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Market

Hedge funds continue rising trend in solid market environment, says Lyxor

Wed, 14/08/2013 - 06:40

Eleven Lyxor Strategy Indices out of 14 ended the month of July in positive territory. »

Handshake

GoldenTree appoints Said Saffari as partner and portfolio manager

Wed, 14/08/2013 - 06:04

GoldenTree Asset Management, an investment firm that manages alternative and traditional asset strategies for institutional and high net worth investors, has appointed emerging markets credit specialist Said Saffari as a partner and portfolio manager. »

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Income Partners receives RQFII license from CSRC

Tue, 13/08/2013 - 16:15

Fixed income specialist Income Partners Asset Management (HK) Limited has been granted an RMB Qualified Foreign Institutional Investors (RQFII) asset management license from the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC). »

Announcement

Monitor composition of indices when offering futures products, says SEC

Tue, 13/08/2013 - 16:03

The Securities and Exchange Commission has cautioned exchanges and investment professionals to monitor the composition of indices used in offering financial instruments to determine if they are security futures products and ensure they are complying with the federal securities laws.  »

Regulation

CFTC issues final rules for enhanced risk management standards for SIDCOs

Tue, 13/08/2013 - 14:00

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has approved final rules to implement enhanced risk management standards for systemically important derivatives clearing organisations (SIDCO). »

Nick Vamvakas, head of development for Investcorp's single manager platform

Investcorp-seeded Prosiris surpasses USD1bn in assets

Tue, 13/08/2013 - 12:18

Prosiris Capital Management, a credit-oriented investment manager founded by Reza Ali, has surpassed USD1bn in assets under management. »

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Hennessee Hedge Fund Index up 1.82 per cent in July

Tue, 13/08/2013 - 10:09

The Hennessee Hedge Fund Index gained 1.82 per cent in July and is up 6.91 per cent year-to-date. »

Announcement

Prestige acquires significant stake in Methexis Holdings

Tue, 13/08/2013 - 06:04

Prestige Fund Management (PFM), a Cayman-based investment manager, has purchased a significant equity stake in Methexis Holdings, an Isle of Man-based corporation and owners of Methexis Capital Advisors, a UK-based regulated investment manager.  »

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Omgeo sees 47 per cent increase in Japanese trade volumes

Mon, 12/08/2013 - 16:03

Omgeo has seen a 47 per cent year-on-year increase in equity and fixed income volumes processed on its post-trade services for the Japanese market. »

Michael Sanders, chairman of the board, Alceda Fund Management SA

Alternative UCITS assets exceed EUR100bn for first time, says Alceda

Mon, 12/08/2013 - 12:30

Following a strong start in Q1 2013, alternative UCITS funds have continued the positive trend in Q2 2013, with assets under management (AUM) growing by 8.3 per cent from EUR96.6bn in March 2013 to EUR104.6bn at the end of Q2, breaking the EUR100bn barrier for the first time, according to Alceda. »

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