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Stack of money

SwapClear’s buy-side clearing hits USD2trn

Tue, 07/08/2012 - 16:00

Last week's buy-side notional cleared on SwapClear is nearly double the amount of the clearing service’s previous industry record-breaking week, totalling USD233.4bn. »

Alan Reid, chief executive, Forward

Diversifying with managed futures could improve risk-adjusted returns, says Forward

Tue, 07/08/2012 - 11:56

Historical analysis suggests that diversifying portfolios with managed futures may enable investors to earn better risk-adjusted returns, according to a white paper from Forward. »

Gavel and scales

Cayman Islands court decides on effectiveness of side letters

Tue, 07/08/2012 - 10:02

The Cayman Islands court has delivered judgment in a high-value dispute concerning the effectiveness of investor side letters and whether restructuring agreements limited an investor’s redemption rights under the fund’s articles. »

Stephanie Miller, global head of alternative investment services for JP Morgan WSS

JP Morgan adds Form PF capabilities to alternatives product suite

Tue, 07/08/2012 - 09:50

JP Morgan Worldwide Securities Services has added reporting capabilities for Form PF, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s new regulatory filing for registered investment advisers, to its suite of services. »

Trader

Six out of seven IndexIQ hedge fund indices positive in July

Mon, 06/08/2012 - 06:16

IndexIQ, a developer of index-based alternative investment solutions, has reported positive performance for six out of seven of its proprietary family of hedge fund replication and alternative beta indices. »

Singapore

SGX derivatives and commodities trading grows

Mon, 06/08/2012 - 06:05

Singapore Exchange says derivatives and commodities trading grew in July from a year earlier, while securities turnover was lower year-on-year though it was up from June.  »

Document and pen

AlphaMetrix and Decision Analytics announce product range plans

Fri, 03/08/2012 - 14:08

AlphaMetrix and Decision Analytics have come to an agreement regarding the initial Next Generation single manager product range. »

Guy Coltman, partner, Carey Olsen

Carey Olsen advises on the sale of FRM to Man Group

Fri, 03/08/2012 - 12:17

Carey Olsen has advised on the sale of FRM Holdings (Financial Risk Management) to Man Group by way of a Jersey scheme of arrangement. »

Up arrow

Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Beta Index up 0.96 per cent in July

Fri, 03/08/2012 - 10:00

The Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Beta Index was up 0.96 per cent in July, according to Jordan Drachman, head of research for alternative beta strategies at Credit Suisse. »

Tony Glickman, Northern Trust

Northern Trust names Tony Glickman to global client solutions role

Fri, 03/08/2012 - 09:58

Northern Trust has hired Tony Glickman in a global client solutions role focusing on its hedge fund services, custody, banking and operations platform on behalf of asset managers and institutional investors worldwide. »

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