MFA Blog

Hedge Funds Fill Financing Void in Hong Kong

Posted on December 31, 2014

Hedge fund managers are filling a void left as a result of traditional financing sources not offering senior debt to small […]

Survey: Institutional Investors Use Alternatives to Meet Long Term Goals

Posted on December 29, 2014

A recent survey by Natixis Global Asset Management found institutional investors, including many pension funds, were confident they would meet […]

State Pension Funds Report Strong Hedge Fund Portfolio Returns

Posted on December 24, 2014

According to tracking data from Pensions & Investments, chief investment officers for large state pension plans reported their hedge fund […]

SEC Proposes Required JOBS Act Amendments

Posted on December 23, 2014

The Securities and Exchange Commission has voted on three  proposed amendments dealing with registration thresholds, registration terminations and reporting requirements. The […]

MFA Comments on Registration and Regulation of Security-Based SEFs

Posted on December 22, 2014

Late last week, MFA sent a letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) with updated comments and recommendations on […]

GAO Issues Dodd-Frank Report

Posted on December 19, 2014

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) this week published a report examining the implementation progress and economic impact of the Dodd-Frank […]

E.U. to Propose Additional Clearinghouse Regulations

Posted on December 17, 2014

The financial services chief for the European Union, Jonathan Hill, told Bloomberg this week that one of the European Commission’s […]

CFTC Issues Extension of CTA Recordkeeping Exemption

Posted on December 16, 2014

The staff of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission today issued no-action relief for certain Regulation 1.35(a) recordkeeping requirements. The relief is […]

Cyber Security – Preparing the Best Defense

Posted on December 15, 2014

Cyber threats have become an increasing reality for the alternative investment community. These attacks are not only more frequent, they […]

European Commission to Delay U.S. Clearing Rules Decision

Posted on December 12, 2014

The European Commission has announced a six month delay in determining the equivalency of regulations overseeing U.S. clearing houses. The […]