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Elsa welcomes FSA speech on life settlements

Elsa welcomes FSA speech on life settlements

Fri, 26/02/2010 - 06:01

The European Life Settlement Association has welcomed the frank address given by the UK Financial Services Authority at the Elsa/Lisa European Life Settlement Trade Mission in London.  »

Can we borrow our way out of the credit crunch?

Can we borrow our way out of the credit crunch?

Fri, 26/02/2010 - 06:00

By Leigh Skene, Lombard Street Research – The two factors that turned the 1930s into the worst depression since the Industrial Revolution were the collapse of the payments system and the global run on banks. Neither is likely this time. »

Long short equity top performing AI-Index in February

Long short equity top performing AI-Index in February

Thu, 25/02/2010 - 16:00

Long short equity heads the list of investable Alternative Investment Indices in February with a month-to-date performance of 1.60 per cent and a year-to-date performance of 1.19 per cent. »

Managed futures post second worst monthly return in 13 months

Managed futures post second worst monthly return in 13 months

Thu, 25/02/2010 - 15:26

The equity market reversal and tumbling commodities in January hit trend-following strategies, causing managed futures managers to post their second worst monthly return in 13 months, according to a report by Lipper Tass. »

Ashmore Group AUM rises 27 per cent in second half of 2009

Ashmore Group AUM rises 27 per cent in second half of 2009

Thu, 25/02/2010 - 14:05

Ashmore Group, an emerging markets investment manager, had assets under management of USD31.6bn at 31 December 2009, an increase of USD6.7bn or 27 per cent from 30 June 2009. »

Andy Lando returns to Merlin to launch securities lending group

Andy Lando returns to Merlin to launch securities lending group

Thu, 25/02/2010 - 12:34

Andy Lando has returned to Merlin Securities, a mid-tier prime brokerage services provider, as a senior partner. »

Statistical Research Laboratory and Progress to deliver trading solution

Statistical Research Laboratory and Progress to deliver trading solution

Thu, 25/02/2010 - 12:15

Progress Software has joined forces with Statistical Research Laboratory, a company developing software for financial trading desks, to provide a trading technology solution for brokers and hedge funds. »

UBS fined USD130,000 for exceeding position limits

UBS fined USD130,000 for exceeding position limits

Thu, 25/02/2010 - 12:06

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has issued an order filing and simultaneously settling charges against UBS for exceeding the New York Mercantile Exchange’s position limits on certain natural gas, heating oil and platinum futures contracts on more than one occasion between December 2006 and March 2008. »

SEC approves short selling restrictions

SEC approves short selling restrictions

Thu, 25/02/2010 - 10:47

The Securities and Exchange Commission has adopted a rule to place certain restrictions on short selling when a stock is experiencing significant downward price pressure. »

Hedge funds warned US recovery 'is not assured'

Thu, 25/02/2010 - 10:40

New research has suggested that the US recovery is operating at a below-normal level for its current position in the economic cycle. »

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