A crowded market, but promising

David Stevenson, MFT Byline.

Crowdfunding remains almost exclusively UK-based

Investors keep trimming inflation hedges

Investors pull $17bn from commodity index products

CFTC warns on US benchmark regulation

Chairman says EU rules could force tougher benchmarks oversight

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Anonymous Quindell short-seller revealed

Web of Cayman shell companies lead back to Tiger Global

Job Moves: who is hiring and where

The latest job moves and coverage of people making the news in the world’s financial capitals

Areva shares hit after targets suspended

Nuclear group issues warning after Finnish and Japanese problems

Tractor manufacturers feel the pinch

Farmers cut back on equipment spending amid falling incomes

Dollar goes into reverse as euro rallies

Brent rebounds from four-year low

Corporate buybacks fuel all-time highs

US companies will buy $450bn of their stock this year, but when will this become too expensive?

Mixed picture of active fund performance

UK and European funds have beaten benchmarks

Sterling bulls pull in their horns

From early July peak, pound has fallen almost 8% against dollar

Europe attracted by US derivatives pull

Rise in interest rates trading and credit default swaps clearing to the States

MPS to seek up to €2.5bn in rights issue

Shoring-up exercise approved in wake of ECB stress tests

Risk-return relationship has been upended

Increasing use of benchmarking distorts markets, study suggests

Asia takes wind out of Chicago’s sails

Region drawing attention away from Chicago as exchanges tap new customers, especially in China

LSE to launch midday stock auction

UK exchange to debut intraday auction in late 2015

ICE chief blasts rival’s tactics to lure users

Sprecher says CME strategy is ‘payment for order flow scheme’

Swedes outperform eurozone’s turnips

Nordic stocks look better than those in euro area, says Deutsche

HSBC results hit FTSE bank stocks

Airline shares lifted after Ryanair raises guidance

BoJ stimulus sends S&P 500 to new record

Dollar jumps as world’s third-largest economy acts days after US Fed ends QE