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Commodities Briefing :- CFTC releases annual report guidance for commodity pool operators

Posted on 03 February 2010

From Lexology.com: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has issued its annual guidance letter to registered commodity pool operators (CPOs), intended to assist CPOs and their public accountants in the preparation and filing of annual financial reports.

AMB :- Opalesque Exclusive: Lyxor expands managed account platform with Caxton, Ecofin, NewSmith, Lynx and Rhicon

Posted on 27 January 2010

From the Opalesque team:

Lyxor Asset Management, head-quartered in Paris, has expanded its managed account platform with best-in-class hedge funds as part of its continuing diversification of its investment universe.

The five new managed accounts launched in Nov-09 are:
- Caxton’s Pyrander Equity Growth Fund Ltd (L/S equity fund with a long bias and focus on the US);

- Ecofin’s…

AMB :- Legal – Update: Nadel receiver sues fund investors on ‘false profits’, NFA takes emergency enforcement action against California futures firms DIP, ICM and Alexander Glytenko, UBS client wins appeal against U.S. data handover

Posted on 25 January 2010

Update: Nadel receiver sues fund investors on ‘false profits’
From Businessweek.com: The receiver for hedge funds once run by Arthur Nadel, a Florida money manger jailed a year ago on fraud charges, sued a unit of Wells Fargo Co. and dozens of investors for allegedly taking “false profits” from the funds.

Burton Wiand, a lawyer appointed last year as receiver for…

AMB :- Opalesque Exclusive: Review of hedge fund launches, closures, trends, regulatory and legal events - week 3

Posted on 25 January 2010

Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque London: A roundup of the week’s hedge fund launches, closures, index performance, trends, regulatory, legal and financial events pertaining to the alternative investments industry.

Last week, we heard of fund launches from Palisades Park (1 x multi-strat, 1 x Sharia); InfoSpi (green); Finisterre (EM); Althea Capital (EM); Gartmore (L/S pan-European); Pangu Capital (Greater China); Reech CBRE (real estate);…

AMB :- Opalesque Exclusive: Continually adapting and evolving ‘on every level’ has been key to IKOS’ growth and longevity

Posted on 25 January 2010

From Kirsten Bischoff, Opalesque New York:

Quant hedge fund firm IKOS UK Ltd launched in 1991 and trading at the firm commenced in 1993, during the early stages of hedge fund growth in the UK, timing that provided its CEO, Elena Ambrosiadou, with both opportunity and competition.

In a recent Opalesque TV interview, Ambrosiadou spoke at length with Opalesque’s Matthias…

Industry Updates :- EuroHedge awards: BlueCrest, Brevan Howard, Gartmore, Jabre and Lansdowne lead winners

Posted on 25 January 2010

Opalesque Industry Updates - BlueCrest, Brevan Howard, Jabre Capital and Lansdowne led the line-up of winners at the annual EuroHedge Awards last night – which were announced at a big hedge fund industry dinner and awards ceremony held at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel.

Jabre Capital won the Fund of the Year award with its Jabcap Multi-Strategy Fund, while BlueCrest won…

Indications: U.S. stock futures nudge up after rout

Posted on 24 January 2010

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Stock futures are trading in a narrow range as market tries to bounce back from 2-day beating

Posted on 24 January 2010

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DJ PRECIOUS METALS: NY Gold Futures Pare Risk-Related Declines

Posted on 24 January 2010

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NFA takes an emergency enforcement action against two California futures firms and its principal

Posted on 24 January 2010

January 22, Chicago - National Futures Association (NFA) announced that it has taken an emergency enforcement action against Direct Investment Products, Inc. (DIP), Institutional Capital Management LLC (ICM) and its sole principal and associated person, Alexander Glytenko.
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