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Cayman voted best hedge fund services jurisdiction by Hedgeweek

Mon, 09/03/2015 - 19:00

The Cayman Islands has been named as the best hedge fund services jurisdiction at the 2015 Hedgeweek Global Awards in London.  »

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Guernsey is No1 for non-UK LSE listings

Fri, 23/01/2015 - 10:00

Guernsey has more non-UK entities listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) than any other jurisdiction globally, according to new figures from the market authority. »

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Positive reception for ECB’s QE programme

Thu, 22/01/2015 - 17:43

Man GLG's Jon Mawby reacts to European Central Bank's quantitative easing announcement… »

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Total trading volumes of Eurex/TAIFEX Link surpasses 200,000 contracts.

Fri, 02/01/2015 - 16:00

From the launch date of 15 May 2014 to 17 December 2014, the total trading volume of Eurex listed Daily Futures on TAIEX Futures (TX) and TAIEX Options (TXO) totalled 201,610 contracts. »

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Euronext sees another record day for milling wheat commodities futures

Thu, 18/12/2014 - 11:45

On 16 December, Euronext’s commodities franchise achieved a record daily volume in milling wheat futures for the second time this month, with 92,531 contracts traded. »

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Venture capital industry witnesses performance revival

Thu, 04/12/2014 - 16:01

Venture capital funds produced average returns of 27% in the year to March 2014, higher than any other private equity strategy over the same period. Preqin's Christopher Elvin comments: »

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USD, euro MMFs increase exposures to European banks in Q3 2014, says Moody’s

Thu, 27/11/2014 - 10:15

Credit profiles remain stable, but maturities lengthen in euro and sterling funds Paris, November 26, 2014 --  »

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Hedge Funds still in timid recovery mode

Tue, 18/11/2014 - 09:00

The market recovery gathered momentum last week with the S&P 500 hitting new high. Equities were up, high yield spreads down and the VIX is back to the 12-14 range.  »

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Euronext average daily transaction volume hits highest level since August 2011

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 06:02

The October 2014 average daily transaction value on the Euronext cash order book stood at EUR8,123 million, up 49.2 per cent compared to October 2013 and the highest level since August 2011. »

Volatility

Market volatility challenged most hedge funds in October, says GAM

Thu, 06/11/2014 - 12:27

Global markets were volatile in October with equities, credit and bond yields broadly selling-off in the first half of the month before reversing course and rallying into month-end. »

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Eurex reports record trading levels for volatility derivatives in October

Thu, 06/11/2014 - 11:47

International derivatives market Eurex Exchange reached a number of trading records in the volatility derivatives segment in October. »

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SGX sees growth in securities and derivatives for October

Thu, 06/11/2014 - 06:22

Singapore Exchange (SGX) saw positive growth in both securities and derivatives during October.  »

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Average daily volume of 9.9 million contracts at Eurex Group in October

Wed, 05/11/2014 - 06:02

The international derivatives markets of Eurex Group recorded an average daily volume of 9.9 million contracts in October 2014, up from 7.9 million in October 2013. »

Accounts

CBOE Holdings reports strong results for Q3 2014

Mon, 03/11/2014 - 09:04

CBOE Holdings' net income allocated to common stockholders was of USD48.1 million, or USD0.57 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2014, compared with USD41.0 million, or USD0.47 per diluted share, in Q3 2013. »

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Assets in listed alternatives on the London and Amsterdam stock exchanges total USD73bn

Tue, 28/10/2014 - 12:03

There are USD73bn of assets in listed alternatives on the London and Amsterdam stock exchange, according to Dexion Capital, the alternatives investment bank. »

Market

Unscheduled free float adjustment in MDAX

Tue, 21/10/2014 - 14:30

Deutsche Börse is making an unscheduled adjustment to the free float of Sky Deutschland AG in MDAX. »

CBOE Futures Exchange

CBOE Futures Exchange sees busiest week in history

Wed, 15/10/2014 - 08:55

Trading volume at the CBOE Futures Exchange during the week of 6-10 October – both exchange-wide at CFE and for futures on the CBOE Volatility Index – set new records.  »

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September 2014 VIX futures ADV up 21 per cent over 2013, says CBOE

Mon, 06/10/2014 - 06:03

Average daily volume (ADV) in VIX futures was 178,531 contracts during September, an increase of 21 per cent from September 2013 and a decrease of 18 per cent when compared to the record ADV in August 2014.  »

Metals

LME introduces new fee schedule

Tue, 30/09/2014 - 06:00

The London Metal Exchange (LME) is introducing a new fee schedule, which provides an all-in transaction fee with trading and clearing components, all now charged in USD. »

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LME launches LME Clear

Mon, 22/09/2014 - 12:14

The London Metal Exchange (LME) has launched its new clearing house, LME Clear, migrating all of the positions of LME members from previous clearer LCH.Clearnet Ltd to its own risk and clearing system, LMEmercury. »

Commodities

Euronext commodities exceed one million lots

Tue, 16/09/2014 - 06:02

Euronext open interest commodities exceeded one million lots on 11 September 2014 for the first time since the exchange separated from Liffe.  »

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Hedge funds redeem USD40m in July and outperform S&P 500

Wed, 10/09/2014 - 10:05

The hedge fund industry redeemed USD40 million in July, the first monthly outflow of the year, after taking in USD5.1 billion (0.2 per cent of assets) in June, according to BarclayHedge and TrimTabs Investment Research. »

Wheat

Crop producer confidence slumps as commodity prices drop

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 12:33

Overall agriculture producer confidence has fallen considerably since March following significant drops in commodity prices and in anticipation of record corn and soybean harvests this fall. »

House and money

Hedge fund investment boosting property values, says Kinloch Partners

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 16:04

Hedge fund and real estate investment trust (REIT) investment in residential real estate is helping boost property values and creating rental inventory in Nashville, according to Bruce W McNeilage, founder of Kinloch Partners. »

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Exchange turnover falls in second quarter of 2014, says EUSIPA

Thu, 04/09/2014 - 10:00

Trading in investment products and leverage products on the European financial markets fell in the second quarter of 2014. »

Traders

Euronext sees 11.6 per cent increase in cash markets ADV in August

Thu, 04/09/2014 - 06:02

Cash markets average daily volume at Euronext increased 11.6 per cent for the month of August 2014 compared to August 2013, an average daily volume increase of 13 per cent year-to-date. »

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VIX Futures ADV up 37 per cent over year ago, says CBOE Futures Exchange

Wed, 03/09/2014 - 14:06

August 2014 was the busiest month all-time for average daily volume and total trading volume, both exchange-wide at CFE and for futures on the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX Index). »

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Hedge funds positive as markets rebound, says Lyxor

Thu, 28/08/2014 - 15:01

After a challenging beginning in August, on the back of higher risk aversion, markets started their rebound and progressively recouped their losses, according to Philippe Ferreira, head of research at Lyxor’s Managed Account Platform. »

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IT and healthcare stocks see largest growth in hedge fund buying activity

Wed, 27/08/2014 - 11:51

Information technology and healthcare stocks saw the largest growth in new hedge fund buying activity during the second quarter of 2014, according to the latest S&P Capital IQ Hedge Fund Tracker. »

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European hedge funds underperform in first half

Tue, 26/08/2014 - 06:00

The USD492 billion (EUR368.2 billion) Europe-focused hedge fund industry produced a return of 2.1 per cent in the first half of 2014. »

MediaWatch WA awards 2015

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