September 2016
Issue 116

September 2016

ETER JONATHAN HALASZ, ELEAZER KLEIN, MICHAEL SWARTZ, ADRIANA SCHWARTZ, BEVERLY J. ANG AND CLARA ZYLBERG, SCHULTE ROTH & ZABEL LLP

On July 12, 2016, the US Department of Justice (the “DOJ”) announced that investment firm ValueAct had entered into a consent decree in which it...

HAMLIN LOVELL

Event-driven and merger arbitrage strategies often have a long equity bias, but Helium’s strategy is distinguished by being “mainly market...

SIR MICHAEL HINTZE, CHIEF EXECUTIVE AND SENIOR INVESTMENT OFFICER, CQS

In this Q&A, Sir Michael Hintze, Chief Executive and Senior Investment Officer of CQS, presents an update on the risks and opportunities he sees in...

HAMLIN LOVELL

BNP Paribas Capital Partners (BNPP CP) selects and monitors absolute return and alternatives in UCITS hedge funds, offshore hedge funds, private equity...

EXTRACTS FROM AIMA’S PAPER: IN CONCERT SPONSORED BY RSM

In this paper we investigate the methods that are being employed to align the interests of managers of hedge funds (‘managers’), and investors...

WILLIAM YONGE AND ED WINTERS, MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS

The guidelines, which apply from 1 January 2017, seek to clarify the concepts of disclosure, governance, and risk alignment in respect of remuneration; in...

BLU PUTNAM, CHIEF ECONOMIST, CME GROUP

Negative rates are a central banking idea based on a poorly conceived and constructed linear view of the efficacy of monetary policy. They do not work to...

STUART FIELDHOUSE, DIRECTOR, IRHALO

KEY FINDINGS

Investors generally find the quality of data and the detail being provided by hedge fund IR teams unsatisfactory. The IR function is...
STEVEN WHITTAKER AND ANNA MALEVA-OTTO, SCHULTE ROTH & ZABEL

The European Securities and Markets Authority (‘ESMA’) published1 its first set of advice to the European Parliament, the Council and the...

MARK D. SCHORR, CROW & CUSHING

The debate that engrossed observers of the equity markets over the application of the dark pool featured in Michael Lewis’s Flash Boys:  A Wall...

IGOR YELNIK

In our 2015 paper, ‘Hypercube in the Kitchen: Reading a Menu of Active Investment Strategies’1 by Gnedenko and Yelnik, we showed how asset...

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