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HSBC Private Bank optimistic about hedge fund performance

Mon, 14/06/2010 - 16:27

Having reduced its exposure to risk in global equities on 21 April 2010, HSBC Private Bank is maintaining its highest conviction overweight in hedge funds in the belief that hedge funds are well positioned to profit from the current market conditions and higher volatility. »

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Hedge funds break 14-month string of positive performance

Mon, 14/06/2010 - 16:01

Hedge fund strategies’ performance retreated in May as both equity and bond markets struggled amid the European debt crisis and its effect on the global recovery. »

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EEX and Eurex expand offer of EUA futures

Mon, 14/06/2010 - 15:20

The European Energy Exchange and the derivatives exchange Eurex will expand trading in European Union Allowance futures from 30 June with contracts which will reach maturity from the third commitment period of the European Emission Trading System. »

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Russia-focused fund manager is launched

Mon, 14/06/2010 - 14:05

Verno Investment Management has been launched as a specialist fund manager in the capital markets of Russia and the former Soviet Union. »

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RBC Wealth Management hires head of investments for British Isles

Mon, 14/06/2010 - 12:08

RBC Wealth Management, part of Royal Bank of Canada, has hired Tracy Maeter as head of investments, British Isles. »

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Credit Suisse launches fixed income algorithmic trading platform

Mon, 14/06/2010 - 11:57

Credit Suisse has launched Onyx, an algorithmic trading platform designed specifically for fixed income. »

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Alternative Advisors launches Castillon Diversified Fund

Mon, 14/06/2010 - 10:27

Alternative Advisors, a London based investment boutique, has launched the Castillon Diversified Fund, a regulated Ucits III multi-manager investment vehicle. »

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Lyxor Global Hedge Fund index down 2.2 per cent in May

Mon, 14/06/2010 - 06:00

The Lyxor Global Hedge Fund index, an investable index based on Lyxor’s hedge fund platform which tracks the overall hedge fund universe, was down 2.2 per cent in May.  »

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Securities regulators adopt new principles and increase focus on systemic risk

Sun, 13/06/2010 - 14:24

The International Organization of Securities Commissions has published its revised Objectives and Principles of Securities Regulation to incorporate eight new principles, based on the lessons learned from the recent financial crisis and subsequent changes in the regulatory environment. »

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CFTC proposes rule for co-location/proximity hosting services

Sun, 13/06/2010 - 11:58

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has proposed a rule that specifies requirements for designated contract markets, derivatives transaction execution facilities and exempt commercial markets that list significant price discovery contracts and offer co-location and/or proximity hosting services to market participants.  »

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