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CME certifies proposal to clear credit default swaps

CME certifies proposal to clear credit default swaps

Wed, 24/12/2008 - 16:02

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has announced that the Chicago Mercantile Exchange has certified plans to provide clearing services for certain credit default swap contracts th »

Blackstone to rationalise single manager hedge funds businesses

Blackstone to rationalise single manager hedge funds businesses

Wed, 24/12/2008 - 11:59

The Blackstone Group is making changes to the single manager hedge funds businesses within its alternative asset management segment, including consolidating its distressed securities fu »

US court orders Swiss firm to pay over USD9m in commodity fraud action

US court orders Swiss firm to pay over USD9m in commodity fraud action

Wed, 24/12/2008 - 11:58

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has announced that Jörg Heierle, of Miami Beach, Florida, and INH-Interholding of Switzerland and Miami Beach, have been found jointly a »

SS&C appoints industry veteran as head of alternative fund administration sales

SS&C appoints industry veteran as head of alternative fund administration sales

Wed, 24/12/2008 - 06:00

Connecticut-based SS&C Technologies, a provider of financial services software and software-enabled services, has appointed Fred Jacobs as vice president and head of global sales fo »

Prime brokerage risk manager S3 Partners appoints Thomas Tesauro

Prime brokerage risk manager S3 Partners appoints Thomas Tesauro

Tue, 23/12/2008 - 16:04

New York-based prime brokerage risk manager S3 Partners has appointed Thomas Tesauro as a managing director responsible for the firm's collateral management and financing desks. »

Brooklyn commodity pool operator faces penalties for fraud

Brooklyn commodity pool operator faces penalties for fraud

Tue, 23/12/2008 - 16:02

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has filed and settled charges of fraud, filing false documents and misappropriation of customer funds against a registered commodity pool ope »

IDCG granted regulatory approval to clear OTC interest rate swaps

IDCG granted regulatory approval to clear OTC interest rate swaps

Tue, 23/12/2008 - 12:00

International Derivatives Clearing Group has announced that the Commodity Futures Trading Commission has approved its application as a derivatives clearing organisation. < »

NIR Group launches commodities fund

NIR Group launches commodities fund

Mon, 22/12/2008 - 15:58

NIR Group, an alternative investment firm specialising in low correlation strategies, has announced that Cortan Commodity Partners is now open to outside investment. »

US court orders Argentine trader Diego Mariano Rolando to pay over USD10m

US court orders Argentine trader Diego Mariano Rolando to pay over USD10m

Mon, 22/12/2008 - 15:58

The US District Court for the District of Connecticut has entered a default judgment order against Diego Mariano Rolando, a citizen of Argentina, finding that he committed commodity fut »

Liffe and LCH Clearnet launch credit default swaps on Bclear

Liffe and LCH Clearnet launch credit default swaps on Bclear

Mon, 22/12/2008 - 11:57

Liffe, the global derivatives business of NYSE Euronext, and LCH Clearnet, a global central counterparty, have launched credit default swap index contracts on Bclear. »

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Switzerland Hedge Fund Services 2015

Switzerland Hedge Fund Services 2015

Tue, 24/02/2015 - 19:14

New regulations are allowing hedge fund managers and institutional investors to take advantage of fresh opportunities in the Swiss market, from innovative new fund platforms to new fund strategies and structures that provide significant portfolio diversification opportunities... »

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The attraction of incubator platforms has increased noticeably in recent years. New hedge funds face a Sisyphus-like task getting up and running as global regulation and compliance pushes costs up, whilst investors simultaneously expect to see institutional quality operations in place from day one.    ... »

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How to Access Europe using third party AIFMs

Read how managers seeking to distribute in Europe can appoint a third party AIFM (or ManCo), and the fund distribution benefits this can bring, both for new fund launches and redomiciled funds... »

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Richard A Kimball Jr, CEO, HEXL

Healthcare costs continue to spiral out of control and yet still achieve relatively poor outcomes, says Richard A Kimball Jr (pictured), CEO of HEXL… ... »

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Six trends shaping the next generation

Tue, 10/02/2015 - 08:01

Just 20 years ago, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) were novelties. Now, after two decades of explosive growth, they are firmly entrenched in the asset management landscape. Total US-listed ETF assets reached a record-setting USD2.0 trillion at the end of 2014, up from USD1.7 trillion a year earlier, and inflows totaled USD244 billion for the year. European ETFs also saw record flows in 2014; they attracted USD61.4 billion in new assets, more than three times the 2013 total. ... »

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