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European Midday Report: World markets ease on hopes that bailout is alive

Tue, 30/09/2008 - 14:42

The US Congress's rejection of a bank rescue package wiped nearly 9 per cent off the S&P 500 on Monday but European shares and many Asian stock »

Patterns and Predictions launches tool for hedge funds to measure impact of financial news

Tue, 30/09/2008 - 12:21

Boston-based Patterns and Predictions, which offers data-mining tools based on its Bayesian statistics engine and proprietary algorithms in statistical pattern recognition systems, has unv »

Hermes builds fund of hedge funds capabilities

Tue, 30/09/2008 - 09:22

Hermes, manager of the UK's BT Pension Scheme, has appointed Matteo Dante Perruccio as chief executive of its new boutique fund of hedge funds business, which the investment manager will c »

Markit postpones roll of CDX indices

Tue, 30/09/2008 - 09:19

Financial information services firm Markit has postponed the rolls of the Markit CDX North America Investment Grade, Markit CDX North America Investment Grade High Volatility, Markit CDX N »

Man Group reports 25 per cent sales growth in six months to September

Tue, 30/09/2008 - 09:15

Despite the turmoil in global financial markets, demand for Man Group's hedge fund products has remained very strong, the firm says in its latest half-yearly report, with sales in the six »

Lehman asset management business acquired by Bain Capital and Hellman & Friedman

Tue, 30/09/2008 - 07:26

Bain Capital Partners and Hellman & Friedman have concluded negotiations to acquire Neuberger Berman, the 69-year-old asset management firm, and the fixed income and some other alterna »

Rejection of US bailout bill sends markets tumbling around the world

Tue, 30/09/2008 - 07:00

By a vote of 228-to-205 the House of Representatives yesterday rejected US Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson's USD 700 bn (GBP 386 bn) bailout plan t »

Contagion spreads to Europe as governments step in to save Bradford & Bingley, Hypo Real Estate, Fortis, Dexia and Glitnir

Tue, 30/09/2008 - 06:59

Governments around Europe were forced to rescue a number of financial institutions hit by the fallout from the ongoing US credit crisis, while a US »

Majority of global investors think US bailout will restore order

Tue, 30/09/2008 - 06:58

More than 60 per cent of institutional investors, large companies and pension funds around the world think the USD700bn government bailout initiall »

CFTC sues commodity pool manager over alleged USD5.8m fraud

Mon, 29/09/2008 - 12:23

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has charged Boca Raton, Florida-based Michael A. »

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