Tuesday, 23 September 2014
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Dec 11 2013 | 11:21am ET
After eight months, bankers and hedge fund managers are anything but impressed with the U.K.'s new Financial Conduct Authority.
The FCA succeeded the Financial Services Authority in April, part of the British government's overhaul of its regulatory agencies. But that overhaul appears to have produced a regulator that's no better than any other, according to financial services professionals.
Just 18% of the 300 bank, asset management and hedge fund executives surveyed by Kinetic Partners think that the FCA has found the right balance between protecting investors and promoting growth. Than again, only 12% believe that the more venerable U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and Hong Kong Securities and Futures have struck that balance. And 49% of those surveyed think that no regulator anywhere has found the right balance.
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 McKitich, CIO of Petty 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…
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…
Credit default swaps brought down the London Whale and cost JPMorgan $6.2 billion. Here is how it happened.