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Jon Anderson, global head of valuation and OTC derivatives at GlobeOp

Standard & Poor’s to provide valuations for GlobeOp

S&P Valuation and Risk Strategies, a business unit within Standard & Poor’s, has been selected to provide independent valuations for a range of fixed income securities to GlobeOp Financial Services, a provider of middle and back office administration and risk

Hedge funds gain 1.31 per cent in April

Hedge funds gained 1.31 per cent in April, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The index has gained 4.58 per cent in the first four months of 2010. “Rising fears of default in the Euro zone

CS Brazil heading for record harvest

The forthcoming CS Brazil harvest is set to reach a new record with an expected 590 million tonnes of cane set to be crushed, according to Czarnikow, one of the UK’s oldest sugar traders. The record crush is expected to

Aref Karim, CEO and CIO of QCM

QCM launches UCITS compliant managed futures fund

UK-based, systematic macro hedge fund manager Quality Capital Management (QCM) has launched the DB Platinum IV QCM GDP Index Fund, a UCITS III compliant fund, which offers daily liquidity, is registered in Luxembourg and is part of Deutsche Bank’s db

NewEdge Volatility Trading Index down 0.56% in April

The latest April 2010 estimate for the NewEdge Volatility Index (VTI) is -0.56% making this the sixth consecutive month that the index has recorded a negative return. The index, which consists of the following ten funds: Acorn Derivatives – Absolute

Industry veteran Rachel SL Minard joins Optima Fund Management

Industry veteran Rachel SL Minard has joined Optima Fund Management, a USD3.5 billion private investment firm specializing in hedge fund investments, in the newly-created position of Partner and Managing Director. Industry veteran Rachel SL Minard has joined Optima Fund Management,

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Eurex to introduce options on three benchmark ETFs

Eurex will list three options on 17 May based on the Deutsche Bank ETFs db x-trackers MSCI Emerging Markets TRN, MSCI World TRN and MSCI Europe TRN. Additional ETF options are expected to be listed at Eurex later this year.

Australian hedge and absolute return funds up 2.64 per cent

Australian Fund Monitor’s index of Australian hedge and absolute return funds has almost regained the previous high water mark set in October 2007 after adding 2.64 per cent in March to be up 1.41 per cent year-to-date. Equity based funds

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