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US option volume slows from record pace

Reuters – The options market suffered a setback as U.S. exchange-listed volume last month fell 21.2 percent to 224.9 million contracts down from 310.8 million contracts for the same period last year, the Option Industry Council (OIC) said on Monday. […]

Ex-AIG exec under probe by U.S. prosecutors: report

Reuters – Former American International Group Inc executive Joseph Cassano is under investigation by U.S. prosecutors for possibly misleading auditors and investors about subprime mortgage-related losses, according to a Bloomberg report citing people familiar with the probe. The report said […]

Hedge funds count the cost of trading losses

Guardian.co.uk – Hedge funds and banks are expected to bear the brunt of derivative losses estimated at $15bn (£9.4bn) linked to the collapse of Iceland’s three major banks – Landsbanki, Glitnir and Kaupthing – which failed in rapid succession last […]

Credit Derivatives Market Shrinks 12% as Dealers Reduce Trades

Bloomberg – Credit-default swap dealers reduced the volume of outstanding contracts for the first time amid efforts to reduce risks in a market used to hedge against bond losses and speculate on corporate creditworthiness. The volume of outstanding trades fell […]

Trader who lost $9bn bounces back

Financial Times – Brian Hunter, the trader who was blamed for the collapse of $9bn hedge fund Amaranth Advisors two years ago, has taken ­advantage of last month’s plunge in commodity prices to help propel the year-to-date return at the […]

Fuel hedges could waste airlines’ money

Reuters UK – U.S. airlines are cheering a steep decline in the price of jet fuel since mid-July, when crude oil began a nearly $27-per-barrel descent, but that good news may come with a slight sting for carriers that locked […]

FSA moves to make hedge funds disclose CfDs

Independent- The UK’s financial watchdog has targeted hedge funds for the second time this month, demanding more disclosure for those trying to build anonymous stakes in companies using a complex derivative, in a bid to combat market failure. The move […]

Ahead of the Bell: CSX vs. hedge funds

Forbes- Shares of railroad operator CSX Corp. may trade actively Thursday after a federal judge’s ruling opened the doors to a proxy battle later this month. On Wednesday afternoon, the judge ruled that dissident shareholders broke the law in their […]

Hedge Funds Cut Oil Bets as Prices Rose, CFTC Probed

Bloomberg- Hedge-fund managers and speculators reduced bets on higher oil prices by 80 percent since July as crude futures rose to records and U.S. regulators started investigating trading, government data show. So-called speculative net long positions fell to 25,867 contracts […]

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