While seeking enhanced returns, hedge funds typically employ the use of derivatives across various asset classes.
The pressure on hedge funds and traditional asset managers is not just being felt on the investment performance side: regulators are pushing managers to adopt more mature risk management practices.
The AIFMD is designed to increase investor protection by introducing an EU-wide framework for the regulation of alternative investment funds.
Relatively little of the huge amount that has been said and written on the AIFM Directive has focused on its implications for fund boards.
Hail it for its virtue or wail about its nuances, regulatory reporting is a bitter pill that the financial industry is trying to cope with.
The Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) aims to ensure that non UCITS funds such as hedge funds and private equity are appropriately supervised by an EU regulatory body.
For the alternate investment fund (AIF) industry, the spotlight is on Alternate fund manager’s directive (AIFMD).
Recent high profile cases in the press are highlighting the lack of oversight of funds within the investment community.