Guy de Picciotto, UBP’s chief executive

UBP records net earnings of more than CHF100m in first half

Union Bancaire Privée had net earnings of CHF103.3m (USD95.6m) at the end of the first half of 2010, in line with expectations. »


Hua Zhang, analyst with Celent's Asia financial services group

Celent predicts growth in fixed income trading in China this year

Trading value in China's interbank bond market reached USD7.2trn in 2009, a 19.7 per cent increase from 2008, according to a report by Celent. »


Daniel Ghirardi, Syz

Syz expands its operations in Asia

The Swiss banking group Syz is continuing its expansion in Asia by extending the operations of its Hong Kong office. »


Risk

ABC Quant launches risk management platform powered by BarclayHedge

ABC Quant, a provider of risk management analytical solutions for the hedge fund industry, has launched Quant Suite Barclay Edition. »


Regulation

Dodd-Frank Act changes regulatory regime for investment advisers

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act will significantly change the regulatory regime governing investment advisers, particularly investment advisers to private funds, such as hedge funds and private equity funds, a report by law firm Pillsbury says. »


Dominique Cerutti, deputy chief executive officer of NYSE Euronext

NYSE Euronext to launch European platform for trading corporate bonds

NYSE Euronext is creating the first pan-European multilateral trading facility for corporate bonds, making it the first market operator to respond to the specifications issued by the Cassiopeia Committee on 26 April 2010. »


Andy Sowerby, managing director, sales, marketing and client services at Martin Currie

Martin Currie to launch Ucits III fund range

Martin Currie, the active equity manager, intends to launch three Ucits III-compliant absolute alpha funds. »


Michael Peters, member of the Eurex executive board

Singapore Exchange and Eurex to launch Euro Stoxx 50 futures in Asia

Singapore Exchange and Eurex are partnering to launch the SGX Euro Stoxx 50 Index futures and options on futures for the first time in Asia. »


Managed futures

Managed futures up 0.12 per cent in June

Managed futures posted a slightly positive performance for June as commodities edged higher during the month, according to a report by Lipper Tass. »


ETFs

Pillsbury warns hedge funds about ETF ownership limits

Law firm Pillsbury says hedge funds should be aware that substantially increasing their long positions in exchange-traded funds could result in a violation of the ownership limit set forth in the Investment Company Act of 1940. »


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