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Nick Brown, GFI managing director, head of financial products brokerage, Americas

GFI Group opens office in Bogota, Colombia

Fri, 10/12/2010 - 06:04

GFI Group, a provider of wholesale brokerage, clearing services, electronic execution and trading support products, has opened an office in Bogota, Colombia. »

Andrew Spooner, Deloitte Global IFRS Financial Instruments lead partner

IASB proposes improvements to hedge accounting

Fri, 10/12/2010 - 06:00

The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) has published an exposure draft on accounting for hedging activities. The draft proposes requirements that will enable companies to reflect their risk management activities better in their financial statements, and help investors to understand the effect of those activities on future cash flows. »

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CTA/Managed futures lock in strong Nov returns for Asia ex-Japan

Thu, 09/12/2010 - 18:10

Asian hedge funds recorded a more muted set of returns for November against a backdrop of Korean peninsula tension and the ongoing debt crisis in the Eurozone, with stock markets such as Hong Kong& »

Julius Gaudio, D.E. Shaw

D.E. Shaw firming up in Asia to tap Japanese pension funds

Thu, 09/12/2010 - 18:09

Leading global hedge fund, D.E. Shaw, plans to increase its presence in Asia as part of a strategy to attract assets from Japanese pension funds heading into 2011. »

Sydney, Australia

TORA opens Sydney office, Australia ‘one of our major focuses for 2011’ says Jenkins

Thu, 09/12/2010 - 18:04

TORA, one of Asia’s leading providers of advanced trading technology and off-exchange liquidity pools to institutional traders, has extended its footprint in the region by opening an o »

Oil Field

Oil-focused Redwell hedge fund starts trading distillates

Thu, 09/12/2010 - 18:02

Singaporean oil-focused hedge fund, RedWell Fund SPC, has turned its attention to the distillates market reported the Business Times this week and begun tradin »

Japanese flag

‘Asia’s only home-grown prime broker’ populated by ex-Lehman’s brokers

Thu, 09/12/2010 - 17:58

Nomura Asia Holding, the Asian arm of the Japanese bank’s global prime brokerage division, is finally ready to laun »

Joe Toce, office managing director in New York, WTAS

WTAS expands alternative investment funds practice

Thu, 09/12/2010 - 16:06

Christopher Spiegleman, former director of tax at J.H. Whitney, has joined the Metro New York alternative investment funds practice at WTAS as a managing director in the Greenwich office. »

Index

Six out of seven IndexIQ indices negative in November

Thu, 09/12/2010 - 15:48

IndexIQ saw six out of seven of its hedge fund replication and alternative beta indices post a negative performance in November. »

Handcuffs and money

CFTC charges MXBK with defrauding hundreds of US customers

Thu, 09/12/2010 - 15:00

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has filed an enforcement action in the US District Court for the District of Utah, charging MXBK Group, a private Mexican financial services holding company, and its foreign currency trading division, MBFX, with issuing false customer statements and misrepresenting trading results on its website in connection with its foreign currency trading enterprise. »

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