London doubles hedge fund assets in four years

London's share of global hedge fund assets increased from 10% to 21% between 2002 and 2006, making London one of the fastest growing hedge fund centres according to the 2007 edition of IFS »


ICAP introduces electronic trading platform for securities lending

ICAP plc, the world's largest inter-dealer broker, has launched i-Sec, a new electronic trading platform for securities lending, which provides screen-based access to the securities lendin »


Forty one per cent cut in fees for UK and US stock futures on Bclear

Euronext.liffe, the international derivatives business of Euronext, will cut the cost of registering UK and US Universal Stock Futures through its Bclear service by up to 41% from 1 May 20 »


Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley top Greenwich energy rankings

A new Greenwich Associates study of corporate strategies for managing energy prices exposure reveals that Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley dominate global energy trading due to the breadth »


IMF Global Financial Stability Report 2007: Increased debt level is making target companies vulnerable to economic swings

In its latest report on financial stability, the IMF warns that leveraged buy-outs by private equity firms taking advantage of the low interest rate environment are making target companies »


Greenwich Research: New products and alternative strategies shake up "traditional" asset allocations for US institutions

US pension funds and endowments continue to shift assets out of domestic stock investments and into hedge funds, private equity and international equities, according to new research from G »


Russell launches FoHF targeting equity-like returns

Russell Investment Group has launched the Global Directional Strategies Fund that blends equity long/short and opportunistic strategies, combined and actively managed by Russell to deliver »


BISYS hires Jerrild to join business development team

BISYS has recruited Carsten Jerrild, previously managing director with Fulcrum Fund Services, as director of business development for its alternative investment services business. »


Conyers Dill & Pearman boosts London team

Richard Fear has left Charles Adams, Ritchie & Duckworth in the Cayman Islands, where he had been a partner for over six years, and joined the London office of Conyers Dill & Pearm »


NFA suspends Christ Investment Service LLC

The National Futures Association (NFA) has suspended from NFA membership Christ Investment Service LLC (CIS), an introducing broker (IB) located in San Francisco, California. »


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