Greenlight Capital attorney criticises whistleblower settlement

Greenlight Capital attorney criticises whistleblower settlement

The whistleblower attorney who represents David Einhorn's Greenlight Capital hedge fund and has helped qui tam whistleblowers return more than a half-billion dollars to taxpayers, has criticised the USD26.3m federal False Claims Act settlement with Allied Capital's Business Loan Express as "not close to what the government should have recovered." »


Highland Capital Management names two partners

Highland Capital Management names two partners

Highland Capital Management, an investment management firm based in Dallas, Texas, has promoted Patrick Boyce and Lane Britain to partner.  »


Short sale ban did not ease downward pressure in financial markets

Short sale ban did not ease downward pressure in financial markets

The 2008 ban on short sales did not relieve the downward pressure on stock prices, according to a position paper by Abraham Lioui, professor of finance at Edhec Business School. »


S&P launches index of listed international commodity futures

S&P launches index of listed international commodity futures

Standard & Poor’s has launched the S&P World Commodity Index, the first index to consist solely of listed commodity futures contracts that trade outside of the US.  »


Hedge funds post positive returns in April

Hedge funds post positive returns in April

The Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Beta Index suggests that hedge fund performance was positive across various strategies in April, according to Jordan Drachman, head of research for alternative beta strategies at Credit Suisse. »


Compliance service Dextra is launched

Compliance service Dextra is launched

A compliance and corporate governance service called Dextra has been launched to support company secretaries and their boards. »


Triton Capital appoints Stephen Klawitter as senior vice president

Triton Capital appoints Stephen Klawitter as senior vice president

Triton Capital Advisors, a provider of managed futures investments, has appointed Stephen Klawitter as senior vice president. »


NYSE Euronext opens European liquidity data centre

NYSE Euronext opens European liquidity data centre

NYSE Euronext’s European liquidity data centre is now open, with the first phase of customers installing equipment in readiness for the anticipated migration of all NYSE European matching engines in the fourth quarter of this year. »


Green funds growing in Guernsey

Green funds growing in Guernsey

Guernsey is becoming home to an increasing number of green funds, according to Andrew Boyce, partner at law firm Carey Olsen. »


Earth Capital Partners launches forestry fund

Earth Capital Partners launches forestry fund

Earth Capital Partners has launched the ECP Forestry Fund One, targeting up to USD300m of investment. »


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