Insurance most active sector in US CDS market in November

Insurance most active sector in US CDS market in November

The US credit default swap market remained characterised by further widening throughout the course of last month, extending the gradual decline in creditworthiness that began in late summer 2009, according to a report by GFI Group. »


List Group launches FRM Grid for risk analysis

List Group launches FRM Grid for risk analysis

List Group, the electronic trading provider behind 15 of Europe’s electronic markets, has launched its standard alone grid computing platform, FMR Grid. »


Hedge funds end October in positive territory

Hedge funds end October in positive territory

Volatility spikes at the end of October hit many hedge fund strategies, with the Credit Suisse/Tremont Broad Hedge Fund Index returning a modest 0.13 per cent for an eighth consecutive month of positive returns, according to a report by Lipper. »


Precious metals lead S&P GSCI in November

Precious metals lead S&P GSCI in November

The S&P GSCI increased 1.52 per cent in November led by the precious metals sector which gained 13.53 per cent, according to figures from Standard & Poor’s. »


YA Global Master SPV invests SGD10m in Swing Media

YA Global Master SPV invests SGD10m in Swing Media

Swing Media Technology Group has entered into a SGD10m equity line facility with YA Global Master SPV, a fund managed by Yorkville Advisors.  »


Opus opens Chicago office

Opus opens Chicago office

Opus Fund Services has opened an office in Chicago to concentrate on sales and marketing, back and middle office accounting, and client relationship management. »


Marc Romano joins NewFinance Capital as chief executive

Marc Romano joins NewFinance Capital as chief executive

Marc Romano will join NewFinance Capital, the specialist fund of hedge funds wholly-owned by Schroders, as chief executive officer from 18 January 2010.    »


March Gestión launches fund specialising in quality wine

March Gestión launches fund specialising in quality wine

March Gestión de Fondos, Banca March’s investment management arm, has launched a global equity fund investing in companies linked to the production and sales of quality wine. »


Guernsey funds see seven per cent rise in value in Q3

Guernsey funds see seven per cent rise in value in Q3

The value of investment funds in Guernsey grew by GBP12bn, or seven per cent, in the third quarter of 2009, according to figures from the Guernsey Financial Services Commission. »


Standard & Poor’s launches S&P 500 Gold Hedged Index

Standard & Poor’s launches S&P 500 Gold Hedged Index

With the returns of gold rivaling that of the US equity market, Standard & Poor’s has launched the S&P 500 Gold Hedged Index. »


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