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Platinum Partners Saga Reignites Concerns About Cayman 'Beach Boards'

Feb 24 2017 | 8:59pm ET

 Criminal charges against top executives of $1.4 billion hedge fund manager Platinum Partners, which drew five of its six independent directors from firms in the Cayman Islands, for allegedly running the firm “like a Ponzi scheme” have revived an age-old question for investors: Where was the board?

 

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NYHFR Survey: Members Expect Higher AUM, Lower Fees And Consolidation

Feb 27 2017 | 10:43pm ET

Institutional investors have been steadily re-evaluating their allocations to hedge funds amid persistent concerns about high fees, lackluster performance and questions about the value of actively managed investments. To see how the alternative investment community believes the hedge fund industry is poised to perform over the next few years, The New York Hedge Fund Roundtable (NYHFR) recently surveyed its membership about the topic.

Amia Capital Hires Two As Launch Of $500M Global Macro Fund Nears

Feb 27 2017 | 6:10pm ET

Antoine Estier’s new hedge fund Amia Capital has added two more executives to its growing roster, naming former BlueCrest risk officer Ronan Cantwell as CRO and former BTG Pactual European treasury head Neila Sula as head of treasury as the firm preps a first-half launch of its global macro fund.

DoubleLine's Gundlach Takes Contrarian Stance, Expects U.S. 10Y Yield Under 2.25%

Feb 27 2017 | 5:50pm ET

DoubleLine Capital CEO Jeff Gundlach believes the benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury yield will fall below 2.25% before edging up again, as global investors stealthily seek safety and "speculators remain massively short bonds".

DTCC Successfully Completes Digital Ledger Technology Trial

Feb 27 2017 | 5:41pm ET

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation, known as DTCC, has successfully completed its proof-of-concept test to utilize distributed ledger technology in better managing the netting process for U.S. Treasury and Agency repo transactions.

Gilarranz Joins eVestment As VP of Business Development As European Expansion Continues

Feb 27 2017 | 5:18pm ET

Alternative investment industry data provider eVestment has continued its European expansion with the hiring of former Thomson Reuters executive Gabriel Gilarranz as vice president of business development in its London office.

MiFID2 For U.S. Firms: Key Questions Answered

Feb 27 2017 | 4:54pm ET

Michelle NoyesMichelle NoyesThe January 2018 deadline for implementation of the EU’s mammoth MiFID2 regulations is fast approaching, and with it a lot of concern about what exactly it means for U.S. asset managers, broker dealers, and investors. Two core issues – reporting and research – are dominating the conversation, says Adam Jacobs-Dean and Michelle Noyes of AIMA, and U.S.-based stakeholders should both understand and prepare for the onset of very comprehensive requirements overhauling key aspects of the global securities industry.

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MiFID2 For U.S. Firms: Key Questions Answered

Feb 27 2017 | 4:54pm ET

The January 2018 deadline for implementation of the EU’s mammoth MiFID2 regulations is fast approaching, and with it a lot of concern about what exactly it means for U.S. asset managers, broker dealers, and investors. Two core issues – reporting and research – are dominating the conversation, says Adam Jacobs-Dean and Michelle Noyes of AIMA, and U.S.-based stakeholders should both understand and prepare for the onset of very comprehensive requirements overhauling key aspects of the global securities industry.

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