Market turmoil

May turmoil will test or prove hedge fund performance, says AFM

As more funds' results are reported for April, average returns measured by Australian Fund Monitor's index have increased to be outperforming the ASX200 by close to two per cent. »


Molybdenum

USD100m of minor metals trading at LME since launch

At 08:31 GMT on 21 May, one lot (six tonnes) of three-month molybdenum was traded on LMEselect at a price of USD36,000 per tonne, taking the total amount of minor metals traded at the London Metal Exchange past the USD100m mark. »


Market

SGX secures market makers for Prudential shares

Singapore Exchange has secured market makers for the trading of Prudential shares at their 25 May 2010 listing. »


Hands at keyboards

GlobeOp in front office support negotiations with asset management firm

GlobeOp Financial Services has entered into exclusive negotiations to provide front office support and middle- and back-office services to the management company of a specialist asset manager with over USD15bn in assets under management. »


Trader at screen

Tor Brokerage offers automatic trade execution platform

Tor Brokerage has been launched as an agency only broker-dealer designed specifically to provide automated trading algorithms to its clients. »


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Nine out of ten Credit Suisse/Tremont strategies post positive returns

Nine out of ten strategies in the Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Broad Index posted positive returns in April as volatility increased in global equity markets, with dedicated short bias the only negative performer. »


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Germany’s measures on sovereign debt markets counterproductive, says Edhec

The Edhec-Risk Institute believes the unilateral measures taken by Chancellor Merkel on the sovereign debt markets, both on the short selling of sovereign bonds and credit default swaps, are counterproductive, inconsistent and liable to hinder European growth. »


Kirill Ilinski, founding partner of Fusion Asset Management

Fusion Asset Management adds Carne independent director to board

Fusion Asset Management has appointed Peter Heaps, managing director of Carne Global Cayman Islands, as an independent director to its board of directors of Fusion Volatility Funds. »


Dirk Schmelzer, Plenum Investments

Dirk Schmelzer joins Plenum Investments

Plenum Investments has added welcomes Dirk Schmelzer, a portfolio manager of insurance linked securities, to the company.  »


Louis Navellier, chief investment officer at Navellier & Associates

Navellier launches fund of funds offering

Navellier & Associates and its affiliate Navellier Hedge Management have launched Navellier Select, the firms’ new alternative investment fund of funds. »


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