Hedge Fund Regulation

Data in new UBS report supports Bernanke’s view that HF leverage not a top concern

Feb 26th, 2009 | Filed under: Hedge Fund Regulation, Today's Post

Ben Bernanke showed up at his annual Humphrey Hawkins testimony to talk about the risks posed by banks - specifically big banks. But what at least one Senator was just as concerned about another kind of institution.


European Commission asks for help on hedge funds; gets variety of answers

Feb 15th, 2009 | Filed under: Hedge Fund Regulation, Today's Post

The European Commission recently ended its call for input on what it should do about those pesky hedge funds. If this was a court case, you might say they were "leading the witnesses" a little.


Hedge funds not alone in defending short-selling secrecy

Jan 7th, 2009 | Filed under: Hedge Fund Regulation, Today's Post

Think hedge funds are the only ones defending short selling secrecy?


Short-Ban study finds no evidence of “expected effect of the new regulations”

Dec 18th, 2008 | Filed under: Academic Research, Hedge Fund Regulation, Today's Post

As expected, this fall's ban on shorting of financial stocks has provided academics with a unique opportunity to examine the effect of short-selling on price behaviour. And one of the first comprehensive studies on the topic contains some surprising findings.


ECB nonplused about hedge funds’ newfound conservatism

Dec 16th, 2008 | Filed under: Hedge Fund Regulation, Today's Post

The European Central Bank makes some interesting hedge fund industry observations in its latest Financial Stability Review.


Managers’ views on voluntary hedge fund standards: an about-face?

Nov 23rd, 2008 | Filed under: Hedge Fund Regulation, Today's Post

The year began with an outpouring of goodwill toward to the UK's new "Hedge Fund Standards Board". But a new survey finds that only 1 in 10 managers has actually signed-up. What gives?


Best way to regulate hedge funds is to regulate prime brokers better, says new paper

Nov 11th, 2008 | Filed under: Academic Research, Hedge Fund Regulation, Today's Post

If you can't regulate hedge funds directly, what about deputizing the prime brokers?


Who’s more interested in “secrecy” – hedge fund managers, governments, or corporations?

Nov 4th, 2008 | Filed under: Hedge Fund Regulation, Today's Post

Do hedge funds keep secrets because it's their part of their nefarious strategy, or because if they don't they'll be, say, arrested and thrown in jail?


Another kind of leverage they’re watching closely in Basel…

Sep 30th, 2008 | Filed under: Hedge Fund Regulation, Today's Post

Apparently banks aren't the only financial institutions the Bank for International Settlements is watching these days.


Monday, September 22: The Day the Contrails Faded

Sep 21st, 2008 | Filed under: Academic Research, Hedge Fund Regulation, Today's Post

By removing a ubiquitous part of the financial landscape, this week shares something in common with another week exactly 7 years ago.


New government report is latest political football in Hedgistan

Sep 11th, 2008 | Filed under: Hedge Fund Regulation, Today's Post

The latest hedge fund political football entered play in Washington last month. Like so many before it, this one seems destined to bounce around for some time.


Hedge fund marketers remain stuck between a rock and a hard place

Aug 25th, 2008 | Filed under: Academic Research, Hedge Fund Regulation, Today's Post

Are you a hedge fund marketer? If so, you need to read this.


Hedge Fund “Forum Shopping”

Aug 5th, 2008 | Filed under: Academic Research, Hedge Fund Regulation

Are hedge funds engaged in a "race to the bottom" in an effort to find the world's least onerous regulatory environment?


Is “regulation of hedge funds” a contradiction in terms?

Jul 23rd, 2008 | Filed under: Academic Research, Hedge Fund Regulation

An award-winning Harvard paper says that hedge funds are "designed to avoid regulation".


Can US retail investors “fend for themselves”?

Jul 22nd, 2008 | Filed under: Academic Research, Hedge Fund Regulation

A legal scholar argues that proposals limiting retail investors from hedge fund investing is a total shaft.


Phil Goldstein Update

Jun 11th, 2008 | Filed under: Hedge Fund Regulation

Fortune released a great piece on hedge fund “iconoclast” Phil Goldstein this morning.  Like a big box store, the Goldstein saga has something for everyone.  Just when you thought he was done causing headaches for regulators and government officials, he emerges to launch new attacks on the institutions and regulations that he sees as both archaic […]


ECB touches on some hedge fund myths in new report

Jun 10th, 2008 | Filed under: Hedge Fund Industry Trends, Hedge Fund Regulation

As usual, the European Central Bank's "Financial Stability Review" contains some interesting observations about trends in the HF industry.


Respected columnist warns on hedge funds, prompting response from AIMA chapter

May 27th, 2008 | Filed under: Hedge Fund Industry Trends, Hedge Fund Regulation, Media Coverage of Hedge Funds

A popular columnist says hedge funds might be the "next shoe to drop" as a result of the credit crunch - prompting one chapter of AIMA to speak out.


Massachusetts slams barn door, watches horse run down the lane to New York

May 22nd, 2008 | Filed under: Hedge Fund Regulation

The Massachusetts Secretary of State has targeted another hedge fund to make its ongoing case for stricter registration rules. Will it work this time around?


Requiem for another attempt at hedge fund regulation

May 12th, 2008 | Filed under: Hedge Fund Regulation

California hedge fund regulations, we hardly knew ya!


One of portable alpha’s originators says concept has evolved, in some cases, into something “vastly different”

May 11th, 2008 | Filed under: Hedge Fund Regulation, Portable Alpha & Alpha/Beta Separation

PIMCO's Chris Dialynas was one of the pioneers of portable alpha. But his Epilogue to a new book on the topic reflects his concern with the direction it has taken.


Like US President, European Parliament also getting biased advice on hedge funds

Apr 28th, 2008 | Filed under: Hedge Fund Regulation

Think the President's Working Group of asset managers is biased? Check out what European parliamentarians are reading.


Weekly Newsreel – All the hedge fund regulation that’s fit to print

Apr 20th, 2008 | Filed under: AAA Newsreels, Hedge Fund Regulation

There has been a flurry of news on the hedge fund regulation front over the past week. Here's a quick tour of all the excitement in the US and Europe.


President’s Working Group Hedge Fund Report – Interactive Version

Apr 15th, 2008 | Filed under: Hedge Fund Regulation

Want to scan the new hedge fund guidelines from the President's Working Group, but can't stomach 67 pages of insomnia cure? Read this posting.


Mallaby shows hedge funds that the best defense is a good offence

Apr 14th, 2008 | Filed under: Academic Research, Hedge Fund Industry Trends, Hedge Fund Regulation

A leading economic commentator echoed what AIMA said last week - that hedge funds aren't the culprits in the credit crunch. His call: "blame the banks".