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LME to implement charge-capping as final part of warehouse reforms package

LME to implement charge-capping as final part of warehouse reforms package

Wed, 28/09/2016 - 15:54

The London Metal Exchange (LME) is to introduce caps on maximum rates charged by LME-registered warehouses following a market-wide consultation. »

ICE Futures Europe makes changes to ICE Robusta Coffee futures contract

ICE Futures Europe makes changes to ICE Robusta Coffee futures contract

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 13:31

Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) has proposed changes to the ICE Robusta Coffee futures contract, effective 3 October 2016, for the July 2018 contract month onwards. »

EEX conducts first EU emissions auction under new CAP2 contract

EEX conducts first EU emissions auction under new CAP2 contract

Tue, 06/09/2016 - 08:02

The European Energy Exchange (EEX) has conducted the first primary market auction under the new CAP2 contract on behalf of the participating 25 EU member states. »

Nasdaq extends market surveillance contract with BM&F Bovespa

Nasdaq extends market surveillance contract with BM&F Bovespa

Fri, 19/08/2016 - 07:49

Nasdaq has extended its contract with BM&F Bovespa – the largest stock exchange in Latin America – for the use of the SMARTS Market Surveillance platform across Brazil's equities, commodities and futures markets. »

World Gold Council, LME and key market participants to launch LMEprecious

World Gold Council, LME and key market participants to launch LMEprecious

Tue, 09/08/2016 - 09:59

The World Gold Council and the London Metal Exchange (LME), together with Goldman Sachs, ICBC Standard Bank, Morgan Stanley, Natixis, OSTC and Societe Generale, are to introduce a suite of exchange-traded and centrally-cleared precious metals products. »

EEX welcomes Vattenfall Energy Trading Netherlands as Liquidity Provider for EUA Futures

EEX welcomes Vattenfall Energy Trading Netherlands as Liquidity Provider for EUA Futures

Fri, 05/08/2016 - 09:18

Vattenfall Energy Trading Netherlands NV has become a Liquidity Provider on the European Energy Exchange (EEX) Derivatives Market for Emission Allowances.  »

Colt and Koscom to provide ultra-low-latency connectivity between Korea and global markets

Colt and Koscom to provide ultra-low-latency connectivity between Korea and global markets

Fri, 29/07/2016 - 09:59

Colt and Korean financial IT provider Koscom are forming a global securities network partnership to provide ultra-low-latency connectivity between capital markets participants in Korea and the world’s major stock and derivatives exchanges. »

Changes planned for Alternative Investment Funds on Nasdaq Copenhagen

Changes planned for Alternative Investment Funds on Nasdaq Copenhagen

Tue, 26/07/2016 - 14:12

Nasdaq Nordic is planning to make changes to the Alternative Investment Funds market on Nasdaq Copenhagen. »

Brexit and markets: What next?

Brexit and markets: What next?

Mon, 27/06/2016 - 16:31

Larry Hatheway (pictured), Group Chief Economist and Head of Multi Asset Portfolio Solutions at GAM, looks at what happens next following the UK’s vote to leave the EU… »

Malta’s new NAIF framework addresses speed to market issues, says MPG

Malta’s new NAIF framework addresses speed to market issues, says MPG

Wed, 25/05/2016 - 16:12

Malta has addressed one of the biggest issues in European fund management – the speed to market – with its new Notified Alternative Investment Funds (NAIF) framework, according to Jeremy Leach, Chief Executive Officer of the Managing Partners Group (MPG). »

Goldilocks levels for US home inventories

Mon, 25/04/2016 - 13:40

After bottoming out at 63.4 per cent in summer 2015, the US home ownership rate has been gradually increasing. January and February of this year saw the Case-Schiller home price index flatten, indicating that there was neither an excess nor shortage of homes for sale – the market has reached Goldilocks levels. »

Charles Mautz

Macroeconomics & emerging markets

Mon, 18/04/2016 - 09:01

When considering how to "supercharge" the alternative funds industry, one region that continues to offer growth potential is Emerging Markets. There are myriad opportunities to harvest yield, but equally there are plenty of risks to navigate. As such, fund managers will need to take a measured, country-by-country, sector-by-sector approach in 2016 to realise gains.  »

MaKro enters global macro analysis market

MaKro enters global macro analysis market

Fri, 15/04/2016 - 09:47

MaKro is aiming to set a new standard in global macro analysis by combining predictive analytics with quantitative political and economic risk loss data to deliver best-in-class market insight and company-specific risk probabilities and loss estimates.  »

James Klempster

Has quantitative easing lost the ability to boost markets?

