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Quant macro hedge funds surge in January as equities and oil extend declines

Mon, 08/02/2016 - 09:17

Hedge funds posted mixed performance to begin 2016 as global financial markets plunged, driven by steep declines in oil and concerns regarding the global impact of the slowing Chinese economy, resulting in the worst start to a year for hedge funds since 2008. ...Read more

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Red Oak Capital opens new USD30m commercial real estate debt fund

Red Oak Capital opens new USD30m commercial real estate debt fund

Mon, 08/02/2016 - 09:32

Red Oak Capital Fund has launched a new private investment fund specialising in debt instruments collateralised by commercial income producing real estate. »

LiquidityBook appoints Chief Revenue Officer

LiquidityBook appoints Chief Revenue Officer

Mon, 08/02/2016 - 09:25

LiquidityBook, an ASP-based provider of buy- and sell-side and OMS and FIX trading solutions, has appointed Sean Sullivan as Chief Revenue Officer. Sullivan, who will report directly to co-founders Kevin Samuel and Rick Goldenberg, will be responsible for the firm’s sales and business development strategy globally. »

AlphaSimplex Group appoints Alistair Lowe as Senior Advisor to Investment Committee

AlphaSimplex Group appoints Alistair Lowe as Senior Advisor to Investment Committee

Mon, 08/02/2016 - 09:22

Liquid alternatives specialist AlphaSimplex Group has hired Alistair Lowe (pictured) in the newly created role of senior advisor to the firm’s investment committee. »

CBOE VIX Index in alignment with IOSCO principals for financial benchmarks

CBOE VIX Index in alignment with IOSCO principals for financial benchmarks

Mon, 08/02/2016 - 09:21

The administration of the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX Index) is now in alignment with the Principles for Financial Benchmarks established by the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO). »

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Babson Capital Global Short Duration High Yield Fund announces manager voluntary fee waiver

Fri, 05/02/2016 - 16:16

Babson Capital Management, the investment manager for Babson Capital Global Short Duration High Yield Fund, has agreed contractually to waive a portion of its management and other fees, equal to an annual rate of 0.275 per cent of the Fund's Managed Assets for a period of one year retroactively commencing on 1 January, 2016.  »

Triad Securities to provide co-branded AIREX Market to customers

Triad Securities to provide co-branded AIREX Market to customers

Fri, 05/02/2016 - 16:14

Triad has joined the AIREX Market Partner (AMP) Program, a global service that gives companies their own turnkey, self-curated, and co-branded AIREX Markets. »

CME Group reports strong Q4 2015 and full year results

CME Group reports strong Q4 2015 and full year results

Fri, 05/02/2016 - 16:12

CME Group Inc (CME) has reported revenue of USD814 million and operating income of USD470 million for the fourth quarter of 2015.  Net income was USD292 million and diluted earnings per share were USD0.86.  »

London audience hears of Guernsey’s funds advantages

London audience hears of Guernsey’s funds advantages

Fri, 05/02/2016 - 10:29

Guernsey's funds sector is well-placed ahead of the activation of the Island's 'third country' passport, delegates at a Guernsey Finance-hosted ‘funds masterclass’ in London has heard. »

Institutional asset owners see rebound in Q4, says Northern Trust

Institutional asset owners see rebound in Q4, says Northern Trust

Fri, 05/02/2016 - 10:17

In the fourth quarter of 2015, institutional asset owners gained approximately 2 per cent at the median, according to Northern Trust Universe data. This marked a significant rebound from the median loss of 4.6 per cent recorded in the third quarter. »

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