Gavel

SEC adopts measures to curtail pay to play practices by investment advisers

The Securities and Exchange Commission has voted unanimously to approve new rules to significantly curtail the influence of "pay to play" practices by investment advisers. »


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Greenwich Investable Indices move lower in May

The Greenwich Composite Investable Index shed 2.18 per cent during May in an extremely difficult market for hedge funds and investors worldwide.  »


Fund administration

State Street to provide hedge fund administration for Anchorage

State Street has been selected to provide a range of hedge fund administration services for approximately USD8bn in assets managed by Anchorage Advisors. »


Todd Gottula, senior vice president and general manager, product development, client services and support at Advent

Advent launches latest version of Geneva

Advent Software, a provider of software and services for the investment management industry, has launched the latest version of Geneva, its portfolio management and fund accounting solution. »


Handshake with money

Citi names global product manager of third-party securities lending

Citi’s global transaction services has appointed David Martocci as managing director and global product manager of third-party securities lending and business development within its securities and fund services unit. »


Peter Allwright, RWC Partners

Threadneedle absolute return duo to join RWC Partners

RWC Partners has appointed Peter Allwright and Stuart Frost to manage absolute return and currency funds.  »


Numbers and magnifying glass

Interactive Data's valuations service used by 25 financial institutions

Interactive Data, a provider of financial market data and analytics, says its valuations service for OTC derivatives and structured products, offered in conjunction with Prism Valuation, is now being used by more than 25 financial institutions. »


Market

NYSE Liffe to launch weekly options on single stocks

NYSE Liffe will introduce weekly options on three of the most liquid shares traded on the Amsterdam market on 16 July: ING Group, Royal Dutch Shell and ArcelorMittal. »


Ponzi scheme

Madoff Ponzi effect influences investor due diligence

As a result of recent frauds and Ponzi schemes, a Madoff effect has developed, altering the nature and scope of investor due diligence, according to a study by Corgentum Consulting. »


Commodities

Threadneedle launches Enhanced Commodities Fund

Threadneedle has launched the Threadneedle Enhanced Commodities Fund, which will provide investors with an opportunity to invest in an actively managed long-only Ucits III fund with exposure across the commodity spectrum.  »


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