Michael Kourmolis banned from futures industry for fraudulent solicitation

Michael Kourmolis banned from futures industry for fraudulent solicitation

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has obtained a consent order against Michael Kourmolis of Brooklyn, New York, permanently prohibiting him from engaging in any activity related to trading any commodity interests, including soliciting funds, registering with the CFTC and trading on behalf of others or himself. »


Lyxor Global Hedge Fund index down one per cent in October

Lyxor Global Hedge Fund index down one per cent in October

The Lyxor Global Hedge Fund index, an investable index based on Lyxor’s hedge fund platform, was down one per cent in October, bringing year-to-date performance to +4.4 per cent. »


Hedge fund founder John Paulson gives USD20m to NYU Stern

Hedge fund founder John Paulson gives USD20m to NYU Stern

NYU Stern alumnus John Paulson, founder and chairman of hedge fund Paulson & Co, has given a gift of USD20m to NYU Stern. »


Tranen Capital lists class A shares on Irish Stock Exchange

Tranen Capital lists class A shares on Irish Stock Exchange

Tranen Capital Alternative Investment Fund has listed class A shares on the Irish Stock Exchange. »


Northern Trust ups support for investment operations outsourcing clients

Northern Trust ups support for investment operations outsourcing clients

Northern Trust will provide investment operation outsourcing clients with an array of new client communications capabilities through an agreement with Equipos, a supplier of client reporting and marketing communications software, including document management and business process management for investment managers. »


Brevan Howard chooses BNP Paribas for global custody in the UK

Brevan Howard chooses BNP Paribas for global custody in the UK

BNP Paribas Securities Services has won the mandate to provide global custody services in the UK for Brevan Howard Asset Management, Europe's largest hedge fund manager.   »


UBS launches international algorithmic trading in Brazil

UBS launches international algorithmic trading in Brazil

The global equities business of UBS has launched algorithmic trading for international clients trading equities on the Bovespa stock exchange in Brazil. »


Aksia to offer Measurisk transparency to clients

Aksia to offer Measurisk transparency to clients

Risk analytics provider Measurisk, an affiliate of J.P. Morgan Worldwide Securities Services, has entered into an agreement to make its risk transparency information available to clients of Aksia, an independent hedge fund research and advisory firm headquartered in New York. »


Flintlock Capital taps Butterfield Fulcrum as exclusive administrator

Flintlock Capital taps Butterfield Fulcrum as exclusive administrator

Butterfield Fulcrum, an independent alternative fund administration company, has been selected as the exclusive third-party administrator for Flintlock Capital Asset Management, a discretionary global commodities manager set to launch in early 2010. »


Cairn Capital and Oyster Funds launch Ucits III corporate credit fund

Cairn Capital and Oyster Funds launch Ucits III corporate credit fund

Cairn Capital, the London based credit asset management and advisory firm, has joined forces with Oyster Funds, the Luxembourg fund family of Swiss banking group Syz & Co, to launch a corporate credit fund under the Ucits III framework. »


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