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Elian to buy SFM Europe

Elian to buy SFM Europe

Fri, 04/09/2015 - 09:08

Elian has agreed terms to buy SFM Europe, a provider of corporate services with more than EUR1 trillion of assets under administration. »

Ullink is first vendor to offer global FIX connectivity to German Tradegate Exchange

Ullink is first vendor to offer global FIX connectivity to German Tradegate Exchange

Thu, 03/09/2015 - 13:14

Ullink, a provider of electronic trading and connectivity solutions to the global financial community, has partnered with Tradegate Exchange to provide all members of Ullink’s global NYFIX community with access to Tradegate Exchange’s services and liquidity. »

M Financial Group selects Philadelphia Financial for private placement insurance solutions

M Financial Group selects Philadelphia Financial for private placement insurance solutions

Thu, 03/09/2015 - 09:32

Philadelphia Financial is to serve as a specialty carrier for M Financial providing the company’s member firms with access to private placement insurance product »

Euronext expands global reach to Israel

Euronext expands global reach to Israel

Tue, 01/09/2015 - 14:07

Euronext has received approval from the Israeli Securities Authority (ISA) to allow Israeli based qualified trading firms to have direct access to Euronext’s cash and derivatives markets.  »

TPG Software adds fixed income data from S&P Capital IQ

TPG Software adds fixed income data from S&P Capital IQ

Tue, 01/09/2015 - 07:42

TPG Software, the portfolio accounting, performance management, and analytics software provider, has added S&P Capital IQ’s enterprise data solutions to its client service offering. »

HSBC France connected as direct clearing member of EurexOTC Clear

HSBC France connected as direct clearing member of EurexOTC Clear

Thu, 27/08/2015 - 14:59

HSBC France is a new user of Eurex Clearing’s EurexOTC Clear for Interest Rate Swaps (IRS). The company has been connected as direct clearing member and has already cleared first transactions via EurexOTC Clear. »

CIT and TPG Special Situations Partners form strategic relationship

CIT and TPG Special Situations Partners form strategic relationship

Thu, 27/08/2015 - 10:03

CIT Group a provider of commercial lending and leasing services has formed a joint venture with funds managed by TPG Special Situations Partners (TSSP), a dedicated special situations and credit platform with over USD12 billion in AUM. »

FinTech Sandbox partners with Quandl

FinTech Sandbox partners with Quandl

Tue, 25/08/2015 - 13:43

FinTech Sandbox has partnered with Quandl, a web-based platform for financial and economic data. Quandl will offer startups participating in the Sandbox program access to both free and premium data from hundreds of publishers, via its simple and flexible platform.  »

Franklin Square provides senior secured financing for iSqFt's merger with CMD Group

Franklin Square provides senior secured financing for iSqFt's merger with CMD Group

Tue, 25/08/2015 - 07:43

Franklin Square Capital Partners its senior secured investment in Blueprint Sub (doing business as iSqFt), a provider of software and bid information to the commercial construction industry.  »

Nasdaq and Visible Alpha partner to provide IR Insight forecast data

Nasdaq and Visible Alpha partner to provide IR Insight forecast data

Thu, 20/08/2015 - 07:32

The Corporate Solutions business of Nasdaq (Nasdaq:NDAQ) and Visible Alpha are teaming up to provide detailed analyst forecast data and models on the Nasdaq IR Insight platform.  »

CME Group and FTSE Russell to offer leading index derivatives

CME Group and FTSE Russell to offer leading index derivatives

Tue, 04/08/2015 - 07:24

CME Group and FTSE Russell have entered into a licensing agreement establishing CME Group as a global partner for futures, options on futures and OTC cleared products on FTSE Russell. »

100th buy-side firm signs on to Algomi’s Honeycomb Network

100th buy-side firm signs on to Algomi’s Honeycomb Network

Fri, 31/07/2015 - 13:10

Algomi, the network company providing information-matching solutions for the optimisation of fixed income liquidity, has signed the 100th buy-side firm to its Honeycomb network globally. »

Lyxor launches credit specialist Chenavari on alternative UCITS platform

Lyxor launches credit specialist Chenavari on alternative UCITS platform

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 14:07

Lyxor Asset Management has partnered with Chenavari Investment Managers to launch the Lyxor/Chenavari Credit Fund, a new European focused long/short credit strategy on Lyxor’’s alternative UCITS platform. »

DTCC urges legislation to help deliver G20 goals

DTCC urges legislation to help deliver G20 goals

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 13:52

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) has urged legislative and industry action to address three key obstacles that are hindering achievement of the G20 transparency goals set forth by policymakers in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis.  »

Global hedge fund CQS selects Quantifi for analytics

Global hedge fund CQS selects Quantifi for analytics

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 07:19

Quantifi, a provider of Analytics, trading and Risk Management solutions, has been selected by CQS, a global multi-strategy asset management firm to provide enhanced pricing and risk management analytics. »

EBS BrokerTec combines MyTreasury into product portfolio

EBS BrokerTec combines MyTreasury into product portfolio

Tue, 28/07/2015 - 13:33

EBS BrokerTec, ICAP’s electronic foreign exchange and fixed income business, has combined MyTreasury – an ICAP owned, established Money Market Fund (MMF) platform for the corporate treasury community – into its product portfolio.  »

Handshake

Dinsmore Capital Management and Gabelli Funds form alliance to manage convertible portfolios

Mon, 27/07/2015 - 07:43

Dinsmore Capital Management and Gabelli Funds announced have signing a strategic relationship. Subject to shareholder approval, the Dinsmore Group of Gabelli Funds will continue to manage the Bancroft Fund and the Ellsworth Growth and Income Fund. In addition, the Dinsmore portfolio management team will contribute to the management of The Gabelli Convertible and Income Securities Fund. »

