Former Icap brokers launch international advisory firm

Former Icap brokers launch international advisory firm

Mon, 30/11/2009 - 06:02

Michael Hadjedj and Stephane Mardel, the former global heads of the special situations and merger arbitrage desk at Icap  in London, have launched an independent international brokerage and advisory firm, United First Partners. »

Deutsche Börse connects 100th participant to Proximity services

Deutsche Börse connects 100th participant to Proximity services

Sun, 29/11/2009 - 15:56

Deutsche Börse now has 100 Eurex and Xetra participants, vendors and service providers using its two Proximity data centres in Frankfurt. »

Firm Economics forms CubeLogic

Firm Economics forms CubeLogic

Sun, 29/11/2009 - 11:52

Consulting and investment company Firm Economics has formed CubeLogic, a firm that combines a major offshore development centre in Brazil with a team of risk specialists. »

Oklahoma Chinese community targeted in commodity futures Ponzi scheme

Oklahoma Chinese community targeted in commodity futures Ponzi scheme

Fri, 27/11/2009 - 06:01

A federal court in Oklahoma City has entered a restraining order against defendants Kenneth W. Lee, Simon Yang, Prestige Ventures and Federated Management Group freezing assets controlled by the defendants, protecting records and appointing a temporary receiver to locate and marshal assets for return to defrauded customers. »

Robert J. Sucarato fined USD2m in CFTC hedge fund anti-fraud action

Robert J. Sucarato fined USD2m in CFTC hedge fund anti-fraud action

Thu, 26/11/2009 - 16:00

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has obtained a default judgment order requiring Robert J. Sucarato to pay USD800,000 in restitution and a USD1.2m civil monetary penalty for fraudulently soliciting commodity pool participants to trade futures and options through his hedge funds and for concealing trading losses. »

Trafalgar Capital strengthens investment team

Trafalgar Capital strengthens investment team

Thu, 26/11/2009 - 15:53

Trafalgar Capital Management, the London based hedge fund manager, has appointed Josh Jacobson as partner and senior portfolio manager.  »

CDS market sees emphasis on streamlined trading

CDS market sees emphasis on streamlined trading

Thu, 26/11/2009 - 14:08

The credit default swap market has seen an emphasis on streamlined trading and reduced complexity, making the market easier to participate in and regulate, according to a report from Celent, a Boston-based financial research and consulting firm. »

Court freezes assets of Minnesota residents in fraudulent forex scheme

Court freezes assets of Minnesota residents in fraudulent forex scheme

Thu, 26/11/2009 - 11:57

A court order has frozen assets held by Minnesota residents Trevor G. Cook and Patrick Kiley, and their companies Oxford Global Advisors, Oxford Global Partners, Universal Brokerage FX and Universal Brokerage FX Diversified, all charged with fraud and misappropriation in connection with off-exchange leveraged foreign currency trading. »

SmartPool deploys NYSE Euronext technology

SmartPool deploys NYSE Euronext technology

Thu, 26/11/2009 - 10:38

SmartPool, the European dark liquidity pool created by NYSE Euronext in partnership with HSBC, J.P.Morgan and BNP Paribas, has migrated to NYSE Euronext’s Universal Trading Platform.  »

Court freezes assets of Louisiana firm in USD2m commodity pool fraud

Court freezes assets of Louisiana firm in USD2m commodity pool fraud

Thu, 26/11/2009 - 06:04

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has obtained a court order freezing the assets of William Charles Guidry of Jacksonville, Florida, Matthew Brian Pizzolato of Tickfaw, Louisiana, and Capital Funding Consultants of Covington, Louisiana. »

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