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1 Dec 2009

Regulations Increase Need For Hedge Fund Administration And Law Firms

HedgeCo News Archive - New regulations and laws, including the recently enacted anti-money laundering and know-your-client laws are making the outsourcing of hedge fund administration more and more common, according to G&S Fund Services, who said "When administrating their own fund, many fund managers find they are in over their head."

"Last week there were expansions, as back and middle office service providers globally, caught up with the trend." Andrew Schneider, founder and co-principal of hedge fund research and services firm, HedgeCo Networks, said.

Privately owned hedge fund administration company, Opus Fund Services, today opened a Chicago office, appointing Stephen Giannone as the firms President. He has previously worked in senior management positions at Bear Stearns and Deutsche Bank and most recently at hedge fund administrators Spectrum and Omnium (formerly Citadel Solutions). Opus Fund Services is headquartered in Bermuda and has offices in New York, the United Kingdom, and the Cayman Islands.

And also in the off-shore news, hedge fund law firm, Conyers Dill & Pearman, announced an expansion into Cyprus. Conyers will launch its Cyprus practice out of its Moscow office and will advise on all aspects of Cyprus corporate law.

Cypriot law firm Antis Triantafyllides & Sons LLC (ATS) has entered into an arrangement with Conyers for mutual co-operation on Cyprus, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands and Mauritius work, and will assign a lawyer from their Cyprus office to Conyers' Moscow office.

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