Eurex sees June trading volume up 28 per cent over 2006

Trading volume at the international derivatives exchange Eurex rose to 196.3 million contracts in June, the second strongest month in its history following the record of 199 million contra »


B&G Holding raises EUR530m in secondary offering

Boussard & Gavaudan Holding, the Euronext Amsterdam-listed closed-ended investment company that acts as a feeder to a European multi-strategy fund, has raised EUR530m in a secondary of »


MPC Investors strengthens Samsara team with analyst appointments

MPC Investors has appointed Steven Robertson and Eng Li Yap as equity analysts to support Ajay Gambhir, who joined the firm in May from JPMorgan Asset Management to launch MPC Samsara, a E »


Bank of New York and Mellon complete USD50bn merger

Bank of New York and Mellon Financial Corporation have completed their merger to create the Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, which has annual revenues of around USD13bn and pro-forma m »


Augustus Asset Managers launches first pure currency product

Augustus Asset Managers, the London-based fixed-income manager formerly known as Julius Baer Investments, is drawing on its experience in the currency markets since 1983 to launch its firs »


F&C launches fund raising for foreign exchange volatility hedge fund

F&C Alternative Investments has launched fund raising for its F&C Garnet Fund, a hedge fund that aims to achieve absolute returns by investing and trading in the foreign exchange v »


One in three funds trading illiquid securities smoothes returns, says Riskdata

At least 30 per cent of hedge funds trading illiquid strategies are smoothing returns, according to research into the behaviour of more than 1,000 hedge funds conducted by Riskdata, a prov »


Jupiter opens Asia Pacific hedge fund to external investors

The USD25m long/short Jupiter Asia Pacific Fund managed by Philip Ehrmann, which has been incubated since last December, initially as a paper portfolio and since April with internal seed m »


US Futures Exchange launches renewable energy futures with wind power

The Chicago-based US Futures Exchange has announced plans to list futures contracts on Nordix Financial Wind Indexes, created by Weather Bid, that measure deviations from average wind spee »


Private equity firm takes strategic stake in hedge fund manager

Proctor Investment Managers, a private equity investor that specialises in providing capital, marketing and management solutions to investment management firms, has established a strategic »


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