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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 […]

West Virginia Investment Management Board Allocates $90 Million to Hedge Funds

Posted on August 7, 2014

According to the West Virginia Investment Management Board’s June 30th financial statement, the fund allocated $90 million between two separate […]

Report Shows Endowments’ Performance May Be Due to Higher Allocation to Alternatives

Posted on August 6, 2014

A new report from Cliffwater compares the returns of endowments and state pension funds, finding that over the last 10 […]

CFTC Chairman Timothy Massad Addresses Issue of “De-Guaranteeing”

Posted on August 5, 2014

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is reviewing information regarding possible efforts made to cut ties with foreign affiliates to […]

Alternative UCITS Reach Asset Milestone

Posted on August 4, 2014

A new report from Alceda noted that the assets of alternative UCITS hit a new record of €184.2 billion, up […]

MFA Submits Response to ESMA on Consultation and Discussion Papers on MiFID II and MiFIR

Posted on August 1, 2014

Earlier this morning, MFA submitted its response to the European Securities and Markets Authority’s (ESMA) consultation and discussion papers regarding […]

Commodity Hedge Funds Continue Strong Performance

Posted on July 31, 2014

The Newedge Commodity Trading Index listed commodity hedge funds as the strongest performers among the firm’s other hedge fund indices […]

MFA Submits List of Priorities to CFTC Chairman Massad and Commissioners

Posted on July 30, 2014

This afternoon, MFA submitted letters to Timothy Massad, the newly confirmed Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), along […]