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Cash still king for US securities lenders

Cash still king for US securities lenders

Thu, 06/05/2010 - 15:00

Data Explorers has published a research report which shows that US domiciled securities lenders are overwhelmingly focussed on cash as collateral, whilst many other jurisdictions have a propensity to accept non-cash collateral.  »

Fortress makes net loss of USD261m in Q1

Fortress makes net loss of USD261m in Q1

Thu, 06/05/2010 - 14:20

Fortress Investment Group made a GAAP net loss of USD261m during the first quarter of 2010 compared to a loss of USD287m for the first quarter of 2009. »

Former Alpha Titans duo form Evolved Alpha

Former Alpha Titans duo form Evolved Alpha

Thu, 06/05/2010 - 14:03

Jesse Redmond and Justin Pawl, the former co-portfolio managers of the Alpha Titans Funds, have partnered with a previous Forbes 400 family office president to form Evolved Alpha.  »

Walkers sees increased demand for insolvency and recovery in Asia

Walkers sees increased demand for insolvency and recovery in Asia

Thu, 06/05/2010 - 13:05

Offshore law firm Walkers says it has seen burgeoning growth in its insolvency and corporate recovery practice, especially in Asia. »

Greenlight Capital attorney criticises whistleblower settlement

Greenlight Capital attorney criticises whistleblower settlement

Thu, 06/05/2010 - 12:49

The whistleblower attorney who represents David Einhorn's Greenlight Capital hedge fund and has helped qui tam whistleblowers return more than a half-billion dollars to taxpayers, has criticised the USD26.3m federal False Claims Act settlement with Allied Capital's Business Loan Express as "not close to what the government should have recovered." »

Highland Capital Management names two partners

Highland Capital Management names two partners

Thu, 06/05/2010 - 12:02

Highland Capital Management, an investment management firm based in Dallas, Texas, has promoted Patrick Boyce and Lane Britain to partner.  »

Short sale ban did not ease downward pressure in financial markets

Short sale ban did not ease downward pressure in financial markets

Thu, 06/05/2010 - 11:26

The 2008 ban on short sales did not relieve the downward pressure on stock prices, according to a position paper by Abraham Lioui, professor of finance at Edhec Business School. »

S&P launches index of listed international commodity futures

S&P launches index of listed international commodity futures

Thu, 06/05/2010 - 10:44

Standard & Poor’s has launched the S&P World Commodity Index, the first index to consist solely of listed commodity futures contracts that trade outside of the US.  »

Hedge funds post positive returns in April

Hedge funds post positive returns in April

Thu, 06/05/2010 - 10:31

The Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Beta Index suggests that hedge fund performance was positive across various strategies in April, according to Jordan Drachman, head of research for alternative beta strategies at Credit Suisse. »

Compliance service Dextra is launched

Compliance service Dextra is launched

Thu, 06/05/2010 - 06:32

A compliance and corporate governance service called Dextra has been launched to support company secretaries and their boards. »

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