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Markus Fuchs joins Swiss Funds Association

Thu, 28/10/2010 - 12:16

At the beginning of November 2010, Markus Fuchs will take up his new position as senior counsel with the Swiss Funds Association. »

Fraud

Court fines Texas defendants USD16.2m in CFTC anti-fraud action

Thu, 28/10/2010 - 10:38

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has obtained more than USD16.2m in restitution and civil monetary penalties in a federal court order against defendants Scott P. Kear, Sr., Jeffery L. Lyon and entities they controlled, M25 Investments and M37 Investments, all of Waxahachie, Texas. »

Down arrow and numbers

Convertibles trading volume contracts despite recovery in asset values

Thu, 28/10/2010 - 06:10

A recovery in the valuations of convertible securities held in the portfolios of institutional investors in the US and Europe has not translated into a pick-up in trading volumes, which continued to decline from 2009 to 2010. »

Geoff Cook, chief executive, Jersey Finance

Jersey Finance welcomes personal tax rate proposals

Thu, 28/10/2010 - 05:58

Jersey Finance has welcomed the Council of Minister’s proposals to retain the jurisdiction’s personal taxation rate at 20 per cent. »

Dark pool

Iosco proposes regulatory oversight principles for dark liquidity

Wed, 27/10/2010 - 16:47

The Technical Committee of the International Organization of Securities Commissions has published a consultation report containing principles to assist securities markets authorities in dealing with issues concerning dark liquidity. »

Regulation

European Parliament sees its priorities through on hedge funds directive

Wed, 27/10/2010 - 16:13

European Parliament and Council negotiators on Tuesday overcame the final major hurdles to an agreement on the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive. »

Trader at screen

ABN Amro to clear interest-rate swaps with OTC Derivatives Clearing Service

Wed, 27/10/2010 - 15:40

ABN Amro Clearing is expanding its centralised OTC Derivatives Clearing Service with centrally cleared over-the-counter-traded interest-rate swaps as of 1 December. »

Electronic trading floor

Calypso launches OTC clearing service for derivative clearing members

Wed, 27/10/2010 - 15:08

Calypso Technology, an application software provider of an integrated trading, risk and processing platform to financial institutions and corporate treasuries, has launched an over-the-counter clearing service for derivative clearing members. »

Trading screen

Systematic Alpha joins Deutsche Bank managed account platform

Wed, 27/10/2010 - 14:23

The Systematic Alpha Futures programme, managed by the New York-based commodity trading adviser Systematic Alpha Management, has been added to Deutsche Bank’s dbSelect managed account platform. »

Numbers and magnifying glass

Stock correlations at historic highs while low quality stocks outperform

Wed, 27/10/2010 - 12:27

Hennessee Group, a consultant and adviser to direct investors in hedge funds, believes the spike in correlation between individual stocks has made alpha generation a challenge in 2010, particularly for fundamentally based long/short equity hedge funds.  »

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