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Intercontinental Exchange launches expanded ICE Data Services

Intercontinental Exchange launches expanded ICE Data Services

Tue, 28/06/2016 - 09:47

Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), a leading operator of global exchanges, clearing houses and data services, has introduced the expanded ICE Data Services, bringing together proprietary exchange data, valuations, analytics, desktop tools and connectivity solutions from across ICE and the New York Stock Exchange, Interactive Data and SuperDerivatives.  »

UMB Fund Services launches electronic subscription agreements

UMB Fund Services launches electronic subscription agreements

Fri, 24/06/2016 - 09:27

UMB Fund Services (UMBFS) now offers electronic subscription agreements to alternative investment clients, allowing fund investors to electronically complete, sign and submit subscription agreements for investments in interests of the fund.  »

S3 Partners launches real-time short interest analytics on Bloomberg App portal

S3 Partners launches real-time short interest analytics on Bloomberg App portal

Fri, 24/06/2016 - 09:20

S3 Partners has launched its Blacklight Apps Crowding Kit (Black App) on the Bloomberg APP Portal at. The Black App uses S3 Blacklight financing rate data, which is already available on the Bloomberg Professional service, to deliver real-time analytics on crowded trades.  »

TH Data Capital employs big data to predict Chinese market performance for investors

TH Data Capital employs big data to predict Chinese market performance for investors

Thu, 23/06/2016 - 07:21

TH Data Capital formally has launched an alternative to the traditional financial research model, using big data expertise and a deep understanding of financial markets to provide advanced predictions of business performance in China.  »

Eze Castle Integration launches managed phishing and cybersecurity training service

Eze Castle Integration launches managed phishing and cybersecurity training service

Fri, 17/06/2016 - 09:29

Eze Castle Integration has expanded its cybersecurity portfolio with the launch of its Eze Managed Phishing & Cybersecurity Training Service.  »

eVestment releases new version of analytics platform

eVestment releases new version of analytics platform

Wed, 15/06/2016 - 07:38

eVestment has launched a revised version of its analytics platform which the company describes as a ‘re-imagining of how a big data solution should work and perform’.  »

Bats Hotspot to launch outright forwards for FX market

Bats Hotspot to launch outright forwards for FX market

Tue, 14/06/2016 - 15:58

Bats Hotspot has announced plans to offer global trading of outright deliverable forwards contracts, with a launch planned for fall 2016. »

SS&C unveils new Global Gateway at IASA Conference

SS&C unveils new Global Gateway at IASA Conference

Tue, 14/06/2016 - 09:49

SS&C Technologies Holdings has launched SS&C Global Gateway, a new SaaS platform for web-based portfolio management, analysis and reporting.  »

ABS Investment Management launches global equity long/short 1099 RIC product

ABS Investment Management launches global equity long/short 1099 RIC product

Tue, 14/06/2016 - 09:40

ABS Investment Management, an alternative investment management firm specialising in global equity long/short solutions with USD5 billion in assets under management, has launched the ABS Long/Short Strategies Fund.   »

RWC Partners launches Asia Long/Short UCITS Fund

RWC Partners launches Asia Long/Short UCITS Fund

Thu, 09/06/2016 - 16:39

Since its inception on 6 May 2016, the RWC Asia Absolute Alpha Fund generated a return of 0.7 per cent for the month. The fund spent most of May with low net exposure while its manager, Garret Mallal assessed the macro outlook.  »

Franklin Square launches new feeder fund to access global credit strategy

Wed, 08/06/2016 - 16:25

Franklin Square Capital Partners has launched a new feeder fund for FS Global Credit Opportunities Fund (FSGCO), an unlisted closed-end fund.  »

Volante Technologies launches accelerator for bank integration to Ripple’s distributed financial technology

Volante Technologies launches accelerator for bank integration to Ripple’s distributed financial technology

Tue, 07/06/2016 - 09:11

Volante Technologies has created a solution specifically designed to accelerate the process of integrating with Ripple, a provider of distributed financial technology solutions offering real-time settlement of cross border payments. »

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EEX and Powernext confirm launch date of additional trading venues in response to MiFID II

Thu, 02/06/2016 - 16:40

EEX and Powernext have confirmed the launch date of the additional trading venues (non-MTFs) for German and French power derivatives as well as gas derivatives for all hubs and maturities available today through the regulated platform, in response to on-going MiFID II legislation.  »

Calderwood launch brings new independent director firm to Cayman Islands

Calderwood launch brings new independent director firm to Cayman Islands

Wed, 01/06/2016 - 09:56

Calderwood has officially launched and is now open for business in the Cayman Islands, providing experienced independent directors to a range of investment vehicles. »

OppenheimerFunds and Macquarie to launch Global Infrastructure Fund

OppenheimerFunds and Macquarie to launch Global Infrastructure Fund

Thu, 26/05/2016 - 22:55

OppenheimerFunds has formed a strategic partnership with Macquarie Investment Management, a division of Macquarie Group Limited (MQG), to launch the Oppenheimer Macquarie Global Infrastructure Fund. »

