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N.Y. says Barclays' move to toss fraud case should be denied
By Reuters
09/17/2014 2:58:19 PM ET

NEW YORK (Reuters)—The New York attorney general on Tuesday [Sept. 16] rebutted Barclays Plc's motion to dismiss the state's lawsuit alleging fraud in how it ran a private trading platform, calling the arguments in the petition "misguided" and "disingenuous.
European banking job numbers drop a further 21,000 in first half
By Reuters
09/16/2014 3:39:42 PM ET

LONDON (Reuters)—The banking sector's long and painful restructuring accounted for a further 1.2 percent fall in staff numbers at Europe's biggest lenders in the first half of the year, data compiled by Reuters shows, with little prospect of an upturn any time soon.
Growing foreign fund influence a risk for emerging markets: BIS
By Reuters
09/15/2014 12:29:59 PM ET

LONDON (Reuters)—The global fund management industry is a potential source of risk for emerging markets because of its vast size and herd-like investor behavior that can exacerbate asset price fluctuations, a BIS report said on Sunday [Sept. 14].
People

Citi's Romain Stephan joins Silver Time Partners: report
By Reuters
09/02/2014 12:28:59 PM ET

PARIS (Reuters)—Paris-based hedge fund Silver Time Partners said Romain Stephan is joining the company from Citigroup Inc. as founding partner and chief marketing officer.
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

New Computer Programs Help Hedge Fund AHL's Revival
By Reuters
11/11/2010 11:08:42 AM ET

LONDON (Reuters)—New computer programs designed to cope with choppy markets have helped Man Group's flagship hedge fund AHL produce stronger returns after last year's damaging losses, its manager told Reuters. Tim Wong, chief executive of AHL, a $22.
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

Hedging costs against sterling's swings soar on Scottish vote worries
By Reuters
09/12/2014 1:28:54 PM ET

LONDON (Reuters)—The cost of hedging against near-term swings in the British pound jumped to four-year highs on Friday [Sept. 12] and investors added to unfavorable bets in the derivatives market, reflecting jitters about the result of the Scottish referendum.
Emerging-market currency turbulence picks up, options markets flash red
By Reuters
09/10/2014 4:29:54 PM ET

LONDON (Reuters)—The cost of hedging against sharp fluctuations in many emerging-market currencies jumped to multi-month highs on Wednesday [Sept. 10], and derivatives markets indicate that bets against them are on the rise as the dollar strengthens.
Regulatory/Legal

U.S. regulator would welcome delay of EU clearing rules
By Reuters
09/10/2014 3:43:28 PM ET

WASHINGTON (Reuters)—A top U.S. regulator said on Wednesday [Sept. 10] he would welcome a delay by the European Union that gave more time to resolve a conflict with Washington over making derivatives markets safer.
U.S., Europe head toward delay in squabble over swaps rules
By Reuters
09/04/2014 2:17:15 PM ET

WASHINGTON (Reuters)—The European Union is discussing delaying a deadline for a second time in its efforts to reform the global derivatives market, a source familiar with the matter said, as talks with U.S.
Indexes

Lipper hedge fund performance - August 2014 - Convertible Arbitrage (U.S. funds)
By HedgeWorld
09/16/2014 4:55:37 PM ET

Editor's note: As of Sept. 16, 2014, five U.S.-only convertible arbitrage funds in the Lipper Hedge Fund Database that are open to investment provided return information for August 2014.
Lipper hedge fund performance - August 2014 - Convertible Arbitrage (all funds)
By HedgeWorld
09/16/2014 4:54:33 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: UK commodity regulator embraces more openness
By John Kemp, Reuters
02/27/2014 3:50:19 PM ET

By publishing a new primer on the changing landscape for commodity markets and emerging issues for regulators, Britain's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has taken a welcome first step towards greater transparency. Despite its rather dull title, the FCA's "Commodity Markets Update", released on Thursday [Feb.
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