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SEC charges money manager and firm touting ties to Belgian royal family

Tue, 15/06/2010 - 16:04

The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged a New York-based money manager and his firm with fraud for touting investments he claimed were tied to the Chimay royal family of Belgium, and then stealing millions of dollars to pay his divorce lawyers and the mortgage on his house in the Hamptons. »

Nan Mead, vice president of client development, International Asset Management

International Asset Management makes client development hire

Tue, 15/06/2010 - 15:13

International Asset Management, a fund of hedge fund investment manager, has appointed Nan Mead as vice president of client development. »

Trading screens

RealTick and Bulltick expand execution offering in equities and futures

Tue, 15/06/2010 - 14:29

RealTick, a multi-broker, cross-asset electronic trading platform, has expanded the suite of products provided by the Latin American investment banking and brokerage house, Bulltick Capital Markets. »

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Newedge CTA Index down 1.51 per cent in May

Tue, 15/06/2010 - 13:04

The Newedge CTA Index fell by 1.51 per cent in May, bringing its year-to-date performance to +2.06 per cent. »

Piggy bank

Secured Life Fund launches in UK market

Tue, 15/06/2010 - 12:15

An income producing asset class with the potential to pay up to nine per cent a year has been launched in the UK. »

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CFTC denies OCC rule amendment

Tue, 15/06/2010 - 10:39

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has issued a notice of non-approval of a rule amendment submitted by the Options Clearing Corporation.  »

SFA chief executive Matthäus Den Otter

Implications of alternatives directive unclear, says Swiss Funds Association

Tue, 15/06/2010 - 06:15

The Swiss hedge fund industry is well positioned but the implications of the Directive on Alternative Investment Fund Managers are still unclear, the Swiss Funds Association says. »

Omar Kodmani, senior executive officer at Permal

Ucits multi-adviser Active Trading Fund is launched

Tue, 15/06/2010 - 06:02

Strategic Investments Group and Permal Group have launched the Active Trading Fund, a Ucits III absolute return multi-manager fund. »

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HSBC Private Bank optimistic about hedge fund performance

Mon, 14/06/2010 - 16:27

Having reduced its exposure to risk in global equities on 21 April 2010, HSBC Private Bank is maintaining its highest conviction overweight in hedge funds in the belief that hedge funds are well positioned to profit from the current market conditions and higher volatility. »

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Hedge funds break 14-month string of positive performance

Mon, 14/06/2010 - 16:01

Hedge fund strategies’ performance retreated in May as both equity and bond markets struggled amid the European debt crisis and its effect on the global recovery. »

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