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MFA Reiterates Call for Fair, Stable Uncleared Swaps Market

Posted on December 4, 2014

MFA earlier this week underscored the need for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to issue final margin requirements that […]

Institutional Investors Diversify, Guard Against Risk With Hedge Funds

Posted on December 4, 2014

About three-fifths of the U.S. institutional investors with hedge fund allocations use these funds as a tool to diversify their […]

AIFMD Compliance Costs Pose Access Hurdle

Posted on December 2, 2014

According to Reuters, hedge fund and real estate fund managers are facing unexpected costs and administrative hurdles as they try […]

Hedge Funds Grow in Emerging India Market

Posted on December 2, 2014

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has approved as many as 123 alternative investment funds Since the summer […]

MFA Comments on FSB Consultation on Cross-Border Recognition of Resolution Actions

Posted on December 1, 2014

MFA today submitted a comment letter to the Financial Stability Board (FSB) which responded to proposals for recognizing statutory suspensions […]

Preqin Report Examines Top 100 Performing Hedge Funds

Posted on November 28, 2014

Political tensions, the European slowdown, the end of the Fed’s quantitative easing program and even the Ebola crisis have all […]

MFA Responds to U.S. Prudential Regulators on Uncleared Margin Re-Proposal

Posted on November 25, 2014

MFA sent late yesterday a comment letter outlining the need for U.S. prudential regulators to promote consistent, fair and stable […]

Proposed EU Benchmarks Could Impact, Fragment Markets

Posted on November 24, 2014

Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman Tim Massad believes markets in the United States could have “adverse market consequences” if the […]

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. […]