John Zader, chief executive officer of UMB Fund Services

Gottex Fund Management selects UMB Fund Services

UMB Fund Services, a subsidiary of UMB Financial, has been selected to provide registered hedge fund services to Gottex Fund Management. »


Index

Barclay Hedge Fund Index gains 0.56 per cent in November

Hedge funds gained 0.56 per cent in November, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. »


Regulation

FOA appoints Kathleen Traynor as director of regulation

The Futures and Options Association has appointed Kathleen Traynor as director of regulation, effective January 2011. »


Aeroplane

Doric Nimrod Air One joins the Specialist Fund Market

Doric Nimrod Air One, a newly incorporated Guernsey domiciled company which aims to obtain income returns and a capital return for its shareholders by acquiring, leasing and then selling a single aircraft, has joined the Specialist Fund Market of the London Stock Exchange. »


Trading screens

Fund management firms paying too much for Asian trading

Research by ITG suggests that paying more in commissions can lead to worse execution performance and create far higher overall costs, particularly on smaller orders.  »


Andreas Preuss, chief executive of Eurex

Eurex to introduce new pricing model on 1 February 2011

Derivatives exchange Eurex will introduce a new pricing model on 1 February 2011. »


Trading screens

MSCI launches Barra Portfolio Manager

MSCI has launched Barra Portfolio Manager, a series of equity portfolio management tools for institutional investors. »


Trader

Hedge funds outperform since 2007 peak

Since the equity markets reached a high in October of 2007, there has been a double digit correction followed by a sharp double digit rally, which has made for a very challenging investment environment. »


Jeffrey Tessler, chief executive of Clearstream

OTC derivatives trade repository Regis-TR starts operations

Bolsas y Mercados Españoles and Clearstream have started operations of the trade repository Regis-TR that is jointly owned by the two market infrastructures. »


Electronic trading floor

Record OTC IRS volumes for LCH.Clearnet's SwapClear

November saw record volumes for LCH.Clearnet’s interest rate swap clearing service, SwapClear. »


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