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Islamic banking regulation to be implemented in Afghanistan

Fri, 18/06/2010 - 06:19

H.E. Abdul Qadir Fitrat, governor of the Central Bank Afghanistan, says the regulation of Islamic banking in Afghanistan should be implemented in the country within next two months. »

Money graph

Institutional investment in hedge funds on the rise

Fri, 18/06/2010 - 06:07

Institutional investment in hedge funds has been intensifying since the end of 2009, with institutions now providing 72 per cent of the industry’s capital, according to Preqin estimates. »

Map of Asia

Asia Alternative Investment Summary: Hedgeweek’s round-up of the latest launches and hedge fund developments across Asia

Fri, 18/06/2010 - 06:00

Akira Yaku and Kentaro Ishizaki, former proprietary traders at Mizuho Securities Co., have announced plans to start a Japan-focused hedge fund. Due to launch on 1 July, the Alithion Japan Fund, backed with USD22 million (2 billion yen) from Marubeni Corp., will primarily take long and short positions in 50-100 of Japan’s top 500 companies. The Singapore-based fund will be using Deutsche Bank AG as its prime broker. »

Roger Liddell, chief executive, LCH.Clearnet

LCH.Clearnet adopts OIS discounting for USD218trn IRS portfolio

Thu, 17/06/2010 - 15:58

LCH.Clearnet, which operates the interest rate swap clearing service SwapClear, is to begin using the overnight index swap rate curves to discount its USD218trn IRS portfolio. »

Job page

EFX Prime Services adds two sales directors

Thu, 17/06/2010 - 12:04

EFX Prime Services, a division of First New York Securities, has hired two prime brokerage executives to help lead EFX Prime’s sales efforts. »

Kevin McNulty, chief executive of Isla

Isla partners with FinTuition on introduction to securities lending course

Thu, 17/06/2010 - 10:36

The International Securities Lending Association is to partner with FinTuition to provide an introduction to securities lending course. »

Peter Reitz, member of the Eurex executive board

Eurex to expand its commodity index derivatives offering

Thu, 17/06/2010 - 06:06

Derivatives exchange Eurex will be introducing six additional commodity index futures on 28 June. »

Virginie Saade, head of NYSE Arca Europe

NYSE Arca Europe expands service offering into Eastern Europe

Wed, 16/06/2010 - 16:03

NYSE Arca Europe, NYSE Euronext’s European multilateral trading facility, has expanded into trading blue chip securities listed on the Prague Stock Exchange and the Budapest Stock Exchange.  »

Economic crash

Equity funds lose ground as markets drop

Wed, 16/06/2010 - 14:29

Hedge funds lost 3.09 per cent in May, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge.  »

Numbers and magnifying glass

Merchant Capital launches Ucits strategy assessment for hedge fund managers

Wed, 16/06/2010 - 14:03

Merchant Capital, a provider of a Ucits III umbrella for hedge fund managers, has launched its Ucits strategy assessment/feasibility evaluation service, which helps managers to ascertain whether their strategies will translate efficiently into a Ucits structure. »

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