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Backstop Solutions Group increases staff and opens regional offices

Tue, 03/08/2010 - 14:39

Backstop Solutions Group, a provider of Software-as-a-Service platforms for the alternative asset management industry, has expanded in New York and Los Angeles. »

Potatoes

Eurex marks one-year anniversary of agriculture derivatives segment

Tue, 03/08/2010 - 13:22

The derivatives exchange Eurex is celebrating the first anniversary of its agriculture derivatives segment. »

Managed futures

Qbasis Futures Fund launches in UK

Tue, 03/08/2010 - 12:08

The Qbasis Futures Fund, the first managed futures exchange-traded fund, has been given the go-ahead by the Financial Services Authority to be marketed in the UK. »

People shaking hands

Perella Weinberg names Steven Asciutto as partner

Tue, 03/08/2010 - 11:14

Perella Weinberg Partners has appointed Steven Asciutto as a partner in its corporate advisory group. »

Trader

Average daily volume of 8.1 million contracts at Eurex and ISE in July

Tue, 03/08/2010 - 06:39

At the derivatives markets of Eurex an average daily volume of 8.1 million contracts was traded in July, down from 9.5 million in the same month the previous year. »

Deutsche Börse

Xetra turnover up six per cent in July

Tue, 03/08/2010 - 06:13

In July EUR94.9bn was traded on Xetra and on the floor at Börse Frankfurt – an increase of five per cent year-on-year. »

Bicycle

Hedge Fund Association sponsors US cycling race

Mon, 02/08/2010 - 15:53

The Hedge Fund Association is sponsoring the AT&T USA Cycling Professional Criterium National Championship at the Glencoe Grand Prix, to be held on 14 August 2010 in the village of Glencoe, Illinois. »

Dice and numbers

State Street identifies new approaches to managing portfolio risks

Mon, 02/08/2010 - 14:17

The market volatility over the course of 2007 to 2009 has challenged long-held tenets of asset allocation, including investors’ reliance on portfolio construction and risk models centred on average market behaviour and normal return distributions, a report by State Street says. »

Declan O’Sullivan, head of Dechert’s Dublin team

Dechert opens Dublin office

Mon, 02/08/2010 - 12:04

Law firm Dechert has opened its Dublin office and is expanding its European funds practice. »

Claude Kremer, chairman of the Association of the Luxembourg Fund industry

Alfi welcomes Luxembourg’s draft bill on Ucits IV

Mon, 02/08/2010 - 06:19

The Luxembourg government has approved the draft bill implementing Ucits IV into national law. »

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