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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.
Argentina says U.S. contempt sanctions over debt would be illegal
By Reuters
09/29/2014 4:25:41 PM ET

NEW YORK/BUENOS AIRES—Argentina said on Monday [Sept. 29] that any sanctions for contempt of court, leveled against it for refusing to pay U.S. hedge funds suing over defaulted debt, would be illegal under international law.
Argentine holdout bond creditors to support Citi's stay request
By Reuters
09/26/2014 3:00:09 PM ET

NEW YORK (Reuters)—Creditors suing Argentina over defaulted debt will not object to Citigroup Inc.'s request to put on hold a U.S. court order preventing it from processing an imminent payment issued under Argentina's local laws, a source said Friday [Sept.
People

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.
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.
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

Event-driven hedge funds' skills stand out in H1: BlackRock
By Reuters
09/25/2014 1:30:46 PM ET

LONDON (Reuters)—Hedge fund managers looking to profit from corporate events such as mergers and acquisitions proved to be the most skilful in the first half of the year, a study on Thursday [Sept. 25] by top global money manager BlackRock showed.
Not waiting for JPMorgan, Mercuria plots global metals push
By Reuters
09/25/2014 10:35:33 AM ET

NEW YORK/SYDNEY (Reuters)—Swiss commodity trader Mercuria, known best for its energy prowess, is mounting an audacious challenge to metal trading titans like Glencore Plc and Trafigura AG, but not in the way that industry sources had expected. Rather than relying on its pending $3.
Regulatory/Legal

Dubai creates new fund class to lure asset managers
By Reuters
08/19/2014 9:56:38 AM ET

DUBAI (Reuters)—Dubai is changing its financial rules in an effort to attract more asset managers – particularly those serving the richest and most risk-tolerant investors, such as hedge funds and private equity funds – to base themselves in the emirate. The rules create a new class of funds that can be domiciled in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), facing less stringent regulation and thus lower costs than existing funds.
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.
Indexes

Lipper hedge fund performance - August 2014 - Managed Futures (U.S. funds)
By HedgeWorld
09/29/2014 6:31:32 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 - Managed Futures (all funds)
By HedgeWorld
09/29/2014 6:30:31 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.
Managed Futures & Derivatives

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