Tag Archives: financial-services

Venture capitalists not treated as hedge funds under House bill

The Hill – Venture capitalists breathed a collective sigh of relief Thursday when a proposal from the House Financial Services Capital Markets Subcommittee did not seek to treat them like private equity firms or hedge funds. Venture capital investors had […]

Rep Kanjorski Unveils Bills On SEC, Hedge Funds, Insurance

Nasdaq – A key U.S. House lawmaker on Thursday unveiled draft proposals to bolster the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s powers, to federally regulate hedge funds and to establish a federal insurance office. The three drafts are the latest to […]

Swiss topple U.S. as most competitive economy: WEF

Reuters – Switzerland knocked the United States off the position as the world’s most competitive economy as the crash of the U.S. banking system left it more exposed to some long-standing weaknesses, a report said on Tuesday. The World Economic […]

FSA bans long-term guaranteed bonuses

Forbes – Britain’s financial regulator on Wednesday banned guaranteed banker bonuses of more than one year, as it leads a global crackdown on a culture of excessive risk-taking that has destabilised economies. The Financial Services Athourity (FSA), which has been […]

US enters Europe’s fund debate

The Australian – The move wades the US into a fierce battle between the UK and other parts of Europe over how tough regulation should be. Some nations, led by Germany and France, are calling for wholesale regulation of financial […]

Desperado quants go for gambling and defence

eFinancialCareers UK – Times are still not good for junior quants and mathematical PhDs who aspire to work in investment banks. With banks pulling back from complexity, there’s less need for their talents. Mark Davis, a professor of maths at […]

Draft EU law on hedge funds needs rewriting, says association  

EurActiv.com – The European Commission’s draft directive on hedge fund regulation is potentially ambiguous and needs to be rewritten, an industry body said on Friday (22 May). "The particular problem with the draft directive […] is that it is written […]

Harvard’s alumni fail to dazzle in recession

Telegraph.co.uk – When Andy Hornby, the former chief executive of HBOS, was asked by the Treasury Select Committee to detail his banking qualifications he couldn’t. Like his fellow bankers, Sir Fred Goodwin, Sir Tom McKillop and Lord Stevenson, being questioned […]

CQS hires Barclays executive to head Hong Kong trading

Reuters India- CQS has hired former Barclays Capital managing director David Kilgore as its head of trading in Hong Kong, part of a broader push by the $9.6 billion (4.9 billion pound) UK hedge fund manager to expand its presence […]