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ICAP unveils CrossTrade solution on new buy side portal TrueQuote

ICAP unveils CrossTrade solution on new buy side portal TrueQuote

Thu, 10/03/2016 - 16:47

ICAP Global Broking has expanded its electronic capabilities with the launch of TrueQuote, a new portal for buy side clients. The portal, which will offer a number of multi asset class solutions over the coming months, launches with its first fixed income solution, CrossTrade. »

MassMutual affiliates Babson, Barings, Cornerstone and Wood Creek to combine under Barings  brand

MassMutual affiliates Babson, Barings, Cornerstone and Wood Creek to combine under Barings brand

Thu, 10/03/2016 - 09:36

Babson Capital Management, its subsidiaries Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers and Wood Creek Capital Management, and Baring Asset Management Limited, are planning to combine operations under the Barings brand. »

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Baymarkets takes on support, maintenance and development of SIX x-clear’s Clara clearing solution

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 09:35

The support, maintenance and continued development of SIX x-clear’s Clara clearing system has been taken on by Baymarkets. »

Thomas Siegl

Clearing for UK, Dutch and Belgian power spot markets to migrate to ECC on 31 March 2016

Tue, 01/03/2016 - 16:33

The clearing for the power spot markets in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Belgium will migrate from APX to European Commodity Clearing (ECC) on 31 March 2016. All power spot markets operated by EPEX SPOT and its affiliates covering Central Western Europe (CWE) and the UK will then benefit from one central clearing. »

Nasdaq to support ASX in post-trade technology overhaul

Nasdaq to support ASX in post-trade technology overhaul

Tue, 01/03/2016 - 16:31

Nasdaq is to replace the Australian Securities Exchange’s (ASX) existing equities and equity options clearing technology platforms – a significant element of ASX's technology transformation program outlined in February 2015. »

Artivest streamlines reporting integration with major custodians

Artivest streamlines reporting integration with major custodians

Tue, 23/02/2016 - 09:56

Artivest, a technology-driven investment platform that provides investors access to best-in-class alternative investment funds, has implemented new initiatives to enhance its offering to financial advisors and their qualified clients. »

Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Abu Dhabi Global Market joins IOSCO

Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Abu Dhabi Global Market joins IOSCO

Mon, 22/02/2016 - 09:51

Abu Dhabi Global Market’s (ADGM) Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) is now a recognised member of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (“IOSCO) as of February 2016. »

Hedge Fund Association welcomes addition to accredited investor definition

Hedge Fund Association welcomes addition to accredited investor definition

Thu, 18/02/2016 - 17:05

The Hedge Fund Association (HFA) has welcomed the passing of the Fair Investment Opportunities for Professional Experts Act by the US House of Representatives which incorporates the addition of a knowledge and education-based category of accredited investors.  »

REDI and OpenFin partner to deliver web-based apps in trade management platforms

REDI and OpenFin partner to deliver web-based apps in trade management platforms

Thu, 18/02/2016 - 09:19

REDI Global Technologies has partnered with OpenFin, a provider of HTML5 container technology. Through the relationship, REDI and its partners will leverage OpenFin's technology to deploy new web-based applications within trade management platforms. »

Credit Agricole CIB a new user of EurexOTC Clear

Credit Agricole CIB a new user of EurexOTC Clear

Wed, 17/02/2016 - 16:45

Crédit Agricole CIB, the Corporate & Investment Banking arm of the Crédit Agricole Group, is a new user of EurexOTC Clear for Interest Rate Swaps (IRS), a service offered by Eurex Clearing, part of the Deutsche Börse Group. 

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ESMA resumes US CCP recognition process following EU-US agreement

ESMA resumes US CCP recognition process following EU-US agreement

Thu, 11/02/2016 - 08:56

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has welcomed the common approach adopted by the European Commission and the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on the equivalence of central counterparty (CCP) regimes. »

Triad Securities to provide co-branded AIREX Market to customers

Triad Securities to provide co-branded AIREX Market to customers

Fri, 05/02/2016 - 16:14

Triad has joined the AIREX Market Partner (AMP) Program, a global service that gives companies their own turnkey, self-curated, and co-branded AIREX Markets. »

Alan Meaney

Capita Asset Services moves to automated cash and portfolio reconciliation

Thu, 04/02/2016 - 15:27

Capita Asset Services is working with Irish fintech start-up, Fund Recs, to automate its cash and portfolio reconciliation process. »

Options bolsters cybersecurity offering by partnering with Observable Networks

Options bolsters cybersecurity offering by partnering with Observable Networks

Thu, 04/02/2016 - 12:00

Options has partnered with Observable Networks, a specialist in security analytics, to provide dynamic endpoint modelling for client networks. »

Interactive Data to provide measurement of fixed-income trade best execution and transaction cost analysis for AllianceBernstein

Interactive Data to provide measurement of fixed-income trade best execution and transaction cost analysis for AllianceBernstein

Thu, 04/02/2016 - 09:59

Intercontinental Exchange’s (ICE) subsidiary, Interactive Data, is to work with AllianceBernstein (AB) to help the firm evaluate its trade execution quality and perform transaction cost analysis (TCA). »

