Chris Merry, chief executive of Matrix Group

Matrix names group head of compliance and assurance

Matrix Group, the privately owned UK financial services business, has appointed Simon Elvidge as group head of compliance and assurance. »


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Amundi launches its first Ucits III multi-manager absolute return fund

Amundi has launched Amundi Funds Multimanagers Long/Short Equity, a new sub-fund of its Luxembourg-domiciled umbrella fund Amundi Funds. »


Anshuman Jaswal, Celent senior analyst

Asian markets improving levels of electronic trading, says Celent

The markets in the Asia Pacific region exhibit high rates of economic growth and cover almost half of the global population, which makes it an attractive market for electronic trading. »


Carla McNulty Bauer, minister for the commerce and employment department within the Guernsey Government

Guernsey delegation set for India

Politicians, officials and business leaders from Guernsey will be following in the footsteps of Commonwealth Games competitors when they visit India next week to enhance financial services links between the two jurisdictions. »


Hans Hoogervorst, chairman of the Technical Committee, Iosco

Iosco forms task force on OTC derivatives regulation

The Technical Committee of the International Organization of Securities Commissions has formed a Task Force on OTC Derivatives Regulation. »


Cayman Finance chairman Anthony Travers

Cayman fund registrations buck global trends

The Cayman Islands are bucking all global trends, according to the increase in new fund formations. »


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Asset Control’s Andrew Wolf promoted to sales director, Americas

Asset Control has promoted Andrew Wolf to the position of sales director, Americas. »


Will Kinlaw, managing director and head of portfolio and risk management research at State Street Global Markets

State Street launches index to help manage market risk in portfolios

State Street Global Markets has launched its Systemic Risk Index, an index that measures the US equity market’s vulnerability to market shocks. »


Alpha

Hedge funds in search of alpha growth drivers, says Fitch

Fitch Ratings says that despite strong returns in September, hedge funds are still struggling to find solid sources of outperformance. »


Traders

Barclay Hedge Fund Index up 3.63 per cent in September

Hedge funds gained 3.63 per cent in September, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. »


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