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Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index up 2.07 per cent in January

Mon, 18/02/2013 - 12:03

The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index finished up 2.07 per cent for the month of January, with nine of the 10 sub-strategies recording gains. »

Handcuffs and money

Michael J Welke to pay USD387,000 to settle commodity pool fraud charges

Mon, 18/02/2013 - 10:01

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has obtained a federal court order requiring defendant Michael J Welke, of Omaha, Nebreska, to pay USD257,000 in disgorgement and a USD130,000 civil monetary penalty to settle CFTC charges of fraud, failure to register with the CFTC, and failure to comply with disclosure and reporting requirements. »

Peter Hughes, managing director, Apex Fund Services

Apex launches order and portfolio management systems

Mon, 18/02/2013 - 06:23

Fund administration company Apex Fund Services has launched Apex Trade Manager, its order management system (OMS), and Apex Vision, its portfolio management system (PMS). »

Managed futures

Barclay CTA Index up 1.01 per cent in January

Fri, 15/02/2013 - 16:15

Managed futures gained 1.01 per cent in January, according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. »

Richard Burridge, RMB’s chief executive and chief investment officer

RMB Capital Management launches Iron Road Capital Partners

Fri, 15/02/2013 - 16:06

RMB Capital Management, an independent investment advisory firm, has launched Iron Road Capital Partners, an alternative investment platform. »

Steven Maijoor, ESMA chair

ESMA issues first risk report on EU securities markets

Fri, 15/02/2013 - 12:03

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published its first report on trends, risks and vulnerabilities in European Union securities markets and a risk dashboard for the fourth quarter 2012.  »

Report

CTA performance historically invariant to interest rates changes, says Campbell & Company

Fri, 15/02/2013 - 09:34

The performance of commodity trading advisors (CTAs) has historically exhibited a distinctly different pattern than equities and fixed income in relation to the direction of interest rates, according to research by Campbell & Company. »

Michael Peters, member of the Eurex executive board

Eurex admits first exchange member in Japan

Fri, 15/02/2013 - 06:19

Eurex Exchange, the international derivatives marketplace, has admitted its first directly connected trading participant in Japan – Nissan Century Securities. »

Norman Amey, Heritage Fund Services

Heritage Fund Services makes board appointment and senior promotions

Fri, 15/02/2013 - 06:04

Heritage International Fund Managers (HIFM) has made a number of promotions following a successful 2012 in which the company saw growth in existing client business and new appointments within the fund services group.  »

Andrew Lake, Mirabaud Asset Management

Mirabaud launches Global High Yield Bonds fund

Thu, 14/02/2013 - 16:04

Mirabaud Asset Management has launched the Global High Yield Bonds fund. »

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