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Index

Six out of seven IndexIQ indices negative in November

Thu, 09/12/2010 - 15:48

IndexIQ saw six out of seven of its hedge fund replication and alternative beta indices post a negative performance in November. »

Handcuffs and money

CFTC charges MXBK with defrauding hundreds of US customers

Thu, 09/12/2010 - 15:00

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has filed an enforcement action in the US District Court for the District of Utah, charging MXBK Group, a private Mexican financial services holding company, and its foreign currency trading division, MBFX, with issuing false customer statements and misrepresenting trading results on its website in connection with its foreign currency trading enterprise. »

Gavel

Court fines defendants USD26m for multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme

Thu, 09/12/2010 - 13:53

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has obtained more than USD26m in restitution and civil monetary penalties against defendants Kenneth W. Lee, Simon Yang, Prestige Ventures and Federated Management Group, and relief defendants Sheila Lee, Darren Lee and David Lee. »

Traders

Hedge funds advance 0.32 per cent in November

Thu, 09/12/2010 - 12:05

The Hennessee Hedge Fund Index advanced 0.32 per cent in November and is up 7.12 per cent year-to-date. »

Electronic trading floor

Implementation of new ISE options trading system scheduled for April 2011

Thu, 09/12/2010 - 12:04

The International Securities Exchange has released an updated schedule for the launch of its new options trading system, based on Deutsche Börse Group's Optimise trading architecture. »

Fraud

Florida residents and firm fined USD4m for defrauding investors

Thu, 09/12/2010 - 11:31

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has obtained a default judgment order requiring FX Professional International Solutions and its principals, Pedro de Sousa and Guillermo Rosario, to pay more than USD4m in civil monetary penalties for issuing false account statements to customers in an off-exchange foreign currency fraud. »

British Virgin Islands

Appleby offering authorised representative services in BVI

Thu, 09/12/2010 - 11:26

Appleby Authorised Representative, an affiliate of Appleby Corporate Services (BVI), has been certified by the BVI Financial Services Commission to act as an authorised representative under the Securities and Investment Business Act 2010.  »

Down arrow

Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index down 0.28 per cent in November

Thu, 09/12/2010 - 11:16

Early estimates indicate the Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index pulled back in November, posting slightly negative performance of 0.28 per cent for the month. »

New York

BTIG opens new trading floor in New York

Thu, 09/12/2010 - 10:26

BTIG, a broker dealer specialising in institutional trading and related brokerage services, has opened a new trading desk at 825 Third Avenue. »

Index

Equity hedge leads hedge fund gains in November

Thu, 09/12/2010 - 06:01

With a strong contribution from equity hedge strategies, hedge funds posted a gain for November, with the HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index up 0.26 per cent. »

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