Olivier Sarkozy, Carlyle managing director and head of the financial services team

Carlyle and TCW management acquire TCW Group from Société Générale

Alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group and the management of The TCW Group, an asset management firm, are to acquire TCW from Société Générale. »


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HFRX Japan Index posts narrow 2Q decline as Nikkei falls over 10 per cent

Hedge funds investing in Japan/developed Asian markets quickly shifted to defensive positioning in Q2 2012, protecting investor capital as Japanese equities plunged over 10 per cent in the period, according to the latest HFR Asian Hedge Fund Industry Report. »


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New milestones achieved in Eurex’s futures on French government bonds

The international derivatives market Eurex Exchange has set several new records in its Euro-OAT Futures. »


NYSE

NYSE Euronext global derivatives trading volumes down in July

NYSE Euronext European derivatives products average daily volume (ADV) in July 2012 totalled 3.5 million contracts, a decrease of 6.8 per cent compared to July 2011 and a decrease of 24.7 per cent from June 2012 levels. »


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South Africa Alpha Capital Management funds show strong returns in July

South Africa Alpha Capital Management has seen several of its funds produce strong returns in July, with the company’s top performing fund, the Peregrine L/S Equity fund, up 2.31 per cent. »


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Hedge funds redeem USD4.9bn in June 2012

The hedge fund industry redeemed USD4.9bn (0.3 per cent of assets) in June, compared with inflows of USD1.1bn in May, according to BarclayHedge and TrimTabs Investment Research. »


Regulation

MAS implements enhanced regulatory regime for fund management companies

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has implemented an enhanced regulatory regime for fund management companies (FMCs). »


Ronnie Wu, founder and chief investment officer of Penjing

Gottex shareholders approve share buyback plan

Gottex Fund Management’s proposed share buyback plan was approved by shareholders at the alternative asset management group’s extraordinary general meeting on 8 August 2012. »


Alpha

Saemor Capital’s Europe Alpha Fund up 0.7 per cent in July

Saemor Capital’s Europe Alpha Fund finished July on a positive note with a gain of 0.7 per cent. »


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Lyxor Hedge Fund Index up 1.08 per cent in July

The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index gained 1.0 per cent in July (+1.5 per cent in 2012), with 12 out of 14 Lyxor Strategy Indices ending the month in positive territory, led by the Lyxor Long Term CTA Index (+3.2 per cent) and Lyxor L/S Equity Statistical Arbitrage Index (+2.1 per cent). »


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