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Merrill Lynch fires top brokers for promoting outside hedge fund
By Reuters
09/19/2014 5:43:07 PM ET

NEW YORK (Reuters)—Merrill Lynch summarily fired two veteran brokers from its elite Private Banking and Investment Group two weeks ago for guiding clients to invest in a hedge fund outside of the brokerage firm. The brokers, Stephen S.
Hedge fund exit requests decline in September
By Reuters
09/19/2014 5:37:52 PM ET

LONDON (Reuters)—Investor requests to take out money from hedge funds fell in September, data from SS&C showed on Friday [Sept. 19]. The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator, a snapshot of hedge fund clients giving notice to withdraw cash expressed as a percentage of assets under administration, fell to 3.
U.S. court tosses Argentina, Citigroup appeal in bond case
By Reuters
09/19/2014 2:09:07 PM ET

NEW YORK (Reuters)—A U.S. appeals court on Friday [Sept. 19] dismissed an appeal by Citigroup Inc. and Argentina of a judge's order blocking the bank from processing payments on $8.
People

CalPERS names Ted Eliopoulos chief investment officer
By Reuters
09/18/2014 11:47:46 AM ET

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters)—The California Public Employees' Retirement System said Ted Eliopoulos would assume the role of chief investment officer at America's largest public pension fund.
Marathon hires new co-head of emerging markets
By Reuters
09/15/2014 3:27:10 PM ET

BOSTON (Reuters)—Hedge fund Marathon Asset Management said on Monday [Sept. 15] that is beefing up its emerging markets team with two new hires, including Diego Gradowczyk as co-head of emerging markets.
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

TransCanada eyed by U.S. investor activists
By Reuters
09/18/2014 4:43:34 PM ET

NEW YORK/TORONTO (Reuters)—Canada, which has seen a fair share of U.S. activist investors cross the border in the last years, may soon have more of them knocking on its door.
UK traders gear up for long night before Scottish vote result
By Reuters
09/17/2014 4:52:58 PM ET

LONDON (Reuters) - London's trading rooms are gearing up for an extra long shift to cover Scotland's independence referendum and drafting in extra staff, anticipating a surge in activity when the result comes through early on Friday [Sept. 19].
Regulatory/Legal

FINRA unveils proposals for dark pools, bond markets
By Reuters
09/19/2014 5:34:36 PM ET

WASHINGTON (Reuters)—Wall Street's self-funded regulator unveiled a list of proposals on Friday [Sept. 19] to bolster rules governing alternative trading platforms like "dark pools," computerized high-speed trading, and price transparency in the corporate bond market.
U.S. CFTC to propose rules for uncleared swaps
By Reuters
09/17/2014 5:44:33 PM ET

WASHINGTON (Reuters)—The U.S. derivatives regulator on Wednesday [Sept. 17] met to propose a new rule for safety margins for uncleared swaps, a last remaining building block in its efforts to make the $710 trillion global market safer.
Indexes

Lipper hedge fund performance - August 2014 - Equity Market Neutral (U.S. funds)
By HedgeWorld
09/19/2014 6:21:03 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 - August 2014 - Equity Market Neutral (all funds)
By HedgeWorld
09/19/2014 6:20:09 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.
Managed Futures & Derivatives

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