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London Metal Exchange launches steel billet spot trading

London Metal Exchange launches steel billet spot trading

Thu, 24/07/2008 - 20:26

The London Metal Exchange has commenced spot or cash trading, marking the end of the launch period, for both the Mediterranean and Far East LME steel billet futures contracts. »

CFTC charges Dutch group Optiver with manipulation of Nymex energy futures market

CFTC charges Dutch group Optiver with manipulation of Nymex energy futures market

Thu, 24/07/2008 - 18:21

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has charged Dutch-based proprietary trading fund Optiver Holding, two of its subsidiaries and three employees with manipulation of three oil and »

Sceptre Investment and Fairfield Greenwich target Canadian investors with joint venture

Sceptre Investment and Fairfield Greenwich target Canadian investors with joint venture

Thu, 24/07/2008 - 01:01

Toronto money management firm Sceptre Investment Counsel and Fairfield Greenwich Group, a USD16.6bn hedge fund and fund of hedge funds manager based in New York, have launched a co-operati »

KMG launches platform for creating Sicav SIF funds

KMG launches platform for creating Sicav SIF funds

Thu, 24/07/2008 - 00:42

Luxembourg-based KMG Sicav SIF has launched a platform for asset managers and advisers to create their own Sicav SIF funds, taking advantage of the regulatory structure of a Specialised In »

Aima says Italian fund proposals should boost hedge fund industry

Aima says Italian fund proposals should boost hedge fund industry

Wed, 23/07/2008 - 22:24

The Alternative Investment Management Association has welcomed the proposals set out in this week's industry report on the state of the Italian mut »

Eurex Clearing to build central counterparty platform for clearing OTC derivatives

Eurex Clearing to build central counterparty platform for clearing OTC derivatives

Wed, 23/07/2008 - 07:00

Eurex Clearing, part of the international derivatives exchange Eurex, is examining various formats for the introduction a central counterparty solution for products that are currently hand »

Legal changes boost appeal of hedge funds

Legal changes boost appeal of hedge funds

Wed, 23/07/2008 - 01:01

With markets worldwide suffering from the impact of the credit crunch over the past year and amid a drop in overall fund investment in Spain, stemming from market conditions but also tax changes, h »

Citi raids Lehman for senior prime finance executives

Citi raids Lehman for senior prime finance executives

Tue, 22/07/2008 - 21:02

Citi has announced the appointments of Christopher Greer, Sean McGinty and Norman Escoffery to senior roles in its Americas prime finance business, hires that the group says underscore its »

MFA and CPIC urge SEC not to extend emergency order on short selling

MFA and CPIC urge SEC not to extend emergency order on short selling

Tue, 22/07/2008 - 21:00

The Managed Funds Association and the Coalition of Private Investment Companies have written to Securities and Exchange Commission chairman Christopher Cox, urging the SEC not to extend it »

Nedgroup Investments lands mandate for Premium Portfolio Fund

Nedgroup Investments lands mandate for Premium Portfolio Fund

Tue, 22/07/2008 - 20:51

Fund of hedge funds manager Nedgroup Investments has won a USD9m mandate from Dutch wealth management firm Attica Vermogensbeheer for its Premium Portfolio Fund, which has now raised aroun »

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Cybersecurty for Hedge Funds

Cybersecurity for Hedge Funds

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 11:00

Cybersecurity is no longer simply an IT issue, it is now a business issue. This is the conclusion of the experts and fund managers around the world whose opinions were polled for this landmark Hedgeweek Special Report, which outlines Best Practices for Cybersecurity in a fast-changing environment where managers need to keep several steps ahead of cyber criminals... »

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Hedge fund manager outlook on the AIFMD

Wed, 22/07/2015 - 19:52

The introduction of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) into European law in 2013 was part of a series of moves towards greater regulatory oversight of the hedge fund industry in recent years. In our survey, we asked hedge fund managers for their views on the effect of these new regulations on the industry as well as their expectations about the impact of the AIFMD on their firm over the next 12 months, the results of which are analyzed in this extract from the Preqin Special Report: AIFMD in the Hedge Fund Industry – 2015 Update. ... »

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Ken MacCuish, Intralinks

A couple of years ago, the title Chief Information Security Officer, or CISO for short, was a foreign concept within the hedge fund community. The winds have changed, however, as hedge funds become increasingly targeted by cyber hackers, causing many to hire a CISO to uphold the network integrity of the firm.  ... »

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Sovereign Wealth Funds

Sovereign wealth funds, though small in number and secretive in nature, wield considerable influence as investors as a result of their sizeable assets under management. This extract is taken from Preqin’s latest report which features exclusive content from the 2015 Preqin Sovereign Wealth Fund Review.  ... »

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Hedgeweek Special Report: Hedge Fund Administration

Hedge Fund Administration 2015

Tue, 16/06/2015 - 09:57

Mergers and acquisitions in recent years have changed the face of hedge fund administration. Big custodial banks are likely to dominate the HFA space in years to come, forming one part of a barbell with a number of well-run, well-capitalised independent HFAs on the other end. This report examines the implications for both hedge funds and their administrators... »

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