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CTA strategies finish first quarter in positive territory despite March dip

CTA strategies finish first quarter in positive territory despite March dip

Wed, 06/04/2016 - 09:59

After a strong start to the year in January and February, managed futures strategies performance declined in March, with all indices producing negative results for the month. »

Positive year-end figures reflect increased confidence in Channel Islands’ funds sector

Positive year-end figures reflect increased confidence in Channel Islands’ funds sector

Thu, 31/03/2016 - 09:36

Increased confidence in the Channel Islands’ funds sector is reflected in positive year-end figures from both Guernsey and Jersey, says Ogier funds partner Simon Schilder. »

Ardevora funds deliver strong performance since inception

Ardevora funds deliver strong performance since inception

Thu, 31/03/2016 - 09:21

Specialist equity boutique Ardevora Asset Management has passed the five-year anniversary for its fund range, with each of its distinctive strategies significantly outperforming its respective benchmark since inception. »

SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for March at 4.26 per cent

SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for March at 4.26 per cent

Mon, 21/03/2016 - 09:30

The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for March 2016 measured 4.26 per cent, up from 3.27 per cent in February. »

Hedge fund strategies outperform equity markets in first two months of 2016, says IndexIQ

Hedge fund strategies outperform equity markets in first two months of 2016, says IndexIQ

Thu, 17/03/2016 - 09:10

Hedge fund strategies outperformed equity markets in the first two months of 2016, according to the performance of IndexIQ’s IQ Hedge family of benchmark hedge fund replication indexes. »

Estimize earnings estimates live within the OTAS core app

Estimize earnings estimates live within the OTAS core app

Wed, 16/03/2016 - 09:39

Earnings estimates data from Estimize, the open financial estimates platform which facilitates the aggregation of fundamental estimates, are now available within the OTAS Portfolio Analytics App suite.  »

DST kasina report shows operating margins for asset managers falling on lower revenue and higher operating costs

DST kasina report shows operating margins for asset managers falling on lower revenue and higher operating costs

Wed, 09/03/2016 - 09:34

DST kasina, a provider of data-driven insights and distribution solutions to financial companies around the world, thasoday released its fourth quarter DST kasina Asset Manager Composite results. »

Preqin identifies most consistent performing hedge funds

Preqin identifies most consistent performing hedge funds

Wed, 09/03/2016 - 09:20

Drawing on data compiled for the 2016 Preqin Global Hedge Fund Report, Preqin has created league tables of hedge funds that have most consistently delivered strong, stable performance. »

CTAs post positive returns for second consecutive month in 2016

CTAs post positive returns for second consecutive month in 2016

Fri, 04/03/2016 - 16:01

After a strong start to the year in January, Societe Generala Prime Services’ managed futures strategies continued to deliver positive performance across the board, with all CTA indices posting gains in February, »

Investor sentiment divided over alternative assets

Investor sentiment divided over alternative assets

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 09:52

The Preqin Investor Outlook: Alternative Assets, H1 2016 finds that investors are mixed in their attitudes to the alternative assets industry. The majority (65 per cent) of investors holds a positive general perception of private equity, and only 6 per cent have a negative perception. »

CBOE Futures Exchange reports ADV for February

CBOE Futures Exchange reports ADV for February

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 16:20

February average daily volume (ADV) at the CBOE Futures Exchange was up 23 per cent from February 2015, but down 25 per cent from January 2016. Exchange-wide total volume also rose in February compared with a year ago, up 29 per cent compared with February 2015, but down 21 per cent from January 2016. »

SR Labs ensures clients’ readiness for OPRA increased data volume challenge

SR Labs ensures clients’ readiness for OPRA increased data volume challenge

Tue, 01/03/2016 - 09:32

The latest announcements by the Options Pricing Reporting Authority (OPRA), of changes to its Expanded Message Header, are expected to result in hugely increased data volumes. SR Labs, a specialists in enterprise-grade market data and trading technologies, has confirmed that the changes will have a minimal impact on the data volumes that their clients are processing via the Filtered Options Feed (FOF) solution.  »

Three successful years for OYSTER Japan Opportunities

Three successful years for OYSTER Japan Opportunities

Tue, 01/03/2016 - 09:11

The OYSTER Japan Opportunities fund has posted an excellent performance over the last three years: +80.1 per cent versus +64.5 per cent for the Topix Total Return and +57.1 per cent for its peers, placing it in the first decile of the Lipper ranking. »

Hedge funds hit hard by stock market performance in Q4

Hedge funds hit hard by stock market performance in Q4

Tue, 01/03/2016 - 09:09

The top 10 hedge funds were hit hard by US stock market performance in Q4, according to the latest addition of the S&P Global Market Intelligence Hedge Fund Tracker, In total, the top funds managed approximately USD159 billion in Q4, down USD44 billion from Q3 2015.  »

Man Group reports continued progress in 2015

Man Group reports continued progress in 2015

Wed, 24/02/2016 - 10:09

Against a challenging market backdrop, FUM at Man Group grew 8 per cent in 2015 to USD78.7 billion, driven by a positive investment performance of USD2.4 billion, a second year of positive net inflows (USD0.3 billion) and acquisitions. »

