Tag Archives: capital markets

To Reduce Hedge Fund Risk, Let Everyone In

New York Times – It is time to get serious about hedge fund risk. This, however, is not the usual argument for more regulation of hedge funds. Here is a contrarian view: the best course for our capital markets may […]

Six overseas funds seen eyeing stake in MCX-SX

Private equity funds General Atlantic and Fidelity, hedge fund TPG-Axon, CME, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) and a group company of Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund Temasek are said to be eyeing a 5% stake each in MCX Stock Exchange (MCX-SX), […]

Hedge Fund Prime Brokerage Provider Expands To Chicago

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – NorthPoint Trading Partners, LLC has opened a new office in Chicago, IL., with 12 year industry veteran, Michael Ferro, as head. Ferro has held positions at Genworth Financial, Knight Capital Markets, and X-Change Financial Access. […]

MFA Supports the Registration of Hedge Fund Advisors

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – In testimony before the House Financial Services Subcommittee; “Perspectives on Hedge Fund Registration”, the Managed Funds Association (MFA) announced its support for the new push for mandatory registration of managers with the SEC. "Though hedge […]

Is Biden Associated with a Hedge Fund Scandal?

Seeking Alpha – Zero Hedge is always happy to discover something rotten in the state of capital markets. We are even happier when others dig independently and come up with their own startling conclusions. Last night, we were very happy. […]

Islamic short-selling can develop market: bourse

Reuters – Islamic short-selling would help develop sharia capital markets, Malaysia’s stock exchange chief said on Thursday, defending plans for a controversial platform it hopes will improve market liquidity. Some sharia scholars frown on short-selling, saying it amounts to selling […]

Long and short funds merge to ride crisis

Financial Standard – The financial crisis could bridge the gap between diametrically opposed asset managers with more hedge funds merging with long-only funds to slash operational costs, predicts consultancy firm Accenture. Mark Halverson, global executive partner, wealth & asset management, […]

FSA faces multimillion claim for failing to stop Terry Freeman trading

Times Online – The Financial Services Authority is facing a multimillion-pound compensation claim from a group of investors who say that the City watchdog failed to stop the activities of a suspected rogue trader. Former clients of GFX Capital Markets, […]

Stock exchanges must attract new products

Barbados Advocate – There is a need for stock exchanges in Barbados and the Caribbean to attract new types of products and market activities. Marlon Yarde, general manager of the Barbados Stock Exchange (BSE) has made the suggestion while addressing […]