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

Independent administrators as nimble as the hedge funds they serve, says SS&C GlobeOp

Thu, 03/01/2013 - 16:04

The advantage to independent administrators like SS&C GlobeOp is they are as nimble as the hedge funds they serve, according to Bill Stone, chairman and chief executive of SS&C Technologies. »

CBOE Futures Exchange

2012 trading volume reaches all-time high at CBOE Futures Exchange

Thu, 03/01/2013 - 14:13

Total exchange-wide trading activity and trading volume in futures on the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) reached new all-time highs during 2012. »

Index

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. »

Gavel and scales

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. »

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