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CFTC Fines Hedgie $1M For Metals Market Manipulation

July 27, 2011 by FINalternatives   Comments (0)

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission has slapped hedge fund manager Christopher Pia with a $1 million penalty for attempting to manipulate the metals market. read more

Millennium May Sell Stake To Private Equity Firm

July 27, 2011 by FINalternatives   Comments (0)

Millennium Management is poised to sell a minority stake to a private equity firm led by the former head of Citigroup's hedge fund unit. Israel Englander, Millennium's founder, and Foundation Capital Partners are in advanced talks about having the latter buy less than 20% of the New York-based hedge fund giant, which has more than $11 billion in assets under management. A deal remains uncertain, although Foundation Capital would pay between $300 million and $500 million for the stake....

SAC Soars In First Half

July 27, 2011 by FINalternatives   Comments (0)

SAC Capital Advisors has avoided the pitfalls that have found a great many of its peers this year. read more

The Growing Demands for Historical Tick Data in the HFT and Systematic Hedge Fund Space

July 27, 2011 by Mike O'Hara   Comments (0)

Gordon Bloor An Interview with Gordon Bloor In this interview for the High Frequency Trading Review, Mike O’Hara talks to Gordon Bloor, Chief Executive of Morningstar Real-Time Data, the division of Morningstar that specialises in delivery of consolidated real time and historical market data. Firms that run algorithmic, systematic and high frequency trading models cannot exist without historical data for back-testing their strategies. Data requirements are becoming increasingly broad (in terms...