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Japan and Singapore take the lead in OTC derivatives reform, says Celent

Wed, 07/12/2011 - 14:26

The leading Asian economies have been quite active in their quest for more centralised clearing in the over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives markets. Japan and Singapore have taken the lead in setting up clearinghouses to deal with OTC derivatives such as credit default swaps and interest rate swaps, according to a new report, OTC Derivatives Reforms in Asia: Challenging for the Buy Side, from Celent, a Boston-based financial research and consulting firm.

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Lisa Corvese, Managing Director for Global Business Strategy at PerTrac.

PerTrac offers hedge fund administrators cloud-based reporting service

Wed, 07/12/2011 - 13:17

PerTrac has launched a new service that offers hedge fund administrators the ability to deliver performance tear sheets to their hedge fund clients, including how well the funds performed relative to benchmarks. Hedge fund managers can offer these alternative tear sheets to investors as independent, third-party verification of their hedge fund performance. »

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EIP separates alpha and beta business in anticipation of increasing its ETF offering

Wed, 07/12/2011 - 12:00

Hong Kong based asset management firm, Enhanced Investment Products (EIP) makes strategic hires in a move to grow its alpha and beta business. Paul So, who joined the firm in May 2010 as Head of Beta Products, has been hiring key positions with a view to increasing the firm’s beta offering and moving his side of the business further into Exchange Traded Funds. »

Tal Cohen, CEO of Chi-X Global

UBS joins Chi-X Global ownership consortium

Wed, 07/12/2011 - 10:00

UBS AG has acquired an equity stake in Chi-X Global Holdings LLC and will join the consortium of five financial institutions that recently bought a minority stake in the firm. »

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SEC charges hedge fund manager with multi-million dollar overvaluation scheme

Wed, 07/12/2011 - 06:00

The Securities and Exchange Commission has filed a civil injunctive action in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York charging two individuals with engaging in a fraudulent scheme to overvalue illiquid asset holdings of the now insolvent hedge fund, Millennium Global Emerging Credit Fund, and thereby inflate the Fund's reported returns and net asset value. »

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SEC resolves fraud-based lawsuit against Denver-area company and owner

Tue, 06/12/2011 - 16:00

The United States District Court for the District of Colorado has entered judgments against Richard Dalton and Universal Consulting Resources LLC (UCR) and ordered them to pay USD15,842,948, which includes a civil penalty of USD7,549,458. The Court found that Dalton routinely provided investors with false and materially misleading information about investments contracts known as the Trading Program and the Diamond Program. »

Peter Kambolin, CEO of Systematic Alpha.

Systematic Alpha joins Alphametrix Global Marketplace

Tue, 06/12/2011 - 14:08

The Systematic Alpha Futures program, managed by the New York-based CTA Systematic Alpha Management (SAM), has been listed on the AlphaMetrix Global Marketplace, the fastest growing hedge fund marketplace in the US. »

Michael Dawley, global co-head of Derivatives Clearing Services at Goldman Sachs

LCH.Clearnet’s SwapClear launches major enhancements to FCM service

Tue, 06/12/2011 - 14:00

LCH.Clearnet has gone live with significant enhancements to its SwapClear service. Following extensive consultation with the buy side and Futures Commission Merchants, SwapClear now accepts a broader range of collateral for initial margin and offers increased connectivity and variable notional swaps. »

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RCPDirect closes with USD110m in committed capital

Tue, 06/12/2011 - 11:53

RCP Advisors, an independent sponsor of private equity funds-of-funds, secondary funds, and co-investment funds focused on North American lower middle market buyouts, has announced the closing of its first co-investment fund, the USD110 million RCPDirect, LP. »

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Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index down 0.95% in November

Tue, 06/12/2011 - 11:37

The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index was down 0.95% in November as a majority of component strategies declined. »

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