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CFTC settles action over forex scheme against Douglas Elsworth Wilson

Wed, 15/08/2012 - 06:15

A federal court in California has entered a consent order that requires defendants Douglas Elsworth Wilson of Poway, California, and three companies he controls and manages, Elsworth Berg Capital Management (EBCM), Elsworth Berg Inc, and Elsworth Berg FX jointly and severally to pay USD3,965,670.71 in restitution to customers as well as a USD1.5m civil monetary penalty. »

RECI profit drops to GBP0.7m in the quarter to June 2012; NAV up 8.2% in four months to July 2012

Wed, 15/08/2012 - 06:07

Real Estate Credit Investments (RECI) made a profit of GBP0.7m in the quarter ended 30 June 2012, compared with GBP4.5m in the previous quarter, according to the company’s latest interim management statement. »

Hedge funds make gains in July, says SS&C GlobeOp

Tue, 14/08/2012 - 16:10

Hedge funds continued to make gains in July with the SS&C GlobeOp Performance Index up 1.42 per cent for the month. »

Milltrust International selects InfraHedge to launch Emerging Market Managed Accounts platform

Tue, 14/08/2012 - 16:06

InfraHedge, a managed account infrastructure platform and a subsidiary of State Street, has been chosen by Milltrust International Group for the launch of its Emerging Markets Managed Accounts (EMMA plc) platform, a dedicated emerging markets fund management platform housed within a single custodian relationship. »

CFTC charges Michael Bruce Gale with commodity pool fraud

Tue, 14/08/2012 - 14:08

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has filed a civil anti-fraud enforcement action against Michael Bruce Gale, individually and doing business as Capital Management Group (CMG). »

Secondary trading to grow 125 per cent to USD146bn

Tue, 14/08/2012 - 10:06

The secondary market, where investors historically went to trade their illiquid holdings in hedge funds, private equity and other alternative investments, is increasingly a source of liquidity in normal times and not just an escape hatch for investors in duress, according to a recent survey of more than 489 institutional investors managing gross assets of USD417bn. »

New lawyers join Maples and Calder's funds team

Mon, 13/08/2012 - 06:28

Maples and Calder has appointed four new associates to the firm’s growing funds team in its Cayman Islands office and a new partner to the British Virgin Islands office. »

HFR launches three new HFRX Indices

Mon, 13/08/2012 - 06:15

HFR has expanded its family of HFRX Indices to 76 with the launch of three new indices. »

Qbasis Fund Management lists on AlphaMetrix

Fri, 10/08/2012 - 16:12

Qbasis Fund Management (QFM) has listed its Qbasis Futures Fund as a TransparentFund on AlphaMetrix. »

Carlyle and TCW management acquire TCW Group from Société Générale

Fri, 10/08/2012 - 14:04

Alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group and the management of The TCW Group, an asset management firm, are to acquire TCW from Société Générale. »

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