MFA Blog

Pensions Turn to Alternatives to Address Underfunding

Posted on November 20, 2014

A recent report found that retirement funds for state employee retirement systems in the U.S. are currently underfunded by almost […]

Reports: E.U. to Delay Implementation Deadline for U.S. Clearing Houses

Posted on November 19, 2014

According to Reuters, the European Union is set to delay the compliance deadline for U.S. clearing houses until next summer. […]

Asian Institutional, Private Wealth Investors Diversify with Hedge Funds

Posted on November 18, 2014

Preqin data found that private pension funds in Asia have increased their allocation to hedge funds nearly three percent since […]

China Takes Step to “Connect” Investors

Posted on November 17, 2014

With today’s launch of the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect, China continues the globalization of their markets. The new Connect pilot […]

CFTC Acts on MFA Request for No-Action Relief for Certain Package Transactions

Posted on November 12, 2014

In response to MFA’s relief request, the CFTC’s Division of Market Oversight this week issued further time-limited no-action relief in […]

Hedge Funds Post Gains, Recent Returns Outperform S&P

Posted on November 12, 2014

Despite the industry experiencing just its second outflow this year and weathering turbulent market conditions, hedge funds still outperformed the […]

Institutional Investors Continue To See Solid Results With Hedge Fund Investments

Posted on November 11, 2014

Recent headlines would have you believe that institutional investors like college endowments and pension funds are ridding their portfolios of […]

Fed Open to Volcker Rule Changes

Posted on November 10, 2014

The Federal Reserve’s general counsel, Scott Alvarez, said over the weekend that the agency was considering delaying the implementation deadline […]

E.U. Adds to Overseas Clearing Regimes, Negotiations with U.S. Continue

Posted on November 10, 2014

Canada, Mexico, India and New Zealand are set to join Singapore, Japan, Australia and Hong Kong in being recognized by […]

MFA Submits Response to ESMA on EMIR Clearing of Non-Deliverable Forwards

Posted on November 6, 2014

MFA provided comments to the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) on the “Consultation Paper on the Clearing Obligation under […]