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US futures markets in the crosshairs of algorithmic revolution

US futures markets in the crosshairs of algorithmic revolution

Mon, 16/11/2009 - 11:48

The US futures markets have a target on their backs as newer market stakeholders are taking aim using algorithms, according to a report by Tabb Group.  »

CFTC allows sale of Topix futures in the US

CFTC allows sale of Topix futures in the US

Mon, 16/11/2009 - 10:36

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has permitted the offer and sale in the US of the Tokyo Stock Exchange’s mini futures contract based on the Topix and futures contracts based on the Topix Core30 Index and TSE Real Estate Investment Trust Index. »

Aima welcomes Swedish text for AIFM Directive

Aima welcomes Swedish text for AIFM Directive

Mon, 16/11/2009 - 06:05

The Alternative Investment Management Association has welcomed the work of the Swedish Presidency in producing compromise text for the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive. »

Michael Kourmolis banned from futures industry for fraudulent solicitation

Michael Kourmolis banned from futures industry for fraudulent solicitation

Sun, 15/11/2009 - 16:12

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has obtained a consent order against Michael Kourmolis of Brooklyn, New York, permanently prohibiting him from engaging in any activity related to trading any commodity interests, including soliciting funds, registering with the CFTC and trading on behalf of others or himself. »

Lyxor Global Hedge Fund index down one per cent in October

Lyxor Global Hedge Fund index down one per cent in October

Sun, 15/11/2009 - 16:02

The Lyxor Global Hedge Fund index, an investable index based on Lyxor’s hedge fund platform, was down one per cent in October, bringing year-to-date performance to +4.4 per cent. »

Hedge fund founder John Paulson gives USD20m to NYU Stern

Hedge fund founder John Paulson gives USD20m to NYU Stern

Sun, 15/11/2009 - 15:54

NYU Stern alumnus John Paulson, founder and chairman of hedge fund Paulson & Co, has given a gift of USD20m to NYU Stern. »

Tranen Capital lists class A shares on Irish Stock Exchange

Tranen Capital lists class A shares on Irish Stock Exchange

Sun, 15/11/2009 - 14:15

Tranen Capital Alternative Investment Fund has listed class A shares on the Irish Stock Exchange. »

Northern Trust ups support for investment operations outsourcing clients

Northern Trust ups support for investment operations outsourcing clients

Sun, 15/11/2009 - 12:03

Northern Trust will provide investment operation outsourcing clients with an array of new client communications capabilities through an agreement with Equipos, a supplier of client reporting and marketing communications software, including document management and business process management for investment managers. »

Brevan Howard chooses BNP Paribas for global custody in the UK

Brevan Howard chooses BNP Paribas for global custody in the UK

Sun, 15/11/2009 - 11:59

BNP Paribas Securities Services has won the mandate to provide global custody services in the UK for Brevan Howard Asset Management, Europe's largest hedge fund manager.   »

UBS launches international algorithmic trading in Brazil

UBS launches international algorithmic trading in Brazil

Sun, 15/11/2009 - 10:35

The global equities business of UBS has launched algorithmic trading for international clients trading equities on the Bovespa stock exchange in Brazil. »

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