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CFTC Acts on MFA Request for No-Action Relief for Certain Package Transactions

Posted on November 12, 2014

In response to MFA’s relief request, the CFTC’s Division of Market Oversight this week issued further time-limited no-action relief in […]

Hedge Funds Post Gains, Recent Returns Outperform S&P

Posted on November 12, 2014

Despite the industry experiencing just its second outflow this year and weathering turbulent market conditions, hedge funds still outperformed the […]

Institutional Investors Continue To See Solid Results With Hedge Fund Investments

Posted on November 11, 2014

Recent headlines would have you believe that institutional investors like college endowments and pension funds are ridding their portfolios of […]

Fed Open to Volcker Rule Changes

Posted on November 10, 2014

The Federal Reserve’s general counsel, Scott Alvarez, said over the weekend that the agency was considering delaying the implementation deadline […]

E.U. Adds to Overseas Clearing Regimes, Negotiations with U.S. Continue

Posted on November 10, 2014

Canada, Mexico, India and New Zealand are set to join Singapore, Japan, Australia and Hong Kong in being recognized by […]

MFA Submits Response to ESMA on EMIR Clearing of Non-Deliverable Forwards

Posted on November 6, 2014

MFA provided comments to the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) on the “Consultation Paper on the Clearing Obligation under […]

Chinese Regulations Set Stage for Hedge Fund Growth

Posted on November 5, 2014

Chinese hedge funds currently manage slightly more than $88 billion and are estimated to nearly double in the next five […]

MFA Leads Coalition Letter Opposing FSB Proposal on Early Termination Rights

Posted on November 4, 2014

Today, Managed Funds Association and a coalition of six trade associations sent a letter to the Financial Stability Board objecting […]

Study: Hedge Funds Offer New Products to Drive Growth, Face Steeper Regulatory Costs

Posted on November 4, 2014

A recent study by EY, the global organization of Ernst & Young member firms, found that hedge fund managers are offering […]

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. […]