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Kinetic Partners Assists Piquant Technologies in Becoming First AIFMD-Authorized Hedge Fund

Aug 12, 2013
Jing Chen

Financial services firm Kinetic Partners has helped U.K.-based Piquant Technologies become the first hedge fund firm authorized according to the Alternative Fund Management Directive.

According to a Hedge Week report from last week, Kinetic global head of regulatory compliance Andrew Shrimpton said that the firm was able to execute “the transition from the original application to the new authorization according to the AIFMD in three weeks.”

Under the AIFMD, which took effect on July 22, hedge funds across the European Union are now consistently regulated for the first time.

Piquant is a newly-launched quantitative fund manager.

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