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Carlyle to acquire majority stake in hedge fund Claren Road

Tue, 07/12/2010 - 11:35

Alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group has agreed to purchase a 55 per cent stake in Claren Road, a long-short credit hedge fund with USD4.5bn in assets under management, in exchange for cash, an ownership interest in Carlyle and performance-based contingent payments. »

Money flows

Hedge funds post inflow of USD16bn in October

Tue, 07/12/2010 - 11:17

The hedge fund industry posted an estimated inflow of USD16.0bn (1.0 per cent of assets) in October 2010, the fourth straight inflow as well as the heaviest since November 2009, according to data from TrimTabs Investment Research and BarclayHedge. »

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Lyxor Hedge Fund Index up 3.49 per cent year-to-date

Tue, 07/12/2010 - 10:30

The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was down 0.78 per cent in November and is up 3.49 per cent year-to-date. »

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Imagine Software updates risk management system

Tue, 07/12/2010 - 07:25

Imagine Software, a provider of real-time, integrated portfolio and risk management solutions, has launched Imagine 7, the first in a series of product launches scheduled over the next 18 months. »

Traders

NYSE Euronext global derivatives ADV rises by 12.6 per cent

Tue, 07/12/2010 - 05:59

NYSE Euronext has reported an average daily volume of 8.2 million contracts for global derivatives in November 2010, up 12.6 per cent versus the prior year and 9.9 per cent from October 2010 levels.  »

Michael Davie, chief executive of SwapClear at LCH.Clearnet

Mitsubishi UFJ Securities International joins LCH.Clearnet’s SwapClear

Tue, 07/12/2010 - 05:55

Mitsubishi UFJ Securities International is now clearing its interest rate swap business through LCH.Clearnet’s interest rate swap clearing service, SwapClear. »

Trader

Hedge funds up 1.80 per cent in October

Mon, 06/12/2010 - 16:03

Hedge funds edged higher in October, building on positive momentum and increased exposure to risk and returning 1.80 per cent overall, according to the Lipper Hedge Fund Composite Index. »

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Centaur Fund Services appoints head of business development

Mon, 06/12/2010 - 15:09

Centaur Fund Services, an alternative investment fund administrator, has hired Gavan McGuire as head of business development. »

Tim McCarthy, chairman and chief executive, Nikko AM

Nikko AM to acquire DBS Asset Management

Mon, 06/12/2010 - 15:02

Nikko Asset Management has reached an agreement with DBS Bank to acquire DBS Asset Management. »

SEC chairman Mary L. Schapiro

SEC proposes joint rules with CFTC to define swap related terms

Mon, 06/12/2010 - 14:26

The Securities and Exchange Commission has voted unanimously to propose joint rules with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission that would further define a series of terms related to the security-based swaps market. »

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