The Cost of Compliance (MFA, KPMG, AIMA)

October 2013

KEYWORDS: compliance requirements, Hedge Fund Managers, hedge funds, Survey, Asian Hedge Funds, Asia Pacific, United Kingdom, European Union, Japan, Middle East, assets under management, AIFMD, Form PF, SEC, Securities and Exchange Commission, FATCA, AUM, Short Selling, hedge fund operation, IRS, Department of the Treasury, registered advisers, hedge fund registration, CFTC, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, clearing, OTC derivatives, Volcker Rule, National Futures Association, NFA, North America, technology, Hedge Fund IT, EMIR, FTT, Financial Transaction Tax, G20, central clearing, Hong Kong, UCITS, Investment Advisers Act of 1940, outsourcing, hedge fund investor, investor protection, innovation, regulatory reform, regulatory requirements





The report, including one of the largest global surveys of hedge fund managers, explores the significant investments firms have made in infrastructure to comply with new regulatory requirements, the effects those costs have had on different segments of the industry, and innovation that has resulted from the new regulatory landscape.  Furthermore, the addition of new resources and sharpening of focus on regulatory compliance and risk management suggests that hedge fund managers around the world are committed to meeting regulatory requirements as well as the increased demands of institutional investors.

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