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Spending on post-Mifid market surveillance to reach EUR185m in 2012

Spending on post-Mifid market surveillance to reach EUR185m in 2012

Mon, 01/03/2010 - 15:55

The implementation of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive is turning market surveillance, traditionally a cost centre, into a competitive edge, says capital markets research and advisory firm Tabb Group. »

MFA urges SEC to analyse impact of short selling restrictions

MFA urges SEC to analyse impact of short selling restrictions

Mon, 01/03/2010 - 14:06

The Managed Funds Association says it is disappointed that the Securities and Exchange Commission’s short selling restrictions are not supported by empirical data. »

Bedrock launches fund of hedge funds investing solely in Brazil

Bedrock launches fund of hedge funds investing solely in Brazil

Mon, 01/03/2010 - 12:06

Bedrock Group, the Geneva-based wealth and asset manager, has launched Bedrock Brazil with USD50m of commitments. »

Virginia resident charged with operating forex fraud scheme

Virginia resident charged with operating forex fraud scheme

Mon, 01/03/2010 - 12:05

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has charged Ronald W. Smith, Jr. of Vansant, Virginia, doing business as Safeguard 3030 Investment Club, with operating a Ponzi scheme involving the fraudulent solicitation of at least USD800,000 from at least 34 customers in connection with off-exchange foreign currency trading. »

Australian hedge funds fall 1.50 per cent in January

Australian hedge funds fall 1.50 per cent in January

Mon, 01/03/2010 - 10:34

Australian hedge funds fell by 1.50 per cent in January, bringing their return for the last 12 months to 15 per cent, according to Australian Fund Monitors. »

Aegon launches UK Equity Absolute Return Fund

Aegon launches UK Equity Absolute Return Fund

Mon, 01/03/2010 - 06:04

Aegon Asset Management is launching a UK Equity Absolute Return Fund which aims to capitalise on the group's UK equity investment process. »

Ipreo acquires certificates collection service from Markit

Ipreo acquires certificates collection service from Markit

Sun, 28/02/2010 - 15:58

Ipreo, a provider of market intelligence and productivity solutions to investment banks and corporations, has acquired Markit’s certificates collection service. »

Insynergy to launch Absolute India Fund

Insynergy to launch Absolute India Fund

Sun, 28/02/2010 - 12:10

Insynergy Investment Management has teamed up with India’s largest asset management company, Reliance Capital Asset Management, to launch its Absolute India Fund. »

Kinetic Partners welcomes FSA hedge fund risk survey

Kinetic Partners welcomes FSA hedge fund risk survey

Sun, 28/02/2010 - 10:36

Kinetic Partners has welcomed the results of a survey by the UK Financial Services Authority which found that hedge funds do not pose a potentially destabilising credit counterparty risk across the surveyed banks. »

Iosco publishes systemic risk data requirements for hedge funds

Iosco publishes systemic risk data requirements for hedge funds

Fri, 26/02/2010 - 07:02

The International Organization of Securities Commissions’ Technical Committee has published details of an agreed template for the global collection of hedge fund information which it believes will assist in assessing possible systemic risks arising from the sector.  »

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