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Financial Markets Association’s 2014 Securities Compliance Seminar- April 23-25

Posted in Events, Guest Post
The Financial Markets Association is hosting its annual Securities Compliance Seminar in Nashville, TN on April 23-25, 2014.  This seminar is intensive training for intermediate as well as seasoned compliance specialists, internal auditors, attorneys, and regulators that focuses on current compliance topics, new rules or interpretations and regulatory developments, including a Dodd-Frank regulatory update.  The … Continue Reading

Marketing Your Fund To And Through Consultants And Gatekeepers

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Written by guest contributor, Bruce Frumerman, Frumerman & Nemeth Inc. This article first appeared in FINAlternatives on February 3, 2014 and is re-printed with permission below.  ‘Soft’ manager qualities are often what separates your fund from competitors is a summary finding in the recently reported survey of institutional consultants and gatekeepers by Market Strategies International’s … Continue Reading

Canada Imposes Chaperone Requirement for Investment Sub-Advisers

Posted in Guest Post, Investment Advisers
This guest post from Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, co-authored by Ross McKee, Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, is reprinted here with permission.  INTRODUCTION The Canadian Securities Administrators have proposed a new uniform Canadian registration exemption for investment sub-advisers, as part of a package of proposed amendments to Canadian registration rules. The proposed exemption … Continue Reading

Credit Portfolio Management in a Turning Rates Environment

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This article was published by Investcorp and is reprinted here with permission. Executive Summary This paper analyzes correlations between credit spreads and interest rates across various sectors and credit ratings in the US. Our work was prompted by chairman Bernanke’s announcement this summer of possible tapering of the ongoing quantitative easing program which marked a turning point … Continue Reading

Here’s Why The Canadian Hedge Fund Industry Is So Small

Posted in Guest Post, Private Funds
This article was published by Business in Canada and is reprinted here with permission. Business in Canada recently had the opportunity to interview Richard Taglianetti, a giant in the hedge fund universe who has raised millions of dollars for start-up managers over the course of his career. At present, Richard serves as the senior managing director of hedge … Continue Reading

Minimizing Anti-Corruption Deal Risk While Maximizing Returns on Venture Capital Investments

Posted in Advisory, Guest Post, Private Funds
This article was published by The FCPA Report and is reprinted here with permission. More and more, venture capital firms are investing in start-ups seeking to expand internationally or with nascent cross-border operations in place.  Such investments offer opportunities for lucrative returns but also carry significant anti-corruption risk that VC firms are often ill-equipped to manage.  For … Continue Reading

JOBS Act Implementation Update

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This article was published by CounselWorks and is reprinted here with permission.       April 12, 2013 Dear Friends, Yesterday, the SEC testified before Congress providing an update on the implementation of the JOBS Act. Regarding the implementation of the lift on the prohibition against general solicitation, the SEC said its staff are “developing recommendations for … Continue Reading

Final FATCA Regulations Amplify Broad Sweep of Legislation for Securities and Banking Industry

Posted in Advisory, Guest Post
This article was published by Wolters Kluwer in its February 2013 Special Report.    The Treasury and IRS have adopted final regulations implementing the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). The regulations provide additional certainty for financial institutions and government counterparts by finalizing the step-by-step process for U.S. account identification, information reporting, and withholding requirements … Continue Reading

The JOBS Act: The JOBS Act Will Accelerate the Institutionalization of Hedge Funds

Posted in Guest Post, Investment Advisers, Private Funds
This guest post from the Margolis Advisory Group, co-authored by River Communications, is reprinted with permission.  The Executive Summary appears below and the full text is available here.  The JOBS Act is bringing change to the hedge fund industry, and, most likely, this change will accelerate the trend towards institutionalization. The lifting of the “advertising … Continue Reading

Winning Over More Institutional Investors With Your Hedge Fund Marketing

Posted in Guest Post, Investment Advisers, Private Funds
Written by guest contributor, Bruce Frumerman, Frumerman & Nemeth Inc. This article first appeared in FINAlternatives on January 30, 2012 and is re-printed with permission below. It’s one thing when people who are not part of the hedge fund investor universe say hedge funds are money management firms that reveal too little about themselves. It’s … Continue Reading