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CFTC approves proposals on swaps data and other amendments

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Mon, 16/01/2017 - 08:36

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has unanimously approved proposed changes to swap data rules that implement Congressional action to remove indemnification requirements for the use of swap data by other regulators.  ...Read more

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Global macro ahead in quiet start to the year, says Lyxor

Global macro ahead in quiet start to the year, says Lyxor

Mon, 16/01/2017 - 14:24

Hedge funds have experienced a quiet start to the year with the Lyxor Hedge Fund Index flat year to date, and the trends observed in Q4 of last year continuing to prevail in early 2017, according to Lyxor’s latest Weekly Brief. »

Egbert Laege, Powernext

PEGAS achieves record results in 2016

Mon, 16/01/2017 - 13:37

PEGAS recorded its best annual traded volume in 2016 with a total of 1,733.3 TWh traded during the course of the year, an increase of 69 per cent compared to 2015’s figure of 1,024.8 TWh. »

Daniel Häfele, Acolin

Acolin Fund Services strengthens cooperation with Hugo Fund Services

Mon, 16/01/2017 - 13:33

From January 2017 two representatives of foreign collective investment schemes – Acolin Fund Services (Zurich) and Hugo Fund Services (Geneva) – will cooperate more closely in advising asset managers on cross-border fund distribution. »

Thomas de Saint-Seine, RAM AI

RAM AI launches long/short beta neutral global equities fund

Mon, 16/01/2017 - 10:26

RAM Active Investments (RAM AI), an active and alternative asset management company, has launched RAM (Lux) Systematic Funds - Long/Short Global Equities. »

Kapil Rathi, Bats

Bats Auction Mechanism launches on EDGX Options Exchange

Mon, 16/01/2017 - 08:38

Bats Global Markets has launched the Bats Auction Mechanism (BAM), providing price improvement opportunities for customer orders. »

CBOE launches second social media benchmark index

CBOE launches second social media benchmark index

Mon, 16/01/2017 - 08:33

Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) has launched the CBOE-SMA Large-Cap Weekly Index (SMLCWSM Index), the second in a series of sentiment-based strategy benchmark indices designed to capitalise on short-term market momentum based on Social Market Analytics’ (SMA) social media metrics. »

Markus Ruetimann, Global Prime Partners

Global Prime Partners appoints former Schroders COO to board

Fri, 13/01/2017 - 14:24

Markus Ruetimann has joined the board of Global Prime Partners as senior non-executive director. »

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2017: The year fund marketing gets bold

Fri, 13/01/2017 - 12:38

While investment strategies in the alternatives space have always been sophisticated, marketing strategies have never been. However, modern marketing is starting to be embraced by fund managers and is beginning to gain momentum by following the lead set years ago by every other industry. »

Bill Stone, SS&C Technologies

SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index at 1.29 per cent in December

Fri, 13/01/2017 - 10:33

The gross return of the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index December 2016 measured 1.29 per cent. »

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