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Stuart MacDonald joins Aquila Capital as managing director

Wed, 17/10/2012 - 06:12

Alternative investment manager Aquila Capital has appointed Stuart MacDonald as managing director to assist in developing Aquila’s growing institutional business. »

Wheat

Global Farming Index feeds hungry and generates returns, says Indixis

Wed, 17/10/2012 - 06:10

Investment into global farm production has not only generated high returns for investors over the past year, but will be increasingly necessary in the fight to avert global food shortages. »

Jigsaw pieces

NYSE Euronext and Taiwan Futures Exchange to connect trading communities

Wed, 17/10/2012 - 06:09

NYSE Euronext and the Taiwan Futures Exchange (TAIFEX) have signed a memorandum of understanding to explore bilateral business opportunities and connect their respective customer bases in Asia, Europe and the US through NYSE Euronext’s order routing system. »

James Gellert, chairman and chief executive of Rapid Ratings

ICAP and Rapid Ratings launch credit derivatives service

Tue, 16/10/2012 - 16:24

Interdealer broker and provider of post trade and information services ICAP has launched a joint credit derivatives rating service with Rapid Ratings, an alternative rating, research and analytics firm.  »

Trader at computer

SS&C launches GoTrade+

Tue, 16/10/2012 - 14:26

SS&C Technologies, a provider of financial services software and software-enabled services, has launched GoTrade+, a flexible middle-office service for complex investment portfolios. »

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Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index up 1.04 per cent in September

Tue, 16/10/2012 - 12:08

The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index finished up 1.04 per cent for the month of September. »

Managed futures

Barclay CTA Index down 0.69 per cent in September

Tue, 16/10/2012 - 10:09

Managed futures lost 0.69 per cent in September, according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. »

Jay Feuerstein, 2100 Xenon Group

2100 Xenon management team to acquire equity interest held by OMAM

Tue, 16/10/2012 - 10:04

2100 Xenon Group, an affiliate of Old Mutual Asset Management (OMAM), is to acquire the majority ownership interest in its business from its parent company OMAM. »

Florian de Sigy, founder of Gamma Finance

Real asset investors look to hedge funds for supply, says Gamma Finance

Tue, 16/10/2012 - 06:07

Gamma Finance, a provider of advisory services to the alternative investment sector, has been awarded advisory mandates of USD500m by clients seeking to optimise exits from a diverse range of lower-liquidity assets, including real estate and private equity positions. »

Gold bars

Official gold estimates are GBP560m too high, says James Turk

Tue, 16/10/2012 - 06:06

James Turk, an authority on precious metals, has published a report for the GoldMoney Foundation saying the Thomson Reuters GFMS official figure for the world’s total supply of above ground gold overestimates the stock by 16,032 tonnes, equating to GBP560bn (USD900bn) worth of the precious metal at today’s price. »

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