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Strong start for CBOE short-term volatility index options

First-day trading volume for CBOE Short-Term Volatility Index options with weekly expirations totalled an estimated 3,134 contracts, according to data released by the Chicago Board Options Exchange. »


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Guernsey holds ILS Insight event in Zurich

Experts from across the insurance linked securities (ILS) asset class are coming together to discuss the industry’s pressing issues at a Guernsey Finance-hosted thought leadership event in Zurich. »


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Tullet Prebon expands into bankruptcy claims business

Interdealer broker Tullett Prebon’s alternative investments team has launched a service to manage the sale of bankruptcy claims on the secondary market. »


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AIMA appoints three council directors

The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund industry association, has appointed three new directors to its global council, its governing body. »


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Eurex Clearing publishes study on capital efficiencies of central clearing

Eurex Clearing has published a study looking at maximising capital and cost efficiency through an integrated cross-product central counterparty (CCP) clearing service. »


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Ardsley Partners US Equity UCITS Fund launched on MontLake UCITS Platform

The Ardsley Partners US Equity UCITS Fund has launched on ML Capital’s Montlake UCITS platform. »


Gareth James, Trium Capital

Incubator platforms: the benefits of infrastructure and distribution

Start-up hedge fund managers face conflicting issues today. On the one hand, managers are acutely mindful of the need to control capital expenditure. Rising costs of regulation and compliance challenge the ability to build traction in funds. On the other hand, funds realize the importance of having an institutional-quality infrastructure from day one, an expensive proposition, in order to appeal to increasingly demanding institutional investors. »


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Gar Wood Securities promotes Craig Gantar to SVP and sales manager

Gar Wood Securities has promoted industry veteran Craig Gantar to senior vice president and sales manager. »


Hans Schlaikier, Hedgeweek

Hedge funds up 1.05 per cent in Q1… Hedge funds attract USD30bn in Q1…

The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 1.05 per cent in Q1 of this year even as hedge funds recorded another month of negative returns in March. »


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CFTC issues ‘no-action letter’ for swaps trading on EU multilateral trading facilities

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) Divisions of Market Oversight (DMO) and Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight (DSIO) have issued a no-action letter with respect to swaps trading on multilateral trading facilities overseen by authorities designated by European Union member states. »


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