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CFTC will not issue grandfather relief for bilateral exempt commodity swaps

Mon, 13/09/2010 - 10:42

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has determined not to issue grandfather relief at this time to parties that petition the commission to continue to operate in reliance upon the Commodity Exchange Act’s exempt commodity exemption for bilateral swaps after the deletion of that provision from the CEA by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. »

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Citi appoints prime finance head of sales and capital introduction in EMEA

Mon, 13/09/2010 - 06:09

Citi has appointed Paul Harvey as prime finance head of sales and capital introduction in EMEA.   »

Frederik van Tuyll, chief executive officer at Equity Trust

Doughty Hanson to acquire Equity Trust for EUR350m

Sun, 12/09/2010 - 16:14

Private equity firm Doughty Hanson is to acquire Equity Trust, a provider business administration and fiduciary services, for a total consideration of EUR350m from Candover and other institutional shareholders. »

Alpha

Citigroup sponsors launch of new managed accounts platform

Sun, 12/09/2010 - 16:07

Citigroup has launched Ivaldi Capital, a managed account platform which aims to accommodate the increasing demand for alpha-generating investments by pension funds, endowments and sovereign wealth funds. »

Tokyo

Newedge sponsors GH Financials as first remote trading member on TFX

Sun, 12/09/2010 - 13:50

Multi-asset brokerage and clearing firm Newedge has become the sponsoring clearer to GH Financials as the first remote trading member in Euroyen Futures on the Tokyo Financial Exchange. »

Man holding money

Hedge funds protect capital and outperform as markets decline sharply

Sun, 12/09/2010 - 12:11

Hedge funds have been able to protect capital and generate modest positive performance this year despite high levels of volatility and declines in the equity markets, research by Hennessee Group shows.  »

Regulation

Survey shows concerns about new regulatory structure in UK

Sun, 12/09/2010 - 11:08

A survey conducted by Kinetic Partners of over 90 senior figures in the asset management, banking and broking industries shows a lack of confidence in future structures for regulating financial services in the UK. »

Traders

Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index up 0.22 per cent in August

Sun, 12/09/2010 - 10:43

Early estimates indicate the Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index will post positive performance of 0.22 per cent in August, based on 70 per cent of assets in the index reporting. »

Volatility

Credit attracts investor inflows despite volatile markets

Fri, 10/09/2010 - 07:05

Fitch Ratings says fund flows for credit asset managers have in general remained positive, as concerns about sovereign and bank debt and the economic outlook are balanced by generally sound corporate fundamentals. »

Box

Formicary launches Hedge Fund in a Box solution

Fri, 10/09/2010 - 06:16

Formicary and Equinoxe Alternative Investment Services have launched a business solution called Hedge Fund in a Box, to give hedge funds with assets of less than USD1bn under management a stronger grasp of risk exposure and improved visibility with less administrative burden. »

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