Posts Tagged ‘ leverage ’

EDHEC, EMA in Broad Concord on ETFs

Apr 23rd, 2012 | Filed under: ETFs, Today's Post

In January, the European Securities and Markets Authority set out in a consultation paper its guidelines on exchange traded funds and other issues relating to the Undertaking for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities, and it asked for comments by March 30. Much of the ESMA paper involves issues of tracking and disclosure.


IMF Economist: Leverage and Collateral Churning May be Good Things

Jan 8th, 2012 | Filed under: Alpha Strategies, Commodities, Currencies, Derivatives, Today's Post

IMF economist Manmohan Singh, in a recent working paper for the IMF, makes a case that pledged collateral is a critical financial lubricant, and that since the collapse of Lehman in September 2008 there has been a significant and troubling decline in its supply. Certain measures intended by regulators to enhance financial stability may in fact undermine it, by worsening the supply/demand mismatch, in effect creating a grey market for this pledged collateral.


Hedge Funds with Asian Strategies Now Managed From … Asian Cities

Nov 22nd, 2011 | Filed under: Alpha Strategies, Hedge Fund Industry Trends, Institutional Investing, Today's Post

The hedge fund industry that invests in Asia is increasingly run from within the region, especially from the two hub cities of Hong Kong and Singapore, according to an August 2011 report by Singapore based consult In the early days of the Asian hedge fund industry, Asian strategies were quite generally run from outside of [...]