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Dynasty Financial Partners appoints Michael Moriarty as director of investment platforms

Tue, 12/02/2013 - 12:01

Dynasty Financial Partners has appointed Michael Moriarty as director of investment platforms. »

Shares

Steel Holdings to acquire 7.5 million ModusLink shares at USD4 per share

Tue, 12/02/2013 - 10:15

ModusLink Global Solutions has entered into an investment agreement with Steel Partners Holdings, which together with certain affiliates, including Handy & Harman, beneficially owns 14.9 per cent of ModusLink’s outstanding shares. »

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US fixed income fund managers see value in credit markets, says S&P Capital IQ Fund Research

Tue, 12/02/2013 - 06:00

US fixed income fund managers continue to see value in the credit markets as a whole, although parts of it are deemed expensive, says S&P Capital IQ’s Fund Research in its latest sector trends paper. »

French flag

Eurex expands product offering on French government bonds

Mon, 11/02/2013 - 14:34

Eurex Exchange is to introduce a new interest rate future, the Mid-Term Euro-OAT Future, which is based on notional medium-term bonds issued by the Republic of France (Obligations Assimilables du Trésor – OAT), on 11 March 2013. »

Globe and money

IM Viniculum Global Equity Fund shows net return of 11.23 per cent in first year

Mon, 11/02/2013 - 13:36

The IM Vinculum Global Equity Fund, which charges fees only when performance exceeds a recognised investment industry benchmark, has reported a successful year of trading with a total net return of 11.23 per cent. »

Steven Maijoor, ESMA chair

ESMA rules aim to curb excessive risk taking by alternative fund managers

Mon, 11/02/2013 - 11:40

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published final guidelines on remuneration of alternative investment fund managers (AIFMs). »

Index

Alternatives already add alpha in 2013, says Lyxor

Mon, 11/02/2013 - 11:27

Hedge funds have started 2013 on a high note, with the Lyxor Hedge Fund Index up 1.6 per cent in January thanks to positive returns from 12 of the 14 Lyxor Strategy Indices. »

Fraud

Two charged over USD311m global hedge fund fraud scheme

Mon, 11/02/2013 - 06:16

Two business associates in the hedge fund management industry have been charged with defrauding institutional investors and causing collective losses of more than USD311m, according to US Attorney Zane David Memeger. »

Cynthia Hetherington, president of the Hetherington Group

Fraudulent hedge funds pose greater threat in 2013, says Hetherington

Fri, 08/02/2013 - 12:07

Thanks to the recent JOBS Act (Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act), signed by President Obama last year, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has lifted advertising restrictions for hedge funds and other kinds of private investment offerings as of 2013, allowing for direct solicitation to individual investors.     »

Numbers and magnifying glass

Hedge funds post strong January gains as macro risks shift

Fri, 08/02/2013 - 09:57

Hedge funds posted strong gains in January as the resolution of the US fiscal cliff and investor optimism regarding the European banking and sovereign debt crisis drove gains across all hedge fund strategies to begin 2013, according to data released by HFR. »

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