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Bestone Asset Management launches China Opportunities Fund

Mon, 16/08/2010 - 15:58

Bestone Asset Management has launched the Bestone China Opportunities Fund. »

Disclosure

Lipper calls for clearer disclosure of fund performance fees

Mon, 16/08/2010 - 12:09

Lipper has identified 81 open-ended funds in the UK with performance fees in place, a rise of 138 per cent from the 34 funds identified at the end of 2007 but still less than five per cent of the industry’s total number of funds. »

Index

RBC Hedge 250 Index up 0.90 per cent in July

Mon, 16/08/2010 - 12:01

The RBC Hedge 250 Index rose by 0.90 per cent in July 2010, bringing the year-to-date return of the index to 0.25 per cent. »

Regulation books

CFTC and SEC issue notice on mixed swaps regulations

Mon, 16/08/2010 - 10:15

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission have published a notice requesting public comment on defining certain key terms and in prescribing regulations regarding mixed swaps, as required by Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. »

Handshake with globe

Fried Frank names Lisa Schneider partner

Mon, 16/08/2010 - 07:10

Law firm Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson has elected Lisa Schneider to the firm's partnership, effective 1 September 2010. »

Electronic trading floor

Iosco publishes principles for direct electronic access to markets

Mon, 16/08/2010 - 06:23

The technical committee of the International Organization of Securities Commissions has published principles designed to guide intermediaries, markets and regulators on the areas of pre-conditions for direct electronic access, information flow and adequate systems and controls. »

Asia

Vam Funds appoints business development manager for Asia

Mon, 16/08/2010 - 06:07

Vam Funds, an investment boutique, has appointed Linda McLaren as business development manager for Asia. »

Trading screens

Firms to adopt unified market-data platform, says Tabb

Sun, 15/08/2010 - 16:02

The global financial markets are on the cusp of a new age of interconnectedness, an era when delivery of the right data to the right people at the right performance level and in the right format is more easily achieved, what Tabb Group in a new research report calls “global markets on demand.” »

Money and handshake

Convergex launches Stock Loan Program

Sun, 15/08/2010 - 12:03

Convergex Group has launched a Stock Loan Program, a service that gives hedge funds and other clients access to the securities they need to borrow for their short-sell requirements. »

Open door

Finance vacuum creates opportunity for private capital, says Cresco

Sun, 15/08/2010 - 10:41

The substantial withdrawal of bank finance seen over the course of the last three years has created a financing vacuum in the UK corporate lending market, and constrained lending practices continue to frustrate business leaders and entrepreneurs.  »

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