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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. »


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. »


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. »

Closed sign

American Capital closes USD414m managed CLO

Tue, 02/04/2013 - 16:06

ACAS CLO 2013-1, an affiliate of American Capital, has closed on the sale of USD414m of collateralised loan obligation bonds. The transaction was arranged by Deutsche Bank Securities.   »


Trading volume in VIX futures reaches new all-time high for third consecutive month

Tue, 02/04/2013 - 14:09

March 2013 was the third consecutive month in which total volume in futures on the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) and total exchange-wide trading reached new all-time highs. »

Law books and gavel

SEC charges Sigma Capital portfolio manager with insider trading

Tue, 02/04/2013 - 12:02

The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged Michael Steinberg, a portfolio manager at New York-based hedge fund advisory firm Sigma Capital Management, with trading on inside information ahead of quarterly earnings announcements by Dell and Nvidia Corporation. »


CFTC approves regulations governing dual and multiple associations of APs of SDs and MSPs

Tue, 02/04/2013 - 10:06

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has approved final regulations governing dual and multiple associations of associated persons (APs) of swap dealers (SDs), major swap participants (MSPs) and other Commission registrants.  »

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