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Some U.S. hedge fund advisers run afoul of advertising rules: SEC
By Reuters
09/22/2014 4:26:32 PM ET

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters)--Some newly registered U.S. hedge fund advisers are "cherry-picking" investments to showcase their performance and improperly changing how they value securities, an agency official said on Monday [Sept.
FINRA unveils proposals for dark pools, bond markets
By Reuters
09/19/2014 5:34:36 PM ET

WASHINGTON (Reuters)—Wall Street's self-funded regulator unveiled a list of proposals on Friday [Sept. 19] to bolster rules governing alternative trading platforms like "dark pools," computerized high-speed trading, and price transparency in the corporate bond market.
Europe

Germany says won't delay plans to isolate risky bank business
By Reuters
09/19/2014 11:40:15 AM ET

BERLIN (Reuters)--Germany's government will not delay plans to isolate risky hedge fund activities from banks' normal retail business, a finance ministry spokeswoman said on Friday [Sept. 19], rejecting calls from financial institutes.
Germany says won't delay plans to isolate risky bank business
By Reuters
09/19/2014 11:40:15 AM ET

BERLIN (Reuters)--Germany's government will not delay plans to isolate risky hedge fund activities from banks' normal retail business, a finance ministry spokeswoman said on Friday [Sept. 19], rejecting calls from financial institutes.
Asia/Australia

Global financial watchdog calls for FX fix reforms, urges banks to clean up
By Reuters
07/15/2014 12:44:18 PM ET

LONDON (Reuters)—The world's top financial regulator on Tuesday [July 15] urged deep-rooted change to how currency benchmarks are set, encouraging market players to tighten up their governance, practices and controls rather than imposing stringent new regulation. The proposals come in response to allegations being investigated by regulators that dealers at major banks colluded and manipulated key reference rates in the $5.
Regulators lack data to probe shadow banking sector
By Reuters
05/02/2014 12:51:58 PM ET

LONDON (Reuters)—Shining a light on the murky $70 trillion world of "shadow banking" is proving tricky for regulators handicapped by too little data and under pressure to boost economic growth, and this means risks may be escaping proper scrutiny. Shadow banking, a term which annoys the sector because of its pejorative connotation, ranges from money market funds and repurchase agreements to special investment vehicles, hedge funds and securities lending.
International

Dubai creates new fund class to lure asset managers
By Reuters
08/19/2014 9:56:38 AM ET

DUBAI (Reuters)—Dubai is changing its financial rules in an effort to attract more asset managers – particularly those serving the richest and most risk-tolerant investors, such as hedge funds and private equity funds – to base themselves in the emirate. The rules create a new class of funds that can be domiciled in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), facing less stringent regulation and thus lower costs than existing funds.
Global financial watchdog calls for FX fix reforms, urges banks to clean up
By Reuters
07/15/2014 12:44:18 PM ET

LONDON (Reuters)—The world's top financial regulator on Tuesday [July 15] urged deep-rooted change to how currency benchmarks are set, encouraging market players to tighten up their governance, practices and controls rather than imposing stringent new regulation. The proposals come in response to allegations being investigated by regulators that dealers at major banks colluded and manipulated key reference rates in the $5.






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