Investment firm head says traded life policies offer investors safe haven

Even a cut of 1 per cent in US interest rates will be insufficient to resolve the crisis in the US sub-prime mortgage market and dampen the resulting turbulence affecting equities and fixe »

SuperDerivatives hires MQSeries innovator Sam Somech as head of R&D

SuperDerivatives, a provider of multi-asset derivatives solutions provider for real-time option pricing, independent revaluation, derivatives data, online trading and risk management syste »

Deutsche launches db Magic Three II structured note on Warsaw exchange

Trading has begun on the Warsaw Stock Exchange of db Magic Three II, a structured note issued by the London branch of Deutsche Bank whose value is dependent on the performance of equities, »

Deutsche Bank hires Grenfell from Macquarie as head of commodities for Asia

Deutsche Bank has appointed Simon Grenfell, previously an executive director and global co-head of the commodity markets division at Macquarie Bank in London, as a managing director and he »

Indian markets unlikely to be rocked by market turmoil, says Hudson Fairfax

India's economy remains a good bet for international investors, with buoyant domestic demand and strong fundamentals, in spite of the fallout from the turmoil in US, European and Asian mar »

Imarex hires King for tanker derivatives desk

Imarex, the operator of the International Maritime Exchange, an authorised and regulated marketplace for trading and clearing of maritime derivatives contracts, has recruited Justin King f »

Hedge funds profit from sub-prime collapse, says Hennessee

Hennessee Group, an adviser to hedge fund investors and index provider, says that while some hedge funds focused on mortgage-backed securities have suffered well-publicised losses due to t »

Investors' upbeat mood defies market misery, says State Street

Confidence among institutional investors across the world rose by 13 points to a level of 99.3 this month, in sharp contrast to the turmoil in the world's financial markets, according to t »

CP Eaton Partners expands team with three new professionals

Daniel J Vene, Jeffrey J Eaton and Thomas L Knechtel have joined independent global placement agent CP Eaton Partners at its headquarters in Connecticut to help the firm expand its alterna »

Franklin Templeton Investments launches three new Sicav funds

Franklin Templeton Investments, one of the world's largest asset managers with more than USD621bn in assets under management, has launched three new Sicav funds within its Luxembourg-domic »

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