Operational Risk News

Altegris launches clearing business for managed futures industry

Altegris has unveiled a dedicated clearing business, which will provide clients with access to clearing and execution services across multiple merchants in the managed futures industry.

Feb 10, 2011

Hedge fund directors should sit on fewer boards and be paid more, according to industry experts

Capping the number of hedge fund boards directors can sit on while simultaneously increasing their remuneration could significantly improve corporate governance standards in the alternatives space, according to industry experts.

Feb 10, 2011

Fund managers anticipate greater outsourcing to streamline costs, says report

Many fund managers anticipate low returns on their equity products in 2011 – something they predict could lead to an increase in outsourcing, according to a survey by RBC Dexia and Accenture.

Feb 07, 2011

Proposals on CCPs in MiFID consultation could hurt hedge funds

European regulators face a backlash from hedge funds following proposals to ban central counterparty clearing house (CCP) –eligible trades that CCPs refuse to process.

Feb 02, 2011

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Hedge fund managers show disapproval towards EU short-selling proposals

Hedge fund managers have expressed their disdain for the European Union’s (EU) proposed short-selling disclosure requirements. Forcing fund managers to publicly disclose their net short positions could distort financial markets and hinder sound risk management, according to the report by Oliver Wyman.

Feb 01, 2011

Communication solution to help set and maintain collateral for OTC derivatives transactions unveiled

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), MarkitSERV and AcadiaSoft are working together to deliver a joint solution for improving communication regarding the setting and maintaining of the collateral required between counterparties to over-the-counter (OTC) derivative transactions.

Jan 28, 2011

Bloomberg unveils single platform integrating front to back office for hedge funds

Bloomberg Trading Solutions has launched a single platform integrating front-to-back office tools for hedge funds trading in FX, fixed income and equity.

Jan 26, 2011

SEC increases reporting requirements for biggest hedge funds

Advisers to the biggest hedge funds will face even more reporting requirements as the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) continues to toughen up its regulatory oversight.

Jan 26, 2011

Regulation could increase the systemic risk hedge funds pose, according to industry expert

Ill-thought out regulation could perversely increase the systemic risk posed by hedge funds to the broader financial markets, according to a leading expert.

Jan 24, 2011

BNY Mellon research into OTC derivatives reveals buy-side gaps

There are serious shortcomings among buy-side institutions in addressing their counterparty credit risk and collateral management for over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives, according to BNY Mellon survey of asset management, insurance and pension funds.

Jan 24, 2011

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