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  • Revised Tax Shelter Disclosure Rules, December 30, 2002

  • U.S. Treasury Releases Proposed Rules to Require ?Unregistered Investment Companies? to Adopt an Anti-Money Laundering Program, October 9, 2002
    On September 18, 2002, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (?FinCEN?) of the U.S. Treasury Department (?Treasury Department?) issued proposed rules (the ?Proposed Rules?) requiring inter alia hedge funds and commodity pools to establish an anti-money laundering program pursuant to...  read more

  • USA Patriot Update Memorandum, September 25, 2002

  • U.S. Proposes Hedge Fund Rules to Prevent Terrorist Financing, September 19, 2002
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 ? The Treasury Department said today that it wanted to require the vast and largely unregulated hedge fund industry to hunt for and tell the government about suspicious clients that may be linked to terrorism. The government also proposed making life insurance...  read more

  • Principal-Protected Notes, September 4, 2002
    U.S. equity markets over the past two years have experienced their steepest losses in decades, and a great many personal portfolios have suffered significant losses. As a consequence, we have seen an explosion of new products which help manage risk. Most notably, observes the Merrill...  read more

  • FTC Issues Safeguards Rule to Further Protect Customer Privacy, August 22, 2002
    Under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (?GLB Act?), financial institutions that are located in the U.S. and are subject to the Federal Trade Commission?s (?FTC?) jurisdiction are required to undertake measures to protect the nonpublic personal information (?NPI?), (e.g. name, address, income,...  read more

  • Hedge funds offer returns for deep-pocketed investors, August 16, 2002
    While the markets are undergoing upheaval, The Herald will address questions investors may be asking. To ask a question, e-mail market@herald.com QUESTION: Should I invest in hedge funds? ANSWER: Hedge funds consist of private limited partnerships -- investment pools -- designed...  read more

  • Bulls, Bears and Butterflies, August 15, 2002
    "For want of a nail, the shoe was lost; For want of a shoe, the horse was lost; For want of a horse, the rider was lost; For want of a rider, a message was lost; For want of a message the battle was lost; For want of a battle, the kingdom was lost!" This little...  read more

  • Securitization & Hedge Funds, August 6, 2002

  • Correlated Markets Make It tough except for Asia, May 17, 2002
    It may be time to look at the "out of fashion" areas in the hedge fund arena to gain an edge in what may prove to be a uniquely confusing year. 18 months ago no-one wanted to hear about Japan and Asian hedge funds but recent outstanding performance (mainly due to sharp equity market...  read more

  • Hedge funds gain amid weak equity markets, May 15, 2002
    In a month when the big market indices fall, eight out of ten hedge fund sectors posted gains during April, according to CSFB/Tremont's hedge fund performance figures released on Wednesday. The S&P 500 fell 6.14 per cent and the Nasdaq tumbled 8.51 per cent during the month,...  read more

  • Standard & Poor?s Introduces S&P Hedge Fund Index, May 7, 2002
    London, 7th May , 2002 -- Standard & Poor?s today announced plans to create the S&P Hedge Fund Index, aimed at providing a transparent benchmark of the hedge fund asset class. The S&P Hedge Fund Index will offer investors an investable benchmark that is broadly...  read more

  • Hedge fund investors set to increase allocations, April 11, 2002
    The majority of hedge fund investors expect to increase their allocations to the industry over the next year, according to the Hennessee Hedge Fund Advisory Group's fifth annual hedge fund investor survey. The survey found 54 per cent of respondents plan to increase their hedge fund...  read more

  • Big investors choose start up hedge funds, April 2, 2002
    More than 50% of the world's top institutional investors are investing in start-up hedge funds and abandoning their preference for fund managers with long track records, according to a study by Deutsche Banc Alex Brown. John Dyment, head of Deutsche Banc's hedge fund consulting...  read more

  • Canadian Organization To Promote Hedge Fund Education , March 7, 2002
    (March 7) The Hedge Fund Association (HFA), an international not-for-profit association of fund managers, service providers and investors, is opening a Canadian chapter. Its president is Sergio Simone, president of RJS Private Wealth Management, a Toronto-area planning firm that specializes...  read more