Friday, 19 September 2014
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Dec 8 2006 | 2:55pm ET
The Securities and Exchange Commission will consider a pair of hedge fund proposals at what is shaping up to be a marathon public meeting on December 13.
The commission was originally scheduled to discuss the proposals—an increase in the minimum assets required to invest in hedge funds, currently $1 million, and a new, tighter anti-fraud rule—at its meeting on Monday, but dropped the items from the agenda, saying more time was needed to clarify language in the proposals.
It’s shaping up to be a busy meeting, which Chairman Christopher Cox says will be “one of the longest commission open meetings in quite a while.” The SEC is also set to consider a controversial exemption of banks from broker requirements, deregistration of foreign companies, streamlining financial reports, internet proxy voting, and the much-debated mutual fund independent directors requirement.
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.