Bloomberg revamps counterparty onboarding process with Entity Exchange

Bloomberg revamps counterparty onboarding process with Entity Exchange

Thu, 26/05/2016 - 10:06

Bloomberg has launched the Entity Exchange platform, a web-based, centralised and secure solution that enables buy-side firms to provide entity data and documentation to their trading counterparties. Entity Exchange eases the process of opening new trade accounts for the buy-side, while also helping brokers satisfy Know-Your-Customer (KYC) compliance requirements. »

Lyxor and SEB launch multi-manager UCITS

Fri, 20/05/2016 - 10:18

Lyxor Asset Management and Nordic financial services group, SEB are to launch a multi-manager strategy in the form of a dedicated Multi-Manager UCITS vehicle, offering daily liquidity. »

EEX to launch further maturities on Power Derivatives Market

EEX to launch further maturities on Power Derivatives Market

Fri, 20/05/2016 - 07:14

The European Energy Exchange (EEX) is to expand its offering on the Power Derivatives Market with further short-term maturities. From 16 June 2016, day and weekend contracts for peak-load deliveries of power can be traded in the French and Italian market areas.  »

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Murano Systems: lending an ear to improve private equity fund raising

Thu, 19/05/2016 - 08:38

A recent report produced by BNY Mellon in collaboration with Preqin shines a light on how much demand there is among institutional investors for private equity and real estate funds. The report found that 44 per cent of real estate managers and 39 per cent of private equity managers expect their assets under management to grow by at least 50 per cent in the next five years.  »

Alger launches Small Cap Focus Fund for non-US investors

Alger launches Small Cap Focus Fund for non-US investors

Wed, 18/05/2016 - 09:46

Fred Alger Management has launched the Alger Small Cap Focus Fund, a new Alger SICAV sub-fund, to its product line-up.  »

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HSBC launches OTC Clearing Collateral Service

Tue, 17/05/2016 - 15:12

HSBC Securities Services, part of HSBC’s Global Banking and Markets business, has launched its Over-the-Counter (OTC) Clearing Collateral Service.  »

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Tages Capital launches 1st single strategy UCITS Alternative Fund

Tue, 17/05/2016 - 15:05

Tages Capital, in partnership with Fore Research & Management, has launched the Tages Fore UCITS Fund, a global credit long/short fund which will form the first sub-fund of Tages International Funds SICAV. »

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Marex Spectron establishes alternatives business

Fri, 13/05/2016 - 10:52

Marex Spectron, the global commodities broker, has launched Nanolytics Capital Advisors, a business focused on developing alternative investment products based on Marex Spectron’s Nanolytics models. »

XMS Capital Partners launches XA Investments

Thu, 12/05/2016 - 09:51

Midwest boutique investment bank XMS Capital Partners (XMS) has launched XA Investments LLC (XAI) to provide a platform in the registered funds space for alternative investments. »

Man AHL and the University of Oxford launch centre for machine learning

Man AHL and the University of Oxford launch centre for machine learning

Wed, 11/05/2016 - 09:18

The Oxford-Man Institute (OMI), an academic institute for research into quantitative finance formed by the University of Oxford and Man Group in 2007, is to expand its focus on machine learning and data analytics. »

Everest Insurance launches Alternative Solution Group

Tue, 10/05/2016 - 16:42

Everest Re Group has launched the Alternative Solution Group at Everest Specialty Underwriters, offering transactional risk insurance as well as professional and management liability insurance on both a primary and excess basis to private equity firms and hedge funds. »

Absolute Return Partners launches multi-strategy energy trading fund

Absolute Return Partners launches multi-strategy energy trading fund

Tue, 10/05/2016 - 16:28

London based Institutional investment consultant, Absolute Return Partners (ARP) has launched the ARP Energy Fund, a multi-manager solution for investors wishing to gain exposure to energy markets without taking on additional equity exposure. »

SR Labs launches new SuperFeed Compressed Data Feed

SR Labs launches new SuperFeed Compressed Data Feed

Tue, 10/05/2016 - 09:13

SR Labs, a specialist in trading and market data technology, has launched the SuperFeed Compressed Data Feed which is designed to support direct feed based, electronic trading applications. »

Euronext launches first nitrogen fertiliser futures contract

Euronext launches first nitrogen fertiliser futures contract

Tue, 10/05/2016 - 09:05

Euronext is to launch the first physically-deliverable futures contract for nitrogen solution in Autumn 2016. Aimed at the European market, this new contract will complement the Group’s commodity futures offering.  »

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Rhenman & Partners launches new Global Opportunities Long/Short fund

Mon, 09/05/2016 - 11:17

Rhenman & Partners Asset Management is to launch a new global equity long/short fund, the  Rhenman Global Opportunities L/S, on  31 May, 2016. The fund will be managed by Stefan Knafve who has almost 30 years experience as an analyst and manager. »

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