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ISE and Eurex announce joint technology initiative for options trading

The International Securities Exchange, the world's largest equity options exchange, and international derivatives exchange Eurex have announced plans to develop a new options trading syste »


Traded life policy fund index illustrates sector growth, says MPL

Traded life policy manager Managing Partners Limited has developed an index for the sector, tracking the size of five funds specialising in traded life policies - the Traded Policies Fund, »


Currency board brings Bulgaria stability but inflation could delay euro, say Raiffeisen analysts

The institution of a currency board in 1997 has brought monetary stability to Bulgaria and helped the government to achieve regular fiscal surpluses, says a new report from analysts Desislava Nickolov »


Hedge funds must address OTC volume surge

Trading in OTC derivatives has grown dramatically in the last few years and firms have faced a number of challenges in processing and settling these trades in a timely way. »


Shariah compliance poses challenge to Middle East managers

Leading institutional and private investors in the Middle East have long been an important source of capital for some of the world's biggest and longest-established hedge fund managers, and the reg »


HFR hedge fund database now available in PackHedge format

Geneva software company FinLab and Chicago-based Hedge Fund Research have formed an alliance to provide access to HFR's hedge fund database through FinLab's software for conducting investm »


Exotix expands US operation with two new hires

Exotix, a London-based broker specialising in illiquid and frontier emerging markets, has expanded its New York operation with the appointment of Ashley Bendell as associate director of eq »


Nara Capital launches asset-based lending fund of funds

Nara Capital, a specialist fund management company established last October in Geneva to manage a range of portfolios and customised mandates for institutional investors seeking exposure t »


Northern Trust and youDevise to offer funds of hedge funds portfolio management data

Northern Trust has announced plans to offer funds of hedge funds daily portfolio management data, typically provided by administrators on a monthly basis and with limited detail, through a »


Progress Software launches Apama Smart Order Router Accelerator

Progress Software, a provider of application infrastructure software used to develop, deploy, integrate and manage business applications, has announced the launch of the Progress Apama Sma »


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