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AIMA publishes guide for investor relations professionals

AIMA publishes guide for investor relations professionals

Thu, 16/06/2016 - 09:47

Changes in the way that client relationships are managed, investment management brands are built and assets are raised and retained are reflected in a new guide for investor relations professionals by the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA). »

Palmer Square Capital Management closes second static CLO transaction in 2016

Thu, 16/06/2016 - 09:20

Palmer Square Capital Management, an investment management firm that provides structured credit, corporate credit and hedge fund strategies such as long/short credit to a wide range of investors, has closed on its seventh Collateralised Loan Obligation (CLO). »

Linedata integrates Global Hedge Portfolio Manager with Electra Reconciliation

Linedata integrates Global Hedge Portfolio Manager with Electra Reconciliation

Tue, 14/06/2016 - 09:37

Linedata has integrated its Global Hedge Portfolio Manager with Electra Information Systems’ (Electra) Electra Reconciliation.  »

Fallout from FX ‘fixing scandal’ fuels increase in algo trading

Fallout from FX ‘fixing scandal’ fuels increase in algo trading

Tue, 14/06/2016 - 09:35

Algorithmic trading is taking hold in foreign exchange – in part due to fallout from the 2013 FX “fixing scandal.” »

FIX Trading Community develops standards for MiFID II transaction and trade reporting

FIX Trading Community develops standards for MiFID II transaction and trade reporting

Mon, 13/06/2016 - 09:16

FIX Trading Community, the non-profit, industry-driven standards body at the heart of global financial trading, has developed the FIXProtocol for use for transmitting MiFID II Transaction Reports to Approved Reporting Mechanisms (ARMs). »

Newfleet Asset Management completes offering of USD356m CLO

Newfleet Asset Management completes offering of USD356m CLO

Fri, 10/06/2016 - 09:26

Newfleet Asset Management, an affiliate of Virtus Investment Partners, has closed a USD356.3 million collateralised loan obligation (CLO). »

NetOTC puts initiative for margining non-cleared OTC derivatives on hold

NetOTC puts initiative for margining non-cleared OTC derivatives on hold

Thu, 09/06/2016 - 16:38

NetOTC, the risk solutions firm that has been designing and building a full end-to-end market infrastructure for non-cleared OTC derivatives in close collaboration with regulatory and industry bodies, banks and their end customers, has put its initiative on hold.  »

Alpha Centauri chooses S&P Global Market Intelligence Point-in-Time data for alpha identification

Alpha Centauri chooses S&P Global Market Intelligence Point-in-Time data for alpha identification

Thu, 09/06/2016 - 09:15

Hamburg-based investment house Alpha Centauri, which specialises in risk premia and equity multi-factor investing strategies, is to use S&P Global Market Intelligence’s Point-in-Time fundamental data and consensus estimates to support their quantitative research, modelling efforts and portfolio risk management. »

PhillipCapital UK to raise margins ahead of EU referendum

PhillipCapital UK to raise margins ahead of EU referendum

Thu, 09/06/2016 - 09:14

In a move to help protect clients ahead of the EU referendum on 23 June, PhillipCapital UK will be increasing its margin requirements. This will take place in two stages, with the first increase occurring on the 12th June and the second on the 19 June.  »

CBOE Holdings to open London office in July

CBOE Holdings to open London office in July

Tue, 07/06/2016 - 09:29

CBOE Holdings plans to open its first international business development office in London in July.  The new office – headed by Matthew McFarland, director of global client services – will enable CBOE to increase its presence in the region and allow its business development team to more directly engage with European-based clients and potential new customers, as well as the exchange's strategic partners.  »

Cleartrade Exchange gains approval from CFTC as registered Foreign Board of Trade

Cleartrade Exchange gains approval from CFTC as registered Foreign Board of Trade

Tue, 07/06/2016 - 09:25

Cleartrade Exchange (CLTX) has been officially approved as a registered Foreign Board of Trade (FBOT).  »

CFTC signs MOU with the ESMA for Recognised Central Counterparties

CFTC signs MOU with the ESMA for Recognised Central Counterparties

Tue, 07/06/2016 - 09:04

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chairman Timothy Massad has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) regarding cooperation with respect to derivatives clearing organisations (DCOs) established in the United States that have applied or that may apply to ESMA for recognition as central counterparties (Recognised CCPs).   »

Lyxor signs distribution agreement with Intesa Sanpaolo Private Banking for Alternative UCITS range

Lyxor signs distribution agreement with Intesa Sanpaolo Private Banking for Alternative UCITS range

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 16:45

Lyxor Asset Management (Lyxor) has signed a distribution agreement with Intesa Sanpaolo Private Banking, the wealth management arm of the Intesa Sanpaolo banking group, making Lyxor’s range of Alternative UCITS and Multi-Asset funds now available to private banking investors in Italy.  »

GRM Law expands alternative funds practice with Laven Legal Services deal

GRM Law expands alternative funds practice with Laven Legal Services deal

Fri, 03/06/2016 - 15:47

Laven Legal Services to continue alternative funds expansion »

OTAS partners with Wall Street Horizon to provide corporate event intelligence to investors and traders

OTAS partners with Wall Street Horizon to provide corporate event intelligence to investors and traders

Thu, 02/06/2016 - 09:40

OTAS Technologies (OTAS), a provider of market analytics and trader intelligence, has partnered with Wall Street Horizon to provide its institutional investment and trading clients with highly accurate and timely corporate event dates and information.   »

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Quaesta AG rebrands as QCAM

Wed, 01/06/2016 - 15:54

After more than ten successful years the Swiss currency specialist Quaesta Capital is rebranding as QCAM Currency Asset Management AG.  »

