Refco on the block for USD 768 million

Refco finally filed for bankruptcy protection this week and agreed to sell its core futures brokerage business for USD 768m. The bidders include an investor group&n »

Hedge Fund Research: Emerging markets top performer in Q3

Event-Driven and Equity Hedge strategies were the top asset gatherers in Q3 but the emerging markets sector was the best performer, up 10 per cent. New fund flows i »

Edward Feigeles joins WR Capital management team

Edward Feigeles, has joined Knight Capital alumni Walter Raquet and John Cunningham as a principal in their managed accounts shop, WR Capital. Feigeles, former mana »

Philippe Ballet appointed to head MSCI Barra in Japan

MSCI Barra, the provider of benchmark indices and risk analytics products, has hired Philippe Ballet as Managing Director and head of its business in Japan. Ballet »

Integrated sells GAIM Paragon (Israel) to Clal Finance

GAIM Paragon, a 50.1 per cent-owned subsidiary of  London-based Integrated Asset Management, has sold its Israeli operation to Clal Finance. »

Charlemagne launches MGEM Sterling share class

Charlemagne Capital has launched a Sterling share class for its Magna Global Emerging Markets Fund (MGEM). The Sterling denominated B Shares will seek to obtain dis »

Eurex Obtains Recognized Market Operator Status in Singapore

Singapore-based traders can now trade directly on Eurex, the world's largest derivatives exchange. Eurex was granted recognized market operator status by the Moneta »

Alternative investment analyst certification draws record numbers

The number of candidates for the examinations leading to the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designation has more than doubled last year. A record 800 pro »

Gottex appoints Bank of New York as hedge fund custodian

The Bank of New York is to provide fund of hedge fund custody and transaction processing for USD 5 billion fund of hedge funds manager Gottex. Custody for the Gotex »

FXall daily trading volumes surpass USD 43 billion

Daily trading volumes at FXall, the world's leading online foreign exchange platform, have topped USD 43 billion. The rise in volumes has been driven by increased activity across all FXall's »

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