BTIG hires four industry veterans in Australia

BTIG hires four industry veterans in Australia

Wed, 18/11/2009 - 07:03

BTIG Australia, a broker dealer specialising in institutional trading and related brokerage services, has expanded its Australian presence with four senior hires. »

Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index relatively flat in October

Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index relatively flat in October

Wed, 18/11/2009 - 06:33

The Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index finished relatively flat in October, up 0.13 per cent, as a result of increased market volatility. »

BMO Capital Markets acquires Paloma securities lending assets

BMO Capital Markets acquires Paloma securities lending assets

Wed, 18/11/2009 - 06:00

BMO Capital Markets, the investment and corporate banking arm of BMO Financial Group, has signed a definitive agreement with Greenwich, Connecticut-based Paloma Securities to hire its global securities lending team and acquire assets used in its securities lending business. »

RBC Hedge 250 Index returns -0.25 per cent in October

RBC Hedge 250 Index returns -0.25 per cent in October

Tue, 17/11/2009 - 16:00

The RBC Hedge 250 Index had a net return of -0.25 per cent in October, bringing the year-to-date return of the index to 17.20 per cent. »

Cyrus Capital extends offer for Ion Networks

Cyrus Capital extends offer for Ion Networks

Tue, 17/11/2009 - 15:55

Cyrus Capital Partners has extended its enhanced USD250m offer to finance Ion Media Networks’ exit from bankruptcy protection. »

Tetragon Financial to acquire Lyon Capital Management

Tetragon Financial to acquire Lyon Capital Management

Tue, 17/11/2009 - 14:00

Tetragon Financial Group has entered into a definitive agreement with Calyon to acquire Lyon Capital Management and certain collateralised loan obligation securities.  »

Icap makes profit of GBP166m in half year to 30 September

Icap makes profit of GBP166m in half year to 30 September

Tue, 17/11/2009 - 11:52

Interdealer broker Icap produced a profit of GBP166m in the half year to 30 September 2009 before taxation, amortisation and impairment of intangibles arising on consolidation and exceptional items. »

Barclay Hedge Fund Index slips 0.20 per cent in October

Barclay Hedge Fund Index slips 0.20 per cent in October

Tue, 17/11/2009 - 11:50

Hedge funds registered a 0.20 per cent loss in October, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. »

Institutions and financial advisers optimistic about alternative investments

Institutions and financial advisers optimistic about alternative investments

Tue, 17/11/2009 - 11:49

Institutions and financial advisers continue to view alternative investments optimistically, despite their questionable performance, correlation and liquidity during last year’s global downturn, according to a survey by Morningstar and Barron’s. »

Standard Bank launches currency reference warrants

Standard Bank launches currency reference warrants

Tue, 17/11/2009 - 10:30

Standard Bank has launched currency reference warrants in response to the growing popularity of currency trading in South Africa. »

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