Wheat

Milling wheat futures contract trades over 50,000 contracts

NYSE Liffe says total daily volume in its milling wheat futures contract passed 50,000 contracts for the first time on 22 July 2010. »


Thomas W. Strauss, president and chief executive of Ramius

Cowen launches Ramius Dynamic Replication Fund

Ramius, the asset management division of Cowen Group, has launched its first mutual fund, the Ramius Dynamic Replication Fund. »


LME chief executive Martin Abbott

Scotia Bank Europe and Standard Chartered become members of LME

The board of directors of The London Metal Exchange has approved the membership applications of Standard Chartered and Scotia Bank Europe to become associate broker clearing members of the LME. »


Handshake and globe

Jack Yang joins Onex Credit Partners as managing partner

Onex has appointed Jack Yang as managing partner of Onex Credit Partners. »


Market

ABN Amro and tick-TS expand market access

Following the signing of a partnership between ABN Amro Clearing and tick-TS in February this year, the companies have expanded the markets available via their set-up. »


Graph

Hedge funds up 0.6 per cent year-to-date

Hedge funds, as measured by the Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index, are up 0.6 per cent year-to-date as of 30 June, posting positive performance for four out of six months in the first half of 2010. »


Africa map

Insparo’s Africa and Middle East fund celebrates second anniversary

Insparo Asset Management is celebrating the two year anniversary of its Africa and Middle East fund. »


Stephen A. Schwarzman, chairman and chief executive officer, Blackstone

The Blackstone Group makes net loss of USD193m in Q2

The Blackstone Group made a net loss of USD193.3m in the second quarter of 2010, compared to a net loss of USD164.3m for the second quarter of 2009. »


Report

CFTC begins publishing large-trader report for futures markets

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission will begin publishing a report that aims to add further transparency to the financial futures markets.  »


Shares

Altin launches share buyback programme

The Swiss alternative investment company Altin has launched a share buyback programme. »


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