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CFE postpones launch date for S&P 500 Variance Futures

Thu, 04/10/2012 - 12:16

CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE) has temporarily postponed the launch of S&P 500 Variance futures, originally scheduled to begin on 4 October. »

Hong Kong

Kinetic Partners hires Kim Frisinger in Hong Kong

Thu, 04/10/2012 - 12:00

Kim Frisinger has been appointed director at Kinetic Partners and will be joining the Hong Kong team to develop the firm’s forensic offering in Asia. »

Index

Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index up 0.47 per cent in September

Thu, 04/10/2012 - 10:08

The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index closed up 0.47 per cent in September as five of the seven index component strategies reported positive results for the month. »

Long and short straws

Benchmark Plus launches long-short equity tracking fund

Thu, 04/10/2012 - 10:03

Benchmark Plus, a USD1.6bn fund of funds has launched a long/short equity tracking fund with an unusual "fee reserve" and clawback structure that has a 99 per cent correlation with the HFRI Equity Long/Short Index. »

Mitch Petrick, Carlyle managing director and head of global market strategies

The Carlyle Group buys 55 per cent stake in Vermillion Asset Management

Thu, 04/10/2012 - 06:12

Alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group has purchased a 55 per cent stake in Vermillion Asset Management, a New York-based commodities investment manager with approximately USD2.2bn of assets under management. »

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Maples Fund Services launches MaplesFS Connect risk dashboard

Wed, 03/10/2012 - 16:24

Maples Fund Services has expanded its hedge fund capabilities with the launch of a MaplesFS Connect risk dashboard that will complement the services provided to fund administration clients with a fully-integrated solution for online risk reporting. »

Anthony D’Silva, managing director of Apex Investments/Apex Fund Services in Shanghai

SHFA appoints two industry veterans to International Advisory Council

Wed, 03/10/2012 - 16:07

The Shanghai Hedge Fund Association (SHFA) has appointment industry veterans, Anthony D’Silva and Christian Stoiber, as members of its International Advisory Council (IAC). »

ETFs

IndexIQ to launch new hedge fund replication ETF

Wed, 03/10/2012 - 15:45

IndexIQ is to launch its latest hedge fund replication exchange-traded fund on 4 October on the NYSE Arca. »

Greece

Neonet adds Greek and Turkish equity markets to execution services

Wed, 03/10/2012 - 14:29

Neonet has added two markets to its execution services offering to further strengthen its coverage of European equities – Athens Stock Exchange and Istanbul Stock Exchange. »

Metals

LME reports record volumes for September 2012

Wed, 03/10/2012 - 14:06

The London Metal Exchange (LME) experienced record volumes in September, with 14.09 million lots traded. »

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