NYSE Euronext boosts ETF and options business by acquiring American Stock Exchange

NYSE Euronext, parent of the New York Stock Exchange and the Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam exchanges, has agreed to acquire the American Stock Exchange in a deal that creates an undisputed »


Equity derivatives move to the mainstream

The latest research by Greenwich Associates into North American and European usage of equity derivatives reveals that these products have moved into mainstream, commonplace usage by institutions on »


Aima publishes guide for offshore alternative fund directors

The London-based Alternative Investment Management Association has launched an updated version of its Offshore Alternative Fund Directors' Guide, first published in June 2005, as the lates »


Dechert opens law office in Hong Kong through link-up with alternative funds specialist

International law firm Dechert has opened an office in Hong Kong through a formal association with local firm Hwang & Co, which will henceforth be known as Dechert LLP in association w »


Hedgemedia's AltInvestment Global News Round-Up: US managers tap the Beltway for top talent

New York hedge fund manager Paulson & Co has signed up former US Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan as an adviser. »


Representative Richard Baker to head Managed Funds Association

The Managed Funds Association, the primary US trade association for the hedge fund industry, has announced that Richard H Baker, currently a Republican congressman from Louisiana, will joi »


Walkers sees continuing hedge fund and private equity expansion in 2008

Walkers, the Cayman Islands-based offshore law firm, has reported that 2007 was the strongest single year ever for the firm's growth and has announced the promotion to partner of nine asso »


New regulations drive development of global markets

Compliance is not normally a word that quickens the pulse. »


DTCC and CLS Bank launch central settlement of OTC credit derivatives trades

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation and CLS Bank International have launched their central settlement service for over-the-counter credit derivative transactions, which is desi »


Adept Capital Partners launches Early Stage Asia Fund

Hong Kong-based boutique investment manager Adept Capital Partners has launched a fund of early stage Asia hedge funds that aims to capture the superior absolute returns typically generate »


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