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Steel

LME Clear appoints Chris Jones as chief risk officer

Wed, 07/11/2012 - 06:18

The London Metal Exchange (LME) has appointed Chris Jones as the chief risk officer for LME Clear. »

Asia

Tiger Management forms partnership focusing on Asian equities

Tue, 06/11/2012 - 16:07

Tiger Management has formed a partnership to focus on investing in Asian equities. »

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Credit Suisse LAB index down 0.64 per cent in October

Tue, 06/11/2012 - 14:20

The Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Beta Index was down 0.64 per cent in October, according to Jordan Drachman, head of alternative beta strategies at Credit Suisse. »

Georg Jensen bracelet

Investcorp acquires Scandinavia's luxury brand Georg Jensen

Tue, 06/11/2012 - 12:17

Investcorp, a provider and manager of alternative investment products, is to acquire Scandinavia's luxury retailer Georg Jensen for USD140m from private equity group Axcel Capital Partners. »

Wall Street bull

Wall Street year-end incentive awards to improve in 2012, says Johnson Associates

Tue, 06/11/2012 - 10:15

Wall Street professionals can expect to receive flat to moderately larger year-end incentive payouts compared to the previous year, according to an annual compensation analysis released by Johnson Associates. »

Electronic trading floor

Eurex Clearing to launch central clearing service for bilateral securities lending market

Tue, 06/11/2012 - 06:13

Eurex Clearing is to go live with Europe’s first central counterparty (CCP) service for the bilateral securities lending market on 22 November. »

Survey

Perceived benefits of hedge fund regulation deteriorating, says Ernst & Young

Mon, 05/11/2012 - 14:27

Despite increasing regulatory requirements for hedge funds, only 10 per cent of investors feel that regulations effectively protect their interests and 85 per cent of investors do not believe these requirements will help prevent the next financial crisis. »

Currency cogs

Brad Demuzio and company to pay over USD3m for commodity pool forex fraud

Mon, 05/11/2012 - 11:50

Brad L Demuzio and his company Demuzio Capital Management (DCM), both of Chubbuck, Idaho, are to pay over USD3m for operating a fraudulent USD1.8m commodity pool and foreign currency Ponzi scheme. »

Ross Munro, global head of investment funds at Harneys

BVI readies 'regulation light' regime for fund managers

Mon, 05/11/2012 - 09:24

A new "regulation light" fund manager regime for the British Virgin Islands is one step closer to launch with the publication on 1 November of the final form of the Investment Business (Approved Manager) Regulations, 2012. »

Monica Singer, chief executive, Strate

Strate selects TCS BaNCS for fixed income depository operations

Fri, 02/11/2012 - 06:12

Strate (The Licensed Central Securities Depository for electronic settlement of Financial Instruments in South Africa) is to replace its current bond market system UNEXcor with the Market Infrastructure solution from the TCS BaNCS product suite. »

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