Euronext sees record number of transactions in January

Euronext sees record number of transactions in January

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 09:40

The January 2016 average daily transaction value on the Euronext cash order book stood at EUR8,682 million (+0.6 per cent compared with January 2015). »

CFTC Grants Eurex Clearing AG registration as a derivatives clearing organisation

CFTC Grants Eurex Clearing AG registration as a derivatives clearing organisation

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 09:43

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has issued an order granting Eurex Clearing AG (Eurex Clearing) registration as a derivatives clearing organisation (DCO) under the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA). »

Karson and BNY Mellon collaborate on first K-Note reinsurance collateral financing transaction in Canada

Karson and BNY Mellon collaborate on first K-Note reinsurance collateral financing transaction in Canada

Wed, 20/01/2016 - 09:04

Karson Management, a provider of reserve, capital and collateral financing solutions, and BNY Mellon have successfully completion of the first K-Note reinsurance collateral financing transaction in Canada. »

HazelTree partners with AcadiaSoft to automate hedge fund collateral management process

HazelTree partners with AcadiaSoft to automate hedge fund collateral management process

Wed, 20/01/2016 - 09:00

HazelTree has partnered with AcadiaSoft to enhance the Collateral Management capabilities of the HazelTree Integrated Treasury Management Solution. »

Japan long-short equity hedge fund team completes transition to Martin Currie

Japan long-short equity hedge fund team completes transition to Martin Currie

Tue, 05/01/2016 - 17:14

Martin Currie has now received the necessary approvals to complete the purchase of the business assets and investment management team of PK Investment Management, the London based long/short Japan Equity boutique.   »

Aquila Capital awarded wind portfolio mandate by largest Czech energy company

Aquila Capital awarded wind portfolio mandate by largest Czech energy company

Mon, 04/01/2016 - 17:57

Aquila Capital has been mandated by ČEZ-Group to build a wind portfolio in Germany in the triple-digit-million Euro range. With this mandate, ČEZ is further expanding its activities in CO2-neutral energy generation. »

Neptune extends fixed income pre-trade information network

Neptune extends fixed income pre-trade information network

Tue, 22/12/2015 - 10:26

Neptune, the open standards network utility for pre-trade indications in bond markets, is continuing to expand its business to the wider community. »

HazelTree and Goldman Sachs Asset Management partner to help investment managers manage cash holdings

HazelTree and Goldman Sachs Asset Management partner to help investment managers manage cash holdings

Thu, 17/12/2015 - 10:41

HazelTree and Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) have formed a strategic partnership to assist hedge funds, fund administrators, managed account providers and family offices in improving their cash management. »

100 Women in Hedge Funds (100WHF) is to partner with SkillForce in 2016

100 Women in Hedge Funds (100WHF) is to partner with SkillForce in 2016

Wed, 16/12/2015 - 14:26

in association with HRH The Duke of Cambridge’s ongoing patronage of non-profit organisation’s philanthropic initiatives. »

Jensen Partners teams up with Context Capital Partners

Jensen Partners teams up with Context Capital Partners

Wed, 16/12/2015 - 09:32

Global advisory, corporate development and executive search firm Jensen Partners has aligned with Context Capital Partners LP to launch Context Jensen Partners. »

BlueBay Asset Management completes implementation of SimCorp Dimension

BlueBay Asset Management completes implementation of SimCorp Dimension

Fri, 11/12/2015 - 10:41

Fixed income specialist BlueBay Asset Management (BlueBay) has successfully completed the implementation of SimCorp Dimension. The system now supports BlueBay's middle and back office operations across the entire investment book. »

Bob Greifeld, Nasdaq

Borsa Istanbul goes live on Nasdaq technology suite

Fri, 11/12/2015 - 10:15

Borsa Istanbul has officially gone live on nine of Nasdaq's market-leading technologies including trading and clearing, settlement, market data management, index calculation, market surveillance, business intelligence, and pre- and post-trade risk management. »

Linedata and NetWorth partner to offer integrated solution for the transfer agency market

Linedata and NetWorth partner to offer integrated solution for the transfer agency market

Wed, 09/12/2015 - 17:03

Linedata has partnered with NetWorth Services to offer Linedata Admin Edge clients access to NetBasis, NetWorth’s automated solution for the calculation and reporting to the IRS of the adjusted cost basis of sold mutual funds.  »

DTCC backs removal of Dodd-Frank’s indemnification provision

DTCC backs removal of Dodd-Frank’s indemnification provision

Mon, 07/12/2015 - 14:40

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) has commended the US Administration, Senate and House of Representatives for taking action to strengthen global information sharing by signing into law legislation that removes Dodd-Frank’s indemnification provisions. »

Euronext joins UN Sustainable Stock Exchange Initiative

Euronext joins UN Sustainable Stock Exchange Initiative

Mon, 07/12/2015 - 13:58

Euronext has joined the United Nations' Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative which aims to explore how exchanges can work with investors, regulators, and companies to enhance corporate transparency on Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) issues. »

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