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London Metal Exchange launches steel billet spot trading

London Metal Exchange launches steel billet spot trading

Thu, 24/07/2008 - 20:26

The London Metal Exchange has commenced spot or cash trading, marking the end of the launch period, for both the Mediterranean and Far East LME steel billet futures contracts. »

CFTC charges Dutch group Optiver with manipulation of Nymex energy futures market

CFTC charges Dutch group Optiver with manipulation of Nymex energy futures market

Thu, 24/07/2008 - 18:21

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has charged Dutch-based proprietary trading fund Optiver Holding, two of its subsidiaries and three employees with manipulation of three oil and »

Sceptre Investment and Fairfield Greenwich target Canadian investors with joint venture

Sceptre Investment and Fairfield Greenwich target Canadian investors with joint venture

Thu, 24/07/2008 - 01:01

Toronto money management firm Sceptre Investment Counsel and Fairfield Greenwich Group, a USD16.6bn hedge fund and fund of hedge funds manager based in New York, have launched a co-operati »

KMG launches platform for creating Sicav SIF funds

KMG launches platform for creating Sicav SIF funds

Thu, 24/07/2008 - 00:42

Luxembourg-based KMG Sicav SIF has launched a platform for asset managers and advisers to create their own Sicav SIF funds, taking advantage of the regulatory structure of a Specialised In »

Aima says Italian fund proposals should boost hedge fund industry

Aima says Italian fund proposals should boost hedge fund industry

Wed, 23/07/2008 - 22:24

The Alternative Investment Management Association has welcomed the proposals set out in this week's industry report on the state of the Italian mut »

Eurex Clearing to build central counterparty platform for clearing OTC derivatives

Eurex Clearing to build central counterparty platform for clearing OTC derivatives

Wed, 23/07/2008 - 07:00

Eurex Clearing, part of the international derivatives exchange Eurex, is examining various formats for the introduction a central counterparty solution for products that are currently hand »

Legal changes boost appeal of hedge funds

Legal changes boost appeal of hedge funds

Wed, 23/07/2008 - 01:01

With markets worldwide suffering from the impact of the credit crunch over the past year and amid a drop in overall fund investment in Spain, stemming from market conditions but also tax changes, h »

Citi raids Lehman for senior prime finance executives

Citi raids Lehman for senior prime finance executives

Tue, 22/07/2008 - 21:02

Citi has announced the appointments of Christopher Greer, Sean McGinty and Norman Escoffery to senior roles in its Americas prime finance business, hires that the group says underscore its »

MFA and CPIC urge SEC not to extend emergency order on short selling

MFA and CPIC urge SEC not to extend emergency order on short selling

Tue, 22/07/2008 - 21:00

The Managed Funds Association and the Coalition of Private Investment Companies have written to Securities and Exchange Commission chairman Christopher Cox, urging the SEC not to extend it »

Nedgroup Investments lands mandate for Premium Portfolio Fund

Nedgroup Investments lands mandate for Premium Portfolio Fund

Tue, 22/07/2008 - 20:51

Fund of hedge funds manager Nedgroup Investments has won a USD9m mandate from Dutch wealth management firm Attica Vermogensbeheer for its Premium Portfolio Fund, which has now raised aroun »

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