MFA Blog

CFTC Approves Changes to Three Derivatives Rules

Posted on November 3, 2014

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission today approved three proposals aimed at “fine-tuning” the use of derivatives by non-financial companies. […]

After First Year, Some Issues of Clarity on AIFMD

Posted on October 30, 2014

The international law firm Goodwin Procter this week released a Client Alert discussing several key aspects of the Alternative Investment […]

Update on ESMA Central Clearing of Interest Rate Swaps

Posted on October 29, 2014

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) issued earlier this month its final draft regulatory technical standards (RTS) for the […]

CFTC to Consider Three Derivatives Proposals

Posted on October 28, 2014

U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chairman Tim Massad announced the commission will consider three proposals aimed at “fine-tuning” the […]

Report Finds Globally Diversified Managed Funds Poised for Growth

Posted on October 24, 2014

As technology makes the world increasingly more connected, the asset management industry is taking advantage of the ability to more […]

MFA, ICI & SIFMA Order Routing Disclosure Template Recommendation to SEC

Posted on October 23, 2014

MFA, along with the Investment Company Institute and the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, today sent a letter to […]

Hedge Fund Assets Reach New High, Defying Q3’s September Market Turn

Posted on October 23, 2014

Hedge fund assets continued their growth during the third quarter of 2014, bringing the industry’s consecutive growth to nine quarters, […]

Investors Sticking with Hedge Funds

Posted on October 22, 2014

While the recent news that the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) has prompted some pension funds to take a […]

MFA Weighs In on EMIR Clearing Phase-in and Frontloading Obligation

Posted on October 21, 2014

On October 21, MFA submitted a letter to the European Commission (EC) in response to the European Securities and Markets […]

CTAs Continue Gains

Posted on October 20, 2014

Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA) funds continued their growth during the third quarter of the year, reporting returns of 5.52 percent. […]