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PlusFunds Founder May Be in Angola
By Christopher Faille, Senior Financial Correspondent
04/04/2008 3:11:56 PM ET

NEW YORK (HedgeWorld.com)—A complaint filed in a federal district court in New York on Thursday [April 3] indicated that Christopher Sugrue, the founder of the defunct PlusFunds Group Inc.
Yuan to Become Key Commodities Currency
By Reuters
04/25/2012 3:44:35 PM ET

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters)—Gold, copper and other commodities could be paid for in yuan within a decade or two, bankers and traders said on Wednesday [April 25], provided China pursues its policy of gradually freeing up trade in the currency. Already the world's biggest consumer of commodities such as industrial metals and oil, China's economy is growing more than three times faster than most developed countries.
Bank of America Puts Non-U.S. Wealth Unit Up For Sale
By Reuters
04/17/2012 3:50:55 PM ET

ZURICH/LONDON (Reuters)—Bank of America Merrill Lynch has put its wealth management units outside the United States up for sale, three sources familiar with the situation said, hoping to bring in up to $3 billion for the sub-scale business. Bank of America is the world's largest wealth manager, but its non-U.
People

People Briefs
By HedgeWorld Staff
05/24/2006 10:51:49 AM ET

GLG Recruit Onorino to Manage Energy Stock Portfolio LONDON (HedgeWorld.com)—GLG Partners, one of Europe's biggest hedge funds, has hired Danilo Onorino as a portfolio manager with a special focus on energy related stocks.
Judge Rattles Lawyers in U.S. Shareholder Battles
By Reuters
02/11/2011 12:15:52 PM ET

WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters)—Lawyers involved in corporate litigation understandably might want to avoid the newest judge on one of the top U.S. business courts.
Technology

Technology Briefs
By HedgeWorld Staff
06/05/2006 3:40:54 PM ET

Algorithmics Enhances Algo OpVar TORONTO (HedgeWorld.com)—Algorithmics released the newest version of its operational risk solution, Algo OpVantage, which features functional software extensions aimed at helping build client-specific operational risk management solutions.
Technology Briefs
By HedgeWorld Staff
05/08/2006 12:20:57 PM ET

FXall Daily Volume Exceeds $54 Billion NEW YORK (HedgeWorld.com)—Foreign exchange traders pushed daily trading volume to more than $54 billion ...
Strategy/Analysis

CDO Survey Under Way
By Susan L. Barreto, Senior Financial Correspondent
05/19/2006 10:13:43 AM ET

CHICAGO (HedgeWorld.com)—By popular demand, Janet Tavakoli is completing an industry survey on the management and best practices related to the offering of collateralized debt obligations.
Regulation Will Wreak Havoc on Shadowy NDFs
By Reuters
06/07/2012 1:01:11 PM ET

SINGAPORE (Reuters)—It has been the dark side of currency markets: a secretive multi-billion dollar world of simulated contracts that skirts around government controls and rules. Now regulators are about to force this global market in non-deliverable forwards (NDFs) out of the shadows with rules on trading and central clearing that brokers fear will cause the market—and their industry—to shrivel.
Regulatory/Legal

Shariah Instruments Master Agreement in Works
By Christopher Faille, Financial Correspondent
09/12/2006 12:11:37 PM ET

NEW YORK (HedgeWorld.com)—The International Swaps and Derivatives Association and the International Islamic Financial Market announced that they would be working together to develop a master agreement for the documentation of privately negotiated Shariah-compliant derivatives transactions.
Advisers Would Rather Pay Than be Policed by FINRA
By Reuters
01/21/2011 11:08:43 AM ET

NEW YORK (Reuters)—Investment advisers would rather pay fees for closer supervision by U.S. securities regulators than come under the authority of the brokerage industry's watchdog, FINRA.
Indexes

Managed Futures Lead S&P
By Susan L. Barreto, Senior Financial Correspondent
05/11/2006 2:54:41 PM ET

NEW YORK (HedgeWorld.com)—Six months and counting, hedge funds have been in positive territory, with managed futures strategies leading the way. Standard & Poor's reported that its index is up 5.
Lipper hedge fund performance - August 2014 - Multi-Strategy (all funds)
By HedgeWorld
09/30/2014 5:28:36 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

Commentary: Mon Ami ISDA: Crisis in Credit Derivatives
By Janet Tavakoli
05/22/2006 12:02:59 AM ET

What would happen if every credit derivatives contract written by hedge funds were open to dispute? We may be about to find out. According to the International Swap Dealers Association (ISDA), the credit derivatives market is approximately $17.
Walter Examines International Pressure on Indonesia
By Christopher Faille, Senior Financial Correspondent
07/14/2008 3:05:57 PM ET

Book Review Governing Finance: East Asia's Adoption of International Standards, by Andrew Walter, Cornell University Press, Ithaca, N.Y., 2008, 235 pp.
Managed Futures & Derivatives

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