his first hedge fund insider trading case when Rengan Rajaratnam was acquitted by a jury in New York of the charges that he was conspiring with his older brother, the imprisoned […]

NY Court Dismisses Charges Against A Hedge Fund In Market Timing Case

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – After six years of litigation, the SEC has resolved a case against defendant hedge fund manager Bruce Alpert of Gabelli Funds LLC. The Commission has agreed to dismiss its charges against Alpert. The SEC’s complaint alleged […]

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