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The Cayman Islands Stock Exchange

Thu, 22/10/2009 - 12:22

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map of Bermuda

Uniquely positioned in a fast-changing market

Thu, 22/10/2009 - 12:19

For many years the leader in creating and implementing business and regulatory models that have become the standard for other jurisdictions to follow, Bermuda is today home to a thriving and dynamic offshore financial services industry. An archipelago of nearly 140 islands in the North Atlantic, Bermuda is within two hours’ flying time from most US East Coast hubs and also within easy reach of Canada, and it also enjoys daily air service to the UK and Europe. »

Map of the Channel Islands

The CISX – setting the bar ever higher

Thu, 22/10/2009 - 12:17

The Channel Islands Stock Exchange (CISX) continues to grow throughout the prevailing difficult and uncertain market conditions arising from the credit crisis. The number of securities admitted to the Official List has risen from 2,800 in October last year, to more than 3,350 a year later. One of the most high profile was the Max Property Group, which was admitted to the Exchange in May 2009 on a primary basis, and constituted the largest IPO in Europe at the time.  Innovation »

Deutsche Börse and Eurex support OTC derivatives market proposals

Thu, 22/10/2009 - 12:01

Deutsche Börse and Eurex have welcomed the communication issued by the EU Commission which aims to reduce systemic risks in the over-the-counter derivatives market. The communication, entitled “Ensuring Efficient, Safe and Sound Derivatives Markets: Future Policy Actions“, seeks to increase the stability of the market with the proposed measures. The companies say that effective risk management and improved transparency are essential elements to strengthen the safety and soundness of the current market organisation. »

Cardano hires risk duo

Thu, 22/10/2009 - 10:42

Cardano has appointed Roger Lord and Alberto Marone to its London-based team to strengthen the firm’s risk management capabilities. Lord will be responsible for Cardano’s quantitative solutions and systems. He holds a PhD in Quantitative Finance and has done research on the pricing of exotic derivatives. Previously Lord worked for Rabobank International in various roles, most recently supporting their exotic interest rate derivatives trading desk in London. Prior to starting his PhD, he worked in Cardano’s Rotterdam office. »

PMA launches India long/short equity fund

Thu, 22/10/2009 - 06:30

Asian hedge fund manager PMA Capital Management has launched the PMA India Fund, which focuses on alpha generation from long and short positioning in the top 250 Indian companies.     The fund uses a mix of qualitative and quantitative processes that combines a top-down discipline with bottom-up analysis.  »

Gottex reports 0.9 per cent rise in fee-earning assets

Thu, 22/10/2009 - 06:23

Gottex Fund Management’s total fee-earning assets were USD8.23bn at 30 September 2009, an increase of 0.9 per cent from USD8.16bn at 30 June 2009. This total consisted of USD8bn in assets under management, down 1.2 per cent from 30 June 2009, and Gottex Solutions Services assets of USD0.3bn. The decline in AUM was primarily caused by outflows from our run-off share classes and client redemptions, but mostly offset by subscriptions and positive performance. »

StatPro appoints sales manager for German market

Thu, 22/10/2009 - 06:11

StatPro, a provider of portfolio analytics and data solutions for the global asset management industry, has appointed Mark Grobien as business development manager for Germany. Grobien (pictured) is a dedicated business development person serving the German-speaking markets in Europe. In this role he will based in Paris, but work closely with StatPro’s office in Frankfurt. »

Gartmore appoints Jan de Bruijn as head of Asian equities

Thu, 22/10/2009 - 06:06

Gartmore has appointed Jan de Bruijn as head of Asian equities. De Bruijn will join Gartmore’s global emerging markets team and report to Chris Palmer, head of global emerging markets. He is expected to join in early 2010. De Bruijn has 17 years’ investment industry experience and has spent the last three years at Threadneedle Asset Management managing Asian equity long-only, institutional and hedge fund strategies. Prior to this he was a senior portfolio manager at Scottish Widows Investment Partnership. »

NYSE Euronext to publish dark pool trades printed on Finra/NYSE TRF

Thu, 22/10/2009 - 05:57

NYSE Euronext will next month allow broker-dealers’ alternative trading systems and off-exchange market centres to print dark pool trades on the Finra/NYSE trade reporting facility and display the daily activity of each trading venue on NYSE.com. »

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