News

Maples FS expands presence in Bermuda

Fund admin supports growth with two senior hires


Firms should share cyber plans to prevent attacks

Firms should work together to fight cyber attacks

Boost for leveraged hedge funds as White House keeps tax benefits

Gary Cohn allays fears on interest deductibility although uncertainty remains



US Treasury seeks expansion of ‘accredited investor’ definition

The department is pushing for RIA clients and financial professionals to have easier access to hedge funds


Duff & Phelps hires FoHF pro to head alts advisory group

John Ward joins from LumX in managing director role


ACA Compliance hires SEC chief tech examiner

Askari Foy joins consultant after 13 years at agency


Simmons & Simmons to open Dublin office as Brexit looms

Law firm’s Irish office will focus on hedge funds and asset managers


CFTC commissioner declares source code plan ‘dead’

Brian Quintenz signals major changes at the regulator


Italy hands out first fine for short-selling violations

Consob fines German broker $646,000, confiscates assets


Hackers accessed personal data on corporate filing, SEC confirms

Agency is offering identify theft protection services to the affected individuals


Esma warns of delays to Mifid II waivers and position limit opinions

Regulator will not have all opinions by January deadline; Most non-equity instrument waivers will not be ready


Finma becomes next regulator to investigate ICOs

Regulator said it couldn’t rule out ICOs being illegal


FCA hub to help new managers gain regulatory approval

FCA caseworkers will help newcomers navigate regulations



SEC provides regulatory relief for hurricane victims

Affected firms get temporary exemption from certain securities laws


MFA adds senior hedge fund execs to board

Michael Harris, Jonathan Hitchon and Duncan Ford become chair, vice chair and secretary respectively


CFTC: We are committed to more individual liability

Agency follows international trend toward holing individuals accountable


Investment funds push for new Volcker exemptions

Investment Adviser Association calls for new strategies to be allowed


NFA opens nominations for CTA board reps

AQR general counsel to stand for second term representing larger funds