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Melissa Sobel, Burford Group

Burford Group hires corporate counsel Melissa Sobel

Wed, 01/08/2012 - 10:18

Litigation funding firm Burford Group has hired Melissa Sobel as corporate counsel in New York. »

Ponzi scheme

Hoopes to pay over USD11.8m for operating Ponzi scheme

Wed, 01/08/2012 - 06:15

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has obtained a federal court order requiring defendant Michael Justin Hoopes of Rexburg, Idaho, to pay more than USD10.4m in restitution and a civil monetary penalty of over USD1.4m for operating a Ponzi scheme that defrauded Idaho residents and others. »

Finance graph

Depository receipts market flat in first half, says BNY Mellon

Wed, 01/08/2012 - 06:07

January through June 2012 has seen 79.5 billion depository receipts valued at USD1.49trn traded on the world’s markets and exchanges, the creation of 46 new sponsored programmes, and USD1.25bn raised through 11 DR initial public offerings and follow-on transactions, according to BNY Mellon’s Depositary Receipts Midyear Market Review.  »

Aleks Kins, AlphaMetrix chief executive

AlphaMetrix adds 18 full-time employees in Columbus, Ohio office

Tue, 31/07/2012 - 16:05

AlphaMetrix, a secure online marketplace for private investments, has added 18 full-time employees in its Columbus, Ohio office. »

Fraud

CFTC charges Victor Yu and VFRS with forex fraud

Tue, 31/07/2012 - 12:15

The Northern District of California has entered an emergency order freezing the assets of defendants Victor Yu of San Jose, California, and his company VFRS based in Alameda, California. »

Survey

Fund managers believe AIFMD will lead to less competitive market

Tue, 31/07/2012 - 10:15

Fund managers believe the European Commission’s Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive will lead to fewer non-EU fund managers operating in Europe resulting in a less competitive market, according to research from Deloitte. »

Announcement

TT International switches benchmark from FTSE to MSCI

Tue, 31/07/2012 - 06:33

TT International, a UK based high-alpha specialist offering long only and hedge fund strategies, has adopted the MSCI Europe ex UK Index as the benchmark for the TT Europe ex UK Equity Fund, replacing the FTSE Europe ex UK Index. »

Handshake

LCH.Clearnet appoints Martin Ryan as group head of operations and client services

Mon, 30/07/2012 - 18:37

LCH.Clearnet Group has appointed Martin Ryan as group head of operations and client services, reporting to Christophe Hemon, group chief operating officer.  »

Dirk Jones, global head of securities and fund services client sales management at Citi

Citi awarded Value Partners mandate

Mon, 30/07/2012 - 12:39

Citi has been awarded a mandate by Value Partners Group, one of Asia's largest asset management firms, to provide a complete suite of global custody, fund administration, and fiduciary services for Value Partners’ first Ucits-compliant fund, Value Partners Absolute Greater China Classic Fund. »

Emerging markets currencies

Julio Herrera joins Oaktree to manage emerging market opportunities strategy

Mon, 30/07/2012 - 06:30

Oaktree Capital Group has recruited Julio Herrera to manage a new Emerging Market Opportunities investment strategy focused on distressed and dislocated corporate and sovereign debt. »

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