Representative Richard Baker to head Managed Funds Association

The Managed Funds Association, the primary US trade association for the hedge fund industry, has announced that Richard H Baker, currently a Republican congressman from Louisiana, will joi »


Walkers sees continuing hedge fund and private equity expansion in 2008

Walkers, the Cayman Islands-based offshore law firm, has reported that 2007 was the strongest single year ever for the firm's growth and has announced the promotion to partner of nine asso »


New regulations drive development of global markets

Compliance is not normally a word that quickens the pulse. »


DTCC and CLS Bank launch central settlement of OTC credit derivatives trades

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation and CLS Bank International have launched their central settlement service for over-the-counter credit derivative transactions, which is desi »


Adept Capital Partners launches Early Stage Asia Fund

Hong Kong-based boutique investment manager Adept Capital Partners has launched a fund of early stage Asia hedge funds that aims to capture the superior absolute returns typically generate »


Argentine commodities trader charged with defrauding more than 400 clients

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has filed a federal lawsuit against Diego Mariano Rolando of Buenos Aires, Argentina, trading as IA Trading.com, who is accused of defrauding hu »


Gottex Fund Management hires Fullerton to boost investment team

Gottex Fund Management Holdings has announced the appointment of Brian Fullerton as a managing director and member of the Gottex research committee, based in the firm's New York office. »


Matrix funds of hedge funds deliver strong second-half dividends

London-based manager Matrix Group says its five funds of hedge funds that offer a share class where all of the growth is paid out as income half-yearly have delivered good dividend payment »


Palomar's structured credit hedge fund index falls again

The Palomar Structured Credit Hedge Fund Index, published by Structured Credit Investor, experienced negative gross and net returns for the second month in a row in November, with just 14 »


Meeting the challenges of trading growth

The past few years have seen a substantial increase in programme trading on exchanges and an increase in the role played by high-frequency algorithmic traders. »


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