Pressures have been mounting on hedge fund managers to hedge their own businesses and diversify away from the hedge fund model itself. Lackluster performance, difficult markets, fees that are perceived as too high, scandals and conflicts of interests...
Rhode Island has put 14 percent, or $1 billion, of its $7.5 billion in pension fund assets into a form of investment generally considered the exclusive province of sophisticated money managers and wealthy investors: hedge funds. The state is now short...
Trading ahead of client accounts. Insider trading. Breach of fiduciary duty.
These were just some of the concerns that the SEC had when it adopted the requirement for investment advisers to establish policies to monitor employee personal trading in...
Finally, the SEC is going to take some action today on
the regulation of investment advisers, venture capital funds, and private fund
For years, they've been trying to get regulatory control
of private funds. Now they are going to...
At least one of the hedge funds being investigated for
its use of expert networks in based in Massachusetts. In an unusual instance of
the state regulators acting before Securities and Exchange Commission, the
Massachusetts securities regulators are...
The role of directors on offshore hedge funds has often been,
at best, a limited oversight role, with perfunctory annual meetings and limited
interchange with the fund itself during the year.* This has been changing
- slowly- as compliance moves to...
The cybersecurity of hedge fund data is now a front-burner issue for many firms. In the wake of recent NSA leaks, privacy breaches and hacking scandals, both the regulators and the firms themselves have moved this up in the list of concerns. Issues relate...
Insider trading is an area of risk that hedge
fund management finds very difficult to identify and prevent. While the
problem has become increasingly prevalent, the tools to be able to assist hedge
fund managers have not expanded proportionately. A...