Eurex to launch UK products in May

Eurex, the international derivatives exchange, will expand its product portfolio and introduce 17 single stock futures (SSF) - on the Royal Dutch Shell shares and on the 16 sterling denomi »


Survey of consultant search activity reveals that hedge funds will be the focus of attention in 2007, with private equity and real estate close behind

Casey Quirk and eVestment Alliance have unveiled their first annual study of consultant search activity, revealing that more consultants will focus on Hedge Funds than on any other strateg »


Maples and Calder's Dubai office acts on the first sukuk listed on both the Dubai and London Stock Exchanges

International law firm Maples and Calder acted as Cayman Islands counsel to the issue of a USD 750m Sukuk by DIB Sukuk Limited. »


Paladyne forms alliance with Microsoft to service hedge funds

Paladyne Systems, LLC has formed an alliance with Microsoft Corp. »


Comment: Hedge funds will welcome India's short-selling plans

Alan Burr, Principal Consultant at Etheios, comments on the recent announcement by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) to create the opportunity for institutional investors t »


Electronic reporting for Cayman Islands Regulated Funds now underway

The mechanism for the electronic submission of annual returns for funds licensed, registered and administered in the Cayman Islands is now in place. »


Strongest trading month on Eurex

Eurex, the international derivatives exchange, reports that a total of 199 million contracts were traded in March 2007. »


RAB Capital appoints John Kenny as Chief Risk Officer

John Kenny, previously Risk Officer at Brevan Howard, is joining RAB Capital plc as Chief Risk Officer. »


BNP Paribas to acquire RBS International Securities Services

BNP Paribas has agreed to acquire RBS International Securities Services (Holdings) Limited, a 70:30 joint venture between The Royal Bank of Scotland International and The Bank of New York. »


Comment: Existing regulations for hedge funds and funds of hedge funds should be relaxed in upcoming revision of German Investment Act

Dr Sven Zeller, partner at Clifford Chance, and Patrick Schmidt, associate at Clifford Chance, say that more needs to be done to improve Germany's legal framework for hedge funds. »


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