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Hedge funds up 0.6 per cent year-to-date

Hedge funds, as measured by the Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index, are up 0.6 per cent year-to-date as of 30 June, posting positive performance for four out of six months in the first half of 2010. »


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Insparo’s Africa and Middle East fund celebrates second anniversary

Insparo Asset Management is celebrating the two year anniversary of its Africa and Middle East fund. »


Stephen A. Schwarzman, chairman and chief executive officer, Blackstone

The Blackstone Group makes net loss of USD193m in Q2

The Blackstone Group made a net loss of USD193.3m in the second quarter of 2010, compared to a net loss of USD164.3m for the second quarter of 2009. »


Report

CFTC begins publishing large-trader report for futures markets

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission will begin publishing a report that aims to add further transparency to the financial futures markets.  »


Shares

Altin launches share buyback programme

The Swiss alternative investment company Altin has launched a share buyback programme. »


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Lloyds TSB Corporate Markets appoints director at credit desk

Lloyds TSB Corporate Markets has appointed Nigel Myer as director and credit desk analyst reporting to Alan Capper, head of credit strategy. »


Philip Brown, head of relationship management at Clearstream Banking

Clearstream and BME’s European trade repository ready for testing

Bolsas y Mercados Españoles and Clearstream are calling the first European trade repository created by both partners Regis-TR. »


Disclosure

ASIC updates disclosure guidance for capital protected products

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has released a report outlining its key findings from a review of selected product disclosure statements for capital protected products and other structured or derivative products marketed to retail investors. »


Daniel Edwards, Heidrick & Struggles

Heidrick & Struggles appoints hedge fund leadership team

Heidrick & Struggles International, an advisory firm providing executive search and leadership consulting services, has made two senior appointments in its North American buy-side sectors. »


Guy Coughlan, chair of the LLMA technical committee

Morgan Stanley and UBS join Life & Longevity Markets Association

Morgan Stanley and UBS have joined the Life & Longevity Markets Association as full members. »


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