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Dark pool SEC rules ‘supporting’ dark pools, says CMCRC

Tue, 29 Jul 2014, 16:00

SEC trading rules may be providing dark venues a regulatory advantage over traditional stock exchanges, according to research by The Capital Markets Cooperative Research Centre (CMCRC). »

Gavel and scales CFTC charges Lloyds over LIBOR manipulation

Tue, 29 Jul 2014, 10:08

The US CFTC has issued an order against Lloyds Banking Group and Lloyds Bank, bringing and settling charges for acts of false reporting and attempted manipulation of the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) for Sterling, US Dollar and Yen. »

Survey Emerging markets equity hedge funds to lead returns over next five to seven years, says NEPC survey

Tue, 29 Jul 2014, 14:00

Endowments and foundations are still bullish on hedge fund strategies, with 65 per cent of respondents noting hedge fund exposure greater than 10 per cent of their total portfolio, according to the Q2 2014 NEPC Poll. »

Holland Grant, BISX Securities exchange an added dimension to Bahamas financial industry

Tue, 29 Jul 2014, 11:48

By Holland Grant – The Bahamas International Securities Exchange (BISX) was established as a private, for-profit company in September 1999 and is the only securities exchange in The Bahamas to be regulated under the Securities Industry Act, 2011.  »

James Williams, Hedgeweek Alternative UCITS platforms record strong AuM growth

Tue, 29 Jul 2014, 12:16

Market regulation and the desire among investors for regulated alternative funds has proven to be a fantastic opportunity for platform operators, particularly those supporting alternative UCITS. »

KPMG logo International financial centres tackle regulatory challenges

Wed, 30 Jul 2014, 08:11

By Craig Bridgewater, Managing Director (KPMG in Bermuda), Neale Jehan, Partner (KPMG in the Channel Islands) and Andrew Schofield, Director (KPMG in the Cayman Islands) – International financial centres play an important role in enabling the efficient flow of capital across borders, allowing hedge funds, in-particular, to attract investment capital globally. »

Man with binoculars Calm markets prevail despite pockets of turmoil worldwide

Wed, 30 Jul 2014, 06:04

Equity-market risk declined broadly in the second quarter, falling by some measures to levels not seen in more than 30 years, according to the latest edition of Axioma Insight: Quarterly Risk Review. »

Managed futures Ramius and SSgA plan managed futures fund relationship

Tue, 29 Jul 2014, 11:57

Ramius has filed a proxy statement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission seeking shareholder approval to hire State Street Global Advisors to serve as sub-advisor to the Ramius Trading Strategies Managed Futures Fund. »

Louis Zanolin, Alix Capital Alternative UCITS enjoy strongest level of growth since 2009

Tue, 29 Jul 2014, 12:29

“Over the first six months of this year there’s been an acceleration of AuM growth. According to our database, assets in alternative UCITS have grown by 24 per cent. This is the largest growth, in percentage terms, since we started tracking the universe at the end of 2009,” says Louis Zanolin (pictured), CEO of Alix Capital which runs the UCITS Alternative Index series. »

Mutual funds Context Alternative Strategies Fund added to three mutual fund platforms

Tue, 29 Jul 2014, 11:55

Context Asset Management’s alternative mutual fund, the Context Alternative Strategies Fund, is now available for purchase on three mutual fund platforms – Fidelity Investments, Charles Schwab and Pershing. »

Investments Hedge funds turn cautious on high yield, says Lyxor

Tue, 29 Jul 2014, 11:32

Markets keep grinding higher with equities buoyed by corporate earnings in the US and sovereign bond yields undeterred by the appetite for risk assets. »

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