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Bernd Vorbeck, spokesman of Universal-Investment’s management board

Universal-Investment and York launch merger arbitrage strategy as Ucits fund

Tue, 17/08/2010 - 16:06

Universal-Investment and New York-based hedge fund specialist York Asset Management have launched an absolute return fund, The York Lion Merger Arbitrage Liquidity Fund UI. »

Steel

LME approves Chicago and Detroit as delivery points for steel billet

Tue, 17/08/2010 - 14:14

The London Metal Exchange has approved Chicago and Detroit as points of good delivery for its steel billet contract. »

John Donohoe, chief executive officer of Carne

Jabre Capital Partners launches Ucits fund

Tue, 17/08/2010 - 12:02

Jabre Capital Partners, the Geneva-based hedge fund manager established by Philippe Jabre in 2006, has established a Luxembourg domiciled Ucits umbrella, JabCap (Lux), with one sub-fund, JabCap (Lux) - Global Balanced.  »

Traders

Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index up 1.59 per cent

Tue, 17/08/2010 - 10:33

Final performance for the Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index has been confirmed up 1.59 per cent in July and 2.22 per cent year-to-date. »

London

Isabelle Tykoczinski joins Kinetic Partners

Tue, 17/08/2010 - 05:57

Isabelle Tykoczinski has been appointed a member at Kinetic Partners and will be joining the London risk team to strengthen and develop the firm’s current risk offering. »

China flag

Bestone Asset Management launches China Opportunities Fund

Mon, 16/08/2010 - 15:58

Bestone Asset Management has launched the Bestone China Opportunities Fund. »

Disclosure

Lipper calls for clearer disclosure of fund performance fees

Mon, 16/08/2010 - 12:09

Lipper has identified 81 open-ended funds in the UK with performance fees in place, a rise of 138 per cent from the 34 funds identified at the end of 2007 but still less than five per cent of the industry’s total number of funds. »

Index

RBC Hedge 250 Index up 0.90 per cent in July

Mon, 16/08/2010 - 12:01

The RBC Hedge 250 Index rose by 0.90 per cent in July 2010, bringing the year-to-date return of the index to 0.25 per cent. »

Regulation books

CFTC and SEC issue notice on mixed swaps regulations

Mon, 16/08/2010 - 10:15

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission have published a notice requesting public comment on defining certain key terms and in prescribing regulations regarding mixed swaps, as required by Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. »

Handshake with globe

Fried Frank names Lisa Schneider partner

Mon, 16/08/2010 - 07:10

Law firm Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson has elected Lisa Schneider to the firm's partnership, effective 1 September 2010. »

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