Kurt Schacht, CFA, managing director of Standards and Financial Market Integrity at CFA Institute, talks with Greenwich Roundtable President Stephen McMenamin on the current state of the hedge fund industry. McMenamin, whose organization is a leading proponent of industry best practices and due diligence, discusses the pressures on managers to take on extra risk, hedge fund fees, and the overall value proposition involved in hedge fund products.
European exchanges are lobbying EU officials to change rules governing access to the $1.5 trillion-a-day market for exchange-traded derivatives. Markus Ferber, one of the lawmakers behind the revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive, is urging the European Commission to "check very carefully if the 'open access' provisions will indeed work as intended" after Brexit. Bloomberg (tiered subscription model) (20 Mar.)
Hoya Capital Real Estate has brought to NYSE Arca an exchange-traded fund offering broad exposure to the US housing sector. The Hoya Capital Housing ETF is linked to the Hoya Capital Housing 100 Index. ETF Trends (20 Mar.)
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