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Bernard Madoff

Second interim distribution to Madoff claims holders totals USD2.5bn

Mon, 24/09/2012 - 06:29

Irving H Picard, SIPA trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L Madoff Investment Securities, has announced that cheques for the second pro rata interim distribution of recovered monies from the BLMIS Customer Fund to eligible customers were mailed on 19 September. »

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Joel S Torrance joins Gabelli Securities’ alternative investment group

Mon, 24/09/2012 - 06:06

Gabelli Securities, a subsidiary of Gamco Investors, has appointed Joel S Torrance to assist in the firm’s alternative investment fund business. »

Ponzi scheme

SEC charges Atlanta-based adviser over Ponzi-like scheme involving private investment funds

Fri, 21/09/2012 - 12:03

The Securities and Exchange Commission has announced charges against a private fund manager and his Atlanta-based investment advisory firm for defrauding investors in a purported fund of funds and then trying to hide trading losses by creating new private funds to make money to pay back the original fund investors in Ponzi-like fashion. »

Bill Stone, chairman and chief executive officer, SS&C Technologies

Ares Management completes Form PF filing using SS&C GlobeOp’s Form PF solution

Fri, 21/09/2012 - 10:14

Ares Management, a multi-billion dollar asset manager, has completed its initial filing of Form PF in line with the August deadline, using SS&C GlobeOp’s Form PF reporting solution. »

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Swiss fund market stable at just under CHF700bn

Fri, 21/09/2012 - 06:01

Assets under management in Swiss investment funds reached CHF699bn in August, an increase of CHF4.8bn month-on-month, according to the Swiss Funds Association. »

Electronic trading

Vega-Chi to launch institutional high-yield bond marketplace in October

Thu, 20/09/2012 - 14:01

Vega-Chi US is to launch its US high-yield bond electronic trading platform for institutional investors on 24 October. »

Greg Johnson, chief executive of Franklin Templeton Investments

Franklin Templeton to acquire majority stake in fund of hedge funds specialist K2

Thu, 20/09/2012 - 10:40

Franklin Resources, which operates as Franklin Templeton Investments, has agreed to acquire a majority stake in K2 Advisors, an independent fund of hedge funds manager. »

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Newedge Commodity Trading Index up 0.92 per cent in August

Thu, 20/09/2012 - 10:28

The Newedge Commodity Trading Index finished August up 0.92 per cent, completing a recent run of three consecutive positive months. »

Mike de Verteuil, Linedata’s business development director

Linedata launches hedge fund technology platform

Thu, 20/09/2012 - 06:31

Linedata has launched Linedata Global Hedge, a platform supporting the full investment lifecycle for hedge funds and alternative investment managers. »

Jürg Spillmann, deputy chief executive officer of Eurex Clearing

ECC establishes risk committee

Wed, 19/09/2012 - 16:01

European Commodity Clearing (ECC) has held the first meeting of its newly established risk committee. »

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