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First German “early auction” generates EUR7.54 per EUA, says EEX

Mon, 29/10/2012 - 05:22

The European Energy Exchange (EEX) has concluded the first primary market auction of EU emission allowances (EUA) for the third trading period on behalf of the Federal Republic of Germany. »

Electronic trading floor

Chi-X Japan PTS receives exemption from Take-Over-Bid rule

Fri, 26/10/2012 - 16:17

The Financial Services Agency has announced that as of 31 October Chi-X Japan, a wholly owned subsidiary of alternative trading venue operator Chi-X Global, will be designated as a proprietary trading system (PTS) on which transactions are exempt from the Take-Over-Bid (TOB) rule of the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act. »

Peter Hughes, group managing director, Apex Fund Services

Apex opens San Francisco office

Fri, 26/10/2012 - 16:01

Fund administration company Apex Fund Services has opened an office in San Francisco. »

Akshaya Bhargava, chief executive of InfraHedge

Nikko selects InfraHedge to launch Multi Manager Investment Trust in Japan

Fri, 26/10/2012 - 14:14

Japan’s Nikko Asset Management has chosen InfraHedge, a managed account platform and a subsidiary of State Street, for the launch of its Multi Manager Investment Trust, a regulated investment product that will invest in managed futures and global macro strategies. »

Pablo Balan, head of risk management and quantitative research at Stenham Asset Management

Stenham selects MSCI's RiskMetrics HedgePlatform

Fri, 26/10/2012 - 13:31

Stenham Asset Management has selected MSCI’s RiskMetrics HedgePlatform to enhance the transparency the firm receives from its underlying hedge fund investments. »

Graph and pen

Hedge fund managers likely to benefit from stock selection, says Lyxor

Fri, 26/10/2012 - 12:17

The European Central Bank’s “whatever it takes” promise has substantially reduced tail risks, according to Lyxor. »

Don Steinbrugge, Agecroft Partners

Pension funds to increase HF allocation despite recent poor performance

Fri, 26/10/2012 - 06:40

Contrary to recent articles in the main stream media, pension funds will continue to increase their allocation to hedge funds despite the recent poor performance within the hedge fund industry, says Don Steinbrugge of Agecroft Partners. »

Central Asia

Sturgeon Capital launches first Central Asia-focused Ucits hedge fund

Fri, 26/10/2012 - 06:15

Sturgeon Capital has launched the Sturgeon Central Asia Equities Fund, a Ucits hedge fund that will invest primarily in equity securities of companies listed on regulated markets but which have a substantial exposure to Central Asia and the supporting regional macro growth dynamics. »

Report and magnifying glass

Credit strategies benefit from increased demand for yield, says Dexion

Thu, 25/10/2012 - 16:01

The current low yield environment has created greater interest in non-conventional segments of the credit market. »

Constantinos Antoniades, chief executive of Vega-Chi

Vega-Chi launches first credit ATS for institutional investors

Thu, 25/10/2012 - 14:01

Vega-Chi US has launched the only high-yield bond trading platform solely for institutional investors. »

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