New Hedge Fund Firms Still Abound In U.K.

Feb 3 2010 | 8:35pm ET

Despite fundraising difficulties and an uncertain regulatory environment, there’s no shortage of new hedge funds looking to come on line in London.

The British Financial Services Authority gave the green light to more new hedge fund firms than almost any other type of financial advisory or trading firm in the fourth quarter, according to consultancy IMAS. The FSA authorized 60 hedge fund managers during the last three months of the year; only general fund management companies won more approvals, with 72.

All told, the FSA authorized less than 200 companies in the fourth quarter of last year. In particular, shyness struck those mulling new private equity firms, with the number of applications from the sector falling tremendously during the second half.


In Depth

Q&A: Star Mountain's Brett Hickey On Investing In 'The Growth Engine Of America'

Sep 22 2017 | 5:06pm ET

Lower middle-market companies form the economic fabric of the nation, but they can...

Lifestyle

CFA Institute To Add Computer Science To Exam Curriculum

May 24 2017 | 9:25pm ET

Starting in 2019, financial industry executives sitting for the coveted Chartered...

Guest Contributor

Don’t Overlook These 6 Hybrid Cloud Concerns

Sep 14 2017 | 6:27pm ET

Cloud-based technology solutions have made tremendous inroads into the alternative...

 

From the current issue of

Business Insider has been reporting on the unusual trading activity of a mystery trader who placed a profitable short equity bet to the tune of $21 million on the Aug. 10 move in the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX).