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FSA to ban the promotion of UCIS and similar products to ordinary retail investors

Thu, 23/08/2012 - 06:44

The Financial Services Authority (FSA) has published proposals to ban the promotion of Unregulated Collective Investment Schemes (UCIS) and similar products to the vast majority of retail investors in the UK. »

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

SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator at 3.34 per cent for August

Thu, 23/08/2012 - 06:04

The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for August 2012 measured 3.34 per cent, up from 2.18 per cent in July. »

William J Brodsky, CBOE chairman and chief executive

CBOE to launch S&P 500 Index Range options

Thu, 23/08/2012 - 06:00

Chicago Board Options Exchange will launch trading in a new type of S&P 500 Index options contract, known as CBOE S&P 500 Range options (SRO), beginning on 28 August. »

Keith Tippell, co-head of FX at MarkitSERV

MarkitSERV partners with voice brokers for FX affirmation, regulatory reporting and clearing

Wed, 22/08/2012 - 15:58

MarkitSERV, an electronic trade processing service for OTC derivatives, has agreed heads of terms with four FX interdealer brokers (IDBs) to provide voice trade affirmation, regulatory reporting and clearing services for FX transactions.  »

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US fixed income hedge funds expand influence

Wed, 22/08/2012 - 11:57

Fixed income trading volume generated by US hedge funds increased more than 30 per cent from Q2 2011 to Q2 2012, according to the results of Greenwich Associates 2012 North American Fixed Income Study. »

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Scotiabank Canadian Hedge Fund Index up 0.96 per cent

Wed, 22/08/2012 - 10:11

The Scotiabank Canadian Hedge Fund Index ended July 2012 up 0.96 per cent on an asset weighted basis and up 0.77 per cent on an equal weighted basis. »

William Hodash, DTCC managing director, business development

DTCC and Swift launch CFTC Interim Compliant Identifier (CICI) utility

Wed, 22/08/2012 - 06:23

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation and Swift have launched a web portal at www.ciciutility.org to begin assigning CFTC Interim Compliant Identifiers (CICIs) after being designated by the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission to do so. »

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CF Partners expands fund to invest in the oil, gas, coal and power markets

Tue, 21/08/2012 - 12:13

CF Partners, the trading and investments firm, has expanded its main trading entity to include investments in commodities across the energy complex. »

Mike Stewart, global head of equities, UBS

UBS launches Quant HQ for systematic traders

Tue, 21/08/2012 - 10:21

UBS has launched a new business area called UBS Quant HQ, focused specifically on the unique requirements of the systematic, or quantitative, trader. »

Bobbi Anderson, Elementum Advisors

Elementum Advisors hires two

Tue, 21/08/2012 - 10:02

Elementum Advisors is making two additions to its team which will strengthen the depth of its legal, compliance and operational infrastructure.  »

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