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Hotel

Orange Capital urges immediate sale of Strategic Hotels & Resorts

Wed, 20/02/2013 - 10:04

New York-based Orange Capital has issued a letter to the board of directors of Strategic Hotels & Resorts urging for an immediate sale of the company. »

Risk

Aquila to launch risk parity bond strategy

Wed, 20/02/2013 - 06:13

At a time when the outlook for fixed income is so uncertain, Aquila Capital intends to launch a Risk Parity Bond strategy. This is the first strategy of its kind in the market, and is designed to provide fixed income investors with a truly diversified and liquid counterbalance to their existing exposures, which may be perceived as vulnerable should fixed income markets reverse. »

Emmanuel Roman, Man Group

Man Group combines two hedge fund units

Tue, 19/02/2013 - 16:09

Hedge fund manager Man Group has combined two of its hedge fund units and made changes to the company’s management structure ahead of Emmanuel Roman (pictured) taking over from Peter Clarke as chief executive officer on 28 February. »

Trading screens

Pine River selects FlexTrade for global multi-asset trading solution

Tue, 19/02/2013 - 11:29

Pine River Capital Management has deployed its Flex Trade Systems’ FlexTRADER EMS to facilitate trading for equities, FX and listed derivatives. »

Nicolas Clavel, chief investment officer and founder of Scipion

Scipion expands London team in anticipation of major growth in 2013

Tue, 19/02/2013 - 10:12

Scipion Capital, the African commodities investment specialist, has strengthened its London office with three appointments. »

Japanese flag

SYZ Asset Management adds Japanese equities to range of institutional strategies

Tue, 19/02/2013 - 06:22

SYZ Asset Management, the institutional asset management arm of the Swiss banking Group SYZ & Co, is now offering management of Japanese equities as part of its range of institutional strategies. »

European flags

European certificates market slightly weaker in Q4, says Eusipa

Tue, 19/02/2013 - 06:12

The turnover of investment certificates and leverage products traded on the European stock exchanges in the fourth quarter of 2012 was EUR20.7bn, or 13.4 per cent lower than in the third quarter of the year. »

Michael Peters, member of the Eurex executive board

Eurex to offer direct market access in South Korea

Mon, 18/02/2013 - 16:20

Eurex Exchange has received confirmation from the South Korean Financial Services Commission to offer its full suite of products in South Korea without objection. »

Trader at screen

Torstone launches OData to enhance analytics and reporting

Mon, 18/02/2013 - 16:15

Torstone Technology, a provider of securities and derivatives processing software to the global financial markets, has released its OData (Open Data Protocol) interface to provide customers with an enhanced analytics and reporting capability by improving the integration between Inferno and other enterprise systems. »

Russian flag

QuantHouse and BCS to launch low-latency low latency market data for MICEX-RTS

Mon, 18/02/2013 - 14:17

QuantHouse, S&P Capital IQ’s real time operation, has partnered with the European arm of Russian financial institution BCS Financial Group to launch low latency market data for MICEX-RTS – Russia’s main equity market. »

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