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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, »

EEX sets new annual record in Dairy Futures

EEX sets new annual record in Dairy Futures

Wed, 13/01/2016 - 09:12

The European Energy Exchange (EEX) has registered a new annual record on its dairy futures market in 2015 with a total volume of 29,380 tonnes – 5,876 contracts – traded in this sector throughout the year. »

CTAs post negative returns in December to finish 2015 flat

CTAs post negative returns in December to finish 2015 flat

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 16:43

CTA strategies posted negative returns across the board in December to end a volatile year ccording to data released by Societe Generale, with the firm’s headline SG CTA index down 1.29 per cent for the month resulting in a flat performance for the year. »

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SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator at 4.98 per cent in December

Mon, 21/12/2015 - 20:55

The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for December 2015 measured 4.98 per cent, up from 4.90 per cent in November. »

Market volatility drives record high yield trading on MarketAxess

Market volatility drives record high yield trading on MarketAxess

Fri, 18/12/2015 - 16:49

MarketAxess is ending the year on something of a high after reporting a new daily volume record in high-yield (HY) trading of approximately USD1 billion on Friday, 11 December, 2015.  »

Hedge fund liquidations rise as energy, high yield pressures mount

Hedge fund liquidations rise as energy, high yield pressures mount

Fri, 18/12/2015 - 09:18

Hedge fund launches and liquidations both increased in Q3 2015, as energy commodities and equities posted sharp declines, and high yield credit spreads began to widen, according to HFR's latest Market Microstructure Report. »

2016 will be a year of policy divergence and dispersion of returns for hedge fund industry

2016 will be a year of policy divergence and dispersion of returns for hedge fund industry

Fri, 11/12/2015 - 14:57

The choppy waters of 2015 have proved challenging for active hedge fund managers. Both equities and global bonds are down this year to date as measured by the MSCI World index and the Barclays Global Aggregate Bond index in US dollar terms. »

Number of alt asset managers up 15 per cent in Q3

Number of alt asset managers up 15 per cent in Q3

Wed, 09/12/2015 - 13:34

The number of alternative asset managers grew by 15 per cent in the third quarter of 2015, according to a new report from Convergence, the  Q3 update on the State of the Union of the Alternative Asset Management Industry. »

CTAs post strong returns in November driven by commodity trends  

CTAs post strong returns in November driven by commodity trends  

Wed, 09/12/2015 - 09:56

After a dip in October, CTA strategies posted positive returns across the board in November 2015, and Newedge’s CTA and Trend indices are are showing a positive year-to-date performance. »

TRG reports record increase in new clients  

TRG reports record increase in new clients  

Tue, 08/12/2015 - 09:47

The Roberts Group (TRG), a provider of market data and subscription management solutions, has reported a record increase in new clients looking to better understand and manage their enterprise subscriptions and expenses.  »

Old Mutual Global Investors’ new liquid alternatives strategy surpasses GBP500 million in assets two months after launch

Old Mutual Global Investors’ new liquid alternatives strategy surpasses GBP500 million in assets two months after launch

Mon, 07/12/2015 - 14:20

Assets in the Old Mutual Absolute Return Government Bond Strategy, managed by Russ Oxley and his team, have exceeded GBP500 million (US$D55m)m just two months after launch »

MarketAxess reports monthly volume statistics for November 2015

MarketAxess reports monthly volume statistics for November 2015

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 16:03

MarketAxess has reported total monthly trading volume for November 2015 of USD81.7 billion, consisting of USD47.2 billion in US high-grade volume, USD28.9 billion in other credit volume, and USD5.6 billion in liquid products volume. »

AIMA Canada toasts successful 2015 with annual member appreciation receptions

AIMA Canada toasts successful 2015 with annual member appreciation receptions

Tue, 01/12/2015 - 10:05

More than 150 individuals representing AIMA Canada member firms from across the country participated in annual wine-tasting receptions held in Toronto and Montreal respectively last week. »

SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator at 4.9 per cent for November

SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator at 4.9 per cent for November

Fri, 20/11/2015 - 15:46

The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for November 2015 measured 4.90 per cent, up from 2.96 per cent in October. »

Saemor Europe Alpha fund down 3.5 per cent n October

Saemor Europe Alpha fund down 3.5 per cent n October

Fri, 20/11/2015 - 10:22

The low quality rally in October, most notably during the first 10 days of the month, dented performance of the Saemor Europe Alpha Fund considerably, resulting in a loss of 3.5 per cent for the month. »

Hedge funds shed equity holdings in Q3

Hedge funds shed equity holdings in Q3

Fri, 20/11/2015 - 10:20

The top 10 hedge funds heavily sold-off their equity holdings in the third quarter of the year , according to the S&P Capital IQ Hedge Fund Tracker for Q3 2015. »

Maturities remain short in anticipation of a December rate hike, says Moody’s

Maturities remain short in anticipation of a December rate hike, says Moody’s

Wed, 18/11/2015 - 09:19

Weighted average maturities remain tight, especially within US dollar money market funds (MMFs), says Moody’s and the firm expects managers to continue to maintain shorter portfolio WAMs as the likelihood of a December rate hike in the US increases. »

Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index Gains 1.09 per cent in October

Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index Gains 1.09 per cent in October

Tue, 17/11/2015 - 09:49

The Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index, which provides a representative baseline for how the broad liquid alternative investment category performs, returned 1.09 per cent in October. »

Hedge funds return to positive performance in October

Hedge funds return to positive performance in October

Tue, 17/11/2015 - 09:39

After posting negative returns throughout Q3, the Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund Benchmark returned to positive territory in the first month of the final quarter of the year with a gain of 2.07 per cent in October. »

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Hedge funds up 1.19 per cent in October

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 09:09

The hedge fund industry produced an aggregate return of 1.91 per cent in October, bringing YTD returns to near flat for 2015, but still negative at -0.80 per cent, according eVestment’s latest Hedge Fund Performance report. »

Hedge funds confront impact of financial market regulations and challenges of evolving prime broker relationships

Hedge funds confront impact of financial market regulations and challenges of evolving prime broker relationships

Tue, 10/11/2015 - 09:36

Hedge fund managers are experiencing the ripple effects of new regulations on banks and prime brokers, with hedge funds facing increased trading fees and broader changes to business relationships. »

James Skeggs

CTAs suffer losses in October after volatile summer

Fri, 06/11/2015 - 10:54

After a strong September, CTA strategies posted lower returns across the board in October 2015, with all managed futures indices calculated by Societe Generale Prime Services in negative territory. »

smartTrade enhances FX platform with margin credit extension

smartTrade enhances FX platform with margin credit extension

Thu, 05/11/2015 - 10:13

smartTrade Technologies has added a margin credit functionality to its end-to-end low latency FX trading platform, LiquidityFX. »

CFE ADV down 28 per cent in October

CFE ADV down 28 per cent in October

Tue, 03/11/2015 - 14:53

Average daily volume (ADV) at the CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE) was down 28 per cent from September 2015 and 44 per cent from October 2014's record-setting volume totals.  »

BCS posts record profits despite challenging market conditions

BCS posts record profits despite challenging market conditions

Wed, 28/10/2015 - 14:58

BCS Financial Group, the largest broker of securities on the Moscow Exchange, has overcome challenging market conditions in Russia in the first six months of the year to achieve significant growth compared to the first half of 2014. »

Liquidnet posts record third quarter in EMEA driven by increased appetite for blocks

Liquidnet posts record third quarter in EMEA driven by increased appetite for blocks

Wed, 28/10/2015 - 14:44

Liquidnet saw record third quarter performance in Europe as institutional investors increasingly searched for size and improved execution quality, ahead of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) rules taking effect in January 2017.  »

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