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CFTC’s DSIO issues no-action letter for commodity pool operators of securitisation vehicles

Wed, 03/04/2013 - 11:47

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight (DSIO) has issued a time-limited no-action letter for commodity pool operators of securitisation vehicles. »

Traders

Average daily volume of 9.7 million contracts at Eurex Group in March

Wed, 03/04/2013 - 10:06

In March 2013, the international derivatives exchanges of Eurex Group recorded an average daily volume of 9.7 million contracts, down from 10.1 million contracts in March 2012. »

Ponzi Scheme

Third distribution of recovered funds to Madoff claims holders totals USD506.2m

Wed, 03/04/2013 - 06:01

Irving H Picard, SIPA trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L Madoff Investment Securities, is currently distributing approximately USD506.2m on a pro rata basis to BLMIS account holders with allowed claims. »

Closed sign

American Capital closes USD414m managed CLO

Tue, 02/04/2013 - 16:06

ACAS CLO 2013-1, an affiliate of American Capital, has closed on the sale of USD414m of collateralised loan obligation bonds. The transaction was arranged by Deutsche Bank Securities.   »

Trader

Trading volume in VIX futures reaches new all-time high for third consecutive month

Tue, 02/04/2013 - 14:09

March 2013 was the third consecutive month in which total volume in futures on the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) and total exchange-wide trading reached new all-time highs. »

Law books and gavel

SEC charges Sigma Capital portfolio manager with insider trading

Tue, 02/04/2013 - 12:02

The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged Michael Steinberg, a portfolio manager at New York-based hedge fund advisory firm Sigma Capital Management, with trading on inside information ahead of quarterly earnings announcements by Dell and Nvidia Corporation. »

Regulation

CFTC approves regulations governing dual and multiple associations of APs of SDs and MSPs

Tue, 02/04/2013 - 10:06

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has approved final regulations governing dual and multiple associations of associated persons (APs) of swap dealers (SDs), major swap participants (MSPs) and other Commission registrants.  »

Jeff Greenberg, chief executive of Aquiline

Aquiline and Genstar to acquire Genworth Wealth Management

Tue, 02/04/2013 - 07:13

Aquiline Capital Partners, a New York-based private equity firm investing in the financial services sector, and Genstar Capital, a middle market private equity firm based in San Francisco, are to acquire Genworth Wealth Management from Genworth Financial for USD412.5m. »

David Giunta, president and chief executive officer, Natixis Global Asset Management - US distribution

Natixis Global Asset Management launches Aurora Horizons Fund

Mon, 01/04/2013 - 17:22

Natixis Global Asset Management has launched the Aurora Horizons Fund, a multi-strategy mutual fund dynamically allocated across multiple hedge fund managers. »

Document signing

Bermuda prepares to sign AIFMD cooperation agreement with ESMA

Mon, 01/04/2013 - 16:23

The Bermuda Monetary Authority is advancing preparations to sign a cooperation agreement with Europe under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD). »

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