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Daniel Thieke, DTCC managing director, asset services

DTCC begins electronic testing of ISO 20022 messages for distribution events

Thu, 21/02/2013 - 06:31

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation’s (DTCC) corporate actions pilot programme has begun systemic client testing of ISO 20022 messages covering the full entitlement and allocation lifecycle for distribution events. »

Andrew Bastow, deputy chairman, AIMA

AIMA appoints deputy chairmen

Thu, 21/02/2013 - 06:18

The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund association, has appointed two deputy chairmen from its existing directors and an investor-appointee to the AIMA Council. »

Announcement

SIX terminates Scoach cooperation contract

Wed, 20/02/2013 - 16:18

Scoach, the joint trading platform for structured products in Switzerland and Germany operated by SIX Swiss Exchange and Deutsche Börse, is to close after SIX terminated the cooperation contract between the two exchanges. »

Michael Spencer, group chief executive of ICAP

ICAP launches i-Swap in the US

Wed, 20/02/2013 - 14:46

ICAP has launched i-Swap, its electronic interest rate derivative platform in the US for trading of US Dollar interest rate swaps (IRS). »

Eddie Teare, Isle of Man Treasury Minister

Isle of Man sets new standard in tax transparency

Wed, 20/02/2013 - 14:04

The Isle of Man Government has set a new standard in tax transparency by agreeing the main details of an automatic information exchange package with the UK. »

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IntraLinks launches Investor Portals for alternative fund managers

Wed, 20/02/2013 - 12:02

IntraLinks has launched a cloud-based investor communication platform, IntraLinks Investor Portals, designed to allow hedge funds, private equity and real estate managers to better differentiate their brands, meet the transparency demands of institutional investors and compete effectively for assets.  »

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Hedge funds made strong gains in January, says Edhec-Risk

Wed, 20/02/2013 - 11:23

All bar two of the 13 Edhec-Risk Alternative Indices produced positive returns in January, with only short-selling (-4.92 per cent) and merger arbitrage (-0.30 per cent) ending the month in negative territory. »

Nigel Kneafsey, chief executive, Options

Options to open Chicago office

Wed, 20/02/2013 - 10:23

Options, the provider of the Options PIPE Private Financial Cloud services platform for the exchange, banking, trading and investment communities, is to open an office in Chicago next month.   »

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Orange Capital urges immediate sale of Strategic Hotels & Resorts

Wed, 20/02/2013 - 10:04

New York-based Orange Capital has issued a letter to the board of directors of Strategic Hotels & Resorts urging for an immediate sale of the company. »

Risk

Aquila to launch risk parity bond strategy

Wed, 20/02/2013 - 06:13

At a time when the outlook for fixed income is so uncertain, Aquila Capital intends to launch a Risk Parity Bond strategy. This is the first strategy of its kind in the market, and is designed to provide fixed income investors with a truly diversified and liquid counterbalance to their existing exposures, which may be perceived as vulnerable should fixed income markets reverse. »

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