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Content tagged with Asset Management posted in November 2009
Dubai's Debt May Hurt Banking Recovery
News  |  11/30/2009  | 
The state-owned company Dubai World wants more time to repay its debt. Given that it owes at least $59 billion to creditors, there are concerns a wave of defaults could be on the way.
TheMarkets.com Enhances API to Allow Customization
News  |  11/24/2009  | 
With the API serivice, clients can incorporate TheMarket.com's content, search functionality and tagging technology, including analyst earnings modelsl in Excel.
New Asset Bubbles May Be Growing
News  |  11/23/2009  | 
There's growing concern that the world's central banks are flooding financial institutions with too much cash, setting the stage for another asset-bubble burst.
Tabb Study: Unintended Consequences of Regulatory Action Top Buy Side Concern
News  |  11/19/2009  | 
The risk of unintended regulatory consequences is the top market structure concern facing U.S. equity markets, according to buy side traders in Tabb Group’s annual study, “Institutional Equity Trading 2009-2010: Dark Pools, Transparency and Consequences.”
IND-X To Merge with Enzard Ltd.
News  |  11/18/2009  | 
IND-X combines its execution and commission management platform with with Enzard's independent research provider offering to expand in Asia.
Northern Trust Building Better Views of Liquidity for Asset Managers
News  |  11/17/2009  | 
How the custodian is renovating IT and operations to support intra-day calculations, dashboards, and a five-petabyte data store intended to help hedge fund and private equity investors know precisely who and what they're dealing with.
Institutions, Financial Advisers High on Hedge Funds, Survey Finds
News  |  11/17/2009  | 
Majority expect alternative investments such as hedge funds to make up more than 10% of their portfolios over the next five years.
Techy "Brains" Behind Madoff Ponzi Scheme Arrested
News  |  11/13/2009  | 
One of the unanswered questions surrounding the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme was how did Madoff fool so many people for so long? Well, in addition to a lot of charm, charisma and leveraging his good reputation in the industry, Madoff also had help from a couple of programmers who allegedly falsified records to fool SEC inspectors. In fact, it's playing out just like a Hollywood movie script. The face of the operation (Madoff) supposedly had help from a couple behind the scenes programmers who help
Hedge Fund Copycats Show Promise
News  |  11/13/2009  | 
Reuters columnist Christopher Swann says that hedge fund replication could make hedge fund-style strategies available to Joe Public - reducing retail investors' almost total dependence on stocks. Hedge fund replicators' fees are much lower (around 1 percent) and they don't lock up capital for long periods of time. However, the replicator funds are relatively new and it's hard to gauge how they will perform in the long term.
Hedge Fund Research Firm Aksia to Use Risk Analytics from JP Morgan/Measurisk
News  |  11/12/2009  | 
Offering clients reports that model the positions of 1,000 hedge funds.
Challenges in OTC Equity Swaps Processing
Commentary  |  11/10/2009  | 
With the Fed deadlines coming up for electronic confirmation, sell-side firms are scrambling to streamline the processing of equity swaps.
Investment Banks Out, Investment Bankers In, Survey Finds
News  |  11/9/2009  | 
Almost a third of CFOs have lost trust in investment banks, according to a Dow Jones/ClientKnowledge survey.
Former Jefferies Money Manager Indicted for Insider Trading
News  |  11/9/2009  | 
Joseph Contorinis, a former managing director at Jefferies, has been charged with a $7 million insider trading scheme.
The Five Cs of Counterparty Credit Risk
News  |  11/6/2009  | 
In a punishing market for those who improperly handle risk, these tenets of credit risk management can be the difference between success and failure.
Investors Demand Hedge Fund Transparency
News  |  11/6/2009  | 
Institutional investors are already demanding more transparency from hedge funds. Not to be outdone, regulators are readying new rules for hedge fund reporting.
Investment Managers Remain Bullish
News  |  11/3/2009  | 
The portfolio managers surveyed in Barron's latest Big Money Poll think stocks could move 10 percent higher by June 2010, but the danger signals are rising.

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