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Robert Perdock

Mill Hill selects Gravitas for cloud support solutions

Thu, 12/11/2015 - 10:35

Gravitas Technology Services is to provide alternative investment manager Mill Hill Capital with cloud hosting, archiving, network support and failover capabilities across its trading, investment, portfolio management, finance, and operations functions.  »

Euronext cash order book transaction value at EUR7,735m in October

Wed, 04/11/2015 - 17:31

Average daily transaction value on the Euronext cash order book stood at EUR7,735 million in October (-5 per cent compared with October 2014), marking a return to a normalised volume environment. »

Digital Realty partners with AquaComms to deliver trans-Atlantic fibre optic system

Digital Realty partners with AquaComms to deliver trans-Atlantic fibre optic system

Tue, 03/11/2015 - 10:00

Digital Realty Trust is partnering with Aqua Comms Limited to deploy its new transatlantic fibre optic system, America Europe Connect (AEConnect).  »

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ASEAN private equity deal activity

Wed, 28/10/2015 - 10:00

Start-ups in ASEAN are drawing increasing attention from venture capital firms and several countries have put in place measures to encourage such activities. The appetite for venture capital investments has seen a growth in both the number of deals and aggregate value transacted between 2014 and 2015 YTD. On the other hand, buyout activity has yet to match the peak seen in 2014. »

Nissan Century Securities deploys Orc Execution Bricks to expand direct market access business in Japan

Nissan Century Securities deploys Orc Execution Bricks to expand direct market access business in Japan

Tue, 27/10/2015 - 17:52

Nissan Century Securities (Nissan) has implemented an Orc Execution Bricks solution to meet the growing demand for high performance connectivity to the Japan Exchange Group (JPX). »

Object Trading co-locates services in ASX data centre

Object Trading co-locates services in ASX data centre

Tue, 27/10/2015 - 17:48

Object Trading is expanding its Direct Market Access Service Platform by co-locating its managed software, client gateways and global connectivity network in the Australian Liquidity Centre (ALC), the Australian Securities Exchange’s data centre. »

FIX Trading Community revises EMEA execution analysis guidelines

FIX Trading Community revises EMEA execution analysis guidelines

Wed, 21/10/2015 - 09:12

FIX Trading Community has revised its EMEA specific guidelines on Execution Venue Analysis adding further clarity around Last Capacity and Liquidity flag definitions, as well as mandating all executing venues, including broker crossing and alternative trading systems, to supply valid Market Identifier Codes (MICs) on their executions. »

Hedge fund trading surveillance specialist Decryptex switches to MIK’s security master

Hedge fund trading surveillance specialist Decryptex switches to MIK’s security master

Wed, 21/10/2015 - 09:11

Decryptex, a provider of scientific searches for capital markets trading surveillance to hedge funds, funds of funds and private equity funds, has partnered with MIK Fund Solutions for its security master. »

GFSC signs AIFMD MoUs with the HKMA and the SFC

GFSC signs AIFMD MoUs with the HKMA and the SFC

Wed, 14/10/2015 - 15:24

The Gibraltar Financial Services Commission (GSFC) has signed MoUs with both the SFC and HKMA regarding consultation, cooperation and the exchange of information related to the supervision of AIFMD entities. »

OTAS adds market intelligence and analytics to Thomson Reuters Eikon

OTAS adds market intelligence and analytics to Thomson Reuters Eikon

Wed, 14/10/2015 - 15:16

OTAS Technologies’ advanced market intelligence and analytics is now available directly inside Thomson Reuters Eikon. »

AIMA and MFA form joint global steering group

AIMA and MFA form joint global steering group

Wed, 14/10/2015 - 10:25

The AIMA Council and the MFA Board have formed a joint Global Steering Group (GSG) with the goal of achieving synergies that will benefit the combined membership and the alternative investment industry globally. »

FIX Trading Community announce new Digital Currency and Blockchain Working Group

FIX Trading Community announce new Digital Currency and Blockchain Working Group

Mon, 12/10/2015 - 15:01

FIX Trading Community has formed a new Working Group to focus on the growing number of Digital Currency and Blockchain technology initiatives. Many of the FIX Trading Community members have internal groups focusing on this topic. »

Euronext extends segment for Spotlight Options to France

Euronext extends segment for Spotlight Options to France

Mon, 12/10/2015 - 14:54

As part of its strategy to develop its derivatives segment, Euronext is introducing the first “Spotlight Options” on the Paris market. »

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Q3 2015 private equity-backed buyout deals and exits

Fri, 09/10/2015 - 17:51

This factsheet from Preqin brings you up to speed with the latest data and information on private equity backed deals and exits that took place in Q3 2015. The factsheet features top-level industry statistics, key takeaways and listings of the largest deals and exits to have occurred in the third quarter.  »

Perella Weinberg Partners ABV Investment team to set-up as independent outfit

Perella Weinberg Partners ABV Investment team to set-up as independent outfit

Thu, 08/10/2015 - 14:27

Perella Weinberg Partner’s Asset Based Value (ABV) Investment Team led by ABV Strategy Portfolio Manager & Partner, along with Partners Andrew Dym and Mark McGreenery, is to separate from the business and set-up as an independent registered investment advisor. »

