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Fugitive hedge fund manager arrested in Italy

Mon, 11/03/2013 - 12:07

Florian Wilhelm Jürgen Homm, a German hedge fund manager who was on the run for more than five years, has been arrested in Italy on US federal fraud charges that accuse him of orchestrating a market manipulation scheme designed to artificially improve the performance of his funds. »

Gonzalo Jalles, chief executive of Cayman Finance

Cayman Islands Government and Cayman Finance to attend Brazil Hedge Fund Forum

Mon, 11/03/2013 - 10:04

In a joint partnership with the Cayman Islands Government’s Ministry for Financial Services, Cayman Finance will be co-sponsoring the thirrd annual Hedge Fund Brazil Forum, scheduled to take place on the 18 and 19 March in Rio de Janeiro. »

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Hedge funds gain in February as equities approach record level

Mon, 11/03/2013 - 06:09

Hedge funds posted gains in February as broad US equity indexes approached record levels and the US dollar surged against most major currencies, weathering renewed investor concerns on the European banking and sovereign debt crisis following the results of the Italian elections. »

William Mason, Guernsey Financial Services Commission

Guernsey Financial Services Commission names new director general

Mon, 11/03/2013 - 06:01

William Mason will be appointed director general of the Guernsey Financial Services Commission on the retirement of Nik van Leuven. »

Bag of money

Investors predict hedge fund industry assets of USD2.42trn at end 2013

Fri, 08/03/2013 - 14:04

Institutional investors predict that total hedge fund industry assets will reach USD2.42trn at the end of 2013, according to a survey by Credit Suisse. »

Brian Sack, DE Shaw

The DE Shaw Group strengthens macro investing unit with two senior hires

Fri, 08/03/2013 - 12:06

The DE Shaw Group, an investment and technology development firm, has appointed Ángel Ubide and Brian Sack as senior vice presidents and co-directors of global economics in the group’s discretionary macro investing unit.  »

Electronic trading floor

Exchange-traded derivatives trading volumes decrease 15 per cent in 2012

Fri, 08/03/2013 - 10:15

The number of exchange-traded derivatives (ETD) worldwide decreased in 2012 for the first time since 2004, falling by 15 per cent to 21 billion, according to statistics compiled by the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE). »

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Lyxor Hedge Fund Index up 0.15 per cent in February

Fri, 08/03/2013 - 06:09

The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up 0.15 per cent in February, bringing year-to-date performance to +1.73 per cent. Eight Lyxor Strategy Indices out of 14 ended the month in positive territory, led by the Lyxor Fixed Income Arbitrage Index (+2.06 per cent), the Lyxor L/S Equity Market Neutral (+1.65 per cent) and the Lyxor L/S Equity Variable Bias Index (+1.59 per cent). »

Traders

NYSE Euronext global derivatives ADV up down 7.6 per cent in February

Thu, 07/03/2013 - 16:04

NYSE Euronext has announced global derivatives average daily volume (ADV) of 8.8 million contracts in February 2013, an increase of 24.7 per cent compared to February 2012, but a decrease of 7.6 per cent month-over-month. »

Fund administration

SGGG Fexserv chooses Linedata for Maltese fund admin solution

Thu, 07/03/2013 - 14:26

Fund administrator SGGG Fexserv has selected the Linedata Mshare transfer agency solution to support its expanding business in Malta and complement its proprietary systems.  »

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