Hedge fund use of private exit polls attracts City watchdog – The Guardian

Posted January 16th, 2019 in brexit, financial regulation, hedge funds, news, referendums by sally

‘The City watchdog is considering fresh guidelines around the sale of private polling data to hedge funds looking to profit from major political events such as Brexit.’

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The Guardian, 15th January 2019

Source: www.theguardian.com

Law firm to back clients’ litigation after £50m deal with hedge fund – Legal Futures

Posted February 1st, 2016 in budgets, damages, fees, hedge funds, law firms, news, solicitors by tracey

‘Cardiff-based Capital Law has today launched a £50m fund – backed by a hedge fund – to help its clients pursue litigation, in a first for a law firm.’

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Legal Futures, 1st February 2016

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Disgraced former hedge fund manager Julian Rifat jailed for insider trading – The Independent

Posted March 20th, 2015 in guilty pleas, hedge funds, insider dealing, news, sentencing by tracey

‘The disgraced former hedge fund manager Julian Rifat was yesterday sentenced to 19 months in jail for taking part in a £285,000 insider trading scandal.’

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The Independent, 20th March 2015

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Multi-millionaire mathematician faces an ‘astronomical’ £19m legal bill – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 3rd, 2014 in costs, divorce, hedge funds, news by tracey

‘A multi-millionaire mathematician turned hedge fund boss faces an “astronomical” £19 million pound legal bill after losing the latest round of a bitter and costly court battle with his estranged wife.’

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd October 2014

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RBS awaits hefty fines for Libor rigging – The Guardian

Posted January 21st, 2013 in banking, financial services ombudsman, fines, hedge funds, interest, news by sally

“Stephen Hester lays groundwork for penalties expected to be £500m or more.”

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The Guardian, 20th January 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Barclays Bank plc v Nylon Capital LLP – WLR Daily

Posted July 22nd, 2011 in contracts, hedge funds, jurisdiction, law reports, partnerships by sally

Barclays Bank plc v Nylon Capital LLP [2011] EWCA Civ 826 ; [2011] WLR (D) 235

“In any case where a dispute arose as to the jurisdiction of an expert, a court was the final decision maker as to whether the expert had jurisdiction, even if a clause purported to confer that jurisdiction on the expert in a manner that was final and binding.”

WLR Daily, 18th July 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Regulator plans crackdown on market abuses in hedge funds – The Times

Posted October 30th, 2007 in financial regulation, hedge funds, news by sally

“London’s powerful hedge fund community is failing to stamp out incidences of market abuse such as insider trading, according to the City’s top market watchdog.”

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The Times, 30th October 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Credit crisis could lead to surge in litigation – The Times

Posted August 13th, 2007 in banking, hedge funds, news, private equity by sally

“A meltdown in the credit markets could lead to banks, hedge funds and private equity firms finding themselves embroiled in years of costly litigation, lawyers warned today.”

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The Times, 10th August 2007

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The next big thing in litigation: hedge fund disputes – The Times

Posted June 5th, 2007 in hedge funds, news by sally

“Corporate Britain may have shied away from fighting its battles in court, but the City’s leading litigation law firms are hoping their salvation may lie in disputes involving hedge funds.”

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The Times, 5th June 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk