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Gold bars

Official gold estimates are GBP560m too high, says James Turk

Tue, 16/10/2012 - 06:06

James Turk, an authority on precious metals, has published a report for the GoldMoney Foundation saying the Thomson Reuters GFMS official figure for the world’s total supply of above ground gold overestimates the stock by 16,032 tonnes, equating to GBP560bn (USD900bn) worth of the precious metal at today’s price. »

Law books and gavel

ASIC challenges Wellington Capital’s distribution of ARL shares

Mon, 15/10/2012 - 14:25

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has started proceedings in the Federal Court in Sydney challenging whether Wellington Capital is legally able to distribute shares, as opposed to cash, to the unit holders in the Premium Income Fund (PIF). »

Letter

CFTC provides registration no-action relief for certain swaps intermediaries

Mon, 15/10/2012 - 10:35

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s division of swap dealer and intermediary oversight (DSIO) has issued a no-action letter to provide relief from registration for various swaps intermediaries until 31 December 2012.  »

New York

Maples Fund Services expands US business

Mon, 15/10/2012 - 06:30

Maples Fund Services has expanded its US operations with the hire of Megan Corcoran as director of business development, Americas. »

Index

GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index up 1.11 per cent in September

Fri, 12/10/2012 - 12:06

The gross return of the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index for September 2012 measured 1.11 per cent. »

Money graph

Hedge funds gain USD5.1bn in August

Fri, 12/10/2012 - 10:15

The hedge fund industry took in USD5.1bn (0.3 per cent of assets) in August, reversing a USD9.2bn outflow (0.5 per cent of assets) in July, according to BarclayHedge and TrimTabs Investment Research. »

Handshake and money

Management of Larch Lane Advisors to acquire business from OMAM

Fri, 12/10/2012 - 10:07

The existing management team of Larch Lane Advisors, a specialist in early stage hedge fund investing and seeding, is to acquire the business from parent company Old Mutual Asset Management (US). »

Andrew Baker, AIMA’s chief executive

AIMA launches Middle East initiative

Fri, 12/10/2012 - 06:10

The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund association, has launched a Middle East initiative. »

People shaking hands

Reech AiM Group appoints client services director

Fri, 12/10/2012 - 06:01

Reech AiM Group, the international asset management group specialising in absolute return strategies, has appointed Daniel Betts as client services director.  »

Euros

Dutch financial alternatives community raises more than EUR100,000 for charity

Thu, 11/10/2012 - 16:17

Over 160 professionals from the Dutch financial alternatives community who attended a Gala dinner on 3 October have raised more than EUR100,000 for the Alternatives 4 Children foundation. »

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