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Aima critical of EU approach to non-bank financing and urges re-think of rules

Enduring barriers preventing non-bank finance and capital markets from developing in the European Union (EU) should be removed, says the Alternative Investment Management Association (Aima).

Commission sharing arrangements set to be curbed by cash payment proposal

Financial professionals would reduce their use of research obtained through commission sharing arrangements (CSAs) if they had to pay cash for it, according to an industry survey.

More financial regulation likely to forestall future crises says US Fed official

A senior US Federal Reserve official has warned that further regulation for non-bank financial institutions including funds may be needed to avoid future risks of new crises.

Asian fund passport moves a step closer

At the end of February, Singapore, Australia, South Korea, New Zealand, Philippines and Thailand released a joint consultation on the proposed arrangements that will govern the Asia region funds passport.

Suspected market manipulation cases reported to FCA jump in 2014

The total number of cases of suspected market manipulation reported to the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) increased by 17 per cent by the end of 2014, according to Bovill.

Swiss fund market assets drop as industry contemplates introduction of CISA

The volume of assets in investment funds covered by the Swiss Fund Data and Morningstar totalled around Sfr820bn at the end of January, a decrease of just under Sfr47bn month-on-month.

Naked Short Club talks fast and loose about hedge fund issues

Wit and wisdom about the hedge fund world interspersed with music rarely heard on radio, the Naked Short Club airs live (almost) every Monday night at 9pm from London.