Goldman Sachs will focus in 2012 on increasing the footprint of the trading and execution business in growth markets in Latin America and Asia, particularly China as regulations become more open.
Goldman Sachs is seeing more securities lending activity in Asia. The rise in short selling reflects the weakness of the Hang Seng. Demand continues to surge while available inventory value falls.
Hedge funds need to improve data management and work closely with service providers such as fund administrators to meet requirements of Form PF, a complex regulatory filing for private fund advisers.
In this paper (in English and German), Genscape has analysed Combined Heat and Power or Central Heat and Power (CHP)production in the German market, the challenges it raises for market participants, and the key steps required to address the fundamental lack of transparency in CHP plant production.
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Covenant Financial Services is betting on commodities and equities that stand to benefit from growing demand from Asia. As a macro investor, CIO Steve Shafer is extremely bearish on developed markets.
CTAs capitalising on price trends in futures markets are posting large profits as other hedge fund strategies struggle to cope with higher volatility and general financial market weakness.
In response to industry fears of a collateral crunch, regulators have revised the proposed rules on margining for uncleared over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives.You can find out more by downloading this white paper here.