Malta

Strong showing for Malta in global competitiveness report

Malta has moved into 11th position in financial market development, according to the World Economic Forum’s Competitiveness Index 2010-2011. »


Peter De Proft, director general of Efama

Efama welcomes regulation of OTC derivatives

The European Fund and Asset Management Association has welcomed the publication of a regulation on over-the-counter derivatives, central counterparties and trade repositories. »


Globe and money

IQ Hedge Global Macro Beta Index up 1.42 per cent in August

The IQ Hedge Global Macro Beta Index rose by 1.42 per cent in August, according to data from IndexIQ, a developer of index-based alternative investment solutions. »


Managed futures

Barclay CTA Index gains 1.48 per cent in August

Managed futures gained 1.48 per cent in August, according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. »


Traders

Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index up 0.23 per cent in August

Final performance for the Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index has been confirmed up 0.23 per cent in August and 2.46 per cent year-to-date. »


Jesús Benito, chief executive of Iberclear

BME and Clearstream welcome details of OTC derivatives regulation

Bolsas y Mercados Espanoles, the Spanish stock exchange operator, and Clearstream, the post trade arm of Deutsche Börse Group, have welcomed the details on trade repositories for over-the-counter derivatives published by the European Commission. »


Index

Lyxor Global Hedge Fund index rises by 0.05 per cent

The Lyxor Global Hedge Fund index was up 0.05 per cent in August, lifting year to date gains to 0.8 per cent. »


Australia

Australian hedge funds rise by 0.22 per cent in August

Australian hedge funds rose by 0.22 per cent in August, according to data from Australian Fund Monitors. »


Short selling

European Commission short selling disclosure threshold too low, says Isla

Proposed short selling disclosure regulations announced by the European Commission are too stringent and threaten market efficiency, according to the International Securities Lending Association. »


Nicolas Breteau, Newedge’s chief executive

Newedge clears first interest rate swap transactions with IDCG’s clearinghouse

Newedge USA has brokered and centrally cleared its first dealer-to-client interest rate swap transactions at the International Derivatives Clearinghouse, a derivatives clearing organisation owned by the International Derivatives Clearing Group and regulated by the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission. »


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