Handcuffs and money

SEC brings proceeding against fund manager for uncooperative behaviour

Mon, 22/11/2010 - 11:29

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has instituted public administrative and cease-and-desist proceedings against Thrasher Capital Management and its chief executive officer and managing member, James Perkins.  »

Handshake and globe

Gary Godel joins Comsure Compliance as senior consultant

Mon, 22/11/2010 - 10:15

Gary Godel, a senior member of staff at the Jersey Financial Services Commission, has joined Comsure Compliance founder Mathew Beale as a senior consultant. »

Currency

Managers turn to forex experts as rate changes evolve

Mon, 22/11/2010 - 06:07

The ongoing “competitive devaluation” in the foreign currency market has seen forex trading continue to thrive as funds seek to mitigate their risk and capitalise on ever evolving rate changes. »

Olwyn Alexander, partner, PwC Ireland

Transparency crucial as hedge funds fight for assets, says PwC

Mon, 22/11/2010 - 06:03

Hedge fund managers must significantly increase levels of transparency into their governance and operational structures if they are to win institutional investors’ favour for allocation of assets over traditional asset management industry providers, according to a report from PricewaterhouseCoopers. »

Alexa Lam, Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong

Aima launches Chinese translation of hedge fund guide

Mon, 22/11/2010 - 05:59

The Alternative Investment Management Association has launched a Chinese translation of the first global hedge fund guide for institutional investors. »

Luc Popelier, chief executive of KBC Group’s market activities

KBC completes sale of convertible bond and Asian equity derivatives businesses

Sun, 21/11/2010 - 16:06

KBC Group has finalised the sale of its global convertible bond and Asian equity derivatives businesses to Daiwa Capital Markets for a total consideration of approximately USD1.2bn. »

New York

Robert Picard joins Lyxor Asset Management

Sun, 21/11/2010 - 12:20

Lyxor Asset Management has hired Robert Picard as US head of managed account development.  »

Copper

London Metal Exchange to launch Asian benchmark prices in January

Sun, 21/11/2010 - 10:25

The London Metal Exchange will launch new reference prices for copper, aluminium and zinc markets on 24 January 2011, based on trading activity on the exchange during the Asian time zone. »

Bag of money

100 Women in Hedge Funds raises USD1.6m for youth mentoring charity

Fri, 19/11/2010 - 06:31

The 100 Women in Hedge Funds New York Gala has raised USD1.6m in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, the oldest and largest youth mentoring organisation in the US.  »

Calculator and receipt

Merrion reduces charge for European long/short equity fund

Fri, 19/11/2010 - 06:05

Merrion Investment Managers has reduced the annual management charge on the Merrion European Absolute Return Fund.  »

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