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Dec 13 2011 | 2:16am ET
The U.S.'s main hedge fund lobby kept its spending steady in the third quarter, according to a new filing.
The Managed Funds Association spent $1.02 million lobbying federal officials between July and September, it said in its quarterly filing with the House of Representatives clerk's office. The group discussed the implementation of the financial regulation overhaul, a registration exemption for private equity firms and required financial disclosures by private companies, as well as on proposals to limit speculative oil trading and to offer mortgage relief.
The MFA's spending mirrors that of the second quarter, when it poured $1.03 million into its lobbying efforts, but was 15% more than in the third quarter of last year, when it spent just $890,000.
During the third quarter, the MFA lobbied members of both houses of Congress, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Treasury Department.
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 ...