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Puerto Rico creditor group gains $180 billion in new muscle
By Reuters
07/25/2014 5:24:20 PM ET

NEW YORK (Reuters)—A group of hedge funds supporting debt restructuring efforts in Puerto Rico has gained 14 new members, bringing the group's total assets under management to $240 billion, a spokesman for the group said on Friday [July 25]. The group of 18 has $4.
U.S. SEC official defends Royal Bank of Scotland waiver to Congress
By Reuters
07/25/2014 11:27:06 AM ET

WASHINGTON (Reuters)—A top U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission official on Thursday [July 24] defended his agency's decision to grant the Royal Bank of Scotland a regulatory waiver, saying the bank had already been punished in connection with LIBOR manipulation.
Citadel founder Kenneth Griffin seeks to divorce wife
By Reuters
07/24/2014 5:15:19 PM ET

BOSTON (Reuters)—Billionaire investor Kenneth Griffin, who oversees $20 billion at hedge fund Citadel LLC, filed for divorce from his wife citing "irreconcilable differences," according to court filings seen by Reuters on Thursday [July 24]. Griffin, 45, has been married to Anne Dias Griffin, 43, for 11 years and the couple have three young children.
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

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

Greenlight Capital details short bets, still likes Apple
By Reuters
07/25/2014 4:55:56 PM ET

BOSTON (Reuters)—Hedge fund manager David Einhorn, whose picks are closely watched on Wall Street, said he is betting against supermarket chain Safeway Inc. but still likes his biggest holdings, including Apple Inc.
Argentina and holdouts play chicken
By Reuters
07/25/2014 1:25:47 PM ET

NEW YORK (IFR/Reuters)—The prospect of a technical default by Argentina is looming as the government and holdout investors stare each other down in a very public battle of nerves ahead of the expiration of a grace period for debt payments on July 30. Efforts this week by U.
Regulatory/Legal

U.S. SEC to review accredited investor rule
By Reuters
07/25/2014 3:56:39 PM ET

WASHINGTON (Reuters)—A U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission review of its "accredited investor" rule could ultimately make it tougher for brokers to sell privately traded securities, a high-risk, high-reward, high-commission staple at some small and independent firms.
U.S. SEC targets 10 firms in high frequency trading probe: SEC document
By Reuters
07/17/2014 6:38:27 PM ET

NEW YORK (Reuters)—The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has been seeking information on 10 registered broker dealers as part of an ongoing investigation into high-frequency trading strategies, according to an internal SEC document reviewed by Reuters.
Indexes

Lipper hedge fund performance - June 2014 - Fund of Funds (U.S. funds)
By HedgeWorld
07/25/2014 6:10:44 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 - June 2014 - Fund of Funds (all funds)
By HedgeWorld
07/25/2014 6:09:49 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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