Mike Stewart, global head of equities, UBS

UBS launches Quant HQ for systematic traders

Tue, 21/08/2012 - 10:21

UBS has launched a new business area called UBS Quant HQ, focused specifically on the unique requirements of the systematic, or quantitative, trader. »

Bobbi Anderson, Elementum Advisors

Elementum Advisors hires two

Tue, 21/08/2012 - 10:02

Elementum Advisors is making two additions to its team which will strengthen the depth of its legal, compliance and operational infrastructure.  »

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Permal hires Sussex’s Jupp

Tue, 21/08/2012 - 06:09

Permal Group has hired Katie Jupp as institutional business manager. She joined on 16 August and reports to Paul Jeffries, head of UK institutional business. »

European flags

BrokerTec and MTS to develop Euro repo index series

Mon, 20/08/2012 - 15:55

BrokerTec, ICAP’s electronic fixed income trading platform, and MTS, a fixed income trading venue in Europe which is majority owned by London Stock Exchange Group, are launching a daily repo index series for the sovereign bond markets of the main eurozone countries. »

Electronic trading floor

Chi-X Canada to launch new ATS

Mon, 20/08/2012 - 14:06

Chi-X Canada ATS, a wholly owned subsidiary of alternative trading venue operator Chi-X Global, is launching a second lit marketplace, CX2 ATS, in the first quarter of 2013. »

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

SS&C launches new brand

Mon, 20/08/2012 - 12:08

SS&C Technologies, a provider of financial services software and software-enabled services, has launched its new corporate brand, including a new logo and corporate slogan. »

Electricity pylon

CFTC issues proposed order to exempt certain non-financial energy derivative transactions

Mon, 20/08/2012 - 12:04

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has approved a proposed order that would exempt certain non-financial energy derivative transactions between and amongst government-owned electric utilities and cooperatively-owned electric utilities from most of the requirements of the Commodity Exchange Act. »

Investment

QFS names Jim Xiong as co-chief investment officer

Mon, 20/08/2012 - 10:20

Jim Xiong has rejoined QFS Asset Management as co-chief investment officer. »

Sunrise

Sunny outlook for hedge funds in July

Mon, 20/08/2012 - 10:07

All market segments were up in July, extending a positive trend started last month and hedge fund strategies exposed to the equity risk factor logically benefited from the market environment. »

Approved stamp

NFA approves rule to enhance customer segregated funds protection regime

Mon, 20/08/2012 - 06:28

The board of directors of the National Futures Association (NFA) has approved amendments to NFA financial requirements that will require each futures commission merchant to provide its Designated Self-Regulatory Organization (DSRO) with view-only access via the internet to account information for each of the FCM's customer segregated funds account(s) maintained and held at a bank or trust company. »

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