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Goldman leads investment by Wall Street in new communications platform
By Reuters
10/01/2014 4:51:53 PM ET

NEW YORK (Reuters)—After spending two years developing a wide-ranging communications tool for Wall Street, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. says it has reached the perfect pitch.
Argentina defies U.S. court order by depositing debt payment
By Reuters
10/01/2014 1:03:31 PM ET

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters)—Argentina deposited a $161 million bond interest payment with a newly appointed local trustee on Tuesday [Sept. 30], the Economy Ministry said, defying a U.
U.S. judge holds Argentina in contempt over bond payment plan
By Reuters
09/30/2014 11:15:39 AM ET

NEW YORK (Reuters)--In a rare move, a U.S. judge held Argentina in contempt on Monday [Sept. 29], saying the country is taking "illegal" steps to evade his orders in a longstanding dispute with hedge funds over defaulted debt.
People

State Street names Keogh head of alternative investment solutions in Asia
By Reuters
09/02/2014 12:24:58 PM ET

HONG KONG (Reuters)—State Street Corp., the world's second-largest standalone custody bank, said on Tuesday [Sept. 2] it appointed Bob Keogh as head of alternative investment solutions for the Asia Pacific region.
Citigroup names James Boyle as global head of equity derivatives
By Reuters
07/25/2014 3:26:55 PM ET

HONG KONG (Reuters)—Citigroup Inc. has named James Boyle as global head of equity derivatives, according to an internal memo, replacing Simon Yates who left for New York hedge fund Two Sigma Investments LLC in early July.
Technology

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.
Technology Briefs
By HedgeWorld Staff
08/20/2008 3:59:29 PM ET

Penserra, BIDS Trading in Agreement NEW YORK (HedgeWorld.com)—Agency broker Penserra Securities and BIDS Trading on Wednesday [Aug. 20] announced an agreement whereby Penserra's institutional investor client base will get direct access to the BIDS Trading crossing system.
Strategy/Analysis

World investors diverge on the outlook for stocks
By Reuters
09/30/2014 6:09:03 PM ET

LONDON (Reuters)--Global investor sentiment is diverging, with Europeans, including the UK, remaining bullish on stocks and keeping allocations in place while the United States and Japan fret over rising risks, a Reuters poll showed on Tuesday [Sept. 30].
Hedge funds hold fire on Tesco, eye rebound potential
By Reuters
09/30/2014 5:58:56 PM ET

LONDON (Reuters)--Some hedge funds are holding fire on Tesco in the wake of its accounting scandal and share price slide, with at least one fund cutting its short position as investors assess the potential for a rebound. Although bearish bets on the world's third-biggest retailer have ticked up over the past week, short interest is down from its March highs.
Regulatory/Legal

Global financial watchdog calls for FX fix reforms, urges banks to clean up
By Reuters
07/15/2014 12:44:18 PM ET

LONDON (Reuters)—The world's top financial regulator on Tuesday [July 15] urged deep-rooted change to how currency benchmarks are set, encouraging market players to tighten up their governance, practices and controls rather than imposing stringent new regulation. The proposals come in response to allegations being investigated by regulators that dealers at major banks colluded and manipulated key reference rates in the $5.
Regulators lack data to probe shadow banking sector
By Reuters
05/02/2014 12:51:58 PM ET

LONDON (Reuters)—Shining a light on the murky $70 trillion world of "shadow banking" is proving tricky for regulators handicapped by too little data and under pressure to boost economic growth, and this means risks may be escaping proper scrutiny. Shadow banking, a term which annoys the sector because of its pejorative connotation, ranges from money market funds and repurchase agreements to special investment vehicles, hedge funds and securities lending.
Indexes

Lipper hedge fund performance - August 2014 - Multi-Strategy (U.S. funds)
By HedgeWorld
09/30/2014 5:30:43 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.
Lipper hedge fund performance - August 2014 - Multi-Strategy (all funds)
By HedgeWorld
09/30/2014 5:28:36 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

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.
Opinion: Managers improve, but scale kills
By James Saft, Reuters
02/26/2014 5:39:21 PM ET

Fund managers are getting better, but active fund management is getting worse. Yes, I realize that is a bit like saying improved medical care is causing us to lose more patients, but this is indeed the upshot of new research and it should put investors in a quandary.
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