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SunGard identifies ten asset management trends affecting fund management industry

Thu, 06/09/2012 - 14:07

The lines between institutional asset managers and alternative investors are becoming increasingly blurred due to investment strategies, priorities and goals becoming aligned, according to Martin Boyd, president of SunGard’s asset management business. »

Fraud

SEC charges attorney and two South Florida residents over USD27.5m investment fraud

Thu, 06/09/2012 - 12:07

The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged an attorney and two others living in South Florida for their roles in a USD27.5m investment scheme that led investors to believe they were purchasing securities consisting of “pre-sold” commodities contracts with a pre-determined profit. »

Chris Topple, global head of prime clearing services at Newedge

Newedge strengthens alternative investment solutions group

Thu, 06/09/2012 - 10:34

Newedge has made two appointments in its alternative investment solutions (AIS) group, a part of Newedge’s prime clearing services. »

Roman Rosslenbroich, co-founder and chief executive of Aquila Capital

Aquila Capital’s Risk Parity 12 Fund delivers four years of strong performance

Thu, 06/09/2012 - 06:31

Alternative investment company Aquila Capital’s AC Risk Parity 12 Fund has achieved four years of consistently positive year-on-year returns. »

Law books and gavel

SEC charges California man for illegal tips to hedge fund manager

Thu, 06/09/2012 - 06:20

The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged a California man with illegally tipping a hedge fund manager with inside information about Nvidia Corporation’s quarterly earnings that he learned from his friend who worked at the company. »

Man holding money

Secondary market a source of ‘permanent capital’ for hedge funds, says Hedgebay

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 16:20

Hedgebay has called on hedge fund managers to take advantage of secondary market platforms, claiming they can provide a permanent source of funding. »

Regulation

AIMA names head of asset management regulation

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 14:50

The Alternative Investment Management Association has appointed Jennifer Wood as its head of asset management regulation. »

CBOE

CBOE reports August 2012 consolidated trading volume of over 91 million contracts

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 12:44

Consolidated trading volume during August for options contracts on the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) and C2 Options Exchange (C2) and futures contracts on CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE) totalled over 91 million contracts.  »

Nicolas Breteau, chief executive, Newedge

Newedge extends clearing services to OTC interest rate swaps

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 10:36

Newedge has been approved for membership to clear over-the-counter interest rate swaps at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. »

Geoff Bamber, chief investment officer, Skyline Capital Management

Montlake Skyline Ucits fund returns 20.5 per cent in first year

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 06:29

The Skyline Ucits Fund has completed a successful first year recording a return of 20.5 per cent, placing the fund at the top of its peer group and in the top one per cent of all alternative Ucits funds. »

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