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  • *Hintze hails new chapter for industry. LONDON, Dec 2- Staff numbers at CQS, the hedge fund run by billionaire investor Michael Hintze, have fallen sharply, with the Australian saying rivals must adapt to a rapidly changing industry. After a tough 2015, all the main funds of CQS, which manages $12 billion, are now in the black.

  • Spot gold was down 0.8 percent at $1,173.56 an ounce to mark its lowest since Feb. 8 at $1,171.21 per ounce. U.S. gold futures fell 1.4 percent to $1,172.6 per ounce, after dipping earlier to its lowest since Feb. 5 at $1,170.30 per ounce. The dollar on Friday rose to an eight-month high against the yen, lifted by U.S. bond yields, which resumed their rise in Asia after the...

  • A person, not a machine, was probably ultimately the cause of the short-lived flash crash in the pound sterling.

  • *Bankers put 10- cent fall in sterling down to algorithmic trading. LONDON, Oct 7- Sterling's short-lived 10- percent fall on Friday could not have happened without the lightning-fast computer-driven trading that now dominates the $5- trillion a day foreign exchange market. The Bank of England is still investigating the cause of the sudden price move.

  • *Bankers put 10- cent fall in sterling down to algorithmic trading. LONDON, Oct 7- Sterling's short-lived 10- percent fall on Friday could not have happened without the lightning-fast computer-driven trading that now dominates the $5- trillion a day foreign exchange market. The Bank of England is still investigating the cause of the sudden price move.

  • *Bankers put 10- cent fall in sterling down to algorithmic trading. *Traders have warned for month of gaps in global FX market. LONDON, Oct 7- Sterling's short-lived 10- percent fall on Friday could not have happened without the lightning-fast computer-driven trading that now dominates the $5- trillion a day foreign exchange market.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 26- Perry Capital, the hedge fund firm founded by Richard Perry and Paul Leff in 1988, plans to wind down its main hedge funds, according to a letter sent to investors on Monday and seen by Reuters. "Although I continue to believe very strongly in our investments, process and team, the industry and market headwinds against us have been strong, and the...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 26- Perry Capital, the hedge fund firm founded by Richard Perry and Paul Leff in 1988, plans to wind down its main hedge funds, according to a letter sent to investors on Monday and seen by Reuters. "Although I continue to believe very strongly in our investments, process and team, the industry and market headwinds against us have been strong, and the...

  • *Arbitrage to Asia emerges with Brent-WTI spread over $3/ bl. *Argus launches new indexes for U.S. crude delivered to Asia. SINGAPORE, Sept 23- Asia's oil refiners can choose from a sprawling buffet of over 300 crudes from every continent except Antarctica as a combination of cheap freight and rising supplies leaves buyers overwhelmed by the variety of oil grades...

  • *Spot gold may edge up to $1,319 per ounce- technicals. Sept 19- Gold rose on Monday, after touching a two-week low in the prior session, as the dollar softened, but caution ahead of the U.S. "Gold has seesawed for the last week purely because of the fact that market watchers are waiting for the Fed meeting later this week," said OCBC Bank analyst Barnabas Gan.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 15- Concerns about coordinating U.S. derivatives regulation with that of other countries dominated a Senate committee's hearing on Thursday to consider two nominees for seats on the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Members of both parties asked the nominees, Chris Brummer, a Georgetown University law professor, and Brian Quintenz, an...

  • *U.S. and Japan banks hit by new trading rules. SINGAPORE/ HONG KONG/ CHICAGO, Sept 1- U.S. financial regulators gave over-the-counter swap dealers an extra month to comply with new derivatives trading rules set to take effect on Thursday, after Asia's market ground to a near halt due to uncertainty about changes that could increase global funding costs by more than...

  • *U.S. and Japan banks hit by new trading rules. SINGAPORE/ HONG KONG/ LONDON, Sept 1- Trading in Asia's over-the-counter swaps market has ground to a near halt as dealers seek clarity over new derivatives trading rules that could ramp up global funding costs by more than $500 billion. "There is a lot of confusion," said one interest rates trader in Singapore.

  • *U.S. and Japan banks hit by new trading rules. SINGAPORE/ HONG KONG, Sept 1- Trading in Asia's over-the-counter swaps market has ground to a near halt as dealers sought clarity over confusing new derivatives trading rules that could ramp up global funding costs by more than $500 billion. "There is a lot of confusion," said one interest rates trader in Singapore.

  • Why flash crash hit ETFs hard...

    The system needs to be fixed, says Joe Saluzzi, Themis Trading co-founder, discussing the role of high frequency trading on rapid moves in the market, and how some ETFs were burned by not making the correct price.

  • Consignment commerce: Allowing consumers to profit

    James Reinhart, ThredUP CEO & co-founder, discusses the online consignment space for second hand clothing, and the invaluable leadership and wisdom Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has provided. CNBC's Jon Fortt weighs in.

  • Hedge Funds Chase Greek Debt

    Hans Humes, Greylock Capital CEO, explains how to make money in Greece's bond buyback program.

  • Are Wacky ETFs Causing the Volatility?

    Scott Burns, Morningstar weighs in on whether levered ETFs are amplifying market volatility.

  • Are Wacky ETFs Causing the Volatility?

    Scott Burns of Morningstar weighs in on whether leveraged ETFs are amplifying market volatility.

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