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CFTC adds 23 companies to RED list

CFTC adds 23 companies to RED list

Tue, 19/04/2016 - 09:18

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) has added 23 companies to its Registration Deficient or RED list. »

Trades via DTCC’S Global Transaction Services up 16 per cent in 2015

Trades via DTCC’S Global Transaction Services up 16 per cent in 2015

Mon, 18/04/2016 - 16:32

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation’s (DTCC) Global Transaction Services, a full-service straight-through-processing (STP) offering automating trade lifecycle events between firms, processed 817 million trades in 2015, up 16 per cent since the end of 2014.  »

Elliott announces support for Mitel-Polycom transaction

Elliott announces support for Mitel-Polycom transaction

Mon, 18/04/2016 - 09:22

Multi-strategy hedge fund manager Elliott Management Corporation, which holds an approximately 6.6 per cent interest in Polycom, Inc common stock and an approximately 9.7 per cent interest in Mitel Networks common stock has announced its support for the Mitel-Polycom transaction. »

CONCERT Global expands alternative investments offering via alliance with iCapital Network

CONCERT Global expands alternative investments offering via alliance with iCapital Network

Fri, 15/04/2016 - 16:24

CONCERT Global, a Silicon Valley-based advisory technology firm, has formed an alliance with iCapital Network to deliver a complete alternative investments solution to CONCERT’s growing network of independent advisors and broker/dealers. »

SGSS mandated by Linear Investment for global broker-dealer services

SGSS mandated by Linear Investment for global broker-dealer services

Thu, 14/04/2016 - 16:15

Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS) in the UK has been mandated by Linear Investment Limited (Linear), a full-service mini-prime broker servicing international asset managers and hedge funds, to provide its Global Broker-Dealer Services (GBDS) outsourcing solution. »

IPC collaborates with Algomi to develop application to run over IPC's Financial Markets Cloud

IPC collaborates with Algomi to develop application to run over IPC's Financial Markets Cloud

Wed, 13/04/2016 - 09:45

IPC Systems has partnered with Algomi, a network company providing information-matching solutions for the optimisation of fixed income liquidity, to deliver DealCall, an application which will run over IPC's Financial Markets Cloud. »

CME Group completes clearing of first interest rate swaptions trade

CME Group completes clearing of first interest rate swaptions trade

Wed, 13/04/2016 - 09:14

CME Group has cleared its first interest rate swaptions trade  and in doing so become the forst  clearing house to offer swaptions clearing. »

Altarius-Portcullis alliance providing smooth transition from “de-minimis” to “full scope” AIFM

Altarius-Portcullis alliance providing smooth transition from “de-minimis” to “full scope” AIFM

Tue, 12/04/2016 - 09:42

Altarius Asset Management (Altarius) and Portcullis Asset Management Limited (Portcullis), both licensed by the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA), have formed a strategic alliance to deliver a full suite of evolutionary AIFM services to alternative investment funds regardless of their AUM.  »

AXA IM leverages State Street PriceStats Inflation Series and MKT MediaStats’ Big Data Analytics to improve investment decision-making process

AXA IM leverages State Street PriceStats Inflation Series and MKT MediaStats’ Big Data Analytics to improve investment decision-making process

Mon, 11/04/2016 - 16:28

AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM) has partnered with State Street and MKT MediaStats to evaluate data-driven indicators that help analyse economic and market information. »

Saxon Securities to offer FDIC-insured brokered CD portfolios on Envestnet platform

Saxon Securities to offer FDIC-insured brokered CD portfolios on Envestnet platform

Fri, 01/04/2016 - 10:02

Saxon Securities, a platform provider of separately managed account FDIC-Insured brokered certificates of deposit (CDs) investment management services for Registered Investment Advisers (RIAs), is to offer its product on the Envestnet platform.  »

Quod Financial adopts SR Labs’ SuperFeed

Quod Financial adopts SR Labs’ SuperFeed

Thu, 31/03/2016 - 10:10

Quod Financial has partnered with SR Labs to use the firm’s SuperFeed product to enhance its turnkey low latency solutions in smart order routing, algorithmic and automated trading. »

Long/short hedge fund firm Carrhae Capital Selects Eze Software for portfolio accounting

Long/short hedge fund firm Carrhae Capital Selects Eze Software for portfolio accounting

Wed, 30/03/2016 - 09:28

Carrhae Capital, a London-based long/short asset manager, has expanded its use of EzeSoft Investment Suite with portfolio accounting capabilities.  »

