LMEminis to launch on 20 November 2006

The London Metal Exchange (LME) has confirmed that LMEmini contracts for copper, aluminium and zinc will launch on 20 November 2006. »

James Blair joins Barclays Global Investors as head of official institutions, Asia ex Japan

Barclays Global Investors (BGI) has appointed James Blair as Head of Official Institutions, Asia Ex Japan. »

Butterfield Bank opens subsidiary in Zurich, Switzerland

Butterfield Bank is entering the Swiss private banking market with its establishment of a new wholly owned subsidiary in Switzerland. »

Dexion Absolute Ltd completes multi-currency share issue

London Stock Exchange-listed fund of hedge funds Dexion Absolute Limited has raised an aggregate of GBP 229 million of new monies (before expenses) from its latest share placement. »

The Hedgeweek Interview: Tony Zucker, Head of European Equities, Thames River Capital: Aiming to accurately assess price movement

Tony Zucker discusses the investment strategies that drive the performance of the Thames River Kingsway Fund. »

The Hedgeweek Interview: Chris J. Clarke, Managing Partner, Westferry Capital Partners LLP: Expecting markets to trend and display volatility

Chris Clarke outlines the investment process of the Westferry Global Markets Fund, which opened to third-party accredited investors in September 2006. »

Welton Global Directional Portfolio selected for AlphaMetrix Mosaic Platform

Welton Investment Corporation has announced the addition of its Global Directional Portfolio program (GDP) to the AlphaMetrix Mosaic Platform.   »

Ogier voted top offshore law firm

Ogier claimed the top spot at the 2006 Alpha magazine's second annual Hedge Funds Service Providers Awards held on 12 September 2006 in New York City.  »

Hedge funds derivatives boom will drive fresh IT spending

US brokerage firms will generate USD 33.2 billion from derivatives related revenue in 2006 as the rapidly growing market catches up with the cash market. »

First leveraged ETFs on Dow Jones EURO STOXX 50 launched by SGAM Alternative Investments on Euronext Paris

A leveraged exchange-traded fund (ETF) based on the Dow Jones EURO STOXX 50 has been admitted to listing on Euronext. »

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