Investors want transparency, good behaviour and performance from investment managers

Investors expect more transparency, high ethical standards and solid returns from their asset managers, according to a survey from CFA Institute, the global association of investment professionals.

US regulators set out supervision and examination priorities for 2016

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (Finra) have announced their 2016 examination priorities, targeting new areas and on-going concerns.

US private equity companies charged $20bn in hidden fees over 20 years

Private equity firms charged hidden fees totalling $20bn over 20 years to companies in the US while some of their partners sat on or controlled the company’s board of directors, says a study.

Private equity industry standards and guidelines updated by European association

Invest Europe, an organisation representing Europe’s private equity, venture capital and infrastructure sectors, has published an up-date to its standards and guidelines for the industry.

Greenhouse gas emissions and poor ethics dampen potential for real estate investment

Poor business ethics and a reluctance to tackle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions undermine the potential of real estate companies, says a report by Sustainalytics, a global research and analysis firm.

NCPERS sets voluntary code of conduct for pension service providers

Service providers are to be asked to uphold new ethical guidelines to protect pension plan participants and beneficiaries.

Whistle blowing hedge fund managers face tough choices and different rules

Since Lehman Brothers fired Matthew Lee in 2008 for whistle blowing, global financial regulatory authorities have made a great deal of noise to encourage those who speak out about wrongdoing.