EJF Capital joins Arcesium technology and services platform

EJF Capital joins Arcesium technology and services platform

Wed, 01/06/2016 - 09:18

EJF Capital (EJF), an alternative investment firm that currently manages approximately USD4.9 billion in assets, has chosen Arcesium’s full service platform for its middle- and back-office needs. »

BNY Mellon’s HedgeMark Implements Axioma Risk

BNY Mellon’s HedgeMark Implements Axioma Risk

Wed, 01/06/2016 - 09:17

HedgeMark International, a BNY Mellon company that provides hedge fund dedicated managed account and risk analytic services, has completed the implementation of Axioma Risk. »

Deutsche Börse to act as licensor of TAIFEX market data to international clients

Deutsche Börse to act as licensor of TAIFEX market data to international clients

Tue, 31/05/2016 - 16:37

Taiwan Futures Exchange (TAIFEX) and Deutsche Börse Market Data + Services have signed a partnership agreement whereby Deutsche Börse will act as the licensor of TAIFEX market data and information products to all international clients.  »

ESMA responds to EC comment on MiFID II standards on ancillary activities

ESMA responds to EC comment on MiFID II standards on ancillary activities

Tue, 31/05/2016 - 09:27

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has issued an Opinion in response to a letter sent by the European Commission (Commission) asking to amend its draft RTS 20 under the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) and Regulation (MiFIR).  »

ALTIN EGM to consider proposals for capital reduction and dividend, plus delisting from LSE

ALTIN EGM to consider proposals for capital reduction and dividend, plus delisting from LSE

Tue, 31/05/2016 - 09:23

ALTIN AG has revealed the agenda for its forthcoming Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM), which is due to be held on 21 June at the request of Alpine Select AG and Absolute Invest AG (collectively, Alpine Select). »

CFTC approves supplement to position limits proposal

CFTC approves supplement to position limits proposal

Fri, 27/05/2016 - 08:20

The US CFTC has approved a supplement to its December 2013 position limits proposal that will modify the procedures for persons seeking exemptions from speculative position limits for non-enumerated bona fide hedging.   »

Neptune continues expansion with integration into Fidessa's Buy-side OMS platform

Neptune continues expansion with integration into Fidessa's Buy-side OMS platform

Thu, 26/05/2016 - 09:39

Neptune, the open standards network utility for pre-trade indications in bond markets, has completed connectivity to Fidessa's buy-side OMS platform to distribute high quality pre-trade data to assist the buy-side with liquidity and price discovery utilising their existing workflows. »

Citibank to pay USD250m over attempted manipulation and false reporting of US dollar ISDAFIX benchmark swap rates

Citibank to pay USD250m over attempted manipulation and false reporting of US dollar ISDAFIX benchmark swap rates

Thu, 26/05/2016 - 09:33

The US CFTC has ordered Citibank to pay a USD250 million civil monetary penalty to settle charges that it attempted to manipulate, and made false reports concerning, the US Dollar International Swaps and Derivatives Association Fix (USD ISDAFIX), a global benchmark for interest rate products. »

American Beacon partners with Man Group for new Emerging Market Debt Fund

American Beacon partners with Man Group for new Emerging Market Debt Fund

Tue, 24/05/2016 - 09:15

American Beacon Advisors, a provider of investment advisory services to institutional and retail markets, has launched the American Beacon GLG Total Return Fund.  »

EBS BrokerTec completes rebrand of EBS Treasury

EBS BrokerTec completes rebrand of EBS Treasury

Mon, 23/05/2016 - 09:42

EBS BrokerTec, ICAP's electronic foreign exchange (FX) and fixed income business, has completed a rebrand of the product formerly known as MyTreasury and launched EBS Treasury as a cash and FX liquidity management centre for treasurers.  »

GMEX Avenir Warehouse Receipt System goes live at Agricultural Commodity Exchange for Africa

GMEX Avenir Warehouse Receipt System goes live at Agricultural Commodity Exchange for Africa

Thu, 19/05/2016 - 16:18

Phase 2 of GMEX Technologies’ project to implement the warehouse receipt system AvenirWRS at the Agricultural Commodity Exchange for Africa (ACE) in Malawi, is now live. »

Cordium and Knadel form strategic alliance

Cordium and Knadel form strategic alliance

Wed, 18/05/2016 - 15:34

Cordium has formed a strategic alliance with specialist management consultancy Knadel allowing the provision of bespoke solutions to the many firms who are faced with the prospect of reviewing and enhancing their operating model, risk controls and regulatory adherence. »

GCube targets US weather risk market

GCube targets US weather risk market

Wed, 18/05/2016 - 09:28

GCube has responded to increasing demand from US wind project-financed wind operators, notably those refinancing or going through acquisitions, by strengthening its underwriting team and rolling out its unique Weather Risk Transfer mechanism across the North American market.  »

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Silverdale Capital adopts ClearStructure’s Sentry PM

Tue, 17/05/2016 - 15:15

Singapore-based Silverdale Capital is implementing ClearStructure's front-to-back office portfolio management solution, Sentry PM, which is designed to help clients streamline operational workflows, increase investor transparency and lower total cost of ownership. »

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Alternative UCITS 2016

Alternative UCITS 2016

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GFM Special Report: Luxembourg Fund Services 2016

Luxembourg Fund Services 2016

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Hedge Fund Administration M&A 2016

Hedge Fund Administration M&A 2016

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Hedgeweek USA Awards 2016

Hedgeweek USA Awards 2016

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