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FirstRand group chief executive Sizwe Nxasana

Jersey based Ashburton to become part of South African parent’s new investment business

Tue, 18/06/2013 - 16:06

Ashburton (Jersey) Limited is to form the international arm of a new asset manager that will become the fourth financial services franchise of FirstRand Limited alongside existing brands FNB, RMB and WesBank. »

Fraud

Hedge fund manager Shepherd pleads guilty to fraud

Tue, 18/06/2013 - 16:00

North Carolina hedge fund manager James Alexander Shepherd has agreed to plead guilty to charges that he defrauded investors of approximately USD6m.  »

Index

Mixed May performance for Newedge indices

Tue, 18/06/2013 - 14:19

The Newedge Trend Index fell 3.65 per cent in May, relinquishing some of the gains from March and April.  »

Index

Barclay Hedge Fund Index up 1.06 per cent in May

Tue, 18/06/2013 - 14:14

Hedge funds gained 1.06 per cent in May, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge.  »

iPad

Abacus Group launches FlexDrive

Tue, 18/06/2013 - 12:01

Abacus Group has launched FlexDrive, a file-hosting service that allows hedge funds and private equity firms to securely share and transfer files with other users and other devices.  »

Peter Reitz, member of the Eurex executive board

Eurex Exchange lists MSCI emerging markets index derivatives

Tue, 18/06/2013 - 11:43

The international derivatives market Eurex Exchange will introduce the second tranche of derivatives on global MSCI indices on 1 July.  »

Diane Saucier, Celoxica

Saucier to head Celoxica’s new business development in the US

Tue, 18/06/2013 - 10:14

Celoxica, a provider of ultra-low latency market data, order entry and pre-trade risk solutions, has hired Diane Saucier to head its business development in the US. »

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Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index up 0.42 per cent in May

Tue, 18/06/2013 - 10:01

The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index finished up 0.42 per cent in May with six of the 10 sub strategies recording positive returns. »

Newspaper and money

Lyxor launches a pure merger arbitrage fund on its alternative UCITS platform

Tue, 18/06/2013 - 06:03

Lyxor Asset Management has launched the Lyxor/Tiedemann Arbitrage Strategy Fund, a new UCITS-compliant vehicle designed to give access to a pure merger arbitrage strategy in partnership with the hedge fund firm TIG Advisors. »

Canadian flag

Third Eye Capital launches Alternative Credit Trust

Mon, 17/06/2013 - 16:01

Third Eye Capital Management has launched the Third Eye Capital Alternative Credit Trust (the ACT Fund), an open-ended unincorporated investment trust established under the laws of the Province of Ontario. »

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