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Richard Fleischman identifies eight standards of business sustainability

Thu, 22/07/2010 - 06:40

Richard Fleischman & Associates, a provider of outsourced technology and IT services to alternative asset firms, outlined the eight standards of business sustainability at a recent event for hedge fund advisers and prime brokers. »

Paul Parambi, head of the international business Kotak Mahindra Bank

Kotak to launch Indian corporate debt fund

Thu, 22/07/2010 - 06:13

Kotak Mahindra (UK), a wholly owned subsidiary of India’s Kotak Mahindra Bank, is launching a fixed maturity plan to help foreign investors access the India corporate debt market.  »

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Convergex’s NorthPoint Trading Partners makes senior appointment

Thu, 22/07/2010 - 06:09

Convergex Group, a technology company, has appointed Sean Westley as a senior vice president of sales at NorthPoint Trading Partners, the firm’s boutique prime brokerage business.  »

Abdulla Al Awar, chief executive of the DIFC Authority

Dubai makes changes to collective investment funds regime

Wed, 21/07/2010 - 16:08

The Dubai International Financial Centre Authority has welcomed a series of regulatory changes to the DIFC’s collective investment funds regime. »

Cayman Finance chairman Anthony Travers

Over USD7.7bn in catastrophe bonds listed in Cayman Islands

Wed, 21/07/2010 - 16:03

More than USD7.7bn in catastrophe bonds has now been listed on the Cayman Islands Stock Exchange in the British Overseas Territory. »

Volatility

Non-directional hedge funds minimise drawdowns and lower volatility

Wed, 21/07/2010 - 14:18

The Hennessee Group has analysed its Hennessee Hedge Fund Indices to determine which strategies have outperformed the S&P 500 Index during times of crisis, and which strategies generated attractive risk-adjusted returns while providing downside protection. »

Trading screens

Alvarium selects Deltix for new quantitative hedge fund

Wed, 21/07/2010 - 12:32

Alvarium Capital has selected the Deltix QuantOffice and QuantServer product suite for the development and production deployment of advanced quantitative strategies. »

Research

Merrill Lynch analyst joins Skyline as head of research

Wed, 21/07/2010 - 11:48

David Tovar has joined Skyline Capital Management as head of research. »

Fireworks

Dividend derivatives open interest exceeds one million contracts

Wed, 21/07/2010 - 10:50

Derivatives exchange Eurex has for the first time exceeded the one million mark in open interest on its dividend product suite. »

NYSE

NYSE Technologies launches Order Routing Direct

Wed, 21/07/2010 - 10:19

NYSE Technologies, the commercial technology unit of NYSE Euronext, has launched Order Routing Direct, a fully-managed point-to-point order routing service.  »

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