ICAP and JLT insurance joint venture brokers first catastrophe swap

ICAP plc, the interdealer broker, and Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc  have revealed that their joint venture, ICAP-JLT, has brokered its first catastrophe swap transaction. »


Eurex improves data distribution and lowers latency of trading system

Eurex has successfully launched major system enhancements over the past few days. »


Equity market neutral best performing strategy in November 2007

Only one of the six strategies covered by Dow Jones Hedge Fund Indexes posted net-of-fees gains in November, mirroring the monthly performance in August - the only other month this year wh »


Private equity firm acquires majority stake in hedge fund platform PCE Investors

Canadian private equity firm Ubequity Capital Partners has acquired a majority stake in PCE Investors, an infrastructure platform for hedge fund managers, from its previous owner, the brok »


Receiver and MF Global settle Philadelphia Alternative Asset Fund litigation

Steven Harmelin, the receiver for Philadelphia Alternative Asset Fund and related entities, has reached an agreement with MF Global to settle litigation brought by the receiver against MF »


Breaking News and Market Comment from RZB analysts: President Putin backs Medvedev in Russia's presidential race

President Vladimir Putin supports First Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, chairman of Russian gas monopolist Gazprom, as a presidential candidate. »


Hedgemedia.com's Global News Round-Up: Citadel ploughs in USD1.75bn to ease E*Trade mortgage woes

Ken Griffin's Citadel Investment Group has agreed to plough in USD2.25bn in embattled discount brokerage E*Trade Financial Corp. »


FXMarketSpace announces JumpBall profit share programme

FXMarketSpace, the centrally-cleared, global foreign exchange platform for the OTC market, has unveiled a profit share programme that will allocate 37.5 per cent of its profit between its »


Credit Suisse offers internet trading of Structured Exotic FX Options

Credit Suisse is now trading Structured Exotic Foreign Exchange Options on its new internet platform, Merlin. »


Inflows total USD 16.0bn in October as hedge funds post best monthly return in seven years

TrimTabs Investment Research and BarclayHedge report that hedge funds posted an estimated inflow of USD 16.0 billion in October, the lowest since January 2007, but well ahead of inflows in »


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