CFTC approves Cantor Futures Exchange and Cantor Clearinghouse

CFTC approves Cantor Futures Exchange and Cantor Clearinghouse

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has approved the applications of Cantor Futures Exchange for designation as a contract market and Cantor Clearinghouse to be registered as a derivatives clearing organisation.  »


S&P 500 registers 6.03 per cent gain in March

S&P 500 registers 6.03 per cent gain in March

Stock market investors expressed positive views in March as the S&P 500 index registered a 6.03 per cent gain in a context of decreasing implied volatility (17.59 per cent), which reached its lowest level since June 2007. »


Managed futures lead Credit Suisse/Tremont index in March

Managed futures lead Credit Suisse/Tremont index in March

Managed futures experienced the best performance among the Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index strategies in March, with gains of 4.25 per cent largely due to trend followers who were able to generate profits across many sectors including equities, commodities and currencies. »


Close appoints Mark Coxshall director of risk

Close appoints Mark Coxshall director of risk

The international division of Close has appointed Mark Coxshall as director of risk. »


MCAM to manage Silverstone’s sales and marketing

MCAM to manage Silverstone’s sales and marketing

MCAM Group, a provider of business solutions for the alternative investment industry, has entered into an agreement with London-based equity long/short hedge fund Silverstone Capital to manage its international marketing, sales and public relations. »


Due diligence critical to achieving investor confidence, survey shows

Due diligence critical to achieving investor confidence, survey shows

Asset management firms believe exhibiting better discipline and having a greater focus on due diligence are major drivers in regaining investor confidence, according to a survey by Advent Software.  »


Citi launches AutoFX Passive Hedge service

Citi launches AutoFX Passive Hedge service

Citigroup has launched the AutoFX Passive Hedge service to provide institutional asset owners with a passive, automated hedging capability to lower foreign exchange risk.  »


Hedge funds gain 2.56 per cent in Q1

Hedge funds gain 2.56 per cent in Q1

The HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index gained 2.56 per cent in quarter one, bringing the industry within two per cent of its previous high watermark reached in October 2007, according to data by Hedge Fund Research. »


NYSE Arca Europe to introduce US equities from 21 April

NYSE Arca Europe to introduce US equities from 21 April

NYSE Arca Europe, NYSE Euronext’s European multilateral trading facility, will be giving customers access to the 100 most liquid US equities, featuring 86 NYSE listed companies and 14 other listings, from 21 April. »


SkyBridge Capital opens office in Zürich

SkyBridge Capital opens office in Zürich

SkyBridge Capital, an alternative investment firm that is acquiring the fund of hedge funds, hedge fund seeding and hedge fund advisory businesses from Citi Alternative Investments, has opened an office in Zürich. »


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