Nicolas Breteau, Newedge’s chief executive

Newedge clears first interest rate swap transactions with IDCG’s clearinghouse

Newedge USA has brokered and centrally cleared its first dealer-to-client interest rate swap transactions at the International Derivatives Clearinghouse, a derivatives clearing organisation owned by the International Derivatives Clearing Group and regulated by the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission. »


Roman Rosslenbroich, Aquila Capital chief executive

Ucits important factor for allocating capital to absolute return funds

A survey conducted by Schleus Marktforschung on behalf of Hamburg based alternative asset manager Aquila Capital has revealed a stark divide between German institutional investors who are already investing in alternatives as an asset class and those that are not. »


Godfried de Vidts, chairman of the ICMA's European Repo Council

Growth in European repo market surpasses pre-crisis levels

The size of the European repo market now stands at EUR 6,979bn, an increase of 25 per cent from EUR5,582bn in December 2009, according to a survey by the European Repo Council of the International Capital Market Association. »


Climate change

China tackles climate change

China has emerged as one of the world’s top ten countries tackling climate change, according to the third annual review of the HSBC Climate Change Index. »


Helen Wyatt, Mourant Ozannes

Mourant Ozannes to offer Guernsey legal advice from London

Helen Wyatt, a senior associate in Mourant Ozannes’ Guernsey office, will join the London team later this month. »


Trading screen

Hedge funds down 0.2 per cent in August, says Lipper

Hedge funds ended August in marginally negative territory as stocks lost ground and commodities slid on weak economic data, suggesting a slower pace of economic growth, a report by Lipper says. »


Tax

Report finds tax roadblocks to harmonised European fund industry

An industry research report published by the European Fund and Asset Management Association and KPMG shows there are significant tax complications in the new Ucits IV Directive that prevent the achievement of a harmonised European funds industry. »


Down arrow and numbers

Barclay Hedge Fund Index down 0.29 per cent in August

Hedge funds slid 0.29 per cent in August, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. »


Document and pen

Mag Consultancy to restructure

Mag Consultancy, a managed account consultancy, has restructured the joint venture between MSS Capital, part of the WHL Group, and IGS Alternative Investment Solutions, part of the IGS Group. »


Report and magnifying glass

Hedge fund liquidations return to pre-crisis levels

Hedge fund industry liquidations returned to pre-financial crisis levels in the second quarter, according to data released by Hedge Fund Research, a provider of hedge fund industry data. »


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