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John Zader, chief executive of UMBFS

UMB Fund Services makes changes to business development team

Fri, 05/04/2013 - 12:05

UMB Fund Services (UMBFS) has made leadership changes and appointed a new representative for its business development team. »

Clock

CBOE Futures Exchange plans extended trading hours

Fri, 05/04/2013 - 12:00

CBOE Futures Exchange plans to expand CBOE Volatility Index (VIX index) futures trading hours – currently 7:00 am CT to 3:15 pm CT – in two phases, beginning in May. »

Trader at screen

CYMBA Technologies launches CYMBA Centurion

Fri, 05/04/2013 - 10:04

CYMBA Technologies, a supplier of business software solutions for the asset management, multi manager and hedge fund communities, has lifted out its pre and post trade compliance engine into a standalone product. »

Joshua Friedman, Canyon Capital Advisors

Lyxor launches event-driven, credit-oriented UCITS fund with Canyon Capital Advisors

Fri, 05/04/2013 - 06:03

Lyxor Asset Management has launched the Lyxor/Canyon Credit Strategy Fund, a UCITS-compliant vehicle designed to access Canyon Capital Advisors’ event-driven and credit-oriented strategies across a broad spectrum of asset classes. »

Deborah Prutzman, chief executive and founder of RFG

Regulatory Fundamentals Group launches FATCA Watch

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 14:18

The Regulatory Fundamentals Group (RFG), a New York-based firm that provides business and regulatory insights for alternative funds, institutional investors and their advisers, has released FATCA Watch, a customised "issue spotting" tool to help advisers and fund managers quickly determine their exposure to the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act. »

Noël Amenc, director of Edhec-Risk Institute

UCITS hedge funds underperform their non-UCITS rivals, says Edhec-Risk study

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 14:07

UCITS hedge funds are typically more volatile and underperform their non-UCITS hedge fund rivals, according to a comparative study by the Edhec-Risk Institute. »

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Five out of six Market Vectors investable hedge fund beta indices positive in March

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 12:04

Five out of six of Market Vectors investable hedge fund beta indices recorded positive returns in March, according to figures released by Market Vectors Index Solutions (MVIS). »

Regulation

SEC streamlines rule filing requirements for dually registered clearing agencies

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 12:00

The Securities and Exchange Commission has adopted a final rule that streamlines the process for rulemaking by clearing agencies that are registered with both the SEC and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). »

Steve Nadel, partner in Seward & Kissel’s investment management practice

Jump in new hedge funds with equities strategies in 2012, says Seward & Kissel study

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 11:19

Some 64 per cent of new hedge fund funds covered by a recent study carried out by Seward & Kissel had equity or equity-related strategies, up 14 per cent from the 2011 study. »

Index

Hedge funds see third consecutive month of positive performance

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 10:06

Hedge funds enjoyed a third consecutive month of positive performance for the year, with the HFRX Global Hedge Fund index up 0.7 per cent for March and up 3.1 per cent for the quarter. »

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