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Hedge funds resilient in 2010 so far, says Fitch

Wed, 16/06/2010 - 10:24

Fitch Ratings says in its quarterly hedge fund newsletter that the industry has shown resilience in the face of difficult macroeconomic and market factors for the year-to-date. »

Australia

Australian funds fall by an average 2.47 per cent

Wed, 16/06/2010 - 06:24

The funds in Australian Fund Monitor’s database have fallen by an average of 2.47 per cent in May, based on the results of 31 per cent of funds in the database. »

Commodity trading

Standard & Poor’s launches S&P WCI sub-indices

Wed, 16/06/2010 - 06:10

Standard & Poor’s has launched an extended family of sub-indices based on the S&P World Commodity Index. »

Thomas Seale, chief executive and chairman of the executive committee, EFA

European Fund Administration reports 2.5 per cent rise in turnover

Wed, 16/06/2010 - 06:06

European Fund Administration had a turnover of EUR63m in 2009, a 2.5 per cent rise on 2008, after tax profits amount to EUR5.1m ensuring a return of 38.2 per cent on subscribed capital after tax. »

Fraud

SEC charges money manager and firm touting ties to Belgian royal family

Tue, 15/06/2010 - 16:04

The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged a New York-based money manager and his firm with fraud for touting investments he claimed were tied to the Chimay royal family of Belgium, and then stealing millions of dollars to pay his divorce lawyers and the mortgage on his house in the Hamptons. »

Nan Mead, vice president of client development, International Asset Management

International Asset Management makes client development hire

Tue, 15/06/2010 - 15:13

International Asset Management, a fund of hedge fund investment manager, has appointed Nan Mead as vice president of client development. »

Trading screens

RealTick and Bulltick expand execution offering in equities and futures

Tue, 15/06/2010 - 14:29

RealTick, a multi-broker, cross-asset electronic trading platform, has expanded the suite of products provided by the Latin American investment banking and brokerage house, Bulltick Capital Markets. »

Graph down arrow

Newedge CTA Index down 1.51 per cent in May

Tue, 15/06/2010 - 13:04

The Newedge CTA Index fell by 1.51 per cent in May, bringing its year-to-date performance to +2.06 per cent. »

Piggy bank

Secured Life Fund launches in UK market

Tue, 15/06/2010 - 12:15

An income producing asset class with the potential to pay up to nine per cent a year has been launched in the UK. »

Barred

CFTC denies OCC rule amendment

Tue, 15/06/2010 - 10:39

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has issued a notice of non-approval of a rule amendment submitted by the Options Clearing Corporation.  »

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