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IStar Systematic Fund back into positive territory

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 06:08

The IStar Systematic Fund, backed by seeding specialist IMQubator, reconfigured its trading strategy in April 2012 and turned a negative performance into a positive return for the year, ending up at +3.24 per cent at the end of December 2012. »

Adriana Kostov, Hedge Fund Association, Australia

Hedge Fund Association adds three regional chapters

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 06:04

The Hedge Fund Association (HFA) has appointed regional directors to head its newly established chapters in Australia (Adriana Kostov), Texas (Mark A Feanny) and Utah (Ronnie Hale). »

Mortgage

Deer Park launches mortgage/asset-backed fund

Wed, 03/04/2013 - 16:02

Deer Park Road Corp is to launch a new mortgage/asset-backed fund, Burgess Creek Fund, having closed its flagship fund, STS Partners Fund, with USD750m currently under management. »

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Credit Suisse LAB Index up 1.22 per cent in March

Wed, 03/04/2013 - 14:08

The Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Beta Index was up 1.22 per cent in March, according to Dr Jordan Drachman, head of alternative beta strategies at Credit Suisse. »

Survey

More than a third of hedge fund professionals feel pressured to break rules in pursuit of alpha

Wed, 03/04/2013 - 12:32

Nearly half (46 per cent) of hedge fund professionals believe their competitors engage in illegal activity, more than one third (35 per cent) have personally felt pressure to break the rules, and about one third (30 per cent) have witnessed misconduct in the workplace, according to a survey commissioned by law firm Labaton Sucharow and the Hedge Fund Association.  »

Sonya Van de Graaff, partner, Schulte Roth & Zabel

Schulte Roth & Zabel adds European restructuring partners to London office

Wed, 03/04/2013 - 12:07

Schulte Roth & Zabel (SRZ) has expanded its London office with the addition of partners Peter JM Declercq and Sonya Van de Graaff to the business reorganisation practice. »

John Fildes, chief executive, Chi-X Australia

Chi-X Australia names John Fildes as chief executive

Wed, 03/04/2013 - 11:51

Chi-X Australia, a wholly owned subsidiary of alternative trading venue operator Chi-X Global, has appointed John Fildes as chief executive officer effective 1 May 2013. »

Letter

CFTC’s DSIO issues no-action letter for commodity pool operators of securitisation vehicles

Wed, 03/04/2013 - 11:47

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight (DSIO) has issued a time-limited no-action letter for commodity pool operators of securitisation vehicles. »

Traders

Average daily volume of 9.7 million contracts at Eurex Group in March

Wed, 03/04/2013 - 10:06

In March 2013, the international derivatives exchanges of Eurex Group recorded an average daily volume of 9.7 million contracts, down from 10.1 million contracts in March 2012. »

Ponzi Scheme

Third distribution of recovered funds to Madoff claims holders totals USD506.2m

Wed, 03/04/2013 - 06:01

Irving H Picard, SIPA trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L Madoff Investment Securities, is currently distributing approximately USD506.2m on a pro rata basis to BLMIS account holders with allowed claims. »

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