Tornado

Nephila Capital joins Hedge Funds Standards Board as signatory member

Natural catastrophe and weather risk reinsurance specialist Nephila Capital has joined the Hedge Funds Standards Board (HFSB) as a signatory member. »


Fraud

SEC charges former hedge fund adviser Yorkville with fraud

The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged a former USD1bn hedge fund advisory firm and two executives with scheming to overvalue assets under management and exaggerate the reported returns of hedge funds they managed in order to hide losses and increase the fees collected from investors. »


Numbers and magnifying glass

Altin discloses hedge fund portfolio holdings

Altin, the Swiss alternative investment company listed on the London and Swiss stock exchanges, has disclosed its entire hedge fund portfolio holdings. »


Risk

Imagine launches risk aggregation platform

Imagine Software, a provider of real-time portfolio and risk management solutions worldwide, has launched a risk aggregation platform. »


Maz Jadallah, chief executive of AlphaClone

AlphaClone core investment strategies outperform top decile hedge funds

AlphaClone, a specialist in hedge fund position replication, reports 2012 performance through Q3 for its Momentum Select and AlphaClone Select portfolios of 33 and 18.7 per cent, respectively. »


Michael Peters, Eurex executive board member

Eurex to launch incentive scheme for participants in Asia and Australia

Eurex Exchange has launched a new incentive programme for trading participants based in Asia and Australia. »


People shaking hands

Stuart MacDonald joins Aquila Capital as managing director

Alternative investment manager Aquila Capital has appointed Stuart MacDonald as managing director to assist in developing Aquila’s growing institutional business. »


Wheat

Global Farming Index feeds hungry and generates returns, says Indixis

Investment into global farm production has not only generated high returns for investors over the past year, but will be increasingly necessary in the fight to avert global food shortages. »


Jigsaw pieces

NYSE Euronext and Taiwan Futures Exchange to connect trading communities

NYSE Euronext and the Taiwan Futures Exchange (TAIFEX) have signed a memorandum of understanding to explore bilateral business opportunities and connect their respective customer bases in Asia, Europe and the US through NYSE Euronext’s order routing system. »


James Gellert, chairman and chief executive of Rapid Ratings

ICAP and Rapid Ratings launch credit derivatives service

Interdealer broker and provider of post trade and information services ICAP has launched a joint credit derivatives rating service with Rapid Ratings, an alternative rating, research and analytics firm.  »


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