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Fraud

NYC money manager charged with defrauding investors and lying to SEC examiners

Mon, 16/09/2013 - 12:00

The SEC has charged the owner of a New York-based investment advisory firm with defrauding investors while grossly exaggerating the amount of assets under his management.  »

Approved stamp

SwapEx, GFI and MarketAxess granted temporary SEF registration by CFTC

Mon, 16/09/2013 - 11:14

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has approved the applications of SwapEx, GFI Swaps Exchange and MarketAxess SEF Corporation for temporary registration as swap execution facilities (SEFs).  »

Lindi Beaudreault, partner, Murphy & McGonigle

Hedge fund attorney Lindi Beaudreault joins Murphy & McGonigle

Mon, 16/09/2013 - 10:05

Hedge fund attorney Lindi Beaudreault has joined Murphy & McGonigle as a partner in its New York office.  »

Commodities

Commodity market increased in August amid improved macroeconomic environment

Mon, 16/09/2013 - 06:37

Commodities were higher in August as China's growth outlook improved and the risk of the US Federal Reserve tightening remained uncertain, according to Credit Suisse. »

Newspaper and coins

Omni Partners launches Omni Event Fund

Mon, 16/09/2013 - 06:02

Omni Partners has launched an event-driven fund, the Omni Event Fund, which began trading on 1 September with USD86m of initial capital and is now open to external investors. »

Index

No changes to STI after quarterly review

Fri, 13/09/2013 - 16:03

The constituents of the Straits Times Index (STI) will be unchanged following the conclusion of its quarterly review. »

Hong Kong

Walkers expands HK presence

Fri, 13/09/2013 - 14:20

Mark Cummings has joined Walkers’ Hong Kong office, strengthening the firm’s position as a Pan-Asian provider of offshore legal services. »

Dollars

Hedge funds take in USD8.2bn in July

Fri, 13/09/2013 - 12:15

The hedge fund industry took in a net USD8.2bn (0.4 per cent of assets) in July, reversing a USD8.9bn outflow in June, according to estimates based on data from 3,327 funds, according to BarclayHedge and TrimTabs. »

Flat graph

Hedge fund launches steady as US eases marketing restrictions, says HFR

Fri, 13/09/2013 - 10:04

Hedge fund launches and liquidations both declined modestly in the second quarter, as US regulators eased restrictions on the marketing of hedge funds. »

Data

Confluence acquires Data Agent

Fri, 13/09/2013 - 06:16

Confluence, a provider of data management solutions, has acquired Data Agent, a provider of alternative investment industry data management and reporting solutions. »

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