CFTC charges Dutch group Optiver with manipulation of Nymex energy futures market

CFTC charges Dutch group Optiver with manipulation of Nymex energy futures market

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has charged Dutch-based proprietary trading fund Optiver Holding, two of its subsidiaries and three employees with manipulation of three oil and »


Sceptre Investment and Fairfield Greenwich target Canadian investors with joint venture

Sceptre Investment and Fairfield Greenwich target Canadian investors with joint venture

Toronto money management firm Sceptre Investment Counsel and Fairfield Greenwich Group, a USD16.6bn hedge fund and fund of hedge funds manager based in New York, have launched a co-operati »


KMG launches platform for creating Sicav SIF funds

KMG launches platform for creating Sicav SIF funds

Luxembourg-based KMG Sicav SIF has launched a platform for asset managers and advisers to create their own Sicav SIF funds, taking advantage of the regulatory structure of a Specialised In »


Aima says Italian fund proposals should boost hedge fund industry

Aima says Italian fund proposals should boost hedge fund industry

The Alternative Investment Management Association has welcomed the proposals set out in this week's industry report on the state of the Italian mut »


Eurex Clearing to build central counterparty platform for clearing OTC derivatives

Eurex Clearing to build central counterparty platform for clearing OTC derivatives

Eurex Clearing, part of the international derivatives exchange Eurex, is examining various formats for the introduction a central counterparty solution for products that are currently hand »


Legal changes boost appeal of hedge funds

Legal changes boost appeal of hedge funds

With markets worldwide suffering from the impact of the credit crunch over the past year and amid a drop in overall fund investment in Spain, stemming from market conditions but also tax changes, h »


Citi raids Lehman for senior prime finance executives

Citi raids Lehman for senior prime finance executives

Citi has announced the appointments of Christopher Greer, Sean McGinty and Norman Escoffery to senior roles in its Americas prime finance business, hires that the group says underscore its »


MFA and CPIC urge SEC not to extend emergency order on short selling

MFA and CPIC urge SEC not to extend emergency order on short selling

The Managed Funds Association and the Coalition of Private Investment Companies have written to Securities and Exchange Commission chairman Christopher Cox, urging the SEC not to extend it »


Nedgroup Investments lands mandate for Premium Portfolio Fund

Nedgroup Investments lands mandate for Premium Portfolio Fund

Fund of hedge funds manager Nedgroup Investments has won a USD9m mandate from Dutch wealth management firm Attica Vermogensbeheer for its Premium Portfolio Fund, which has now raised aroun »


Edhec Alternative Indexes see mostly negative returns in June

Edhec Alternative Indexes see mostly negative returns in June

The Risk and Asset Management research centre at French business school Edhec notes that June saw a very sharp decline in the stock markets with the S&P 500 plungi »


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