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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.
Categories: Capital Markets | Hedge Funds | Tax
The Israel Securities Authority has approved expanding the trading activity conducted on the trading platform for institutional investors of the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (referred to as TACT), so that additional types of securities may be issued and traded on it.
Categories: Capital Markets | Technology
Several weeks ago, the Israel Securities Authority published a staff position paper on the consequences of the coronavirus crisis for the disclosure and financial reporting included in the 2020 first quarter report.
Categories: Capital Markets | Ongoing Counsel
After Libra, Facebook’s ambitious global digital currency venture, faced fierce resistance from regulators around the world, Facebook has announced “Libra 2.0.” The venture is set to undergo far-reaching changes that, on the one hand, will likely do away with regulatory concerns, but, on the other, will force Facebook to give up its original vision, i.e. a quick and simple transfer of digital currencies between accepted users worldwide without the need for a bank account.
Categories: Blockchain | Capital Markets
In light of the global coronavirus crisis, the Israel Securities Authority (ISA) has published several steps toward easing the burden on public companies and reporting corporations whose securities are traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.
Categories: Capital Markets | Corporate
In light of the coronavirus pandemic, the Israel Securities Authority (ISA) recently released a number of updates and reliefs on the obligations that apply to portfolio managers and investment advisors and marketers.
Categories: Capital Markets | Investment Funds
In response to the Corona pandemic, the ISA published on March 30, 2020, a temporary order for license holders in connection with the clarification of clients' needs. 
Categories: Capital Markets | Investment Funds
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.
Categories: Capital Markets | Investment Funds
The Israel Securities Authority revised its previous position and announced that in light of the exceptional circumstances, reporting corporations may submit their 2019 periodic reports until April 30, 2020.
Categories: Capital Markets | Corporate
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.
Categories: Capital Markets | Hedge Funds
In October 2019, the Council of the European Union adopted new rules to protect whistleblowers through a new directive.
Categories: Capital Markets | Corporate
In an attempt to reduce insurance costs for License Holders, the Israel Securities Authority (ISA) has recently implemented several changes.
Categories: Capital Markets | Financial Institutions
The ISA's commission for examining the regulation necessary for the advancement of digital markets published a report that focuses on platforms for the issuing, trading, and clearing of securities that make use of blockchain technology.
Categories: Blockchain | Capital Markets | Capital Markets Regulation
New Israeli regulations allow for customized portfolio management services through on-line platforms.
Categories: Capital Markets | Financial Institutions
The Israel Securities Authority (ISA) recently published a proposed amendment to the Israeli Securities Regulations concerning trading platforms’ activity in Israel.
Categories: Capital Markets
In October 2019, the Israel State Attorney published a new guideline on its office’s policy when considering the prosecution of a corporation, as well as on how it should determine its position on the manner of punishing corporations.
Categories: Compliance | Corporate | Enforcement
Regulatory resistance and legal proceedings by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) are hindering the realization of one of the greatest promises of blockchain technology – the transfer of cryptographic currencies and assets between users without an intermediary.
Categories: Blockchain | Capital Markets | Capital Markets Regulation
The Israel Securities Authority (ISA) and the Ministry of Justice published a call to the public to adjust the corporate regime, as part of addressing problems that may arise as a result of the transition of public companies to a decentralized ownership structure.
Categories: Capital Markets | Corporate
The Israel Securities Authority (ISA) recently published an advisory document for public comment ahead of the publication of a legal memorandum for the regulation of the securitization field in Israel.
Categories: Capital Markets | IPOs and Public Offerings
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.
Categories: Capital Markets | Capital Markets Regulation | Hedge Funds
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