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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. »

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.   »

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