Backstop integrates with Preqin

Backstop integrates with Preqin

Thu, 23/07/2015 - 07:42

Backstop Solutions Group – a provider of cloud-based solutions designed to help the institutional investment industry save time, increase productivity and make better investment decisions – has partnered with Preqin Ltd.  »

Murex Partners with DTCC’s Omgeo to enhance post-trade operations offering

Murex Partners with DTCC’s Omgeo to enhance post-trade operations offering

Thu, 23/07/2015 - 07:35

Murex, a provider of integrated trading, risk, collateral and processing solutions, has partnered with Omgeo, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC).  »

announcement

NFA bars Wealth Creation Investments Fox Financial Group from membership

Fri, 17/07/2015 - 12:26

The National Futures Association (NFA) has barred Wealth Creation Investments, an NFA Member introducing broker, and Fox Financial Group, an NFA Member commodity trading advisor, from NFA membership. »

Jess Ravich

TCW offers first alternative mutual fund

Tue, 14/07/2015 - 07:30

The TCW Group has partnered with Gargoyle Investment Advisor to offer its first alternative mutual fund, the TCW | Gargoyle Hedged Value Fund (TFHIX / TFHVX).  »

Andrew Hausman

Interactive Data to provide evaluated pricing data to Algomi’s Honeycomb network

Wed, 08/07/2015 - 10:44

Interactive Data, a provider of fixed-income evaluated pricing, is to provide hourly snaps from its continuous evaluated pricing feed to Algomi Honeycomb (Algomi). »

Chris Walsh

Global banks, service providers and market infrastructures create new hub for end-to-end margin processing

Wed, 08/07/2015 - 07:30

Thirteen global banks, ICAP plc and market infrastructures The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) and Euroclear have joined forces with AcadiaSoft, to solve an industry problem involving margin flows.  »

Damien georges

Taliance names Hipercept as channel partner for North & South America

Fri, 03/07/2015 - 06:00

Taliance, an analytics software provider in the alternative investment marketplace, has selected Hipercept, to serve as its channel partner for North and South America. »

Investment

Tricadia Capital makes equity investment in CV Holdings

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 17:30

CV Holdings has entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement and an Investor Rights Agreement with an affiliate of Tricadia Capital Management in connection with the sale in a private placement of shares of newly created Non-Convertible Senior Preferred Stock shares of Common Stock of the Company.  »

announcement

Best Credit Data Partners with Exchange Data International to distribute Municipal Bond Pricing Data

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 11:00

Best Credit Data (BCD), a provider of end of day bond pricing data, is partnering with Exchange Data International (EDI), to distribute BCD Municipal Bond End-of-Day Pricing data to EDI clients around the world. »

data

Deloitte partners with Recommind to launch new data analysis tool for OTC contracts

Fri, 26/06/2015 - 20:00

Deloitte has formed an alliance with Recommind to deliver a managed service to investment banks, transforming the way Over-the-Counter (OTC) International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) agreements are managed. »

Wind farm

Funding UK agriculture’s renewable energy strategy

Tue, 23/06/2015 - 10:40

How investors are turning to non-traditional sectors for income streams – By Craig Reeves, Founder, Prestige Asset Management/Prestige Capital Management… »

announcement

MMF reforms will have different effects in the US and the EU

Thu, 18/06/2015 - 23:18

European policy makers have proposed money market fund (MMF) reforms relatively similar to the US changes slated to take effect next year, says Moody's Investors Service in a new report. »

data

DTCC issues proposals for global data harmonisation to CPMI IOSCO

Thu, 18/06/2015 - 09:00

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) has issued its recommendations on global data harmonisation to the CPMI IOSCO Harmonisation working group, detailing a proposed path towards a global data harmonisation, with credit derivatives identified as the first step.  »

features
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Guide to ETFs for Asset & Wealth Managers

This etfexpress Guide to ETFs, produced specifically for wealth and asset managers, unravels the myriad benefits of including and using ETFs and ETPs within client portfolios... »

Article
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The business of asset management has grown exponentially more complex over the last decade. As system technology and data management improves, managers are devising ever-new investment strategies to find that elusive source of alpha.  ... »

Article
Richard Ansyet, Intralinks

Over the last 10 years, organisations have undergone a wholesale change in the way they run their businesses. Thanks to cloud-based platforms, wireless Internet, and the proliferation of desktop and mobile device applications, the perimeter of most businesses has moved beyond the four walls of their office. This has revolutionised the way people work: no longer tied to their desks they can be equally as effective aboard an aircraft or sitting next to the beach on vacation.  ... »

Article
Preqin Special Report: Hedge Fund Manager Outlook – Augst 2015

In this excerpt from Preqin Special Report: Hedge Fund Manager Outlook, we take a closer look at the level of competition in the industry today and use our latest survey results to reveal fund manager predictions for asset growth for the rest of 2015. ... »

Article
survey

The Preqin Special Report: Private Debt Fund Manager Outlook features exclusive survey results drawn from over 100 private debt fund managers worldwide. This extract discusses what fund managers have highlighted as the biggest issues facing the industry and their views on regulation. ... »

Special report
Cybersecurty for Hedge Funds

Cybersecurity for Hedge Funds

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 11:00

Cybersecurity is no longer simply an IT issue, it is now a business issue. This is the conclusion of the experts and fund managers around the world whose opinions were polled for this landmark Hedgeweek Special Report, which outlines Best Practices for Cybersecurity in a fast-changing environment where managers need to keep several steps ahead of cyber criminals... »

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