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Letter

CFTC provides guidance on combined omnibus accounts

Fri, 05/10/2012 - 16:09

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s division of swap dealer and intermediary oversight has released a letter providing guidance to registered futures commission merchants (FCMs). »

Anthony Payne, chief executive of Peregrine Communications

Wells Fargo Asset Management appoints Peregrine Communications

Fri, 05/10/2012 - 14:11

Peregrine Communications, the specialist integrated communications consultancy, has been appointed by Wells Fargo Asset Management (WFAM) to support the firm’s communications and media relations in Europe and Asia targeting the retail, wealth management and institutional markets. »

Jon Fowler, Maples and Calder

New partners join Maples and Calder's funds team

Fri, 05/10/2012 - 12:25

Maples and Calder recently welcomed six new funds partners to its Cayman Islands office. »

Fraud

SEC charges hedge fund managers with defrauding investors

Fri, 05/10/2012 - 12:11

The Securities and Exchange Commission has separately charged a pair of hedge fund managers and their firms with lying to investors about how they were handling the money invested in their respective hedge funds. »

Marco Steeg

Scoach makes change to management board

Fri, 05/10/2012 - 10:35

Scoach, a European trading platform for structured products, has made a change to its management board. »

Simmons & Simmons’ senior partner Colin Passmore

Simmons & Simmons and Seward & Kissel form hedge fund alliance

Fri, 05/10/2012 - 06:31

International law firm Simmons & Simmons has entered into an alliance with US firm Seward & Kissel for hedge fund and asset management work. »

Approved stamp

SGX’s MSCI Indonesia Index Futures Contract certified for offer to US investors

Thu, 04/10/2012 - 14:11

On 15 August the Singapore Exchange Derivatives Trading (SGX) requested an expedited Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) review of the SGX’s MSCI Indonesia Index futures contract so that it could be offered to US persons. »

Clock

CFE postpones launch date for S&P 500 Variance Futures

Thu, 04/10/2012 - 12:16

CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE) has temporarily postponed the launch of S&P 500 Variance futures, originally scheduled to begin on 4 October. »

Hong Kong

Kinetic Partners hires Kim Frisinger in Hong Kong

Thu, 04/10/2012 - 12:00

Kim Frisinger has been appointed director at Kinetic Partners and will be joining the Hong Kong team to develop the firm’s forensic offering in Asia. »

Index

Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index up 0.47 per cent in September

Thu, 04/10/2012 - 10:08

The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index closed up 0.47 per cent in September as five of the seven index component strategies reported positive results for the month. »

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