Lawyers predict FCA greenwashing crackdown after BaFin and SEC action

The ongoing greenwashing debacle surrounding DWS jolted the asset manager last week, after a dramatic twist that saw German authorities raid its Frankfurt offices, just eight days after the US regulators fined BNY Mellon for allegedly making misleading ESG claims.

Post-Brexit: Accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative and city’s mood is up

Despite financial services feeling ignored, there is a sense of cautious optimism.

New fund launches plunge to 2001 low on Covid rut

Asset managers launched a total of 905 new funds between January and June, marking the lowest first half of the year since data started to be collected almost two decades ago

Six hedge funds that went from zeros to heroes in 2019

Even by hedge funds’ volatile standards, the past two years have been a sharp reminder of the industry’s capacity to deliver both euphoric highs and acute lows.

Nowhere was this truer than at six firms that ended 2018 among the world’s 20 worst-performing hedge funds but swung back to finish 2019 among the best, according to industry figures compiled by HSBC.


Dozens of hedge funds puncture the industry’s pro-Brexit myth

Some Brexiteers welcome ‘The Hunger Games in Mayfair’, but many alternatives investors are bearish on the benefits of leaving the EU.

Private equity experiences a ‘worrying period of decline’ – report

The latest data shows more funds are chasing more capital for fewer deals – and investors are wary.

Private equity faces up to its gender diversity problem

Half of women in private equity want to quit, ground down by a culture that is resistant to change.

Capital confidential: Promising the moon

The most inspired April Fool’s joke in the City arrived via asset management consultancy MJ Hudson. Matthew Craig-Greene, manager of investor relations and marketing, sent out a briefing note entitled, Brexit – The Lunar Loophole.

How Abraaj slipped between the cracks for global regulators

Firm had complex structure with entities in Mauritius, the Cayman Islands and other jurisdictions

Hedge funds’ hopes for 2018 dashed amid closures

This year was supposed to be when rising volatility and yields brought back the glory days. Instead, returns fell and investors fled.

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