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3 Mar 2010

Maples Launches Luxembourg Hedge Fund Administration Services

Independent hedge fund services provider, Maples Finance, has expanded its European service offering in Luxembourg following the approval of its Registrar Agent license by Luxembourg’s financial supervisory authority, the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier.

"We are delighted to broaden our capabilities in Luxembourg, where we have acted as a licensed Domiciliation Agent since 2007." Maxine Rawlins, CEO of Maples Finance, said," As we begin to see recovery in global markets, Maples Finance is well positioned to deliver seamless services to our clients both in Luxembourg and globally."

Maples Finance services $30 billion in investment fund net assets from its worldwide network of offices in financial centres including Canada, Dubai, Dublin, Luxembourg, Hong Kong, and the Cayman Islands.

Hedge Fund Regulation Certification Launch

The Ireland-based Hedge Fund College has announced the launch of its Certificate in Hedge Fund Regulation, the first regulatory certification in the hedge fund industry.

“Never has it been more important for the hedge fund industry to demonstrate a greater regulatory awareness." Thomas Bullman, founder of the Hedge Fund College, said, "Both European and US regulatory proposals will have far-reaching effects. Everybody within the hedge fund industry has an obligation to ensure that they are sufficiently educated on how these new measures will impact them. The Hedge Fund College aims to provide a broad certification that a candidate has demonstrated an understanding of hedge fund regulation and current issues.”

The Certificate in Hedge Fund Regulation provides a broad-based curriculum in hedge fund regulation, delivered online by distance learning.

Sponsored by The Hedge Fund Society and its international advisory board of academics and commercial practitioners, the course provides an introduction to hedge funds, their history and the regulatory issues surrounding them. The course also provides a review of regulatory theory and analysis of the regulation of hedge funds, hedge fund managers, hedge fund service providers and hedge fund standards in the UK, EU and US.