Wed, 13/04/2016 - 17:48

James Klempster (pictured), head of portfolio management at Momentum Global Investment Management asks, has quantitative easing become a victim of its own success? »

Vincent Nobel

The case for UK real estate debt in 2016

Tue, 12/04/2016 - 17:39

The growing scarcity of bank lending in the commercial property sector continues to create opportunities for alternative debt providers seeking to generate secure income. Now, a slowdown in property price growth has further improved prospects for the asset class, says Vincent Nobel (pictured), Head of Real Estate Debt at Hermes Investment Management… »

Glyn Owen, Momentum

Stay invested

Wed, 16/03/2016 - 13:27

Although the global environment is challenging, uncertainties about growth are acute and a period of consolidation in markets is now likely, says Glyn Owen (pictured), Investment Director at Momentum GIM… »

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Investec Wealth & Investment on the potential impact of a Brexit

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 11:01

John Wyn-Evans, Head of Investment Strategy at Investment Wealth & Investment considers the potential impact of a leave vote in the UK's forthcoming EU membership referendum… »

EBS Market moves to real-time FX Market Data

EBS Market moves to real-time FX Market Data

Mon, 29/02/2016 - 09:16

EBS BrokerTec, ICAP's market-leading electronic foreign exchange (FX) and fixed income business, is redesigning its premium FX market data service, EBS Live, and will move to streaming real-time market data. »

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Why the opening up of China's bond market is welcome

Fri, 26/02/2016 - 08:53

Following the People's Bank of China's announcement yesterday that it will be removing quotas on its bond market, Schroders' Head of Asian Fixed Income, Rajeev De Mello, welcomes the opening of the bond market to long-term investors and sees it as a significant step in the further integration of the Chinese capital markets into global markets… »

David Lamb

Carney has ‘egg left on his face’

Mon, 08/02/2016 - 12:27

David Lamb (pictured), head of dealing at the forex specialists FEXCO, on Mark Carney’s latest press conference…  »

Tim Edwards

European markets within a whisker of “bear market” territory

Mon, 01/02/2016 - 14:01

Tim Edwards (pictured), Senior Director, Index Investment Strategy at S&P Dow Jones Indices has analysed European markets for January and notes that it was a difficult month across the board… »

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The real concern for Apple is China

Wed, 27/01/2016 - 12:44

Mark Hawtin, Investment Director, GAM, on the challenges facing Apple… »

John Chatfeild-Roberts

Nervous markets call for a calm approach

Wed, 27/01/2016 - 12:41

The first three weeks of 2016 have been a difficult time in global stock markets, but in reality little has changed except perception. John Chatfeild-Roberts (pictured), head of strategy, Jupiter Independent Funds Team, outlines some of the opportunities and risks in the current market environment, as well as the importance of patience when investing over the long term… »

Nancy Curtin, Close Brothers

Ghosts of China’s 2015 will continue to cast a shadow over global markets

Tue, 19/01/2016 - 13:41

Nancy Curtin (pictured), CIO, Close Brothers Asset Management, comments on China’s latest GDP figures… »

Ken Froot, State Street

State Street reports 1.0 point rise in investor confidence in December

Mon, 04/01/2016 - 09:54

The State Street Global Investor Confidence Index (ICI) rose to 108.3 in December 2015, up 1.0 point from November’s revised reading of 107.3, driven by an increase in the European ICI from 96.2 to 103.7 along with the Asian ICI rising 4.6 points to 105.1.   »

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Raising assets in Japan

Wed, 23/12/2015 - 11:00

Japan is host to some of the largest pools of institutional investment assets in the world. It ought to be a magnet for asset managers of all kinds, and especially for the alternative investment managers that are garnering substantial shares of institutional assets in North America and Europe. Yet Japan has proved an exceptionally challenging market to penetrate, for reasons which range from the cultural to the structural.  »

Ashish Shah, AllianceBernstein

Why you shouldn’t fear a Fed rate hike

Thu, 10/12/2015 - 08:15

The Federal Reserve appears ready to raise interest rates next week. Bond investors fear that could pummel their portfolios. Ashish Shah (pictured), head of global credit at AllianceBernstein is not so sure, and thinks moving to the sidelines now is a bad idea… »

Luxembourg ready for ELTIFs says ALFI

Luxembourg ready for ELTIFs says ALFI

Wed, 09/12/2015 - 17:13

Luxembourg is prepared and has a key role to play in ensuring the success of the new European Long-Term Investment Funds (ELTIFs), which came into being this week, according to the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI). »

Nicholas Wall, Invesco

ECB announcement a major disappointment

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 16:49

Nicholas Wall (pictured), Portfolio Manager, Invesco Fixed Income team, comments on the latest moves by the ECB to boost the eurozone economy… »

Alan Higgins, Coutts

Equities in the lead as year-end approaches

Tue, 01/12/2015 - 09:11

As November comes to a close, the general trend in the markets for the month has been positive for developed-market equities and negative for US Treasuries, says Alan Higgins (pictured), UK CIO at Coutts… »

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