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Peter De Proft, director general of Efama

Efama welcomes regulation of OTC derivatives

Thu, 16/09/2010 - 14:19

The European Fund and Asset Management Association has welcomed the publication of a regulation on over-the-counter derivatives, central counterparties and trade repositories. »

Globe and money

IQ Hedge Global Macro Beta Index up 1.42 per cent in August

Thu, 16/09/2010 - 12:34

The IQ Hedge Global Macro Beta Index rose by 1.42 per cent in August, according to data from IndexIQ, a developer of index-based alternative investment solutions. »

Managed futures

Barclay CTA Index gains 1.48 per cent in August

Thu, 16/09/2010 - 12:09

Managed futures gained 1.48 per cent in August, according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. »

Traders

Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index up 0.23 per cent in August

Thu, 16/09/2010 - 11:42

Final performance for the Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index has been confirmed up 0.23 per cent in August and 2.46 per cent year-to-date. »

Jesús Benito, chief executive of Iberclear

BME and Clearstream welcome details of OTC derivatives regulation

Thu, 16/09/2010 - 10:12

Bolsas y Mercados Espanoles, the Spanish stock exchange operator, and Clearstream, the post trade arm of Deutsche Börse Group, have welcomed the details on trade repositories for over-the-counter derivatives published by the European Commission. »

Index

Lyxor Global Hedge Fund index rises by 0.05 per cent

Thu, 16/09/2010 - 07:03

The Lyxor Global Hedge Fund index was up 0.05 per cent in August, lifting year to date gains to 0.8 per cent. »

Australia

Australian hedge funds rise by 0.22 per cent in August

Thu, 16/09/2010 - 06:13

Australian hedge funds rose by 0.22 per cent in August, according to data from Australian Fund Monitors. »

Short selling

European Commission short selling disclosure threshold too low, says Isla

Wed, 15/09/2010 - 16:48

Proposed short selling disclosure regulations announced by the European Commission are too stringent and threaten market efficiency, according to the International Securities Lending Association. »

Nicolas Breteau, Newedge’s chief executive

Newedge clears first interest rate swap transactions with IDCG’s clearinghouse

Wed, 15/09/2010 - 16:29

Newedge USA has brokered and centrally cleared its first dealer-to-client interest rate swap transactions at the International Derivatives Clearinghouse, a derivatives clearing organisation owned by the International Derivatives Clearing Group and regulated by the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission. »

Roman Rosslenbroich, Aquila Capital chief executive

Ucits important factor for allocating capital to absolute return funds

Wed, 15/09/2010 - 16:04

A survey conducted by Schleus Marktforschung on behalf of Hamburg based alternative asset manager Aquila Capital has revealed a stark divide between German institutional investors who are already investing in alternatives as an asset class and those that are not. »

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