Rama Pillai, head of intermediaries and market access at Singapore Exchange

Forty per cent of Singapore Exchange brokers to co-locate with SGX engines

Singapore Exchange says 40 per cent of its broking members, numerous proprietary trading firms and several vendors including crossing network operator Chi-East have chosen its new co-location service months before its first quarter 2011 launch. »


Martin Fridson, BNP Paribas Asset Management

BNP Paribas Investment Partners strengthens credit capabilities

Martin Fridson is joining BNP Paribas Asset Management, a US registered investment adviser, as global credit strategist within its global credit investment team.  »


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FSA levies largest ever fine of GBP33.32m on JPMorgan Securities

The UK’s Financial Services Authority has fined JPMorgan Securities GBP33.32m for failing to protect client money by segregating it appropriately. »


Lionel Martellini, scientific director of Edhec-Risk Institute

Edhec-Risk and Rothschild set up research chair on inflation-linked corporate bonds

Edhec-Risk Institute and Rothschild have created a research chair entitled The Case for Inflation-Linked Corporate Bonds: Issuers’ and Investors’ Perspectives. »


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Hedge funds now regularly trading in European sector ETFs

Source says the use of sector exchange-traded funds by hedge funds now represents a meaningful slice of overall sector investing in Europe. »


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Hedge Fund Marketing Alliance launches website

The Hedge Fund Marketing Alliance has launched a website that provides industry professionals with strategies for raising capital and building stronger investor relationships. »


Gennaro Pucci, founding partner, PVE Capital

PVE Capital adds five people to team

PVE Capital, a London-based macro credit fund manager which launched in October 2009, has made five additional hires. »


Willie Watt, chief executive of Martin Currie

Martin Currie to buy Sofaer Capital’s European long/short equity business

Martin Currie Investment Management has agreed to acquire the Sofaer Capital European long/short equity business. »


Traders

Average daily volume of 16.2 million contracts at Eurex and ISE in May

At the derivatives markets of Eurex an average daily volume of 16.2 million contracts was traded in May 2010, up from 11.8 million in May 2009. »


Warren Irwin, founder and portfolio manager, Rosseau Asset Management

Rosseau ranked number one event driven hedge fund

Rosseau Asset Management has been ranked the number one event driven hedge fund globally by BarclayHedge for both the five and ten year periods ending 31 December 2009 with average annual compound rates of return of 25.27 per cent and 21.47 per cent, respectively. »


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