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LME takes steps to broaden access to electronic trading

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Wed, 27/05/2015 - 06:00

The London Metal Exchange (LME) has launched a month-long consultation on proposals designed to broaden access to its electronic trading platform, LMEselect.  ...Read more


Simon Schilder, Ogier

BVI introduces two new funds products targeted at start-up investment managers

Wed, 27/05/2015 - 06:00

By Simon Schilder, partner, Ogier – In recognition of the needs of assisting start-up and small/ mid-sized non-institutional investment managers to overcome some of the continued barriers to entry into the industry, the British Virgin Islands (BVI) has recently published the Securities and Investment Business (Incubator and Approved Funds) Regulations, 2015 (the Regulations).  These Regulations, which are expected to come into force shortly, introduce two new funds products into the BVI’s funds offering, the “Incubator Fund” and the “Approved Fund”, which are intended to complement the BVI current offering of Private Funds; Professional Funds; and Public Funds. »


Poplar Forest Capital awarded large cap mandate

Tue, 26/05/2015 - 21:00

Poplar Forest Capital, an investment management firm specialising in large and mid-cap value equities, has been selected by Progress Investment Management Company to manage a USD121 million large cap account.  »

Hong Kong

Hong Kong hedge fund employs SimCorp’s front office

Tue, 26/05/2015 - 20:00

LIM Advisors Limited, a Hong Kong based hedge fund manager, is to employ SimCorp’s Dimension to provide a full front, middle and back office platform. »


Jabre Capital Partners to launch emerging markets fund on UCITS platform

Tue, 26/05/2015 - 19:00

Jabre Capital Partners has launched the JABCAP (LUX) – Emerging Markets Fund, the third on Jabre Capital’s UCITS platform JABCAP (LUX), which is based and regulated in Luxembourg. »

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FTSE starts transition to include China A Shares in global benchmarks

Tue, 26/05/2015 - 15:00

Following further increases in R/QFII allocations and improvements in the R/QFII application process, FTSE has begun its transition to include China A Shares in its widely followed global benchmarks with the launch of two transitional indexes for Emerging Markets. »

Weekly Brief: Hedge funds rebound as market conditions normalise

Weekly Brief: Hedge funds rebound as market conditions normalise

Tue, 26/05/2015 - 11:07

All lights turned green for Hedge funds after a difficult start to the month. All strategies ended the week in the black pushing the Lyxor Hedge Fund index higher, however, the index remains negative at -0.2 per cent month to date. Earlier in May, the higher volatility regime exhibited by several asset classes impacted hedge funds negatively. »

Ross Ellis, SEI

Setting up the Middle Office Part 2: Turning data into information and insight 

Tue, 26/05/2015 - 11:03

Once a fund manager has got the middle office infrastructure in place – the hardware as it were – the logical next step is to work out how best to utilise it. How can the flow of data – and flow of data is not simply the software – be used in a smart, intelligent fashion to bring incremental gains to the way that the manager runs its business? »

How to protect fund information shared on the go

How to protect fund information shared on the go

Tue, 26/05/2015 - 11:01

Work patterns in the alternative investments space have seen a significant shift over the years —from working in the office on a computer, to collaborating remotely via mobile applications and bring your own devices (BYOD). To remain competitive, an enormous amount of data must be shared on-the-go to facilitate investment decisions, but with minimal IT oversight, this trend towards mobile could open the door for increased risk of information leakage. »

Portfolio management

CBOE announces report on fund use of options in portfolio management

Tue, 26/05/2015 - 10:58

The Chicago Board Options Exchange announced today the release and publication of a groundbreaking new study: “Highlights of Performance Analysis of Options-Based Equity Mutual Funds, CEFs, and ETFs.” The study analysed SEC-regulated investment companies (mutual funds, exchange traded funds (ETFs) and closed-end funds (CEFs)) that focus on use of exchange-listed options for portfolio management (options-based funds). »

Special report
Hedge Fund Technology 2015

Hedge Fund Technology 2015

Tue, 19/05/2015 - 11:00

This keynote Hedgeweek Special Report surveys the key technology products and software solutions available to hedge funds,, and drills down into each one through interviews and analysis to summarise their benefits to COOs, CTOs and CFOs at hedge funds... »


Voting for the 5th edition of the Hedgeweek USA Awards, which recognise excellence among hedge fund managers and service providers around the world, is now open. ... »

Locked door

Cybersecurity issues have existed as long as the internet. What seems to have changed in the last 18 months is not only that the nature of the breaches has become more sophisticated, but also the fact that hedge funds have become a much bigger target.  ... »

Special report
Commodities 2015: The outlook for investors

Investing in commodities can yield handsome returns, but investors need to focus sharply on timing and diversify their portfolios away from traditional safe havens and into sectors such as agriculturals and products such as ETFs. As one expert reveals in this special report, "Gold is not the only yellow commodity one should have in their portfolio"... »

Special report
Hedgeweek Global Awards 2015 – The Winners

Read the complete list of Winners and profiles at the sixth edition of the Hedgeweek Awards, presented in London's Mayfair and sponsored by Morgan Stanley, which brought together the leading names in the global hedge funds industry to celebrate the achievements of the best performing managers and service providers in 2014... »


China cuts rates, but more are needed

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Tue, 12/05/2015 - 13:02

Craig Botham, Emerging Markets Economist at...»

Interest rate rises will be for the right reasons

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Sun, 10/05/2015 - 13:02

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UK election prompts sharp reaction in FX markets

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Fri, 08/05/2015 - 10:01

Adam Chester, Head of Economic Research and...»

Impending UK general election creating uncertainty

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Wed, 06/05/2015 - 10:50

Chris Kitchenham, Director at Walker Crips,...»

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