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February 26, 2024

US Regulatory Authorities Look to Increase Hedge Funds' Transparency and Stability

The new rules will require managers of large hedge funds to disclose additional information about their activities and strategies and provide more detail about their investments, including the countries and industries in which they are invested, leverage exposures, and more. As expected, fund managers are objecting, arguing that the new requirements will lead to superfluous information overload.

June 12, 2023

Roy Engel Lectures on Hedge Funds, VCs, and PEs

As an expert in the funds area, Roy was invited to lecture to a course led by the Israel Financial Institute (IFI) for 50 managers of Altshuler Shaham. Roy discussed types of alternative investments and both the legal and the administrative/supervisory aspects of the structure of funds.

February 5, 2023

Barnea: Hosting Conference with the Israel Hedge Funds Association

Dr. Zvi Gabbay, Roy Engel, and Yana Zilbershtein lectured at a conference our firm hosted on the early years of hedge funds. The conference was held in collaboration with the Israel Hedge Funds Association. PWC and APEX Israel also took part.

February 23, 2022

Cayman Islands Policy Change Regarding the Classification of Countries vis-à-vis the Anti-Money-Laundering Laws

From "low" to "moderate" risk of money laundering: the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority's classification change and its impact on Israel.

November 18, 2020

New Investment Products: Hedged Mutual Funds and Hedged Mutual Funds of Funds

With the goal of expanding the public's investment options, the Israel Securities Authority published a first draft of a document for public comments on the core characteristics of two new financial products: alternative mutual funds of the hedge fund type and hedged mutual funds of funds.

November 11, 2020

Dr. Zvi Gabbay Lectures on Distribution and Marketing of Hedge Funds

Dr. Zvi Gabbay lectured today on the distribution and marketing of hedge funds as part of a virtual conference held in collaboration with the Israel Hedge Funds Association and the international law firm Katten Muchin Rosenman.

September 15, 2020

“It’s A New World Out There – Hedge Funds Navigating COVID”

As part of our legal counsel to the Israel Hedge Funds Association, we are proud to be involved in the IHFA's 8th Annual Conference. The theme of the conference is “It's A New World Out There – Hedge Funds Navigating COVID.”

July 2, 2020

Taxation of Hedge Funds in Israel – A Short Guide to the Perplexed

A hedge fund is an entity comprised of several investors seeking to invest in financial assets to achieve a common profit, where the execution of the investment may change from one fund to another, in accordance with the investment strategies put in place by the fund manager.

March 31, 2020

Zvi Gabbay Hosts Online Seminar for Israel Hedge Funds Association Members

Dr. Zvi Gabbay, together with Lior Segev, the co-founder and CEO of Liquant Asset Management, hosted today an online seminar for members of the Israel Hedge Funds Association on business continuity planning during the coronavirus.

March 25, 2020

Cayman Islands Blacklisted by EU as a “Non-Cooperative Tax Jurisdiction”

The EU announced recently, following a meeting of its Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN), that the Cayman Islands has been moved to Annex 1 of the list of “non-cooperative jurisdictions” for tax purposes.

March 4, 2020

Hedged Mutual Funds

As part of the ISA's move to make investing in hedge funds more accessible to the public and to develop mechanisms for their oversight, it published a document for public comment that details the core characteristics of two new financial products - an alternative mutual fund of the hedge fund type and hedged mutual fund of funds.

September 25, 2019

Hosting the Israel Hedge Funds Association for a Negotiation Workshop

Our firm hosted the Israel Hedge Funds Association today for a negotiation workshop. The workshop was held in collaboration with Moti Crystal, a crisis management expert. As part of the workshop, we presented common mistakes and the techniques for overcoming them in MA transactions and disputes.

August 4, 2019

New Restrictions on Hedge Funds in Israel

The Israel Securities Authority recently published a staff position that has material implications on the hedge fund sector in Israel and on the investor public, including the mode of incorporation of hedge funds and the limit on the number of investors in a fund.

November 27, 2018

A Workshop: Legal Primer for US Hedge Fund Investing

Barnea and Friedman Kaplan hosted today a workshop for participants from the Israel Hedge Funds Association. Dr. Zvi Gabbay gave a lecture entitled "International Enforcement: Being in Israel Does Not Keep the SEC Away."