Publications

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    “How ISDA Took On the Confirmations Backlog” – International Financial Law Review

    Feb 23, 2006

    Excerpt: Kenneth Raisler and Lauren Teigland-Hunt examine ISDA’s Novation Protocol and its impact on the credit derivatives market… “The Novation Protocol amendments were developed to address the challenges in the processing of novations that were contributing to confirmation backlogs with respect to both credit and interest rate derivative transactions.”

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    “Bankruptcy Reform Offers Derivatives a Wider Net” – Banking Insider

    Apr 05, 2005

    Excerpt: Allowing traders to cross-product net is also an important part of the proposed law since it has become a common practice in the growing hedge fund industry, says Lauren Teigland-Hunt, managing partner of Teigland-Hunt & Associates in New York and a representative of the Managed Funds Association. “I deal with many people who hedge their forward contracts with a swaps contract, but can’t easily net the entire trade [because of current bankruptcy law],” she says. “A lot of lawyers have spent a lot of hours trying to get around this.”

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    “Hedge Fund AML on Tap” – Securities Industry News

    Jun 28, 2004

    Excerpt: “There are certain complexities in the business that have to be recognized, and I think Treasury and the other regulators active in this area have tried to craft rules for hedge funds that make sense,” said Lauren Teigland-Hunt, the external counsel for the Managed Fund Association… “Could a hedge fund be used for money laundering? Possibly. But there are impediments associated with that investment vehicle that don’t lend themselves to money laundering, such as lockup periods, which prevent investors from redeeming their interests for an extended period following investment, and limited redemption windows, which mean investors can redeem only once a quarter, for example…”

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    Market Call Tonight with Howard Green – Report on Business Television

    Feb 18, 2004

    Televised interview with Lauren Teigland-Hunt, external counsel to Managed Funds Association, regarding SEC proposal to hire additional examiners to inspect hedge funds