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"Safe" derivative promises immunity against excess market volatility

"Safe" derivative promises immunity against excess market volatility

Wed, 01/10/2008 - 07:01

Chicago-based Actuarials Holdings, parent company of the Everest OTC Trade Facility and the AE Clearinghouse, has unveiled what it says is a revolutionary 'safe' derivative called the Clip »

RAB Capital wins vote on lock-up for RAB Special Situations strategy

RAB Capital wins vote on lock-up for RAB Special Situations strategy

Tue, 30/09/2008 - 17:30

RAB Capital has announced that investors in the Cayman-domiciled RAB Special Situations Fund Limited and the Delaware-based Special Sits LP have voted by a 'considerable margin' to approve »

European Midday Report: World markets ease on hopes that bailout is alive

European Midday Report: World markets ease on hopes that bailout is alive

Tue, 30/09/2008 - 14:42

The US Congress's rejection of a bank rescue package wiped nearly 9 per cent off the S&P 500 on Monday but European shares and many Asian stock »

Patterns and Predictions launches tool for hedge funds to measure impact of financial news

Patterns and Predictions launches tool for hedge funds to measure impact of financial news

Tue, 30/09/2008 - 12:21

Boston-based Patterns and Predictions, which offers data-mining tools based on its Bayesian statistics engine and proprietary algorithms in statistical pattern recognition systems, has unv »

Hermes builds fund of hedge funds capabilities

Hermes builds fund of hedge funds capabilities

Tue, 30/09/2008 - 09:22

Hermes, manager of the UK's BT Pension Scheme, has appointed Matteo Dante Perruccio as chief executive of its new boutique fund of hedge funds business, which the investment manager will c »

Markit postpones roll of CDX indices

Markit postpones roll of CDX indices

Tue, 30/09/2008 - 09:19

Financial information services firm Markit has postponed the rolls of the Markit CDX North America Investment Grade, Markit CDX North America Investment Grade High Volatility, Markit CDX N »

Man Group reports 25 per cent sales growth in six months to September

Man Group reports 25 per cent sales growth in six months to September

Tue, 30/09/2008 - 09:15

Despite the turmoil in global financial markets, demand for Man Group's hedge fund products has remained very strong, the firm says in its latest half-yearly report, with sales in the six »

Lehman asset management business acquired by Bain Capital and Hellman & Friedman

Lehman asset management business acquired by Bain Capital and Hellman & Friedman

Tue, 30/09/2008 - 07:26

Bain Capital Partners and Hellman & Friedman have concluded negotiations to acquire Neuberger Berman, the 69-year-old asset management firm, and the fixed income and some other alterna »

Rejection of US bailout bill sends markets tumbling around the world

Rejection of US bailout bill sends markets tumbling around the world

Tue, 30/09/2008 - 07:00

By a vote of 228-to-205 the House of Representatives yesterday rejected US Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson's USD 700 bn (GBP 386 bn) bailout plan t »

Contagion spreads to Europe as governments step in to save Bradford & Bingley, Hypo Real Estate, Fortis, Dexia and Glitnir

Contagion spreads to Europe as governments step in to save Bradford & Bingley, Hypo Real Estate, Fortis, Dexia and Glitnir

Tue, 30/09/2008 - 06:59

Governments around Europe were forced to rescue a number of financial institutions hit by the fallout from the ongoing US credit crisis, while a US »

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