MFA Blog

FSOC to Discuss Oversight of Non-Bank Firms Next Week

Posted on August 29, 2014

The U.S. Treasury Department stated Thursday that the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) will meet next week on September 4 […]

MFA Submits Comments to UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Posted on August 28, 2014

Today, MFA submitted a response to a paper published by the UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (UK BIS) […]

SEC Publishes Proposed Tick Size Pilot Program

Posted on August 27, 2014

U.S. securities exchanges and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority filed a proposal with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Tuesday […]

Accounting Firms Increase Services for Hedge Funds

Posted on August 26, 2014

New international hedge fund regulations, specifically Europe’s Alterative Investment Fund Managers’ Directive (AIFMD), have driven accountancy firms to ramp up […]

Korean Pension Fund Considering Hedge Fund Allocation

Posted on August 25, 2014

The $11 Billion Teachers Pension Fund in Korea is considering making a hedge fund allocation by year-end 2014. Asian Investments […]

Report: Hedge Fund Ownership Can Indicate Strong Performance

Posted on August 21, 2014

A new study by Standard & Poor’s Investment Advisory Services  looks at 11 types of institutional investors and how the […]

Policy Brief Highlights MFA’s Advocacy and Outreach

Posted on August 20, 2014

The August edition of MFA’s monthly newsletter, the Policy Brief, was released earlier today for reading and download.  This month’s […]

Report Finds Surge in Asian Hedge Fund Assets, Majority Headquartered in China

Posted on August 19, 2014

According to the latest HFR Asian Hedge Fund Industry Report, approximately one-third of Asian hedge funds are headquartered in China. […]

MFA Submits Response to ESMA on EMIR Clearing of Interest Rate Swaps

Posted on August 18, 2014

MFA submitted a response to the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) for its “Consultation Paper on the Clearing Obligation […]

MFA Submits Letter to Hong Kong on OTC Derivatives Reporting Rules

Posted on August 18, 2014

Yesterday, MFA submitted comments to the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) and the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) in response […]