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Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index up one per cent in December

Thu, 03/01/2013 - 12:07

The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up one per cent in December, bringing the yearly number to 5.63 per cent. »

Traders

Total trading volume at Eurex Group at 2.3 billion contracts in 2012

Thu, 03/01/2013 - 10:05

The international derivatives markets of Eurex Group ended 2012 with a turnover of approximately 2.3 billion contracts, compared with 2.8 billion in 2011. »

Infrastructure

ALPS launches Alerian MLP Infrastructure Index Fund

Thu, 03/01/2013 - 06:04

ALPS, a DST Company, has launched the ALPS Alerian MLP Infrastructure Index Fund, which delivers exposure to the Alerian MLP Infrastructure Index. »

Trader

VIX index futures set new single-day volume record

Wed, 02/01/2013 - 12:08

CBOE Volatility Index (VIX index) futures set a new single-day volume record of 212,800 contracts (estimated) on 31 December 2012. »

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SEC charges Santa Monica-based hedge fund manager over ‘cherry-picking’ scheme

Wed, 02/01/2013 - 09:31

The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged a Santa Monica-based hedge fund manager and his investment advisory firm with conducting a "cherry-picking" scheme by steering winning trades to their own trading accounts and favoured clients to the detriment of certain hedge fund investors. »

Magnifying glass

ESMA clarifies rules for alternative investment funds and their managers

Thu, 27/12/2012 - 06:11

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has launched a consultation on guidelines on key concepts of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD). »

Agreement

LCH.Clearnet and NYSE Euronext reach agreement on cash equity clearing

Thu, 27/12/2012 - 06:00

LCH.Clearnet SA, the Paris-based clearing house of LCH.Clearnet Group, and NYSE Euronext have reached an agreement on the main terms and conditions of a six year clearing contract with respect to NYSE Euronext’s continental cash equities markets. »

Heather Bestwick, deputy chief executive, Jersey Finance

Jersey cites business as usual following publication of AIFMD rules

Mon, 24/12/2012 - 14:10

Jersey is ideally placed to embrace the requirements of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD), according to Jersey Finance and the Jersey Funds Association, following the publication of the European Commission’s Level II implementation rules this week. »

Index

Morningstar MSCI Composite Hedge Fund Index up 0.5 per cent in November

Mon, 24/12/2012 - 14:05

The Morningstar MSCI Composite Hedge Fund Index, an asset-weighted composite of nearly 1,000 hedge funds in the Morningstar Hedge Fund database, rose 0.5 per cent in November and was up 4.8 per cent year to date and 5.0 per cent over the last 12 months. »

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Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index up 0.64 per cent in November.

Mon, 24/12/2012 - 12:00

Hedge funds, as measured by the Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index, finished November up 0.64 per cent, with nine out of 10 strategies in positive territory. »

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