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Significant impact on buy-side portfolio returns due to post Dodd-Frank costs of clearing

Wed, 05/06/2013 - 10:06

Research by Sapient Global Markets into how new central clearing mandates will impact investment performance for buy-side firms has revealed a significant drag on portfolio returns in the new regulatory environment. »

Ned Fleming, founder and managing partner of SunTx

SunTx Capital’s founding partners launch IXTHYS Capital Management

Wed, 05/06/2013 - 06:02

The founding partners of SunTx Capital Partners, in collaboration with veteran senior portfolio manager Ron Dodson, have launched IXTHYS Capital Management, a hedge fund investment manager. »

Fraud

SEC suspends trading of 61 companies ripe for fraud in OTC market

Tue, 04/06/2013 - 12:01

The Securities and Exchange Commission is carrying out the second-largest trading suspension in agency history as it continues its "Operation Shell Expel" crackdown against the manipulation of microcap shell companies that are ripe for fraud as they lay dormant in the over-the-counter market. »

Index

Market Vectors Index Solutions gives May performance of Hedge Fund Beta Indices

Tue, 04/06/2013 - 10:02

Market Vectors Index Solutions (MVIS) has announced the May performance for its six investable Market Vectors Hedge Fund Beta Indices. »

Risk

Misys launches Misys Risk Insight

Tue, 04/06/2013 - 06:03

Misys, the application software and services company, has launched Misys Risk Insight, a new way of visualising and managing risk across the organisation. »

British pounds

ICAP launches i-Swap in Sterling

Mon, 03/06/2013 - 16:00

ICAP, a markets operator and provider of post trade risk mitigation and information services, has begun trading in Sterling (GBP) on i-Swap, its electronic interest rate derivative platform. »

Short selling

ESMA publishes review on impact of short selling regulation

Mon, 03/06/2013 - 15:46

The European Securities and Markets Authority has published its technical advice evaluating the impact of the regulation on short selling and certain aspects of credit default swaps on European financial markets. »

Handshake

Peter Guarino and Vivek Pingili join Cordium

Mon, 03/06/2013 - 14:04

Cordium, a compliance consultancy to the asset management industry and new name for HedgeOp Compliance and The IMS Group, has made two key appointments. »

London offices

Gottex Brokers opens London office

Mon, 03/06/2013 - 12:05

Gottex Brokers, an interdealer broker in interest rate derivative products and a specialist in Swiss interest rate derivatives, has opened a London office focusing on agency brokerage.  »

Sean Dowling, office managing partner of Appleby (Isle of Man)

Appleby acquires Caledonian’s IOM operation

Mon, 03/06/2013 - 06:33

Appleby has acquired Caledonian Trust (IOM) and Caledonian Fund Services (Europe) as part of the group’s ongoing strategy to grow its fiduciary and administration business. »

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