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ATG partners with SS&C to distribute Latin American algo strategies

Fri, 27/03/2015 - 14:00

SS&C Technologies Holdings has partnered with Americas Trading Group (ATG) to provide advanced algorithmic trading strategies to SS&C MarketTrader Order Management System (OMS) clients and FIXLink electronic trading community participants.  »

Abu Dhabi

Calastone expands Middle East coverage by connecting NBAD

Tue, 24/03/2015 - 19:30

Calastone has added the National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) Global Asset Management to its global order routing community. »

Dubai

Vitol veteran Duncan Preston joins Cornerstone Global Commodities

Fri, 20/03/2015 - 18:00

Cornerstone Global Commodities is pleased to announce that it has been joined by  »

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Tickmill adds eight key CFDs to offering

Fri, 20/03/2015 - 11:00

ECN broker Tickmill has added contracts for difference (CFDs) – a derivative product that gives opportunity to make money from both falling and rising markets –  to its diverse product line.  »

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TMF Group and Custom House Global Fund Services to separate

Thu, 19/03/2015 - 09:00

TMF Group has agreed with the management team of its fund services division, TMF Custom House, the creation of an independent, stand-alone Custom House Fund Services. »

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LMAX Exchange joins Linux Foundation to champion open source

Thu, 12/03/2015 - 19:30

LMAX Exchange, an FCA regulated MTF for global FX trading, has become a member of the Linux Foundation, the non-profit organisation dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux. »

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ICAP and CME Group tap The Beast Apps Group to Deliver RapidRV Market Data and Analytics Tool

Thu, 12/03/2015 - 11:30

ICAP Information Services (IIS) and CME Group have partnered with The Beast Apps Group to create and deliver RapidRV, a real-time market data and analytics tool designed to provide market participants with the capability to analyse relative value opportunities between the Over-The-Counter (OTC) and exchange-based futures markets. »

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DataArt Partners with OpsCheck to develop hedge fund business operations app

Thu, 12/03/2015 - 11:00

DataArt has partnered with OpsCheck to develop and launch a web-based application which helps hedge funds maintain effective operational oversight in an increasingly challenging business and regulatory environment. »

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iMatchative’s AltX platform partners with HedgeFund Intelligence

Thu, 12/03/2015 - 06:00

iMatchative’s new online data analytics, monitoring and matching service for institutional investors and hedge funds, AltX, will now use a data feed from HedgeFund Intelligence’s. »

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OpenGamma partners with derivatives industry on open source solution for bilateral margining

Tue, 10/03/2015 - 20:00

OpenGamma is working with dealers and other OTC derivatives market participants to deliver an open source model to calculate the margin on bilateral derivatives trades. »

Bermuda

Sandell sponsors launch of Sandell Re to invest in firm’s global event driven investment strategy

Fri, 06/03/2015 - 09:00

Sandell Asset Management has sponsored the launch of Sandell Re, a Bermuda based reinsurance company that can invest in the firm’s global event driven investment strategy. »

Euros

Euronext announces monthly trading volumes for Feb

Wed, 04/03/2015 - 17:30

The February 2015 average daily transaction value on the Euronext cash order book stood at EUR8,247 million (+24% compared to February 2014). »

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GAM Holding AG signs UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment

Mon, 02/03/2015 - 06:00

As part of its ongoing effort to foster sustainable investing across the Group, GAM Holding AG has signed the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). »

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Jay Novatney joins PTAM as COO

Fri, 27/02/2015 - 19:00

Jay Novatney, a 14-year veteran of the alternative investment industry, will be joining PT Asset Management (PTAM) as Chief Operating Officer on 2 March, 2015. »

London Stock Exchange

CBOE signs licensing agreement to list options on FTSE and Russell indices

Fri, 27/02/2015 - 06:00

London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) has entered into a licensing agreement with CBOE Holdings, to develop and list options based on more than two dozen FTSE and Russell indices.  »

Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s Value Partners Group selects Charles River’s Investment Management Solution

Wed, 25/02/2015 - 20:00

Value Partners Group has selected The Charles River Investment Management Solution (Charles River IMS) for portfolio management, trading, compliance, and performance measurement and attribution. »

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BMI selects Linedata Front Office platform for Luxembourg based asset management businesses

Wed, 25/02/2015 - 11:30

BIL Manage Invest (BMI) has selected Linedata Front Office Platform to manage the firm’s complete front-to-back asset management workflow across their full suite of investment funds. »

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ALTIN sets strike price of put options for share buyback

Wed, 25/02/2015 - 06:00

The Board of Directors of ALTIN AG has set the strike price of the put options to be issued as part of its share buyback programme at USD64.  »

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BBS Securities is now a clearing member of CDCC

Tue, 24/02/2015 - 10:00

The Board of Directors of Canadian Derivatives Clearing Corporation (CDCC) has approved the membership application of BBS Securities Inc. BBS will participate on CDCC under broker ID #028. »

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GFI Board Supports BGC's USD6.10 per share tender offer

Fri, 20/02/2015 - 16:00

BGC Partners and GFI Group have entered into a tender offer support agreement in which GFI's board of directors unanimously agreed to support BGC's tender offer for all of the outstanding shares of GFI common stock at USD6.10 per share in cash. »

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Venovate partners with Capital Hedge to bring alt investments to mid-sized institutions and family offices

Thu, 19/02/2015 - 10:00

Venovate and Capital Hedge have formed a partnership to offer better, faster, and broader access to alternative investments for family offices and mid-sized institutions. »

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Alceda extands strategic partnership with Warburg

Wed, 18/02/2015 - 06:00

Alceda has extended its strategic partnership with MM Warburg Group (Warburg). Moving forward, Warburg will act as preferred partner for the administration and custody of Alceda’s funds.  »

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Euronext partners with African agricultural commodity exchange

Tue, 17/02/2015 - 06:00

Euronext has signed a license agreement with the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) providing the JSE with the right to list the flagship Milling Wheat contract currently traded on Euronext.   »

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Margin requirement challenges identified for international derivatives industry in 2015

Thu, 12/02/2015 - 21:30

The derivatives industry faces challenges in the proposed introduction of margin requirements for non-cleared OTC derivatives transactions.  »

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Guernsey looks to boost financial services ties with the USA

Wed, 11/02/2015 - 10:45

Guernsey’s Chief Minister, Jonathan Le Tocq, has held a series of meetings in Washington to boost the Island’s reputation as a leading international finance centre. »

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La Française Partners with Alger

Tue, 10/02/2015 - 18:00

Multi-class asset manager La Française has signed a strategic partnership – pending regulatory approval – with Alger Management (Alger).  »

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CFTC extends comment period for LedgerX derivatives clearing and swap execution registration

Thu, 05/02/2015 - 11:30

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is extending the deadline for public comment on related applications submitted by LedgerX for registration as a derivatives clearing organisation and registration as a swap execution facility.  »

London offices

JonesTrading opens London office

Tue, 03/02/2015 - 10:00

JonesTrading Institutional Services is to open a London office as part of a strategic initiative to expand its services to Europe.  »

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Guggenheim Securities International commences operations

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 18:00

Guggenheim Securities International, the international investment banking and capital markets division of Guggenheim Partners, has commenced operations, providing sales and trading services for European clients. »

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targit partners with Misys

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 16:00

Misys, the leading financial software company, has signed an agreement with targit GmBH to become a member of the InFusion Partner Programme.   »

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