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Citadel founder Kenneth Griffin seeks to divorce wife
By Reuters
07/24/2014 5:15:19 PM ET

BOSTON (Reuters)—Billionaire investor Kenneth Griffin, who oversees $20 billion at hedge fund Citadel LLC, filed for divorce from his wife citing "irreconcilable differences," according to court filings seen by Reuters on Thursday [July 24]. Griffin, 45, has been married to Anne Dias Griffin, 43, for 11 years and the couple have three young children.
Barclays files to dismiss New York lawsuit against 'dark pool'
By Reuters
07/24/2014 2:18:37 PM ET

NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters)—Barclays Plc urged the dismissal on Thursday [July 24] of a lawsuit from the New York attorney general alleging the bank lied to clients about its high-speed trading venue, saying the complaint had "fatal flaws" because Barclays' customers were never misled. The bank's motion to dismiss the lawsuit against its private trading venue – or "dark pool" – said the attorney general failed to identify any fraud, and did not establish material misstatements, identify victims or actual harm.
Republican lawmaker to grill U.S. SEC over Ackman tactics
By Reuters
07/24/2014 1:42:56 PM ET

WASHINGTON (Reuters)—A U.S. lawmaker will pressure the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday [July 24] to consider a raft of reforms, after William Ackman's aggressive efforts to take over Allergan Inc.
People

ISDA names O'Malia as CEO
By Reuters
07/23/2014 3:34:58 PM ET

HONG KONG (Reuters)—The International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA, a global derivatives trade group, said on Wednesday [July 23] it had appointed leading U.S.
Commissioner O'Malia to leave U.S. CFTC swaps watchdog
By Reuters
07/22/2014 12:53:20 PM ET

WASHINGTON (Reuters)—Commissioner Scott O'Malia said on Monday [July 21] he intends to leave the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, creating a vacancy just a short while after Chairman Tim Massad took over at the derivatives regulator.
Technology

Nasdaq, Tradeworx to launch test facility for algorithms
By Reuters
10/09/2013 2:02:53 PM ET

NEW YORK (Reuters) Exchange operator Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. said on Wednesday [Oct. 9] it is partnering with a unit of high-frequency trading firm Tradeworx on an algorithm testing site for firms to examine automated trading strategies and reduce operational risk.
Buy Side Steps Up, and Streamlines: TABB Group Study
By Rich Blake, HedgeWorld
05/04/2010 10:02:17 AM ET

NEW YORK (HedgeWorld.com)—As money managers engage in increasingly sophisticated trading methods while encountering more compliance pressures, the push to invest in technologically advanced Order Management Systems (OMS), and separate Execution Management Systems (EMS), has never been greater, according to a soon to be released TABB Group study which surveyed 118 buy-side trading desks.
Strategy/Analysis

In the big bank asset sell-off, clarity is key: UBS chief
By Reuters
07/24/2014 2:11:15 PM ET

LONDON (Reuters)—When Sam Molinaro took on the job of shifting unwanted assets for UBS – all 430 billion Swiss francs ($480 billion) worth of them – his phone began to ring ceaselessly and his meetings diary filled up fast with potential buyers. Unfortunately, many of those chasing him left disappointed.
Puerto Rico debt crisis headed for U.S.-style bankruptcy resolution
By Reuters
07/23/2014 3:15:40 PM ET

NEW YORK (Reuters)—Momentum is building toward a deal that would make painful losses inevitable for investors holding about $20 billion in bonds issued by Puerto Rico's highway, water and electricity authorities even as some big U.S.
Regulatory/Legal

U.S. SEC targets 10 firms in high frequency trading probe: SEC document
By Reuters
07/17/2014 6:38:27 PM ET

NEW YORK (Reuters)—The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has been seeking information on 10 registered broker dealers as part of an ongoing investigation into high-frequency trading strategies, according to an internal SEC document reviewed by Reuters.
U.S. House passes spending bill with Dodd-Frank changes
By Reuters
07/17/2014 4:08:31 PM ET

WASHINGTON (Reuters)—The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday [July 16] passed a bill to slash funding for Wall Street oversight and revamp new agencies dedicated to cracking down on fraud against consumers and policing risks after the financial crisis.
Indexes

Lipper hedge fund performance - June 2014 - Fixed Income Arbitrage (U.S. funds)
By HedgeWorld
07/24/2014 5:49:43 PM ET

CHICAGO (HedgeWorld.com)—The chart below contains hedge fund performance data from the Lipper Hedge Fund Database for all U.S. funds open to investment.
Lipper hedge fund performance - June 2014 - Fixed Income Arbitrage (all funds)
By HedgeWorld
07/24/2014 5:48:22 PM ET

CHICAGO (HedgeWorld.com)—The chart below contains hedge fund performance data from the Lipper Hedge Fund Database for all funds open to investment. Performance listed is absolute performance.
Opinion

What's in Your Trading Documents? End-users beware
By Thomas D'Ambrosio, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
05/01/2014 11:25:16 AM ET

When parties effect financial transactions, be it a swap, option, forward, future, repo, reverse repo, securities loan, or other derivative transaction, they expect to receive the intended economics of the transaction within the approved risk parameters of the trade. In order to satisfy that expectation, parties generally seek to document their trading relationships in a usual and customary manner, relying often on widely accepted industry documentation.
Opinion: Past, Present and Future of Alternative Funds Market
By Brian Macallister, Ledgex Systems
02/28/2014 6:04:50 PM ET

It's been less than 50 years since the fund of funds model came on the investment scene, and that short history has been anything but dull. Born in the 1970s, American fund of funds took off in the '80s and '90s, and then hit a major stumbling block in 2008, when the widespread financial crisis unearthed deep challenges around liquidity.
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