Simmons & Simmons’ senior partner Colin Passmore

Simmons & Simmons and Seward & Kissel form hedge fund alliance

Fri, 05/10/2012 - 06:31

International law firm Simmons & Simmons has entered into an alliance with US firm Seward & Kissel for hedge fund and asset management work. »

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SGX’s MSCI Indonesia Index Futures Contract certified for offer to US investors

Thu, 04/10/2012 - 14:11

On 15 August the Singapore Exchange Derivatives Trading (SGX) requested an expedited Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) review of the SGX’s MSCI Indonesia Index futures contract so that it could be offered to US persons. »

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CFE postpones launch date for S&P 500 Variance Futures

Thu, 04/10/2012 - 12:16

CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE) has temporarily postponed the launch of S&P 500 Variance futures, originally scheduled to begin on 4 October. »

Hong Kong

Kinetic Partners hires Kim Frisinger in Hong Kong

Thu, 04/10/2012 - 12:00

Kim Frisinger has been appointed director at Kinetic Partners and will be joining the Hong Kong team to develop the firm’s forensic offering in Asia. »

Index

Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index up 0.47 per cent in September

Thu, 04/10/2012 - 10:08

The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index closed up 0.47 per cent in September as five of the seven index component strategies reported positive results for the month. »

Long and short straws

Benchmark Plus launches long-short equity tracking fund

Thu, 04/10/2012 - 10:03

Benchmark Plus, a USD1.6bn fund of funds has launched a long/short equity tracking fund with an unusual "fee reserve" and clawback structure that has a 99 per cent correlation with the HFRI Equity Long/Short Index. »

Mitch Petrick, Carlyle managing director and head of global market strategies

The Carlyle Group buys 55 per cent stake in Vermillion Asset Management

Thu, 04/10/2012 - 06:12

Alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group has purchased a 55 per cent stake in Vermillion Asset Management, a New York-based commodities investment manager with approximately USD2.2bn of assets under management. »

Computer screen

Maples Fund Services launches MaplesFS Connect risk dashboard

Wed, 03/10/2012 - 16:24

Maples Fund Services has expanded its hedge fund capabilities with the launch of a MaplesFS Connect risk dashboard that will complement the services provided to fund administration clients with a fully-integrated solution for online risk reporting. »

Anthony D’Silva, managing director of Apex Investments/Apex Fund Services in Shanghai

SHFA appoints two industry veterans to International Advisory Council

Wed, 03/10/2012 - 16:07

The Shanghai Hedge Fund Association (SHFA) has appointment industry veterans, Anthony D’Silva and Christian Stoiber, as members of its International Advisory Council (IAC). »

ETFs

IndexIQ to launch new hedge fund replication ETF

Wed, 03/10/2012 - 15:45

IndexIQ is to launch its latest hedge fund replication exchange-traded fund on 4 October on the NYSE Arca. »

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