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CFTC launches Whistleblower Program website

CFTC launches Whistleblower Program website

Fri, 22/01/2016 - 09:20

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has launched the CFTC Whistleblower Program’s new website, www.whistleblower.gov, which is designed to educate the public about the program and allow users to submit tips about potential violations of the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA) and apply for monetary awards.  »

ALTIN Fund of hedge funds outperforms HF indices

ALTIN Fund of hedge funds outperforms HF indices

Fri, 22/01/2016 - 09:19

ALTIN, the USD240 million multi-strategy fund of hedge funds listed on the London and Swiss stock exchanges, ended the year in positive territory (+2.20 per cent YTD), 2 per cent to 3 per cent ahead of hedge fund and fund of fund indices, which were on average negative in 2015. »

2016 Hedge Fund Compensation Report indicates bonuses took a hit this year

2016 Hedge Fund Compensation Report indicates bonuses took a hit this year

Fri, 22/01/2016 - 09:16

The average reported cash compensation for hedge fund professionals was down this year coming in at USD351,000, according to 2016 Hedge Fund Compensation Report. The decrease of 5 per cent on last year’s figure was driven by lower bonus payouts. »

Daren Glenister, IntraLinks

Five security-related New Year’s resolutions

Thu, 21/01/2016 - 12:22

By Daren Glenister (pictured), Field CTO for Intralinks – Will 2016 be the year that businesses finally stop being their own worst enemies when it comes to data security? In 2015, incident after incident demonstrated that management and IT staff are largely oblivious to bad employee practices, such as the use of unsanctioned, consumer-grade file sharing apps. And, if they are aware of the behaviours, they’re often unaware of the associated risks.  »

Financial institutions transactions partner joins Norton Rose Fulbright in New York

Financial institutions transactions partner joins Norton Rose Fulbright in New York

Thu, 21/01/2016 - 10:29

David E Barrett, a transactions lawyer with significant financial institutions experience, has joined Norton Rose Fulbright’s New York office as a partner. Barrett comes to Norton Rose Fulbright from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. »

PE and hedge fund hosted IT solutions provider Abacus Group sees rapid growth in 2015

PE and hedge fund hosted IT solutions provider Abacus Group sees rapid growth in 2015

Thu, 21/01/2016 - 10:27

Abacus Group, a provider of hosted IT solutions for hedge funds and private equity funds, has reported rapid growth throughout 2015, including the expansion of its US market footprint into key geographies, and new strategic partnerships. »

Confluence appoints Casagrande as Global Head of Investor Communications & Expense Solutions

Confluence appoints Casagrande as Global Head of Investor Communications & Expense Solutions

Thu, 21/01/2016 - 10:09

Confluence, a global leader in investment data management automation for regulatory, financial and investor reporting, has appointed Gary Casagrande (pictured) as Global Head of Investor Communications & Expense Solutions, a newly created position for the firm. »

EEX acquires majority stake in PXE

EEX acquires majority stake in PXE

Thu, 21/01/2016 - 10:07

The European Energy Exchange (EEX) and Power Exchange Central Europe (PXE) have signed an agreement in Prague whereby they will enter into a closer cooperation. In doing so, EEX will become the new majority shareholder, acquiring 66.67  per cent of PXE shares. »

Basell III changes fundamentally how asset managers are connected to financial system, says AIMA report

Basell III changes fundamentally how asset managers are connected to financial system, says AIMA report

Thu, 21/01/2016 - 09:55

Basel III reforms have fundamentally changed how asset managers are connected to the financial system, with hedge funds challenged to understand expense, usage and access to the financing power grid. »

Kenneth J Heinz, HFR

Hedge fund assets up to USD2.90tn in Q4 despite performance declines

Wed, 20/01/2016 - 16:13

Total global hedge fund capital rose to USD2.90 trillion in Q4, as financial market volatility, driven by concerns about slowing Chinese growth and energy market weakness, accelerated into year-end, according to the latest HFR Global Hedge Fund Industry Report.  »

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