David Kabiller, co-founding partner and head of client strategies at AQR

AQR Capital Management establishes presence in London

AQR Capital Management, an independent alternative investment management firm with USD54.5bn under management, has established a London office. »


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Confidence in US equity market structure sinks to new low, says TABB Group

A few days after the initial shock of the enormous problems facing Knight Capital began to subside, only months after the Facebook IPO and its subsequent fall-out, TABB Group decided to measure the institutional community’s confidence in US equity market structure. »


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KPMG adds five to alternative investment funds practice

KPMG, the audit, tax and advisory firm, is continuing its investment in its alternative investment funds practice by bringing on board several new partners and managing directors. »


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Olivetree appoints Charlotte Wall as head of product sales

Olivetree Financial Group, an equity brokerage and technology firm, has appointed Charlotte Wall to managing director and global head of product sales in London and New York.  »


Donna M Milrod, DTCC

DTCC appoints Donna M Milrod as chief administrative officer

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) has appointed Donna M Milrod as chief administrative officer, effective mid-October. »


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FSA to ban the promotion of UCIS and similar products to ordinary retail investors

The Financial Services Authority (FSA) has published proposals to ban the promotion of Unregulated Collective Investment Schemes (UCIS) and similar products to the vast majority of retail investors in the UK. »


Bill Stone, chairman and chief executive officer, SS&C Technologies

SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator at 3.34 per cent for August

The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for August 2012 measured 3.34 per cent, up from 2.18 per cent in July. »


William J Brodsky, CBOE chairman and chief executive

CBOE to launch S&P 500 Index Range options

Chicago Board Options Exchange will launch trading in a new type of S&P 500 Index options contract, known as CBOE S&P 500 Range options (SRO), beginning on 28 August. »


Keith Tippell, co-head of FX at MarkitSERV

MarkitSERV partners with voice brokers for FX affirmation, regulatory reporting and clearing

MarkitSERV, an electronic trade processing service for OTC derivatives, has agreed heads of terms with four FX interdealer brokers (IDBs) to provide voice trade affirmation, regulatory reporting and clearing services for FX transactions.  »


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US fixed income hedge funds expand influence

Fixed income trading volume generated by US hedge funds increased more than 30 per cent from Q2 2011 to Q2 2012, according to the results of Greenwich Associates 2012 North American Fixed Income Study. »


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