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Argentina to appeal U.S. judge's order calling bond payment illegal
By Reuters
09/02/2014 12:07:23 PM ET

NEW YORK (Reuters)—Argentina said on Friday [Aug. 29] it would appeal a U.S. judge's decision declaring a $539 million payment the country deposited with Bank of New York Mellon Corp.
U.S. judge sets hearing in Argentina bond case over Citi subpoena
By Reuters
09/02/2014 11:55:52 AM ET

NEW YORK (Reuters)—A U.S. judge overseeing litigation by Argentina and creditors who did not participate in the country's past debt restructurings on Friday [Aug.
PwC must face $1 billion lawsuit over MF Global advice
By Reuters
08/27/2014 3:35:16 PM ET

NEW YORK (Reuters)—A federal judge on Wednesday [Aug. 27] ordered PricewaterhouseCoopers to face a $1 billion lawsuit claiming that its bad accounting advice was a substantial cause of the October 2011 bankruptcy of MF Global Holdings Ltd.
People

High-frequency trading group hires CEO, retains law firm
By Reuters
08/21/2014 3:19:26 PM ET

NEW YORK (Reuters)—Modern Markets Initiative, a high-frequency trading advocacy group, said on Thursday [Aug. 21] it selected Bill Harts, an electronic trading veteran, as its chief executive officer, and retained the same law firm that hired former derivatives regulator Bart Chilton.
Former SAC Capital Advisors President Conheeney leaves firm
By Reuters
08/18/2014 1:56:44 PM ET

BOSTON (Reuters)—Thomas Conheeney, who was president of Steven A. Cohen's SAC Capital Advisors during the years the hedge fund was being investigated for insider trading, has stepped down from the position at successor organization Point72 Asset Management, Point72 said on Monday [Aug.
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

Insider traders in U.S. face longer prison terms, Reuters analysis shows
By Reuters
09/02/2014 2:43:03 PM ET

NEW YORK (Reuters)—U.S. judges are imposing increasingly long prison terms for insider trading, a Reuters analysis shows. The rise is at least partly driven by the bigger profits being earned through the illegal schemes, defense lawyers said.
Passive funds an active threat for Europe's fund managers
By Reuters
09/02/2014 12:20:11 PM ET

LONDON (Reuters)—Warren Buffett built a fortune of nearly $60 billion from astute stock picking, but when the 83-year-old dies, the vast majority of the money he leaves his wife will be parked in a fund that simply moves in step with an index. The afterlife plans of the man nicknamed the Sage of Omaha, revealed in a letter to his investors earlier this year, underline a sea change afoot in the investment industry.
Regulatory/Legal

U.S. SEC adopts securitization, rating agency reforms
By Reuters
08/27/2014 1:35:57 PM ET

Editor's note: This version of the story has been updated throughout. WASHINGTON (Reuters)—The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday [Aug.
FINRA charges Wedbush with market access violations
By Reuters
08/18/2014 1:41:22 PM ET

WASHINGTON (Reuters)—Wall Street's self-funded regulator on Monday [Aug. 18] charged brokerage firm Wedbush Securities with having shoddy risk controls, a flaw that in turn allowed thousands of traders to flood U.
Indexes

Lipper hedge fund performance - July 2014 - Multi-Strategy (U.S. funds)
By HedgeWorld
09/02/2014 4:29:49 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 - July 2014 - Multi-Strategy (all funds)
By HedgeWorld
09/02/2014 4:28:47 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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