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Fitch puts Man on watch negative after GLG acquisition announcement

Thu, 20/05/2010 - 14:12

Fitch Ratings has placed Man Group's long-term issuer default rating of BBB+ on rating watch negative following the announcement of its proposed acquisition of GLG Partners. »

Handshake

Brian Young joins Butterfield Fulcrum

Thu, 20/05/2010 - 13:05

Butterfield Fulcrum, an alternative fund administrator, has added Brian Young to its New York business development team. »

Neeraj Sahai, global head of securities and fund services, Citi

Citi launches collateral management services unit

Thu, 20/05/2010 - 12:05

Citi has launched a collateral management services unit within its securities and fund services business.  »

Mary Schapiro, Chairman, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

SEC proposes stock-by-stock circuit breaker rule

Thu, 20/05/2010 - 11:57

In response to the market disruption of 6 May, the SEC and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) are proposing new rules under which they would pause trading in certain individual stocks if the price moves 10 per cent or more in a five-minute period. »

Ponzi scheme

CFTC files anti-fraud action against Shalhoub for futures Ponzi scheme

Thu, 20/05/2010 - 11:23

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has charged Jeffrey Shalhoub of Staten Island, New York, and his company, Jeff Shalhoub Investments of Long Island City, New York, with operating a commodity futures Ponzi scheme. »

Andrew Baker, chief executive of Aima

Ecofin proposals on alternatives directive impractical, says Aima

Thu, 20/05/2010 - 10:43

The Alternative Investment Management Association says it is concerned that many of the proposals in the texts of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive discussed by the European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee and European finance ministers at the Ecofin meeting are impractical and unworkable. »

Cobalt

Cash trading in minor metals starts on the London Metal Exchange

Thu, 20/05/2010 - 06:36

Cash trading in molybdenum and cobalt began on the London Metal Exchange on Wednesday, ahead of the first prompt date of 21 May. »

Volatility

Patterns emerge on Hedgebay as secondary market continues to fluctuate

Thu, 20/05/2010 - 06:02

The average price for assets on the secondary hedge fund market has risen again to 91 per cent of net asset value, according to Hedgebay’s April index, continuing the volatile trend seen since the start of the year. »

News from Guernsey Finance: John Moulton to debate alternatives

News from Guernsey Finance: John Moulton to debate alternatives

Wed, 19/05/2010 - 17:56

John Moulton (pictured) will feature amongst the panellists discussing the future of the funds industry at the Guernsey Funds Forum on 26th May in London. The event will bring together industry experts to examine the current issues relating to transparency, distribution and alternatives. »

Law books and gavel

KPMG challenges ASIC's action for Westpoint investors

Wed, 19/05/2010 - 16:08

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission says it will vigorously defend the constitutional challenge that accounting firm KPMG has initiated in the High Court of Australia against the Commonwealth of Australia and ASIC. »

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