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CFTC issues proposed order to exempt certain non-financial energy derivative transactions

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has approved a proposed order that would exempt certain non-financial energy derivative transactions between and amongst government-owned electric utilities and cooperatively-owned electric utilities from most of the requirements of the Commodity Exchange Act. »


Investment

QFS names Jim Xiong as co-chief investment officer

Jim Xiong has rejoined QFS Asset Management as co-chief investment officer. »


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Sunny outlook for hedge funds in July

All market segments were up in July, extending a positive trend started last month and hedge fund strategies exposed to the equity risk factor logically benefited from the market environment. »


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NFA approves rule to enhance customer segregated funds protection regime

The board of directors of the National Futures Association (NFA) has approved amendments to NFA financial requirements that will require each futures commission merchant to provide its Designated Self-Regulatory Organization (DSRO) with view-only access via the internet to account information for each of the FCM's customer segregated funds account(s) maintained and held at a bank or trust company. »


David Casterton, ICAP

ICAP to create global broking division

Interdealer broker ICAP is reorganising to create a single, global broking division to reflect the changing nature of its business and serve customers more effectively. »


Peter J. Kalis, K&L Gates chairman and global managing partner

K&L Gates and Australia’s Middletons eye combination

Global law firm K&L Gates and Australian national law firm Middletons are in discussions regarding a possible combination. »


Gregg S Fisher, president and chief investment officer, Gerstein Fisher

Hedge fund replication strategies increase in popularity

Replication strategies have gained in popularity as investors increasingly are looking to capture the benefits of hedge fund investing while avoiding their associated high fees, opacity of process and holdings, and low levels of liquidity. »


Index

Barclay CTA Index up 1.85 per cent in July

Managed futures gained 1.85 per cent in July, according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. »


Christoph Mura, chief operating officer of EEX

EEX integrates energy market data from Czech Republic in Transparency platform

In co-operation with ČEZ Group, the European Energy Exchange (EEX) has expanded its Transparency in Energy Markets platform with energy market data from the Czech Republic. »


David Puth, chief executive, CLS

CLS names David Puth as chief executive

CLS Group, a provider of risk mitigation services to the FX market, has appointed David Puth as chief executive officer. »


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