Tag Archives: scrutiny


EU hedge-fund rules will lead to IFSC exodus, Dail warned

Independent – A new EU directive aimed at tightening up the regulation of hedge funds could be counter-productive and cause a mass exodus of business from the International Financial Services Centre, a Dail committee was told yesterday. The directive, being […]

Rating agencies blamed for securities mispricing

The Guardian – The BIS said the retreat from riskier investments such as stocks in favour of safer bonds could pressure stock markets, delaying their recovery. "Similarly, the decline in the pension wealth of households participating in defined contribution plans […]

Hedge Fund Indictment Says Cravath, Bryan Cave Were Duped

Law.com – Federal prosecutors Thursday unsealed an indictment charging the chief executive of what used to be one of the world’s largest investment funds with constructing elaborate tax shelters for some of his wealthiest clients. The executive, Jeffrey Greenstein, the […]

Comment: Is Cayman under threat as a fund domicile?

Hedge Week.com – For most of the past decade, the Cayman Islands have been the world’s dominant offshore alternative fund domicile. At the last count, the jurisdiction had around 10,000 funds, the vast majority of which are hedge funds of […]

Hedge body backs formal disclosure to regulators

MSN UK News – A hedge fund body has thrown its weight behind regular disclosure of large holdings and risks to regulators, as calls grow for greater scrutiny of the industry. The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), said on Tuesday […]

A New World For Hedge Funds

Forbes – In December, Forbes was a media partner to Markets Media, host of the Global Markets Summit inNew York City. Forbes Intelligent Investing Editor Michael Maiello moderated a hedge fund industry panel that included activist investors Clay Lifflander of Millcap […]

States urge Congress to regulate hedge funds

Reuters – State regulators urged Congress on Thursday to restore their authority to protect investors from fraud in the banking sector and to beef up oversight of hedge funds. Hedge fund advisers should be subject to the same kind of […]

G30 says broken financial system badly needs repair

Reuters – The G30, a group of high-profile economists and policy-makers, on Thursday called for changes in international financial regulation to help avoid future meltdowns, but its recommendations were vague and non-binding. In findings that made no reference to the […]

Hedge Funds & Private Equity & Bears

istockAnalyst.com  – First it was the sovereign wealth funds, controlling vast portions of American companies. Then it was the private equity cowboys who came in and took public companies private, removing them from public investment – and scrutiny. Finally, there […]

More Investors Sue Hedge Funds for Ties to Madoff

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Investors in the hedge fund Fairfield Greenwich Group have sued the company after about $7.5 billion in potential losses stemming from ties to Bernard Madoff.  The investors claimed that Fairfield sustained “avoidable losses,” by not practicing […]

Congress goes after hedge funds

BloggingStocks – Congress will bring in a bunch of big hedge fund managers like George Soros and ask them why they make so much money. It will also try to figure out if they control too much of the trading […]

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