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Hedge fund exit requests decline in September
By Reuters
09/19/2014 5:37:52 PM ET

LONDON (Reuters)—Investor requests to take out money from hedge funds fell in September, data from SS&C showed on Friday [Sept. 19]. The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator, a snapshot of hedge fund clients giving notice to withdraw cash expressed as a percentage of assets under administration, fell to 3.
U.S. court tosses Argentina, Citigroup appeal in bond case
By Reuters
09/19/2014 2:09:07 PM ET

NEW YORK (Reuters)—A U.S. appeals court on Friday [Sept. 19] dismissed an appeal by Citigroup Inc. and Argentina of a judge's order blocking the bank from processing payments on $8.
Adidas shares jump on report of hedge fund activism
By Reuters
09/17/2014 4:42:36 PM ET

MUNICH (Reuters) - The share price of sportswear maker Adidas jumped on Wednesday [Sept. 17] on a report that a group of hedge funds is seeking to buy a stake to pressure management to make sweeping changes, although one of the funds dismissed this.
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

Omni backs ex-Barclays top trader to launch European hedge fund
By Reuters
09/19/2014 11:20:52 AM ET

LONDON (Reuters)--Omni Partners is preparing to launch a hedge fund to be managed by former head of European equity trading at Barclays Howard Spooner in December, as the London-based firm looks to diversify its product offerings to investors. The equities hedge fund will bet on rising and falling share prices of large-cap stocks in developed Europe, the firm said in a statement on Friday [Sept.
C-View taps ex-Standard Chartered exec to manage new currency fund
By Reuters
09/18/2014 6:20:33 PM ET

LONDON (Reuters)—Money manager C-View said it would launch a currency trading strategy later this month to be managed by former Standard Chartered Bank's managing director Buford Scott. The C-View Stelrox Systematic Currency Strategy will invest in G10, emerging market, and trend-following strategies, C-View's founder, Paul Chappell, said in a statement on Thursday [Sept.
Regulatory/Legal

Germany says won't delay plans to isolate risky bank business
By Reuters
09/19/2014 11:40:15 AM ET

BERLIN (Reuters)--Germany's government will not delay plans to isolate risky hedge fund activities from banks' normal retail business, a finance ministry spokeswoman said on Friday [Sept. 19], rejecting calls from financial institutes.
Germany says won't delay plans to isolate risky bank business
By Reuters
09/19/2014 11:40:15 AM ET

BERLIN (Reuters)--Germany's government will not delay plans to isolate risky hedge fund activities from banks' normal retail business, a finance ministry spokeswoman said on Friday [Sept. 19], rejecting calls from financial institutes.
Indexes

Lipper hedge fund performance - August 2014 - Equity Market Neutral (U.S. funds)
By HedgeWorld
09/19/2014 6:21:03 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 - Equity Market Neutral (all funds)
By HedgeWorld
09/19/2014 6:20:09 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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