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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). »

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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. »

Mutual funds

Bridgehampton launches first mutual fund

Thu, 08/11/2012 - 12:08

Bridgehampton Capital Management, a manager of long-biased hedged and unhedged investment partnerships and privately managed accounts, has launched its first mutual fund, the Bridgehampton Value Strategies Fund. »

Kenneth J Heinz, president of HFR

Hedge funds decline in October, says HFRI

Thu, 08/11/2012 - 11:57

Hedge funds posted the first monthly decline in five months in October, as uncertainty over the outcome and impact of US political elections and the ongoing European sovereign debt and banking crisis increased financial market volatility and further reduced investor risk tolerance. »

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Indus Valley Partners deploys CPO-PQR and CTA-PR reporting functionality

Thu, 08/11/2012 - 10:09

Indus Valley Partners (IVP), a provider of technology solutions to alternative asset managers, has added CPO-PQR and CTA-PR reporting functionality to the firm’s regulatory filing and reporting application - IVP RAPTOR. »

Singapore

Bloomberg Tradebook expands consultancy services in Asia

Thu, 08/11/2012 - 06:24

Thomas (Tom) Kingsley is to drive Bloomberg Tradebook's Asia Pacific execution consulting practice from Singapore. »

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C3 Compliance Software founder Menken joins Avalon Lake Partners

Wed, 07/11/2012 - 16:09

Irwin Menken, founder of software company C3, has joined Avalon Lake Partners. »

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Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index down 0.47 per cent in October

Wed, 07/11/2012 - 16:01

The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index closed down 0.47 per cent in October as three of the seven index component strategies reported positive results for the month. »

Jon Gregory, partner at Solum Financial Partners

Quantifi releases whitepaper on calculating CVA capital charges under Basel III

Wed, 07/11/2012 - 12:03

Quantifi, a provider of analytics and risk management solutions for the global OTC markets, has published a joint whitepaper with consultant Jon Gregory exploring the difference in capital charges between the simple and more advanced approaches and the capital relief that can be achieved. »

Trading screens

Hedge fund results mixed in October

Wed, 07/11/2012 - 10:32

Hedge funds delivered mixed results in October but in aggregate closed in negative territory, according to GAM. »

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