S&P launches pioneering service for valuing European structured finance bonds

New initiative responds to growing concerns about illiquidity and opaque pricing of asset-backed and mortgage-backed securities in Europe  »

Buoyant European markets boost growth of alternative certification

Increased commitments to non-traditional asset classes by institutional investors have translated into a bumper year for the European alternative i »

Five new options on German mid caps, plus extended lifetimes for German stock options

With effect from May 2, 2006, Eurex has listed another five options on German mid cap stocks, including Low Exercise Price Options (LEPOs). »

Chief Executive Simon Heale to quit London Metal Exchange

After five years as LME's Chief Executive, Simon Heale has announced his decision to leave the exchange at the end of 2006.  »

Integrated Asset Management acquires Attica Holdings UK

Integrated Asset Management plc (Integrated) has acquired a 50.1% controlling interest in London-based Attica Holdings and its fund of hedge fund s »

The Hedgeweek Interview: Ken Murray, Chief Executive, Blue Planet Investment Management: Seeking "the most promising banks in the most promising economies"

Ken Murray outlines the single-minded concentration on financial stocks that lies behind the Blue Planet Global Financials Fund, which was launched »

Mercer IC 2005 Global Investment Manager Search Data: "More than one in six searches globally is in relation to alternative mandates"

Mercer Investment Consulting's latest data on 2005 manager search trends shows an increasing use of consultants by Continental European investors.< »

Markit acquires Communicator; strengthens service capabilities

Markit has acquired Communicator Inc, the provider of a range of automated solutions for the processing of OTC derivatives trades. »

Polar Capital launches fund focusing on European mid-large caps

Polar Capital LLP has launched Polar Capital European Conviction Fund, a concentrated equity long/short portfolio of liquid European mid and large »

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