DTCC and Digital Asset to develop distributed ledger solution to drive improvements in repo clearing

DTCC and Digital Asset to develop distributed ledger solution to drive improvements in repo clearing

Wed, 30/03/2016 - 09:21

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) and Digital Asset Holdings (Digital Asset) are planning to develop and test a distributed ledger based solution to manage the clearing and settlement of US Treasury, Agency, and Agency Mortgage-Backed repurchase agreement (repo) transactions.  »

Americas Trading Group joins with Fidessa to offer Brazilian algorithms to global audience

Americas Trading Group joins with Fidessa to offer Brazilian algorithms to global audience

Wed, 30/03/2016 - 09:19

Americas Trading Group (ATG) has announced a new alliance with sell-side equities trading platform provider Fidessa Group which provides Fidessa OMS users with access to ATG's algorithmic trading models in the Brazilian market. »

CFTC approves final rule providing alternative to fingerprinting for foreign natural persons

CFTC approves final rule providing alternative to fingerprinting for foreign natural persons

Tue, 29/03/2016 - 09:52

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has approved a final rule adding an alternative for foreign natural persons to the requirement to provide fingerprints when applying for CFTC registration. »

MFA, AIMA file comment letter on SEC derivatives rule

MFA, AIMA file comment letter on SEC derivatives rule

Tue, 29/03/2016 - 09:48

The Managed Funds Association (MFA) and the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) have submitted a joint comment letter to the US SEC on the it's proposed rule on the use of derivatives by mutual funds and other registered investment companies.  »

Envestnet | Tamarac announces integration with CAIS

Envestnet | Tamarac announces integration with CAIS

Thu, 24/03/2016 - 08:49

Envestnet | Tamarac has teamed up with CAIS to provide independent advisors with access to third-party hedge funds and private equity funds, as well as research on the alternative investment space, through its portfolio and client management platform, Advisor Xi. »

EEX Exchange Council welcomes plans for additional trading platforms

EEX Exchange Council welcomes plans for additional trading platforms

Wed, 23/03/2016 - 16:38

The Exchange Council of the European Energy Exchange (EEX) has welcomed plans for the exchange to introduce additional trading platforms for power and natural gas, in addition to the existing exchange markets. »

CME Group and Thomson Reuters to enhance LBMA Silver Price Benchmark

CME Group and Thomson Reuters to enhance LBMA Silver Price Benchmark

Wed, 23/03/2016 - 09:41

CME Group, in its capacity as joint administrator and calculation agent for the LBMA Silver Price, and Thomson Reuters, are implementing new measures to further enhance and develop the LBMA Silver Price Benchmark, based on ongoing consultation with participants and approval of the independent Oversight Committee. »

Agecroft announces leadoff institutional investor and consultant panel for the Gaining the Edge – Hedge Fund Marketing Leadership Summit

Agecroft announces leadoff institutional investor and consultant panel for the Gaining the Edge – Hedge Fund Marketing Leadership Summit

Wed, 23/03/2016 - 09:39

Agecroft Partners has announced its leadoff Institutional Investor and Consultant panel for the Gaining the Edge – Hedge Fund Marketing Leadership Summit taking place in NYC on 28 April. »

Neuberger Berman signs partnership agreement with Fideuram

Neuberger Berman signs partnership agreement with Fideuram

Mon, 21/03/2016 - 15:44

Neuberger Berman has signed a partnership agreement with Italian private bank Fideuram - Intesa Sanpaolo Private Banking SpA. This partnership brings Neuberger Berman’s UCITS fund range to the Fideuram and Sanpaolo Invest networks. »

CFTC approves substituted compliance framework in follow-up to equivalence agreement between the US and the EU

CFTC approves substituted compliance framework in follow-up to equivalence agreement between the US and the EU

Thu, 17/03/2016 - 09:08

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has unanimously approved a substituted compliance framework for dually-registered central counterparties (CCPs) located in the European Union (EU), together with a comparability determination with respect to certain EU rules.  »

Gemini Hedge partners with Hedge Connection to expand distribution capabilities

Gemini Hedge partners with Hedge Connection to expand distribution capabilities

Wed, 16/03/2016 - 16:34

Gemini Hedge Fund Service has expanded its suite of distribution channels and relationships, by partnering with Hedge Connection to help managers strengthen their engagement with accredited investors. »

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. »

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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. »

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