Handshake

Fidessa appoints Robert Thompson president of North American buy-side

Mon, 19/07/2010 - 16:09

Fidessa group, provider of trading, compliance, market data and connectivity solutions for the buy-side and sell-side, has appointed Robert Thompson president of its North American buy-side operations, encompassing the LatentZero front office suite. »

Electronic trading floor

Record OTC IRS volumes for LCH.Clearnet's SwapClear

Mon, 19/07/2010 - 15:54

A record number of over-the-counter interest rate swap trades were cleared in Q2 2010 by LCH.Clearnet’s IRS clearing service SwapClear.  »

Lázaro Campos, chief executive of Swift

Swift to acquire Ambit Messaging Hub assets from SunGard

Mon, 19/07/2010 - 12:34

Swift plans to acquire the assets of SunGard’s Ambit Messaging Hub solution for high-volume financial messaging. »

Bert den Ouden, chief executive of APX-Endex

Climex and APX-Endex win Dutch auction tender

Mon, 19/07/2010 - 12:11

The Dutch environmental exchange Climex and its clearer APX-Endex have won a tender issued by the Dutch Ministries of Housing, Spatial planning and the Environment and Economic Affairs to auction four million emission allowances over two auctions. »

Report

Algorithmics highlights dangers of proposed standard liquidity ratios

Mon, 19/07/2010 - 11:06

Algorithmics, a provider of risk solutions, has cautioned against the danger that is inherent in proposals to use standard liquidity ratios that do not account for bank size, resulting in a simplistic indication of a bank’s liquidity position. »

Trader

Barclay Hedge Fund Index down 0.96 per cent in June

Mon, 19/07/2010 - 10:21

Hedge funds lost 0.96 per cent in June, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. »

Adam Balinsky, president of Caldwell Life Strategies

The Interview – Adam Balinsky, Caldwell Life Strategies: “Life settlements are starting to be recognised as a viable asset class for liability-driven investments”

Mon, 19/07/2010 - 07:51

Adam Balinsky, president of Stamford, Connecticut-based life settlement investment specialist Caldwell Life Strategies, says the key to his firm’s success in an asset class full o »

Index

Ucits HFS Index starts comeback in second week of July

Mon, 19/07/2010 - 07:00

The Ucits HFS Index gained 0.41 per cent in the second week of trading in July 2010, but is still down by 0.05 per cent month to date. »

Robert Milner and Simon Marks, Carey Olsen

Two new corporate and finance partners at Carey Olsen

Mon, 19/07/2010 - 06:11

Channel Islands law firm Carey Olsen has promoted Robert Milner and Simon Marks to partner in the Jersey corporate and finance practice area. »

Matthew Hudson, MJ Hudson

Private equity lawyer launches law firm MJ Hudson

Mon, 19/07/2010 - 06:03

Private equity lawyer Matthew Hudson has formed a new law firm, MJ Hudson, to provide legal advice on the formation of specialist investment funds and structuring deals. »

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