Tuesday, 30 September 2014
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Oct 5 2012 | 9:49am ET
The Netherlands became the first country to adopt the European Commission's stricter regulations on hedge, private equity and real estate funds.
On October 2, the Dutch parliament passed the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive, sending it to the Senate for debate on October 9.
The Dutch parliament amended the AIFMD to exempt fund vehicles pooling assets exclusively for pension funds.
The EC has yet to adopt level two measures that would elaborate general AIFMD requirements—like the appointments, duties and functions of depositories; the calculation of leverage; and transparency requirements. These had been expected to be adopted in September, but they weren't and according to the Loyens & Loeff law firm, there has been “no indication” of when they will be adopted.
Additionally, the European Securities and Market Authority plans to adopt remuneration guidelines in 2013.
Sep 22 2014 | 4:15pm ET
"I tell people that everybody likes good news and so if you have good performance that’s wonderful,” explains Mike McKitish of Peddie School's endowment, “but it’s the people that want to talk about the bad news or where they drifted and how they came back and how they stayed to their discipline…” that he wants to hear from. Read more…
Sep 30 2014 | 9:29am ET
The crisp Autumnal days of October are upon us, and so are a few of the hedge fund industry’s favorite charitable events. If you have never been to Rocktoberfest, well, you are missing out. And for a quieter evening of sipping and socializing, stop by HFC’s Wine Soiree. Read more…
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