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CFTC grants order to Ice Clear Credit permitting portfolio margining of swaps

Tue, 15/01/2013 - 14:13

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has issued an order granting a request made by Ice Clear Credit (ICC), a Commission-registered derivatives clearing organisation, permitting portfolio margining of swaps and security-based swaps in a cleared swaps customer account. »

Clouds

Conifer Group launches cloud-based Form PF solution

Tue, 15/01/2013 - 12:08

The Conifer Group, a provider of fund administration, middle office, trading and prime brokerage services, has launched its proprietary cloud-based Form PF solution. »

Chicago

BTIG strengthens Chicago presence

Tue, 15/01/2013 - 10:11

BTIG, a financial services firm specialising in institutional trading and related brokerage services, is strengthening its Chicago presence with the hire of three veteran traders – Matt Biety, Matt Krebs and Peter Murphy. »

Shaking hands

Carne appoints 20th fund director

Tue, 15/01/2013 - 06:11

Julie O’Hara is the latest independent fund director to join Carne Group’s Cayman Islands office. »

Trader at screen

PFSOFT launches Protrader for Web

Mon, 14/01/2013 - 16:09

The PFSOFT company, a trading technology provider, has launched an enhanced web trading application. »

Newspaper and money

Headstart fund of funds outpaces benchmarks

Mon, 14/01/2013 - 14:06

The Headstart Fund of Funds advised by Headstart Advisers and chief investment officer Najy Nasser outpaced the leading fund of hedge funds benchmarks for the fourth consecutive year. »

Asia

Linedata secures two new hedge fund clients in Asia

Mon, 14/01/2013 - 11:49

Linedata has secured two new hedge fund clients in Asia, with both selecting Linedata Global Hedge to support their businesses. »

Handcuffs and money

Investment adviser Martel to pay over USD7.2m for fictitious investment products

Mon, 14/01/2013 - 10:03

The Securities and Exchange Commission has obtained a final judgment by default against investment adviser Gary J Martel, a resident of Chelsea, Massachusetts, in a case originally filed by the SEC in June 2012. »

Fund administration

Citi to provide trustee, custody and transfer agent services for Franklin Templeton

Mon, 14/01/2013 - 06:01

Citi has been appointed by Franklin Templeton Investments (Asia) to provide trustee, custody and transfer agent services in support of the launch of its inaugural Templeton China Opportunities Fund in Hong Kong. »

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Lyxor Hedge Fund Index up 3.1 per cent in 2012

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 14:28

The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up 3.1 per cent in 2012 with a 1.1 per cent rise in December. »

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