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JPMorgan fund makes a killing

When shares of mining companies including Freeport-McMoRan to Glencore were collapsing last year, a small fund run by JPMorgan chose to hold on. Now, it’s reaping the rewards of a metals rebound that’s turning bears into bulls.

BNP Paribas plans to expand M&A team in London

BNP Paribas plans to add two senior people to its 15-strong London team covering British M&A and take on an equity capital markets banker too, part of a plan to boost its investment banking market share outside France, banking executives told Reuters.

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Mizuho makes senior derivatives trading appointments

Mizuho have announced the appointments of Charles Minton and Shelta Kodjo to its derivatives trading business. Minton will serve as Head of XVA Derivatives Trading and Kodjo as Head of Quantitative Strategies. Both are Managing Directors and report to Takehiko Ariga, Managing Director and Head of Global Derivatives Trading for Mizuho Capital Markets.

Hedge fund gains 22% in November following dollar bet

Dymon Asia Capital (Singapore)’s currency hedge fund gained an estimated 22% in the first 25 days of November as bets on weaker Asian currencies paid off, with some investors making triple that gain by putting money into a highly leveraged version.

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