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Aug 17 2011 | 9:54am ET
The U.S. hedge fund industry's primary lobbying group, the Managed Funds Association, kept its lobbying budget essentially flat even as regulators finalized plans for new rules affecting its members.
The MFA spent $1.03 million in the second quarter, which saw the Securities and Exchange Commission adopt the hedge fund registration requirement mandated by last year's Dodd-Frank financial regulation reform law. The group lobbied on the SEC on that matter, as well as others.
It also met with members of Congress, the Treasury Dept. and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission about Dodd-Frank, its implementation and other matters affecting alternative investment firms, including speculative oil trading.
The MFA spent slightly more on lobbying in the second quarter than in the first, according to the filing with the House of Representatives clerk's office. In the first three months of the year, it spent only $950,000. In the second quarter of last year, it spent $1.09 million.
Aug 25 2014 | 11:21am ET
As many of you know, FINalternatives was recently acquired by the owners of Futures magazine, a firm called The Alpha Pages LLC. Today marks the soft-launch of a new sister site for both publications. As its name suggests, The Alpha Pages will cover all types of alternative investments, going far beyond the more well-known ones such as hedge funds and private equity. Read more…
Commodities/Futures magazine launched at the precipice of a revolution in the futures industry—really a revolution in the idea of risk management—that would move it from a small niche industry to ...