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Abdulla Al Awar, chief executive of the DIFC Authority

Dubai makes changes to collective investment funds regime

Wed, 21/07/2010 - 16:08

The Dubai International Financial Centre Authority has welcomed a series of regulatory changes to the DIFC’s collective investment funds regime. »

Cayman Finance chairman Anthony Travers

Over USD7.7bn in catastrophe bonds listed in Cayman Islands

Wed, 21/07/2010 - 16:03

More than USD7.7bn in catastrophe bonds has now been listed on the Cayman Islands Stock Exchange in the British Overseas Territory. »

Volatility

Non-directional hedge funds minimise drawdowns and lower volatility

Wed, 21/07/2010 - 14:18

The Hennessee Group has analysed its Hennessee Hedge Fund Indices to determine which strategies have outperformed the S&P 500 Index during times of crisis, and which strategies generated attractive risk-adjusted returns while providing downside protection. »

Trading screens

Alvarium selects Deltix for new quantitative hedge fund

Wed, 21/07/2010 - 12:32

Alvarium Capital has selected the Deltix QuantOffice and QuantServer product suite for the development and production deployment of advanced quantitative strategies. »

Research

Merrill Lynch analyst joins Skyline as head of research

Wed, 21/07/2010 - 11:48

David Tovar has joined Skyline Capital Management as head of research. »

Fireworks

Dividend derivatives open interest exceeds one million contracts

Wed, 21/07/2010 - 10:50

Derivatives exchange Eurex has for the first time exceeded the one million mark in open interest on its dividend product suite. »

NYSE

NYSE Technologies launches Order Routing Direct

Wed, 21/07/2010 - 10:19

NYSE Technologies, the commercial technology unit of NYSE Euronext, has launched Order Routing Direct, a fully-managed point-to-point order routing service.  »

Bill Stone, chairman and chief executive officer, SS&C Technologies

SS&C adds risk reporting to fund administration services

Wed, 21/07/2010 - 06:41

SS&C Technologies, a provider of financial services software and software-enabled services, has launched Risk Analytics, an independent investment risk analysis solution for hedge funds, fund of funds, private equity funds and managed accounts. »

Dollars

Hedge fund inflows steady in Q2 as consolidation continues

Wed, 21/07/2010 - 06:10

Investors continued to allocate new capital to hedge funds in the second quarter of 2010 with the industry experiencing a net inflow of USD9.5bn, according to figures released by Hedge Fund Research. »

Luca Rubinelli, Xenfin Capital

Xenfin Capital hires fixed income specialist

Tue, 20/07/2010 - 16:09

Xenfin Capital, the systematic trading firm, has hired Luca Rubinelli to head its new fixed income trading arm as well as managing a global macro strategy. »

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