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Dodd-Frank Progress Report Shows Nearly Half of Mandated Rules Yet to Be Completed

Posted on April 8, 2014

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP’s April update of its monthly Dodd-Frank Progress Report shows that a number of rulemaking deadlines […]

Preqin Report Notes Slow Movement to Hedge Fund Ads; Cost, Uncertainty to Blame

Posted on April 7, 2014

Hedge funds and other alternative investment managers have been slow to warm up to advertising under the Jumpstart Our Business […]

Pension Funds Contribute to Growth of Hedge Fund Industry

Posted on April 4, 2014

A report by J.P. Morgan’s Prime Brokerage business found that pension funds are the largest and fastest growing investor in […]

Yale Invests $250 Million With Short-Biased Stock Fund

Posted on April 4, 2014

Yale University’s endowment recently invested with a new hedge fund, allocating $250 million to the firm’s debut fund.  According to […]

New Risk Report Reexamines Methods of Portfolio Diversification

Posted on April 3, 2014

Since the financial crisis, institutional investors have looked to diversify their portfolios even further, rather than invest in a small […]

New Lyxor Report Details Role of Hedge Funds in Strategic Asset Allocation

Posted on April 2, 2014

A recent report from Lyxor examines how the role of hedge funds has shifted in portfolios recently due to strategic […]

Census Bureau Reports Top 100 Public Pension Assets Reach Record High

Posted on April 1, 2014

New data from the Census Bureau show that the 100 largest public employee pension funds in the United States have […]

MFA Hedge Fund Glossary Word of the Day: Interest Rate Swap

Posted on April 1, 2014

MFA Hedge Fund Glossary Definition – Interest Rate Swap is an arrangement entered into by a company to Hedge its […]

MFA’s 2014 Year Ahead

Posted on March 31, 2014

MFA released its latest educational presentation today that provides an overview of the current 2014 legislative and regulatory agenda for […]

CFTC Preparing Additional Conditions on European Swaps Trading Platforms

Posted on March 31, 2014

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is planning to require European swaps trading platforms to “implement a series of new […]