From Spotify to Amazon, and Google to Apple, we’ve all heard of the cloud - repeatedly.
While seeking enhanced returns, hedge funds typically employ the use of derivatives across various asset classes.
Hedge funds have zero desire to own or operate technology. As they continue to shift technology usage to service-based models, can they really have it all?
Hedge funds have never looked so good! Global hedge funds under management now stand at an all-time high of $2.66 trillion with 2013 accounting for over $360 billion in capital inflow.
Whatever your feelings are on hedge funds and their practices, they’re almost certainly part of your retirement fund.
The AIFMD is designed to increase investor protection by introducing an EU-wide framework for the regulation of alternative investment funds.
The AIFMD has introduced new rules for the authorization, operation and transparency of firms running alternative investment funds such as hedge funds and private equity.
When thinking about which asset classes will be affected by the AIFMD it is worth remembering that the directive has a very broad scope.
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.