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

SS&C releases Total Return 2012

SS&C Technologies, a provider of financial services software and software-enabled services, has released Total Return 2012, an update to its portfolio and partnership accounting and reporting platform for hedge funds, funds of funds and family offices. »


Traders

Hedge funds up 1.42 per cent in July

Hedge funds, as measured by the Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index, finished July up 1.42 per cent with eight out of 10 strategies in positive territory. »


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CFTC issues final swap rules

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has approved final rules to improve the risk management procedures of swap dealers and major swap participants.  »


Emerging market

Emerging markets hedge funds lead industry into second half of 2012

The number of emerging markets hedge funds reached a record high in quarter two 2012, overcoming the headwinds of volatile performance and investor redemptions, according to the latest HFR Emerging Markets Hedge Fund Industry Report from Hedge Fund Research. »


Noel Kimmel, chief executive of Cantor Clearing and head of Cantor Prime Services

Cantor Fitzgerald to expand clearing services

Cantor Fitzgerald plans to launch Cantor Clearing, a service providing clearing, settlement and technology solutions for financial services firms. »


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Pyramis expands global distribution capabilities

Institutional asset manager Pyramis Global Advisors has expanded its global distribution leadership team with three senior appointments. »


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Indus Valley Partners adds 12 hedge fund clients

Indus Valley Partners (IVP), a provider of technology solutions to alternative asset managers, has expanded its New York City and Noida, India offices.  »


David Kabiller, co-founding partner and head of client strategies at AQR

AQR Capital Management establishes presence in London

AQR Capital Management, an independent alternative investment management firm with USD54.5bn under management, has established a London office. »


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Confidence in US equity market structure sinks to new low, says TABB Group

A few days after the initial shock of the enormous problems facing Knight Capital began to subside, only months after the Facebook IPO and its subsequent fall-out, TABB Group decided to measure the institutional community’s confidence in US equity market structure. »


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KPMG adds five to alternative investment funds practice

KPMG, the audit, tax and advisory firm, is continuing its investment in its alternative investment funds practice by bringing on board several new partners and managing directors. »


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