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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. »

Australia

ASIC makes rules on dark liquidity and high-frequency trading

Mon, 12/08/2013 - 11:03

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has released its market integrity rules on dark liquidity and high-frequency trading. »

Steve Butler, founder and managing director, Camradata

Manager returns steady despite Fed-driven volatility spooking global markets, says Camradata

Mon, 12/08/2013 - 06:07

Strong investment returns at the start of the quarter faltered after the Federal Reserve signalled that it may slow down its asset purchase programme amid improving economic data, a statement that reverberated through global markets. »

Accounts

Simple Alternatives sees AUM increase by 25 per cent in H1 2013

Fri, 09/08/2013 - 16:24

Simple Alternatives, an alternative mutual fund company focused on providing investors better access to hedge fund managers, has reported an increase in assets under management of 25 per cent in the first half of 2013. »

Andrew Shrimpton, global head of regulatory compliance at Kinetic Partners

Kinetic Partners helps Piquant Technologies become first UK hedge fund authorised according to AIFMD

Fri, 09/08/2013 - 12:00

Kinetic Partners, the professional services firm, has supported Piquant Technologies, a new UK-based quantitative fund manager, to become the first hedge fund authorised according to the Alternative Investment Fund Management Directive (AIFMD). »

Commodities

Commodity market increased in July amid improved economic indicators

Fri, 09/08/2013 - 10:10

Commodities were higher in July as fundamentals improved for some commodities, supported by positive macroeconomic data. »

Coal mine

First API5 OTC term deal trades arranged through Marex Spectron

Fri, 09/08/2013 - 06:04

Global commodities and financial markets brokerage Marex Spectron Group has completed the arrangement of a term deal for Australian 5500NAR high ash thermal coal, intended for delivery throughout 2014. »

Law books and gavel

UBS to pay USD50m to settle SEC charges of misleading CDO investors

Thu, 08/08/2013 - 16:33

UBS has agreed to pay nearly USD50m to settle SEC charges that it violated securities laws while structuring and marketing a collateralised debt obligation (CDO) by failing to disclose that it retained millions of dollars in upfront cash it received in the course of acquiring collateral for the CDO.  »

Currency cogs

Deutsche Bank expands foreign exchange investor sales team in North America

Thu, 08/08/2013 - 16:01

Gaurang Chadha is to join Deutsche Bank as a managing director within its foreign exchange investor sales team in North America. »

Index

Equity hedge drives HFRI July gains on earnings and M&A

Thu, 08/08/2013 - 14:19

Hedge funds posted gains across equity hedge, event driven and relative value arbitrage strategies in July, as most strategies reversed losses from the prior month on strong earnings, acceleration of M&A activity, moderating concerns of a sharp rise in interest rates and receding macro risks. »

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