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Diversity Matters for Hedge Funds
Posted on 10 Jul 2015 by Judith Gross

In June, a final inter-agency policy statement establishing joint standards for assessing the diversity and inclusion policies and practices of regulated financial entities was published by the SEC and five other financial regulators. The issuance of... Read More

Private Equity Fund Investing in Pot
Posted on 12 Aug 2013 by State Net

A pair of experienced investment bankers are moving into the marijuana business. They've set up a private equity firm that will buy up businesses in the medical marijuana industry and the nascent market for legalized recreational pot. Brendan Kennedy... Read More

Hedge Funds Must Ramp Up Infrastructure to Accommodate Liquid Alts
Posted on 1 Oct 2014 by Judith Gross

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... Read More

Rhode Island Bets Big on Hedge Funds
Posted on 12 Aug 2013 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

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... Read More

Hedge Funds Wrestle with Employee Personal Account Trading Conflicts
Posted on 6 Mar 2014 by Judith Gross

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... Read More

Sometimes You Get Stuck and Can’t Get Out
Posted on 22 Jun 2011 by Doug Cornelius

Finally, the SEC is going to take some action today on the regulation of investment advisers, venture capital funds, and private fund managers. For years, they've been trying to get regulatory control of private funds. Now they are going to... Read More

Massachusetts and Expert Network Services
Posted on 23 Aug 2011 by Doug Cornelius

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... Read More

Hedge Fund Boards of Directors Play Vital Role
Posted on 17 Oct 2011 by Judith Gross

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... Read More

Cybersecurity of Hedge Fund Data
Posted on 3 Jun 2014 by Judith Gross

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... Read More