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CFTC issues exemption to Bursa Malaysia Derivatives

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has issued an order to Bursa Malaysia Derivatives permitting designated Bursa Malaysia members to solicit and accept orders and customer funds directly from US customers for trading on that exchange without having to register with the CFTC as futures commission merchants.  »


Kevin McNulty, chief executive of Isla

Isla urges European Commission to harmonise short selling regulation

The International Securities Lending Association is urging consistent and proportionate regulation for short selling, in response to a current European Commission consultation exercise. »


Peter Niven, chief executive of Guernsey Finance

Guernsey Finance welcomes tax consultation document

The Guernsey Government’s publication of a consultation document on its future corporate tax regime has been welcomed by the promotional agency for the island’s finance industry. »


Tim Woolley, chief executive, Polar Capital

Polar Capital AUM up 71 per cent

Polar Capital’s assets under management rose by 71 per cent during the 12 months ended 31 March 2010, totalling USD2.5bn. »


Girish Reddy, managing partner, Prisma Capital Partners

Prisma hires general counsel and managing director

Prisma Capital Partners, an alternative investment manager providing multi-manager hedge fund solutions, has appointed Anne Wynne as general counsel and James Welch as managing director and member of the firm’s portfolio management group. »


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Population of high net worths growing at 17.1 per cent

The world’s population of high net worth individuals is growing at 17.1 per cent, according to Capgemini and Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management’s 14th annual World Wealth Report. »


Anne-Marie Godfrey, Bingham McCutchen

Bingham expands investment management practice to Hong Kong

Law firm Bingham McCutchen has expanded its investment management group to Hong Kong with the addition of Anne-Marie Godfrey as partner. »


Foreign

Prologue adds trader to focus on FX

Prologue Capital, an alternative investment firm that manages a discretionary fixed income strategy, has hired Manny Mifsud as a portfolio manager focusing on foreign exchange trading. »


Job pages

ING launches synthetic portfolio solutions team

ING’s global securities finance team has hired Colin Bugler to head its new synthetic portfolio solutions team, reporting to Richard Pryce, head of equity lending and repo. »


Chew Sutat, executive vice president and head of market development at Singapore Exchange

Singapore Exchange launches Asia’s first dividend futures

Singapore Exchange has launched Asia’s first dividend futures contract, the Nikkei Dividend Point Index Futures contract. »


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