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Hedge Funds IOSCO Regulations

Hedge Funds IOSCO Regulations

IOSCO Releases Template for Hedge Fund Info Requirement

The government regulations of the hedge fund industry, which we've been covering on this blog, is starting to develop.  The International Organization of Securities Commissions published a template for the information that regulators will require hedge funds to submit.  Although many funds already comply with the basic data requirement, it will now be necessary for hedge funds to submit information to their local regulator including the name of auditors, number of funds, recent performance data, AUM and long and short positions.  

The International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) published a template for supervisors listing 11 types of data that hedge funds will be required to provide.
"IOSCO believes that regulators should seek to develop a comparable and consistent set of data to be collected from local hedge fund managers and advisers to monitor systemic risks and prevent gaps in regulator reporting requirements," Kathleen Casey, chairman of the body's technical committee, said in a statement.
The list of data includes basic information such as the manager's name, number of funds and equity owners; as well as the names of auditors, custodians, recent performance, redemptions, total assets under management and the value of long and short positions in different assets.

Geographic spread, liquidity of a fund's assets, the value of borrowings, net credit counterparty risk and top 10 positions will also have to be disclosed. 
IOSCO members regulate more than 95 percent of the world's securities markets in over 100 countries...Source

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