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Modern Markets, Modern Metrics - A Blog By IEX

In this blog by IEX's Elaine Wah, the newest public exchange looks to refute public claims that the metrics it uses are designed to inflate its own volume numbers and mislead people.

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April 30, 2001

Another LTCM Fiasco?

By Gregory Bresiger

The trade group representing the hedge fund industry wants its members to have the ability to advertise. The Managed Futures Association (MFA) says it is going to ask the Securities and Exchange Commission to waive its 80-year rule barring ads of the risky funds. MFA wants the right to use tombstones in print publications.

The Investment Company Institute will oppose the proposed change, arguing that hedge funds are "risky pools." The group will also argue that advertising would facilitate another Long Term Capital Management disaster. ART-