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Jigsaw pieces

UBS Global Asset Management splits hedge fund business

Mon, 26/08/2013 - 11:33

UBS Global Asset Management’s Alternative and Quantitative Investments (A&Q) hedge fund platform is being reorganised into two separate business areas with immediate effect. »

Coins

Blackstone targets retail investors

Mon, 26/08/2013 - 11:33

Blackstone Group and Fidelity Investments aim to expand their reach to retail clients and rid the hedge fund market of its perceived exclusivity with the launch of Blackstone's Alternative Multi-Manager Fund. »

Financial results

Ignis reports net new business of GBP0.9bn in H1 2013

Fri, 23/08/2013 - 06:03

Ignis Asset Management attracted GBP0.9bn of net inflows in the six months ended 30 June 2013, including GBP344m of net inflows into the GBP1bn Ignis Absolute Return Government Bond Fund. »

Gavel and scales

SEC charges investment adviser over algorithmic trading ability claims

Thu, 22/08/2013 - 14:22

The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged a North Carolina-based investment adviser and its former owner for misleading an investment fund over the firm’s algorithmic currency trading ability. »

Currency cogs

Moscow Exchange and Eurex to cooperate on FX trading

Thu, 22/08/2013 - 12:12

Moscow Exchange and Eurex, the derivatives arm of Deutsche Börse Group, have signed a cooperation agreement for the trading of foreign exchange (FX) derivatives. »

Up arrow

Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index up 0.88 per cent in July

Thu, 22/08/2013 - 10:04

Hedge funds, as measured by the Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index, finished July up 0.88 per cent with two out of 10 strategies in positive territory. »

Handshake

The Carlyle Group names Matthew O’Connor MD on power investing team

Thu, 22/08/2013 - 06:01

Alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group has named Matthew J O’Connor as a managing director on the power investing team. »

John Donohoe, chief executive of Carne Group

Carne launches AIFMD-compliant management company solution in Ireland

Wed, 21/08/2013 - 16:02

Carne Group has become the first European independent management company solution authorised under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD). »

Traders

Over 600,000 trades submitted to clearing via MarkitSERV following CFTC mandate

Wed, 21/08/2013 - 14:20

More than 600,000 trades have been submitted to clearinghouses by MarkitSERV in the period between 11 March, when the Commodity Futures Trading Commission made clearing of certain over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives mandatory, and the end of July.  »

Globe and currency signs

Eurex to launch FX derivatives

Wed, 21/08/2013 - 12:42

The international derivatives market Eurex Exchange will introduce currency derivatives (FX contracts) as exchange-listed products as of 7 October. »

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