MFA Blog

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 […]

Investors Add Nearly $83 Billion to Hedge Funds in First Half of 2014

Posted on August 15, 2014

According to new data from BarclayHedge and TrimTabs Investment Research, investors poured $82.5billion into hedge funds in the first-half of […]

Finland’s Largest Private Investor Increases Hedge Fund Holdings

Posted on August 14, 2014

Varma, a pension insurance company and the largest private investor in Finland, increased significantly its hedge fund holdings in the […]

Understanding Hedge Funds Highlights Educational Resources

Posted on August 13, 2014

The latest edition of MFA’s monthly educational newsletter, Understanding Hedge Funds, offers users a variety of resources for learning more […]

Public Pensions Post Largest Gains in Three Years

Posted on August 12, 2014

Public pensions rose at a median rate of 16.9% for the year ended June 30, their best performance since 2011.  […]

Report Reveals Impact of Basel III on Hedge Funds

Posted on August 11, 2014

A white paper released recently by J.P. Morgan reveals the impact of Basel III regulation on the prime brokerage business […]

Existing Market Structure Could Be Included with FTT Collection

Posted on August 8, 2014

According to a European Commission document released on July 15th, a “dedicated tax collection utility” has been proposed to collect […]