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Institutional investors active in CTA funds have more than doubled since 2008

Fri, 09/11/2012 - 11:44

There are now 713 global institutional investors with an active CTA portfolio, a significant increase on 2011 when the number stood at 504, and 2008 when just 331 had CTA funds in their holdings. »

Financial burden

Bespoke services can beat the cost of compliance, says Helvetic

Fri, 09/11/2012 - 11:39

Hedge funds are starting to feel the burden associated with increased industry regulation, particularly small funds which are being forced to shut-up-shop in light of the costs needed to adhere to regulatory compliance, according to Paula Smith, head of asset management at PwC in the UK. »

Stack of money

Hedge fund compensation rises on record industry assets

Fri, 09/11/2012 - 10:07

Hedge fund compensation rose in 2012 following a challenging environment in the prior year, as industry assets rose to a record level, according to HFR and Glocap’s 2013 Hedge Fund Compensation Report. »

Belinda Gibson, deputy chairman, ASIC

ASIC releases guidance on insolvency reforms

Fri, 09/11/2012 - 06:44

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has released policy guidance on its power to wind up an abandoned company under new powers contained in the Corporations Act 2001. »

Steve Georgala, chief executive of Maitland

Maitland acquires Admiral Administration

Fri, 09/11/2012 - 06:25

Maitland, a provider of fund administration, multi-jurisdictional legal, tax, fiduciary and investment advisory services, has acquired Admiral Administration. »

Closed sign

Cantab Capital closes flagship strategy to new investors

Fri, 09/11/2012 - 06:15

Cantab Capital Partners, the systematic global macro manager, has closed its flagship CCP Quantitative strategy to new investors. »

Trader

New daily record in the Eurex KOSPI Product on 7 November

Fri, 09/11/2012 - 06:10

The Eurex KOSPI Product traded 352,562 contracts on 7 November 2012 – a new daily record since the June 2012 introduction of the 500,000 KRW contract multiplier. »

Clock

NYSE Euronext announces 2013 holiday calendar for European markets

Thu, 08/11/2012 - 16:17

NYSE Euronext has announced the 2013 holiday calendar and early closing dates for its European markets. »

Investments

Credit-orientated hedge fund strategies continue to dominate, says Lyxor

Thu, 08/11/2012 - 14:30

Nine Lyxor strategy indices out of 14 ended the month in positive territory, led by the Lyxor Long/Short Credit Arbitrage Index (+1.7 per cent), the Convertible Arbitrage Index (+0.5 per cent), and the Distressed Index (+0.6 per cent). »

Abacus

DTCC processed nearly USD19trn in securities transactions during Superstorm week

Thu, 08/11/2012 - 14:09

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) processed approximately USD19trn in securities transactions last week during the events of Superstorm Sandy. »

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