EBS BrokerTec sees further growth in eFix Matching

EBS BrokerTec sees further growth in eFix Matching

Mon, 22/02/2016 - 09:52

EBS BrokerTec, ICAP's electronic foreign exchange (FX) and fixed income business, has launched 12 new daily WMR fixes through the eFix Matching solution, with plans to provide electronic execution for all 24 hourly WMR fixes by the end of the first quarter 2016.  »

SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator at 3.27 per cent in February

SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator at 3.27 per cent in February

Mon, 22/02/2016 - 09:37

The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for February 2016 measured 3.27 per cent, up from 2.31 per cent in January. »

Hedge funds post worst monthly returns since May 2012

Hedge funds post worst monthly returns since May 2012

Wed, 17/02/2016 - 08:51

Hedge funds returned -2.60 per cent in January as the asset class recorded its worst monthly performance since 2012, with macro hedge funds the only top-level strategy to post positive returns at 0.98 per cent, according to Preqin. »

Hedge funds down but not out

Hedge funds down but not out

Tue, 16/02/2016 - 09:06

Renewed selling pressure has translated into sharp losses for risk assets lately, with the European banking sector at the forefront of the selloff, according to the latest Hedge Fund Brief from Lyxor. »

Powernext and ECC to introduce measures to further strengthen liquidity in TTF Futures on PEGAS

Powernext and ECC to introduce measures to further strengthen liquidity in TTF Futures on PEGAS

Mon, 15/02/2016 - 10:04

Powernext and the clearing house European Commodity Clearing (ECC) are to introduce a series of new measures throughout 2016 in order to further accelerate the positive development of the TTF futures market. »

US listed options volume surges in January

US listed options volume surges in January

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 09:31

US Listed Options volumes surged in January, while average bid/ask size drops to lowest in two years, according to the January 2016 TABB Options LiquidityMatrix (OLM). »

CME Group reports strong Q4 2015 and full year results

CME Group reports strong Q4 2015 and full year results

Fri, 05/02/2016 - 16:12

CME Group Inc (CME) has reported revenue of USD814 million and operating income of USD470 million for the fourth quarter of 2015.  Net income was USD292 million and diluted earnings per share were USD0.86.  »

DTCC’s legal entity identifier service issues over 200,00 LEIs

DTCC’s legal entity identifier service issues over 200,00 LEIs

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 17:13

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation’s (DTCC) Global Markets Entity Identifier Utility (GMEI Utility) has issued more than 200,000 legal entity identifiers (LEIs) to entities from over 184 jurisdictions since its launch in August 2012. »

CBOE Futures Exchange reports gain in January 2016 trading volume

CBOE Futures Exchange reports gain in January 2016 trading volume

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 16:44

CBOE Futures Exchange has reported that average daily volume (ADV) last month was up 19 per cent from January 2015 and 32 per cent higher than in December 2015. »

Hedge fund industry grows in 2015 despite concerns over performance

Hedge fund industry grows in 2015 despite concerns over performance

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 09:26

Preqin’s 2016 Global Hedge Fund Report finds that 2015 was another challenging year for the industry, during which the Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark recorded gains of 2.02 per cent, compared with 4.65 per cent in 2014. »

MarketAxess announces record emerging market trading volumes in 2015

MarketAxess announces record emerging market trading volumes in 2015

Fri, 29/01/2016 - 15:58

Fixed-income electronic trading platform MarketAxess saw record global Emerging Market (EM) trading volumes of USD146 billion during 2015, a 30 per cent increase in trading volumes compared to the previous year.   »

SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator at 2.31 per cent for January

SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator at 2.31 per cent for January

Mon, 25/01/2016 - 16:24

The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for January 2016 measured 2.31 per cent, down from 4.98 per cent in December. »

ICE Futures US achieves daily volume records in cocoa futures and options

ICE Futures US achieves daily volume records in cocoa futures and options

Fri, 22/01/2016 - 09:33

Intercontinental Exchange’s (ICE) ICE Futures US achieved daily volume records in cocoa futures and cocoa options with 87,195 contracts and 29,211 contracts traded respectively on 20 January, 2016. »

PE and hedge fund hosted IT solutions provider Abacus Group sees rapid growth in 2015

PE and hedge fund hosted IT solutions provider Abacus Group sees rapid growth in 2015

Thu, 21/01/2016 - 10:27

Abacus Group, a provider of hosted IT solutions for hedge funds and private equity funds, has reported rapid growth throughout 2015, including the expansion of its US market footprint into key geographies, and new strategic partnerships. »

Electra Information Systems enjoys record-breaking year in 2015

Electra Information Systems enjoys record-breaking year in 2015

Thu, 14/01/2016 - 15:56

2015 was a record breaking year for Electra Information Systems (Electra), a provider of software solutions for the asset management industry, including institutional investment managers, hedge funds, insurance companies and plan sponsors, »

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