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National Futures Association adopts recommendations from analysis of Peregrine Financial Group audits

Fri, 01/02/2013 - 11:53

The National Futures Association’s board of directors has voted to accept the recommendations made by Berkeley Research Group (BRG) as part of its independent analysis of NFA's audits of Peregrine Financial Group. »

Stephen A Schwarzman, chairman and chief executive officer, Blackstone

Blackstone revenues total USD4bn in 2012

Fri, 01/02/2013 - 11:42

Blackstone has reported record full year, revenue, assets under management and public company earnings. »

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Bandon hires marketing and relationship management head

Fri, 01/02/2013 - 10:07

Bandon Capital Management has appointed Whitney Dow to its management team. »

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Citi to begin offering UK natural gas contracts in euros

Fri, 01/02/2013 - 06:36

Citi is launching a new product quoting UK natural gas contracts denominated in euros rather than British pounds. »

Oil

Elliot Associates to nominate execs to Hess Corp board

Fri, 01/02/2013 - 06:19

Hedge fund Elliot Associates is planning to nominate five executives to the board of Hess Corp as it looks to force a break up of the US oil and gas company. »

Tom Gavin, chief executive officer of Eze Castle Software and head of ConvergEx’s Software Platforms

TPG to acquire Eze Castle Software and RealTick from ConvergEx

Thu, 31/01/2013 - 16:16

TPG is to acquire Eze Castle Software, a provider of global order management and related investment technologies, and RealTick, a multi-broker, cross-asset electronic execution platform, from ConvergEx Group. »

James Roome, co-leader of Bingham's global financial restructuring practice group

Easy refinancing conditions keep workouts at bay but austerity set to feed distressed pipeline

Thu, 31/01/2013 - 12:00

Return hungry investors are likely to continue parking their cash in high yield bonds allowing over indebted European companies to refinance their debt and new ones to access markets, according to Debtwire Europe’s 2013 Distressed Debt Outlook. »

Euros

Fixed income most popular Ucits hedge fund strategy in 2012, says Alix Capital

Thu, 31/01/2013 - 06:05

More than half the inflows into Ucits hedge funds (EUR13.2bn) were allocated to fixed income strategies during 2012, followed by macro strategies (EUR5.8bn), according to data released by Alix Capital. »

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Investor Confidence Index rises in January by 5.4 points to reach 86.8

Wed, 30/01/2013 - 16:14

The State Street Global Investor Confidence Index (ICI) rose for a second consecutive month in January, increasing by 5.4 points from December’s revised reading of 81.4 to finish at 86.8. »

Howard Present, president and chief executive of F-Squared Investments

F-Squared Investments passes USD10bn in AUM

Wed, 30/01/2013 - 11:31

F-Squared Investments has exceeded USD10bn in assets under management or model manager agreements as of 4 January 2013, up from approximately USD5.6bn in the previous year.  »

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