Plastic box

London Metal Exchange to delist plastics contracts

The London Metal Exchange will delist its plastics contracts and the last prompt date for all existing contracts will be 29 April 2011. »


Steven R. O’Hanlon, Numerix president and chief operating officer

Numerix opens sales office in Australia

Numerix, a provider of cross-asset analytics for derivatives valuations and risk management, has opened a regional sales office in Sydney, Australia. »


Martin Estlander, chief executive of Estlander & Partners

Estlander & Partners launches Ucits III fund

Estlander & Partners has launched the Ucits III compliant Estlander & Partners Freedom Fund UI. »


Money dice

Connor, Clark & Lunn makes market neutral strategy available to investors

Asset management firm Connor, Clark & Lunn Financial Group has made the CC&L Small Cap Market Neutral strategy available to individual investors. »


Document and pen

FrontPoint restructures relationship with Morgan Stanley

FrontPoint Partners, which was acquired in 2006 by Morgan Stanley, has restructured its relationship with Morgan Stanley whereby its portfolio managers and senior management, including co-chief executive officers Daniel Waters and Michael Kelly, will collectively own a majority of the equity ownership interests in FrontPoint. »


Jaime Castán, LGT Capital Partners

Jaime Castán joins LGT Capital Partners’ hedge fund business

LGT Capital Partners has appointed Jaime Castán, formerly of Man Investments, to the executive team of its hedge fund business. »


Thomas Weber, LGT Capital Partners

Castle Alternative Invest completes second line share buyback programme

Castle Alternative Invest, a fund of hedge funds investment company listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and London Stock Exchange, has completed the second line share buyback programme initiated on 21 June 2010. »


Andrew Baker, chief executive of Aima

Considerable progress made on AIFM Directive, says Aima

The Alternative Investment Management Association says there has been considerable progress on the content of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive following the compromise reached yesterday by EU ministers. »


US flag

Fidessa appoints vice president of marketing for the Americas

Fidessa group, a provider of trading systems, market data and connectivity to buy-sides and sell-sides, has appointed Dorothy Friedman as vice president of marketing for the Americas. »


Numbers and magnifying glass

Continuous growth for Ucits hedge funds in quarter three

Ucits hedge funds ended the third quarter with a progression of 1.09 per cent in light of the strong rebound of the equity market, according to the Ucits Alternative Index Quarterly Industry Report. »


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