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Managers bet on wrong side of gold

Posted on 22 April 2013

Hedge funds and other large speculators increased their net bet on higher gold prices during the week the market recorded its largest-ever two-day selloff, according to government data released on Friday.

CME takes on U.S. rival with smaller silver contract

Posted on 22 April 2013

CME Group Inc. said on Thursday it will launch a smaller 1,000-ounce physical silver futures contract that will compete with rivals in attracting more retail demand and hopefully boost flagging trading volumes in the metal.

OTC derivatives supplement

Posted on 22 April 2013

There are increasing signs that the dream of developing a globally consistent set of derivatives and bank capital rules will be just that – a dream. Whether it is the European exemption from the credit valuation adjustment capital charge, various attempts by national supervisors to clamp down on modelling freedoms applied by their banks, or the slow creep of the…

US asked to finalise derivatives rules

Posted on 22 April 2013

Finance ministers from around the world have increased the pressure on the United States to finalise rules for trading derivatives overseas, warning the market was beginning to fragment amid a lack of regulatory co-ordination.

Credit, global macro and managed futures

Posted on 15 April 2013

In recent years, a big issue for trend-following managers, a strategy that uses complex computer algorithms to capture trends in global markets, has been the paucity of clear trends. This changed in the first quarter, according to Tony Gannon, chief executive at Abbey Capital, a managed futures-focused fund of funds. He said: “The really big trade was short Japanese Yen…

Longboard Asset Management grows managed futures fund

Posted on 15 April 2013

Liquid alternatives are one of the fastest growing sectors of the alternative investment space. They offer fee conscious, risk averse investors a means of access to hedging strategies and hedge fund managers without all the fuss of actually investing in hedge funds.

Why invest in managed futures

Posted on 15 April 2013

Managed futures have been used successfully by investment management professionals for more than 30 years. Institutional investors looking to maximize portfolio exposure continue to increase their use of managed futures as an integral component of a well diversified portfolio.

Swiss hedge fund, Tiberius adds new natural resources fund

Posted on 15 April 2013

Tiberius, the Swiss investment manager known as a leading independent commodity specialist, has further enlarged its product offering by taking over the VCH Natural Resources Fund as of 1st April 2013. The fund which has about USD 60 Million in assets will be embedded into the research platform of Tiberius and benefit from its strong fundamental analysis. The fund complements…

Man Canada announces intention to suspend sales of Man Canada DP Investment Fund and GLG EM Income Fund

Posted on 15 April 2013

Man Investments Canada Corp. (Man Canada) has announced that, effective as of the close of business on April 12, 2013, it will no longer accept new or additional investments into the Man Canada DP Investment Fund and the GLG EM Income Fund. This decision follows the Federal Government’s budget announcement on March 21, 2013, which included proposed measures that will…

ICE says it will launch 35 new futures contracts on April 29

Posted on 15 April 2013

Exchange and clearing house operator IntercontinentalExchange Inc said on Friday it plans to launch 35 new energy, environmental, freight and ferrous metal contracts on April 29.

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