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Average daily volume of 7.2 million contracts at Eurex Group in August

Tue, 04/09/2012 - 10:02

The international derivatives markets of Eurex Group recorded an average daily volume of 7.2 million contracts in August 2012, down from 13.2 million in August 2011. »


Schroders launches Global Macro Bond Fund on GAIA platform

Tue, 04/09/2012 - 06:18

Schroders has launched another internally-managed fund, Schroder GAIA Global Macro Bond, on its Ucits platform, Schroder GAIA (Global Alternative Investor Access), which is designed to gve investors easier access to hedge funds. »

Financial results

Altin returns 2.58 per cent year-to-date

Tue, 04/09/2012 - 06:02

Swiss alternative investment company Altin returned 2.58 per cent year-to-date as at 31 July 2012. »

Currency cogs

Christopher B Cornett to pay over USD17m in foreign currency fraud action

Mon, 03/09/2012 - 12:03

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has obtained a federal court order of default judgment and permanent injunction requiring defendant Christopher B Cornett of Buda, Texas, to pay USD10.16m in restitution and a USD6.78m civil monetary penalty in connection with a foreign currency pooled investment fraud. »

Handcuffs and money

Charles Goodie and CSG to pay nearly USD1.2m for commodity pool fraud

Mon, 03/09/2012 - 10:16

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has obtained a consent order imposing a USD700,000 civil monetary penalty against defendants Charles Steven Goodie of San Diego, California, and his California-based business CSG Commodity Service Group. »

Letter and pen

Cayman Court lays down more guidelines for enforceability of side letters

Mon, 03/09/2012 - 06:25

By Jeremy Walton, Partner and Jayson Wood, Counsel, Appleby Global – After being a hot topic in the Cayman Islands for a number of years, the Grand Court has handed down two decisions in quick succession relating to side letters entered into by Cayman Islands corporate hedge funds. »

People shaking hands

Laxfield Capital appoints Dan Smith as head of origination

Fri, 31/08/2012 - 16:14

Laxfield Capital, the debt origination, execution and loan management business, has appointed Daniel Smith as head of origination. »


CFTC charges Jeffrey Gustaveson with fraud over commodity pool scheme

Fri, 31/08/2012 - 16:06

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has charged Jeffrey Gustaveson of Carlsbad, California with fraud, misappropriation, and issuing false statements in a USD2.5m commodity pool scheme. »

Antoine Babule, chief executive officer of Newedge USA

Newedge hosts seminar for China Futures Association in Chicago

Fri, 31/08/2012 - 12:01

Newedge has hosted a seminar in Chicago for senior executives from nearly 40 of China’s top futures commission merchants on opportunities in today’s international futures market. »


First Trust launches First Trust CBOE S&P 500 VIX Tail Hedge Fund

Fri, 31/08/2012 - 11:58

First Trust Advisors has launched a new exchange-traded fund, First Trust CBOE S&P 500 VIX Tail Hedge Fund. »

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