Traders

Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index up 1.59 per cent

Final performance for the Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index has been confirmed up 1.59 per cent in July and 2.22 per cent year-to-date. »


London

Isabelle Tykoczinski joins Kinetic Partners

Isabelle Tykoczinski has been appointed a member at Kinetic Partners and will be joining the London risk team to strengthen and develop the firm’s current risk offering. »


China flag

Bestone Asset Management launches China Opportunities Fund

Bestone Asset Management has launched the Bestone China Opportunities Fund. »


Disclosure

Lipper calls for clearer disclosure of fund performance fees

Lipper has identified 81 open-ended funds in the UK with performance fees in place, a rise of 138 per cent from the 34 funds identified at the end of 2007 but still less than five per cent of the industry’s total number of funds. »


Index

RBC Hedge 250 Index up 0.90 per cent in July

The RBC Hedge 250 Index rose by 0.90 per cent in July 2010, bringing the year-to-date return of the index to 0.25 per cent. »


Regulation books

CFTC and SEC issue notice on mixed swaps regulations

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission have published a notice requesting public comment on defining certain key terms and in prescribing regulations regarding mixed swaps, as required by Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. »


Handshake with globe

Fried Frank names Lisa Schneider partner

Law firm Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson has elected Lisa Schneider to the firm's partnership, effective 1 September 2010. »


Electronic trading floor

Iosco publishes principles for direct electronic access to markets

The technical committee of the International Organization of Securities Commissions has published principles designed to guide intermediaries, markets and regulators on the areas of pre-conditions for direct electronic access, information flow and adequate systems and controls. »


Asia

Vam Funds appoints business development manager for Asia

Vam Funds, an investment boutique, has appointed Linda McLaren as business development manager for Asia. »


Trading screens

Firms to adopt unified market-data platform, says Tabb

The global financial markets are on the cusp of a new age of interconnectedness, an era when delivery of the right data to the right people at the right performance level and in the right format is more easily achieved, what Tabb Group in a new research report calls “global markets on demand.” »


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