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Hedge funds see negative returns in August

Sun, 05/09/2010 - 10:19

Returns for the Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Beta Index suggest that hedge funds were negatively impacted by broad market sell-offs in August, although certain sectors showed resilience amid the increased market volatility. »

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KPMG hires associate partner to lead asset management valuation team

Fri, 03/09/2010 - 06:23

KPMG has appointed James Dimech DeBono as an associate partner in its financial risk management practice. »

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Crescent Financial Partners acquires stake in IT Trading’s software

Thu, 02/09/2010 - 16:05

Crescent Financial Partners has purchased a minority stake in IT Trading’s proprietary quantitative trading software for USD3.2m. »

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BGC appoints regional head of e-commerce for Asia Pacific

Thu, 02/09/2010 - 16:01

BGC Partners, an intermediary to the wholesale financial markets, has appointed Vanessa Ko as director, regional head of e-commerce for Asia Pacific. »

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Alternative Decisions launches legal alerts for alternative community

Thu, 02/09/2010 - 14:07

Alternative Decisions has launched a legal alerts service for the alternative investment industry using Linex Systems technology. »

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Investment Services UK launches Jersey-based fund

Thu, 02/09/2010 - 12:47

Investment Services UK, a London-based fixed income specialist focused on emerging markets, has launched a fund seeking enhanced returns through access to a portfolio of fixed income securities principally throughout the emerging markets. »

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Trading in steel futures on London Metal Exchange sets new record

Thu, 02/09/2010 - 11:56

Trading in steel futures on the London Metal Exchange hit another record level in August, with 24,853 lots traded, equivalent to more than 1.6 million tonnes of material. »

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Average daily volume of 7.8 million contracts at Eurex and ISE in August

Thu, 02/09/2010 - 10:46

  At the derivatives markets of Eurex an average daily volume of 7.8 million contracts was traded in August, down from 9.1 million in August 2009. »

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Frontier Capital promotes Andrew Cracknell to head of intermediary business

Thu, 02/09/2010 - 10:25

Frontier Capital Management, an investment management company that combines both traditional and alternative asset classes, has promoted Andrew Cracknell to head of intermediary business. »

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Emmanuel Roman to become chief operating officer of Man

Thu, 02/09/2010 - 06:16

Emmanuel Roman will assume the newly created role of chief operating officer of Man following the company’s acquisition of GLG Partners. »

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