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Change direction

Investors reduce exposure to directional strategies

Wed, 18/07/2012 - 16:07

This quarter investors appear very reluctant to make strong bets and are planning to reduce their exposures to directional strategies with most equity long-short strategies seeing a significant drop off in demand for this quarter, according to ML Capital Management’s latest ML Alternative Ucits Barometer. »

Locked money

Futures industry SRO committee proposals to strengthen safeguards for segregated funds

Wed, 18/07/2012 - 14:11

A special committee composed of representatives from the futures industry's self-regulatory organisations (SRO) has proposed additional requirements to SRO rules and regulatory practices designed to strengthen safeguards for customer segregated and secured funds held at the firm. »

Regulation books

Investment management industry facing regulatory avalanche of disparate rules, says KPMG

Wed, 18/07/2012 - 14:06

In its fourth annual analysis of global financial regulations, KPMG says investment managers continue to face daunting challenges brought on by a changing global regulatory environment, which is fraught with unanswered questions and an array of differing rules in each region. »

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Chi-FX Brazil starts participant certification process

Wed, 18/07/2012 - 12:09

Chi-X Global says Chi-FX Brazil is now available for participant certification. »

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ChineseInvestors.com secures USD1.5m commitment from Kodiak Capital

Wed, 18/07/2012 - 10:17

ChineseInvestors.com’s S-1 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission became effective this past week, securing a USD1.5m financing commitment from Kodiak Capital Group, a Delaware limited liability company. »

Managed futures

Barclay CTA Index down 1.81 in June

Wed, 18/07/2012 - 10:07

Managed futures lost 1.81 per cent overall in June, according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. »

Hong Kong

First RQFII A-share ETF debuts at HKEx

Wed, 18/07/2012 - 06:44

The first RMB Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor A-share exchange-traded fund has been listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong. »

Acquisition

Man completes acquisition of FRM Holdings

Wed, 18/07/2012 - 06:22

Man Group has completed its acquisition of hedge fund research and investment specialist FRM Holdings, first announced on 21 May. »

Pierre Bourlatchka, director at Kinetic Partners

Kinetic Partners and Riskdata launch integrated risk reporting service

Wed, 18/07/2012 - 06:07

Kinetic Partners, a professional services firm to the asset management, investment banking and broking industries, has launched a risk monitoring and reporting platform in partnership with Riskdata, a risk management solutions provider.  »

Debt

European debt problems are major determinant of hedge fund performance in 2012

Tue, 17/07/2012 - 16:17

Hedge funds gained 0.66 per cent in June, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. »

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