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CFTC and SEC issue joint report on regulatory harmonization

CFTC and SEC issue joint report on regulatory harmonization

Mon, 19/10/2009 - 11:07

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission have issued a joint report identifying areas where the agencies’ regulatory schemes differ and recommending actions to address those differences, where appropriate. »

CFTC charges Florida resident and his Panamanian corporation with fraud and misappropriation

CFTC charges Florida resident and his Panamanian corporation with fraud and misappropriation

Mon, 19/10/2009 - 06:00

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has filed an enforcement action against Trader’s International Return Network (TIRN), a Panamanian corporation, and its president David Merrick of Apopka, Florida, charging them with solicitation fraud and misappropriation of customer funds involving at least USD16.4 million. »

Hedge funds compete with endowments, traditional asset managers for top talent

Hedge funds compete with endowments, traditional asset managers for top talent

Sun, 18/10/2009 - 15:45

Hedge funds are now competing for talent with endowments, foundations, traditional asset managers, and asset management and proprietary trading desks of banks, according to a report issued by Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. »

Hedge funds gain 3.25% in September

Hedge funds gain 3.25% in September

Sun, 18/10/2009 - 11:50

Hedge funds added 3.25% in September according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index is now up 20.05% in 2009. »

Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index confirms September performance up 3.04%

Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index confirms September performance up 3.04%

Sun, 18/10/2009 - 11:20

Final performance for the Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index is confirmed up 3.04% in September, according to Oliver Schupp, President of Credit Suisse Index Co, Inc. »

EDHEC welcomes consultation paper on the UCITS depositary function

EDHEC welcomes consultation paper on the UCITS depositary function

Sun, 18/10/2009 - 10:55

EDHEC has welcomed the European Commission's consultation paper on the UCITS depositary function, but believes the EC timetable has been drawn up too hastily. »

RHJI acquires Kleinwort Benson

RHJI acquires Kleinwort Benson

Sun, 18/10/2009 - 10:21

Kleinwort Benson's future is secure after RHJ International (RHJI) agreed to acquire the UK and Channel Islands private bank and wealth management group from Commerzbank AG, in a cash deal worth GBP225m. »

SEC charges six in largest ever hedge fund insider-trading scheme

SEC charges six in largest ever hedge fund insider-trading scheme

Sun, 18/10/2009 - 09:44

Billionaire hedge fund founder Raj Rajaratnam and five other top US company executives have been charged by the US Securities and Exchange Commission in connection with the largest ever hedge fund insider-trading scheme. »

Financial services most active in USA, Asia, says GFI

Financial services most active in USA, Asia, says GFI

Fri, 16/10/2009 - 06:18

US CDS markets continued to tighten throughout the course of the past month, pricing-in expectations of further improvements in economic data, according to GFI’s credit derivatives report for September. »

HSBC launches UCITS AdvantEdge FoHFs

HSBC launches UCITS AdvantEdge FoHFs

Fri, 16/10/2009 - 06:01

HSBC is to launch the HSBC UCITS AdvantEdge fund of hedge funds, which is designed for both retail and institutional investors who can participate in the unprecedented absolute return opportunities offered by current market conditions via both a liquid and regulated offering. »

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