Tuesday, 30 September 2014
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Nov 13 2008 | 12:24pm ET
Hedge fund managers are bracing for increase regulation, and their associated costs, under the incoming administration of President-elect Barack Obama.
A new report by Rothstein Kass says that while managers agree that associated compliance costs will make hedge funds more costly to operate, they also say it will not lead to more fund closures or fewer start-ups.
“Though hedge fund managers readily acknowledge that a more restrictive regulatory environment looms, the industry seems well-positioned to meet the demands of increased compliance,” said Howard Altman, co-managing principal of Rothstein Kass. “Despite the fact that nearly 84% of participants believe that compliance costs will make funds more costly to operate, fewer than seven percent expect that this will lead to increased costs to investors.”
“Moreover, based on the research, it does not appear that the impact of increased regulation will impede fund launches or accelerate closures,” Altman added. “Fewer than 6% of participants agreed that compliance costs will lead to more closures, with a similar percentage reporting that there will be fewer start-ups due to increased regulation.”
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…
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…
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