OpenGamma releases full implementation of Eurex Clearing margin methodology

OpenGamma releases full implementation of Eurex Clearing margin methodology

Thu, 08/10/2015 - 10:16

OpenGamma, a specialist in market structure risk management solutions, has enhanced its multi-CCP margining solution to support Eurex ETD, OTC, and Cross Margining. »

Moab Capital Partners Selects Maples Fund Services as hedge fund administrator

Moab Capital Partners Selects Maples Fund Services as hedge fund administrator

Wed, 07/10/2015 - 10:04

Moab Capital Partners, an alternative investment fund manager with over USD485 million of consolidated assets under management across their hedge funds and other product offerings, recently selected Maples Fund Services to provide a full suite of hedge fund administration services. »

Euronext average daily transaction value at EUR8,071 in September

Euronext average daily transaction value at EUR8,071 in September

Mon, 05/10/2015 - 15:03

The September 2015 average daily transaction value on the Euronext cash order book stood at EUR8,071 million (+35 per cent compared with September 2014).  »

 OTAS Technologies to integrate cutting edge analytics and trade intelligence into Portware

OTAS Technologies to integrate cutting edge analytics and trade intelligence into Portware

Mon, 05/10/2015 - 14:42

 OTAS Technologies’ market intelligence and data analytics solutions will be available directly within Portware Enterprise. »

 Celoxica adds hardware-accelerated EUREX ticker plant to product set

Celoxica adds hardware-accelerated EUREX ticker plant to product set

Mon, 05/10/2015 - 14:28

Celoxica, a provider of accelerated market data, order entry and pre-trade risk solutions for the electronic trading community, has extended its Celoxica Ticker Plant (CTP) portfolio to include EUREX EMDI and EOBI Eurex feeds.
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Enhanced Capital and FocusPoint Private Capital Group launch new investment manager seeding platform

Enhanced Capital and FocusPoint Private Capital Group launch new investment manager seeding platform

Wed, 30/09/2015 - 10:20

Private investment firm Enhanced Capital and FocusPoint Private Capital Group (FocusPoint), a FINRA member focused on private capital raising, have formed Enhanced FocusPoint (EFP), a partnership to source, seed and launch a series of private investment funds.    »

Barington Capital appoints head of marketing and investor relations

Barington Capital appoints head of marketing and investor relations

Tue, 29/09/2015 - 13:47

Industry veteran Marjorie Kaufman (pictured) has joined Activist hedge fund manager Barington Capital Group as a partner in charge of marketing and investor relations. »

Irish Asset Manager Mediolanum chooses Options as managed application and hosting provider

Irish Asset Manager Mediolanum chooses Options as managed application and hosting provider

Tue, 29/09/2015 - 13:39

Dublin-based asset manager Mediolanum Asset Management has chosen private financial cloud provider Options as its new managed application and hosting provider. »

Global regulatory reporting specialist UnaVista and DTCC partner to provide MiFIR reporting service

Global regulatory reporting specialist UnaVista and DTCC partner to provide MiFIR reporting service

Mon, 28/09/2015 - 13:59

London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) and The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) are partnering to provide clients with a connection to UnaVista’s Approved Reporting Mechanism (ARM). »

Interest rate and foreign exchange asset classes to ICE Trade Vault’s swap data repository offering

Interest rate and foreign exchange asset classes to ICE Trade Vault’s swap data repository offering

Mon, 28/09/2015 - 10:50

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has issued an order regarding ICE Trade Vault, a provisionally registered swap data repository. »

OppenheimerFunds and Apollo Credit Management form strategic partnership

OppenheimerFunds and Apollo Credit Management form strategic partnership

Mon, 21/09/2015 - 09:38

OppenheimerFunds has announced a strategic partnership, whereby Apollo Credit Management, an affiliate of Apollo Global Management, will serve as sub-sub-advisor to the Oppenheimer Global Strategic Income Fund (GSIF). »

Eurex expands product offering on European government bonds

Eurex expands product offering on European government bonds

Fri, 18/09/2015 - 09:17

Eurex Exchange is to offer a new interest rate future based on the long-term bonds issued by the Spanish government, starting 26 October 2015. »

Maples Fund Services selected as administrator for Promeritum Investment Management

Maples Fund Services selected as administrator for Promeritum Investment Management

Wed, 16/09/2015 - 09:21

Maples Fund Services has been selected by Promeritum Investment Management (Promeritum) as administrator for the Promeritum Fund SPC, an emerging market fixed income hedge fund. »

Ultimus Advisor Solutions to provide middle office services for 300 North Capital’s hedge funds

Ultimus Advisor Solutions to provide middle office services for 300 North Capital’s hedge funds

Wed, 16/09/2015 - 09:17

Ultimus Fund Solutions’ Advisor Solutions group has been selected by 300 North Capital to provide shadow accounting and other middle office services for the firm’s three hedge funds and its separate accounts. »

Australia

$1.1bn: Average size of deals including Australian infrastructure assets in 2015 so far, a record high.

Mon, 14/09/2015 - 17:10

Here, we take a detailed look at the infrastructure industry in Australia, including a breakdown of Australia-based investors’ by preferred route to market, source of infrastructure allocation and assets under management.  »

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