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A review of 2011: Hectic but manageable

2011 has been a turbulent year. Uprisings, urban riots and middle class anti-capitalist demonstrators have dominated the headlines. We have seen the demise of several crackpots (Kim Jong-Ill, Gaddafi, Bin Laden etc) and crack-heads (Amy Winehouse) - for that matter. High flyers have been brought down to earth (Dominic Strauss Kahn, Rupert Murdoch, Jon Corzine), while new talent has come to the fore (Pippa and Kate Middleton, Adele). The financial sector, particularly hedge funds, has not been spared from this pandemonium. COO Connect Editorial reviews the big issues that impacted hedge funds globally in 2011......

Dec 21, 2011

European intermediary fund distributors to unveil new products and lower fees, Greenwich Associates survey reveals

European intermediary distributors of investment funds intend to unveil new products and potentially reduce fees as attracting investor capital becomes increasingly difficult, according to a survey by Greenwich Associates.

Dec 20, 2011

Canadian hedge funds could double AuM in next five years, says AIMA Canada

The Canadian hedge fund industry could double its assets under management (AuM) over the next five years, according to the chair of AIMA (Alternative Investment Management Association) Canada.

Dec 15, 2011

Ucits hedge funds being unfairly targeted for criticism

Ucits hedge funds have been unfairly vilified for wrapping complex products in the Ucits framework, it has been argued.

Dec 14, 2011

2012 could be good year for hedge funds despite volatility, says HFR's Heinz

Hedge funds have reason to be optimistic in 2012 despite the ongoing market volatility, Kenneth Heinz, president of Hedge Fund Research (HFR) has claimed.

Dec 12, 2011

Asia-based investors express interest in emerging managers - Preqin

Asia-based investors are increasingly allocating to emerging hedge fund managers with an 11% rise this year over 2010, according to research by Preqin.

Dec 12, 2011

Small private banks face FATCA challenge

Small private banks, particularly in jurisdictions with strict banking secrecy laws, may struggle to become FATCA (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act)-compliant thereby depriving some hedge funds of much needed assets.

Dec 09, 2011

Directors need to demonstrate greater transparency and self-regulation

Hedge fund directors need to be more transparent with investors while there should be greater self-regulation of corporate governance, it has been argued.

Dec 07, 2011

Hedge Funds Care UK raises £300,000 at gala dinner - a new record

Hedge Funds Care UK (HFC UK) raised more than £300,000 – a new record - at its sixth annual black tie gala dinner last week.

Dec 07, 2011

Hedge funds face challenges to get to grips with Form PF, experts argue at COOConnect debate in New York

Hedge funds have been urged to hurry up and ensure they are fully compliant with all regulation before they file their Form PF, industry experts have said at an event on Dodd Frank registration hosted by COOConnect in New York.

Dec 05, 2011

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