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Bloomberg launches electronic trading platform in Japan

Tue, 01/09/2015 - 16:09

Bloomberg Tradebook has launched an Electronic Trading Platform (ETP) in Japan, in support of the September 1 mandate for banks and securities firms to use electronic platforms for specified over-the-counter (OTC) derivative transactions. ...Read more

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Institutional investors predict growth of SME asset-backed securitisations

Institutional investors predict growth of SME asset-backed securitisations

Tue, 01/09/2015 - 14:17

A new study reveals that seven in ten (69 per cent) European institutional investors believe there will be an increase in the issuance of SME finance-related asset backed securitisations (ABS) over the next two years. »

ChartIQ and Adaptive showcase the future of HTML5 for institutional trading

ChartIQ and Adaptive showcase the future of HTML5 for institutional trading

Tue, 01/09/2015 - 14:15

ChartIQ, a specialist in HTML5 financial charting, and Adaptive, an institutional front office software development consultancy, have launched a new integration via OpenFin, demonstrating the future of integrated HTML5 software for capital markets. »

Euronext expands global reach to Israel

Euronext expands global reach to Israel

Tue, 01/09/2015 - 14:07

Euronext has received approval from the Israeli Securities Authority (ISA) to allow Israeli based qualified trading firms to have direct access to Euronext’s cash and derivatives markets.  »

Finvex Group acquires LuxHedge

Finvex Group acquires LuxHedge

Tue, 01/09/2015 - 09:47

Finvex Group, the Brussels based independent financial consulting boutique, has acquired 100 per cent of LuxHedge, the Luxembourg-based alternative UCITS funds data provider. »

TPG Software adds fixed income data from S&P Capital IQ

TPG Software adds fixed income data from S&P Capital IQ

Tue, 01/09/2015 - 07:42

TPG Software, the portfolio accounting, performance management, and analytics software provider, has added S&P Capital IQ’s enterprise data solutions to its client service offering. »

OE Capital expands business

OE Capital expands business

Tue, 01/09/2015 - 07:40

Swedish advisory and capital introduction company OE Capital is expanding its business with the appointment of Johan Strömberg (pictured) as Head of Sales.  »

Johannesburg Stock Exchange launches JSE Eris Interest Rate Swap Futures

Johannesburg Stock Exchange launches JSE Eris Interest Rate Swap Futures

Tue, 01/09/2015 - 07:38

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) has officially launched JSE Eris Interest Rate Swap (IRS) Futures, which will be based on the Johannesburg Interbank Agreed Rate (JIBAR) and denominated in South African Rand (ZAR). »

ALTIN FoHF positive in H1

ALTIN FoHF positive in H1

Tue, 01/09/2015 - 07:35

The ALTIN portfolio generated positive returns over the first half of 2015, according to the Swiss Alternative investment company’s results statement for the six months ended 30 June. »

Weekly Brief: High dispersion of hedge funds' returns in panic markets

Weekly Brief: High dispersion of hedge funds' returns in panic markets

Mon, 31/08/2015 - 14:50

The deflation and growth scares morphed into a vicious cycle last week. Multiple trading anomalies were observed, especially on Monday, suggesting that systematic and algorithmic trading amplified the sell-off. »

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Preqin Special Report: Hedge Fund Manager Outlook – Augst 2015

In this excerpt from Preqin Special Report: Hedge Fund Manager Outlook, we take a closer look at the level of competition in the industry today and use our latest survey results to reveal fund manager predictions for asset growth for the rest of 2015. ... »

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The Preqin Special Report: Private Debt Fund Manager Outlook features exclusive survey results drawn from over 100 private debt fund managers worldwide. This extract discusses what fund managers have highlighted as the biggest issues facing the industry and their views on regulation. ... »

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Cybersecurty for Hedge Funds

Cybersecurity for Hedge Funds

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 11:00

Cybersecurity is no longer simply an IT issue, it is now a business issue. This is the conclusion of the experts and fund managers around the world whose opinions were polled for this landmark Hedgeweek Special Report, which outlines Best Practices for Cybersecurity in a fast-changing environment where managers need to keep several steps ahead of cyber criminals... »

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Hedge fund manager outlook on the AIFMD

Wed, 22/07/2015 - 19:52

The introduction of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) into European law in 2013 was part of a series of moves towards greater regulatory oversight of the hedge fund industry in recent years. In our survey, we asked hedge fund managers for their views on the effect of these new regulations on the industry as well as their expectations about the impact of the AIFMD on their firm over the next 12 months, the results of which are analyzed in this extract from the Preqin Special Report: AIFMD in the Hedge Fund Industry – 2015 Update. ... »

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Ken MacCuish, Intralinks

A couple of years ago, the title Chief Information Security Officer, or CISO for short, was a foreign concept within the hedge fund community. The winds have changed, however, as hedge funds become increasingly targeted by cyber hackers, causing many to hire a CISO to uphold the network integrity of the firm.  ... »

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Sovereign Wealth Funds

Sovereign wealth funds, though small in number and secretive in nature, wield considerable influence as investors as a result of their sizeable assets under management. This extract is taken from Preqin’s latest report which features exclusive content from the 2015 Preqin Sovereign Wealth Fund Review.  ... »

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Investors adjust to China’s lower growth outlook

Chris Ralph. St James's PLace

Thu, 27/08/2015 - 14:49

Global markets remain volatile as investors...»

The ‘growth’ scare virus

Nancy Curtin. Close Brothers

Tue, 25/08/2015 - 15:02

Nancy Curtin, (pictured) Chief Investment...»

Always expect the unexpected

Valentijn van Nieuwenhuijzen, Head of Multi-Asset, NN Investment Partners

Wed, 19/08/2015 - 15:09

Just when it felt like markets were settling...»

Market dip creates buying opportunity for German equities

Robert Smith, Barings

Mon, 17/08/2015 - 12:37

The move by the People’s Bank of China...»

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