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Ethical investment

North-South clean energy investment reaches just USD8bn per annum

Tue, 27/11/2012 - 16:07

As the world’s climate negotiators gather for the UNFCCC COP18 conference in Doha, a white paper published by Bloomberg New Energy Finance finds just USD8bn flowed from developed to developing nations to foster deployment of large-scale clean energy power generation and biofuels production in 2011. »

Liquid

FTSE launches Super Liquid Index Series

Tue, 27/11/2012 - 16:02

FTSE Group has launched the FTSE Super Liquid Index Series (SLQ), a broad family of real-time free float market capitalisation weighted indices designed to mimic the characteristics of key FTSE indices via a smaller, highly liquid universe of stocks. »

Frozen assets

Court orders asset freeze in SEC action against hedge fund adviser

Tue, 27/11/2012 - 14:14

The Honourable Paul G Gardephe has entered consent judgments in the SEC’s case against Berton M Hochfeld and Hochfeld Capital Management, ordering injunctions, asset freezes, the appointment of a receiver, and other preliminary relief. »

Law books and gavel

CFTC charges Irish companies Intrade and TEN over off-exchange options trading

Tue, 27/11/2012 - 12:01

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has filed a civil complaint charging Intrade The Prediction Market and Trade Exchange Network (TEN), based in Dublin, Ireland, with offering commodity option contracts to US customers for trading, as well as soliciting, accepting and confirming the execution of orders from US customers, all in violation of the CFTC’s ban on off-exchange options trading.  »

Peter Vorbrich, chief financial officer of CarVal Investors

CarVal Investors selects Northern Trust for fund services

Tue, 27/11/2012 - 10:00

Alternative investment manager CarVal Investors has selected Northern Trust Hedge Fund Services to provide middle office and fund administration services for the firm’s global portfolios. »

Trading screens

Interactive Data enhances Feed Handler to improve performance and reduce costs

Tue, 27/11/2012 - 06:08

Interactive Data, a provider of managed ultra-low latency infrastructure and market data services designed to facilitate electronic trading, has launched a new version of the Interactive Data RMDS Feed Handler, capable of delivering a lower latency consolidated data feed at a reduced total cost of ownership. »

Electronic trading floor

Deutsche Bank adds Coeli Spektrum strategy to dbSelect

Mon, 26/11/2012 - 16:05

Coeli has launched its second programme on dbSelect, Deutsche Bank’s platform for accessing liquid hedge fund strategies. »

George Robb, chairman, ECU

Senior board appointments herald new era at ECU

Mon, 26/11/2012 - 14:10

As part of a major repositioning, currency asset and liability manager The ECU Group has appointed a number of senior executive and non executive directors, who have also become significant investors in the company. »

New York

Murano Systems to open office in New York

Mon, 26/11/2012 - 11:52

Mayfair-based Murano Systems is planning to open an office in New York in the spring of 2013. »

Philippe Bonnefoy, Newscape’s chairman and chief investment officer

Newscape launches third specialist Ucits fund

Mon, 26/11/2012 - 11:49

Newscape Capital Group, the London based investment firm, has launched its third specialist Ucits fund. »

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