Wednesday, 1 April 2015
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Feb 9 2011 | 11:42am ET
Morgan Stanley's last proprietary trading desk may become an in-house hedge fund. The Wall Street giant, which is spinning off its larger Process-Driven Trading desk by the end of next year, may transform its electronic trading desk, Equity Trading Lab, into a unit that manages money for outside clients.
Morgan Stanley and other banks have been scrambling to offload or close their prop. trading desks since the passage last year of the Dodd-Frank financial reform law, which bars banks from proprietary trading. Some firms, however, have chosen to hold on to some of their internal hedge fund or proprietary trading businesses by pulling their own money and seeking to raise outside capital for them.
ETL, which has earned Morgan Stanley about $100 million in revenue annually, employs fewer than 30 people, Bloomberg News reports, compared to the 60 who are expected to leave when PDT is spun-off. The group is currently headed by Peter Bolland, Daniel Ewig and Peter Fanelli, but was set up more than a decade ago by a group including Rohit D'Souza, who went on the serve as the first head of Citadel Investment Group's investment banking unit.
Mar 9 2015 | 6:35am ET
As more investors look to diversify, many are beginning to use retirement funds to invest in alternative assets such as private equity and real estate. Kelly Rodriques, CEO & President of PENSCO Trust Company, explains how companies can connect with those looking to use their retirement accounts in a different way. Read more…
Mar 20 2015 | 12:45pm ET
StreetWise Partners, a non-profit organization that works with low-income individuals to help them overcome employment barriers, raised over $275,000 at the 2015 Raising the Ante Charity Poker Tournament and Casino Event last Wednesday evening at Capitale. Here are some photos from the event. Read more…