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Spectron launches European fuel oil desk

Mon, 23/08/2010 - 06:17

Spectron, the commodities brokerage, has extended its market coverage to include European fuel oil.  »

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Eight out of ten hedge fund strategies positive in July

Sun, 22/08/2010 - 16:25

The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index gained 1.59 per cent in July, its highest performance since March 2010. »

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Ireland removes requirement for non-resident declarations by fund investors

Sun, 22/08/2010 - 13:27

Dechert’s Declan O’Sullivan and Conor Durkin outline recent changes in revenue practice under which Irish funds may obtain an exemption from the Irish Revenue Commissioners making it easier for investors to subscribe for shares/units in an Irish fund. »

Shaun Lynn, president of BGC Partners

BGC Partners acquires Mint Partners’ key businesses

Sun, 22/08/2010 - 12:10

BGC Partners, an intermediary to the wholesale financial markets, has completed the acquisition of various assets and businesses of Mint Partners and Mint Equities through BGC Brokers. »

Trading screens

Merriman Curhan Ford hires Joe Minton for agency options trading desk

Fri, 20/08/2010 - 06:20

Merriman Curhan Ford has hired Joe Minton as managing director and head of derivatives to launch an agency options trading desk for institutional investors. »

Research

Otkritie strengthens research team

Thu, 19/08/2010 - 16:11

Otkritie, one of the largest financial groups in Russia, has bolstered its research team with the appointment of two senior Russian equity market specialists. »

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Fidessa provides access to Chi-X Japan

Thu, 19/08/2010 - 15:59

Fidessa group, a provider of trading, connectivity and market data solutions for the buy-side and sell-side, is providing connectivity to Chi-X Japan through its global FIX network. »

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Michael Davie appointed chief executive of SwapClear

Thu, 19/08/2010 - 14:28

LCH.Clearnet has appointed Michael Davie as chief executive of SwapClear, its interest rate swap clearing service.  »

Stanley Druckenmiller

Comment: Druckenmiller retirement indicates a new era for hedge funds

Thu, 19/08/2010 - 13:52

Stanley Druckenmiller one of the world’s most successful hedge fund managers, decided to stepdown this week, telling investors in a full and frank letter, "For me the disappointment of each interim drawdown over the years has taken a cumulative toll that I cannot continue to sustain.” »

Stanley Druckenmiller

Comment: Druckenmiller retirement indicates a new era for hedge funds

Thu, 19/08/2010 - 13:46

Stanley Druckenmiller one of the world’s most successful hedge fund managers, decided to stepdown this week, telling investors in a full and frank letter, "For me the disappointment of each interim drawdown over the years has taken a cumulative toll that I cannot continue to sustain.” »

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