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Iosco welcomes G20 communiqué

Iosco welcomes G20 communiqué

Fri, 03/04/2009 - 16:59

The International Organization of Securities Commissions has welcomed the statement of the G20 as an endorsement of its recent work to close the regulatory gaps in financial securities »

PwC hedge fund leader queries G20 pledge on hedge fund regulation

PwC hedge fund leader queries G20 pledge on hedge fund regulation

Fri, 03/04/2009 - 16:54

Robert Mellor, UK hedge fund leader at PricewaterhouseCoopers, says the G20 communiqué is unclear as to whether the aim is to have further regulation and oversight of hedge funds »

Fair value revisions would hurt hedge fund industry, says Pluris

Fair value revisions would hurt hedge fund industry, says Pluris

Fri, 03/04/2009 - 12:57

Proposed revisions to the 'fair value' accounting standard, FAS 157, would weaken the standard and create inconsistencies in valuations, according to Espen Robak, president of Pluris Va »

CFTC obtains USD86m order against commodity futures and options fraudster

CFTC obtains USD86m order against commodity futures and options fraudster

Fri, 03/04/2009 - 12:44

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has obtained a federal court order against Texas resident George D. »

Industry welcomes G20's focus on financial stability, but says funds not to blame

Industry welcomes G20's focus on financial stability, but says funds not to blame

Fri, 03/04/2009 - 07:03

Hedge fund industry representatives have welcomed the agreement among the G20 leaders in London to work toward stabilisation of the global financial system and emphasised the role the indu »

Number of hedge funds down 1.3 per cent in 2008, says PerTrac

Number of hedge funds down 1.3 per cent in 2008, says PerTrac

Fri, 03/04/2009 - 07:03

There was a 1.3 per cent drop in the number of hedge funds and funds of hedge funds included in major hedge fund databases over 2008, according to a study by PerTrac Financial Solutions »

Joint founder of Man Investment's alternatives group to return to hedge funds

Joint founder of Man Investment's alternatives group to return to hedge funds

Fri, 03/04/2009 - 06:56

Hugh Dumas, the original marketing director for the alternatives business of Man Investments, has announced plans to move back into the hedge fund sector after recently leaving Franklin Te »

SEC halts multi-million dollar Long Island Ponzi scheme

SEC halts multi-million dollar Long Island Ponzi scheme

Thu, 02/04/2009 - 16:55

The Securities and Exchange Commission has halted a multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme and frozen the assets of the Long Island-based investment adviser operating it. »

Average daily volume of 12.2 million contracts at Eurex and ISE in March

Average daily volume of 12.2 million contracts at Eurex and ISE in March

Thu, 02/04/2009 - 16:50

An average daily volume of 12.2 million contracts was traded at the international derivatives markets of Eurex in March, down from 13.8 million in March 2008. »

Cardano hires two credit specialists

Cardano hires two credit specialists

Thu, 02/04/2009 - 13:06

Cardano has appointed Fredric Hevras and Michelle Bellwood to its London-based investment management team. »

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