Chinese volatility index hits 31-month low

Chinese volatility index hits 31-month low

The AlphaShares Chinese Volatility Index hit a 31-month low of 23.48 on Christmas Eve and closed the year at 24.22, down from 59.69 at the start of 2009. »


Emerging markets lead hedge fund replication indexes

Emerging markets lead hedge fund replication indexes

The IQ Hedge Emerging Markets Beta Index was IndexIQ’s strongest performing hedge fund replication index in 2009, finishing the year up 42.96 per cent. »


Conyers hires six in Cayman, Bermuda and Dubai

Conyers hires six in Cayman, Bermuda and Dubai

Multi-jurisdictional law firm Conyers Dill & Pearman has made a fresh round of hires to its corporate team with the addition of associates Tara Rivers in the Cayman Islands and Claire McConway, Robert Alexander and Victor Richards in Bermuda. »


Edhec-Risk re-brands risk and asset management research centre

Edhec-Risk re-brands risk and asset management research centre

Edhec-Risk Institute, a centre for asset and risk management research, is changing the official name for the holding entity governing its entire range of activities to Edhec-Risk Institute. »


Listing activity slows in 2009

Listing activity slows in 2009

Listing activity in 2009 experienced a significant slowdown as a result of the situation on the international capital markets since September 2008, according to the Luxembourg Stock Exchange. »


Polar Capital expands UK sales team

Polar Capital expands UK sales team

Asset management group Polar Capital has appointed John Regnier-Wilson, formerly a senior sales manager at Martin Currie and Axa Framlington, to the group’s UK sales team. »


Long/short equity hedge funds post double-digit returns

Long/short equity hedge funds post double-digit returns

Based on the December performance for the Credit Suisse Long/Short Equity Liquid Index, long/short equity funds ended the year on a high note as managers took advantage of increased equity market opportunities. »


US equity broker business demands to outpace budgets, says Tabb

US equity broker business demands to outpace budgets, says Tabb

Speed will continue to be the name of the game for US equity brokers, a study published by Tabb Group has found that business demands beyond latency in 2010 may outpace trading technology budgets.   »


NYSE Technologies launches ultra-low latency for TSE’s Arrowhead

NYSE Technologies launches ultra-low latency for TSE’s Arrowhead

NYSE Technologies, the commercial technology unit of NYSE Euronext, has launched a super-low latency market data platform specifically designed for the Tokyo Stock Exchange's new Arrowhead trading platform.  »


BNP Paribas joins as a prime bank on EBS platform

BNP Paribas joins as a prime bank on EBS platform

BNP Paribas has joined Icap’s EBS platform as an FX prime bank. »


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