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China Everbright Limited and Sinowel Enterprise Group sign partnership agreement

Fri, 24/04/2015 - 11:00

China Everbright Limited (CEL) and Sinowel Enterprise Group (Sinowel) have signed a strategic partnership agreement to start their co-operation towards the secondary market of trust beneficiary rights.  »

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GMEX Technologies and Avenir partner with Agricultural Commodity Exchange for Africa

Fri, 24/04/2015 - 06:00

GMEX Technologies (GMEX TECH), part of the Global Markets Exchange Group International, and Avenir Technology Limited (Avenir), the UK based post-trade software firm, have partnered with the Agricultural Commodity Exchange for Africa (ACE). »

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Private equity-backed buyout deals see highest quarterly total value since Q3 2007

Tue, 21/04/2015 - 12:51

This extract from Preqin’s Quarterly Update: Private Equity, Q1 2015 focuses on global private equity-backed buyout deals, featuring the latest available data. »

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Neonet to provide access to Oslo Børs new North Sea dark pool at launch

Mon, 20/04/2015 - 16:00

Neonet is to provide its clients with access to North Sea, the re-launched dark pool functionality from Oslo Børs. This includes fully integrated DMA, Smart Order Router and algorithm support.  »

New Zealand

TEL selects SS&C’s Pages client account reporting

Tue, 14/04/2015 - 18:30

Trustee Executors Limited (TEL), a New Zealand-based provider of third party administration for financial services, has selected SS&C's reporting solution, Pages.  »

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Heptagon removes hedging overlay from equity hedge offering

Mon, 13/04/2015 - 14:30

Heptagon Capital has successfully completed the conversion of the Helicon Fund from an equity-hedge product to a global long-only equity by removing the index futures hedging overlay. The change is in response to client demand »

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Industry veterans join forces at new Swiss Representative Company

Mon, 06/04/2015 - 09:00

Dermot Butler, former Chairman of Custom House Group, and Lancelot Frick, Principal of Frick Capital, have formed SwissRepCo to help non-Swiss fund managers market their funds in the country following recent regulatory changes.   »

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Pershing licenses Redi2 Technologies’ Revenue Manager

Wed, 01/04/2015 - 14:00

Redi2 Technologies, the premier provider of hosted fee billing and revenue management solutions to the global financial services industry, announced today that  »

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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. »

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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). »

investment

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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Commodities 2015: The outlook for investors

Investing in commodities can yield handsome returns, but investors need to focus sharply on timing and diversify their portfolios away from traditional safe havens and into sectors such as agriculturals and products such as ETFs. As one expert reveals in this special report, "Gold is not the only yellow commodity one should have in their portfolio"... »

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Spotlight

In an extract from the Preqin Special Report: Asia-Pacific Hedge Funds, we provide an overview of the industry in Asia-Pacific, covering assets under management as well as key locations, strategies, fund structures and more.  ... »

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Assets under management for sovereign wealth funds globally reach USD6.31tn as of March 2015, increasing by more than USD900bn over the past 18 months. This information has been revealed in the 2015 Preqin Sovereign Wealth Fund Review, a comprehensive guide to these influential investors. ... »

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Hedgeweek Global Awards 2015 – The Winners

Read the complete list of Winners and profiles at the sixth edition of the Hedgeweek Awards, presented in London's Mayfair and sponsored by Morgan Stanley, which brought together the leading names in the global hedge funds industry to celebrate the achievements of the best performing managers and service providers in 2014... »

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Hedgeweek Special Report: eVestment – The evolution of hedge fund investing

As revealed in this Hedgeweek Special Report sponsored by eVestment, the data, analytics and market intelligence provider to the institutional investment community, experts agree that investing in hedge funds represents a good way for institutions to access manager skill, which is key in constructing a diversified portfolio to achieve risk and return targets. ... »

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