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Maitland reaches USD100bn assets under administration

Mon, 08/11/2010 - 16:06

Maitland, a fund administrator, has reached USD100bn of assets under administration. »

Investments

Cantab Capital Partners to launch Ucits fund

Mon, 08/11/2010 - 16:02

Cantab Capital Partners, a UK-based alternative investment company, is preparing to launch the Cantab Quantitative Ucits Fund. »

Handcuffs and money

CFTC charges Florida and Virginia residents with USD28m Ponzi scheme

Mon, 08/11/2010 - 15:01

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has filed an enforcement action charging Phillip Milton of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, Gregory Center of McLean, Virginia, William Center of Richmond, Virginia, and their company Trade, based in Palm Spring Gardens, Florida, with operating a Ponzi scheme involving approximately USD28m in connection with the Trade commodity pool. »

Morten Spenner, chief executive at International Asset Management

IAM favours long/short equity managers focused on emerging markets

Mon, 08/11/2010 - 14:02

Fund of hedge funds manager International Asset Management says it continues to favour the opportunity set for long/short equity managers focused on the Asian and emerging markets. »

Grades

GlobeOp completes Type II exam for fund administration controls

Mon, 08/11/2010 - 13:13

GlobeOp Financial Services has completed a Type ll independent examination of its middle, back office and fund administration controls and Transaction Solutions, according to new international standards replacing Statement on Auditing Standards No.70 (SAS 70). »

Market

NYSE Euronext derivatives trading volume up 6.2 per cent

Mon, 08/11/2010 - 12:34

Global derivatives average daily trading volume totalled 7.5 million contracts in October 2010, up 6.2 per cent versus the prior year but down 2.9 per cent from September 2010, according to figures from NYSE Euronext. »

Ponzi scheme

CFTC charges Richard Theye and Micind Capital with running Ponzi scheme

Mon, 08/11/2010 - 12:03

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has filed an action in federal court in Austin, Texas, charging Richard D. Theye and his company Micind Capital Management with fraud in connection with running a multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme. »

Traders

Hedge funds post second consecutive month of gains in October

Mon, 08/11/2010 - 11:18

Hedge funds posted the second consecutive month of gains in October, as equity markets continued their broad advance on improving prospects for global economic growth. »

Globe and graph

Hedge funds advance 1.9 per cent in October

Mon, 08/11/2010 - 11:03

The Hennessee Hedge Fund Index advanced 1.9 per cent in October and is up 6.6 per cent year-to-date. »

Fraud

CFTC charges Highlands Capital Management with defrauding customers

Mon, 08/11/2010 - 10:30

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has filed an enforcement action charging Highlands Capital Management, based in San Francisco, California, and its principal Glenn Kane Jackson of Tiburon, California, with operating a fraudulent off-exchange foreign currency scheme. »

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