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Steel Partners seeks support for director nominees from Sapporo

Steel Partners seeks support for director nominees from Sapporo

Tue, 23/02/2010 - 13:18

Steel Partners Japan Strategic Fund (Offshore) has written a letter to fellow shareholders of Sapporo Holdings seeking their support for the election of its director nominees at the company’s general meeting of shareholders in March 2010. »

S&P adds Asia infrastructure and natural resources to risk control indices

S&P adds Asia infrastructure and natural resources to risk control indices

Tue, 23/02/2010 - 11:48

Standard & Poor’s has expanded its family of risk control indices with a series of launches based upon the S&P Asia Infrastructure Index and the S&P Global Natural Resources Index.  »

Equity advance/decline ratio key indicator for hedge fund performance

Equity advance/decline ratio key indicator for hedge fund performance

Tue, 23/02/2010 - 10:40

A study by Hennessee Group has confirmed that hedge funds generally lag their traditional counterparts when the equity markets experience strong advances and winners greatly outnumber losers as witnessed in 2009. »

Gross charge for London Stock Exchange trade netting dropped

Tue, 23/02/2010 - 10:40

Euroclear UK and Ireland has announced that it will remove the gross charge for the netting of trades on a major UK bourse. »

Pharmaceuticals and tobacco 'behind slow start to the week'

Tue, 23/02/2010 - 10:40

The European markets opened quietly this week following the publication of a report by US senators that was critical of a pharmaceutical firm. »

LME approaches Baltic Exchange for joint venture on FFA trading

LME approaches Baltic Exchange for joint venture on FFA trading

Tue, 23/02/2010 - 06:46

The London Metal Exchange has submitted a formal proposal to bring trading of forward freight agreements on-exchange in a joint venture with The Baltic Exchange.  »

Fixnetix delivers ultra-low latency trading access to Burgundy

Fixnetix delivers ultra-low latency trading access to Burgundy

Tue, 23/02/2010 - 05:57

Fixnetix, a provider of ultra-low latency market data and trading infrastructure connectivity services, now offers a direct market data feed and trading access to Burgundy, the regional multilateral trading facility for Nordic securities. »

Hedge fund managers making operational changes to reduce risk

Hedge fund managers making operational changes to reduce risk

Mon, 22/02/2010 - 15:59

In the wake of a financial crisis hedge fund managers are enacting a series of operational changes to reduce risk and enhance their ability to attract investors, a study has found. »

CFTC fines California resident and firm USD1m for commodity pool fraud

CFTC fines California resident and firm USD1m for commodity pool fraud

Mon, 22/02/2010 - 15:46

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has issued an order imposing a USD1m penalty against Craig A. Riley of Ladera Ranch, California and his firm Pressio Capital Management for fraudulently operating a commodity pool and misappropriating pool participant funds. »

Hedgebay launches index giving insight into illiquid assets

Hedgebay launches index giving insight into illiquid assets

Mon, 22/02/2010 - 14:12

Hedgebay Trading has launched a monthly index that aims to give the hedge fund industry detailed insight into the average discount or premium to NAV that investors are paying for assets that have no contractual redemption rights to investors. »

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