Alexandre Harkous, BI-SAM's chief executive

BI-SAM appoints new board of directors

Mon, 01/10/2012 - 11:39

BI-SAM Technologies, a provider of data management, performance, attribution, risk, GIPS and reporting solutions for the asset management industry, has appointed a new board of directors. »

Market traders

CFTC designates trueEX as a contract market

Mon, 01/10/2012 - 11:35

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has approved the application of trueEX for designation as a contract market. »

Alistair McKay, Alpha Strategic

Alpha Strategic appoints Alistair McKay as chief executive

Mon, 01/10/2012 - 10:49

Alpha Strategic, an investment company focused on acquiring minority interests in fund management businesses, has appointed Alistair McKay as chief executive with effect from 1 October 2012. »

Bill Stone, chairman and chief executive officer, SS&C Technologies

SS&C acquires Gravity Financial

Mon, 01/10/2012 - 10:19

SS&C Technologies, a provider of financial services software and software-enabled services, has acquired full-service fund administrator Gravity Financial. »

Barred

FSA bans Swiss fund manager and two former Cantor Fitzgerald traders for market abuse

Mon, 01/10/2012 - 10:06

The Upper Tribunal (Tax and Chancery Chamber) has directed the Financial Services Authority to fine Stefan Chaligné, a Swiss-based hedge fund manager, GBP900,000 plus disgorgement of the financial benefit he obtained of EUR362,950 and Patrick Sejean, a former senior salesman on Cantor Fitzgerald Europe’s (CFE) London-based French desk, GBP650,000. »

Conference room

Edhec-Risk Institute and CFA Institute offer Advances in Equity Portfolio Construction seminar

Mon, 01/10/2012 - 06:26

Edhec-Risk Institute and CFA Institute are reinforcing their executive education partnership (initiated in 2008 with the Advances in Asset Allocation Seminar) by offering the Advances in Equity Portfolio Construction Seminar. »

Henry Smith, Maples and Calder

Maples and Calder global managing partner appointed to AIMA Council

Mon, 01/10/2012 - 06:08

Maples and Calder’s global managing partner, Henry Smith, has been appointed to the global Council of the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) following a membership vote at the association's AGM in London on 20 September. »

Commodities

CFTC charges Eric Schmickle and Q Wealth Management over USD5.3m commodity futures fraud

Fri, 28/09/2012 - 16:13

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has filed a civil enforcement action against Wisconsin resident Eric N Schmickle and his company, Q Wealth Management. »

Xetra trading

Xetra Bonds to offer continuous trading for bonds

Fri, 28/09/2012 - 16:02

With effect from 1 October, bond trading on Xetra will be expanded to include over 2,000 international government and corporate bonds and 60 German government bonds. »

Form signing

Pacific Fund Systems launches automated Form PF solution

Fri, 28/09/2012 - 14:12

Pacific Fund Systems has included an automated Form PF solution in the latest release of its PFS-PAXUS fund accounting and share registry software platform. »

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