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MarketAxess reports Q3 revenues of USD74.2m

MarketAxess reports Q3 revenues of USD74.2m

Thu, 22/10/2015 - 10:17

MarketAxess has reported strong results for Q3 including revenues of USD74.2 million – an increase of 15.5 per cent on the same period in 2014. »

Beverly Chandler

Gottex assets down to end September

Thu, 22/10/2015 - 07:42

Poor fund performance, driven down by the global market volatility in the third quarter, and the loss of an advisory mandate, have pushed assets down at Gottex Fund Management, according to its latest trading statement. »

Hedge fund redemption requests down in October

Hedge fund redemption requests down in October

Wed, 21/10/2015 - 16:55

The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for October 2015 measured 2.96 per cent, down from 3.79 per cent in September. »

Sven Bouman. Saemor

Saemor Fund up again in September

Wed, 21/10/2015 - 16:52

The equity market neutral Seamor Fund recorded its 16th consecutive month of positive performance in September and is now comfortably in positive territory for the year and showing double digit annualised returns over a five-year period.  »

Hedge funds on course for worst performance year since 2011, says Preqin

Hedge funds on course for worst performance year since 2011, says Preqin

Fri, 16/10/2015 - 15:10

The Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark returned -1.44 per cent in September, marking another difficult month for hedge funds as relative value funds were the only top-level strategy to see positive performance. »

Hedge funds down 1.2 per cent in September

Hedge funds down 1.2 per cent in September

Fri, 16/10/2015 - 14:45

The hedge fund industry produced an aggregate return of -1.20 per cent in September, dropping YTD returns further into negative territory for 2015, -2.35 per cent, according to eVestment’s latest Hedge Fund Performance Monthly Report. »

BATS Global Markets reports record market share in US options and ETF trading

BATS Global Markets reports record market share in US options and ETF trading

Mon, 12/10/2015 - 15:50

BATS Global Markets (BATS) has reported record market share in both its US options and US exchange-traded fund (ETF) trading businesses in September. »

Investors see greater value in Developed Market Equities following China sell-off

Investors see greater value in Developed Market Equities following China sell-off

Mon, 12/10/2015 - 15:11

The results of the latest Valuations Index from the CFA Society of the UK (CFA UK) show that the proportion of respondents who view Developed Market Equities as undervalued has more than doubled, whilst the number who view them as overvalued has fallen sharply. »

Euronext sees record trading in rapeseed

Euronext sees record trading in rapeseed

Thu, 08/10/2015 - 10:39

Euronext saw record trading in its Rapeseed grains Futures contract on 6 October 2015 with 21,140 lots traded. This record surpasses the previous best of 20,881 lots in October 2013.  »

September results in negative returns for risk assets and for active managers

September results in negative returns for risk assets and for active managers

Wed, 07/10/2015 - 09:42

Global growth concerns increased in September, with the Fed holding a very dovish line, while several idiosyncratic market events, such as Volkswagen and Glencore, contributed to uncertainty and negative returns in markets. »

September CBOE ADV up 40 per cent on 2014

September CBOE ADV up 40 per cent on 2014

Fri, 02/10/2015 - 14:57

Average daily volume (ADV) at the CBO Futures Exchange was up 40 per cent from September 2014, but down 18 per cent from August 2015, when CFE recorded its second-busiest month of all time.    »

Top performer

Most consistent performing alternative asset fund managers

Wed, 30/09/2015 - 11:10

Using data from the recently released 2015 Preqin Alternative Assets Performance Monitor, Preqin has created league tables of alternative asset fund managers that have most consistently outperformed their peers. The league tables do not seek in any way to endorse these fund managers, but rather to illustrate those that have performed the most consistently in the past. Six primary strategies have been presented – buyout, venture capital, mezzanine, real estate, infrastructure and natural resources – with venture capital seeing the most fund managers achieve the highest possible score. »

Saemor Europe Alpha Fund up slightly in August

Saemor Europe Alpha Fund up slightly in August

Fri, 25/09/2015 - 11:56

In turbulent equity markets, the Saemor Europe Fund logged its 15th consecutive month of positive performance in August. The long book contributed negatively as markets plunged, while the shorts contributed positively. »

The RWC Nissay Japan Focus Fund raises USD150m since March launch

The RWC Nissay Japan Focus Fund raises USD150m since March launch

Thu, 24/09/2015 - 13:34

The RWC Nissay Japan Focus Fund has seen strong demand from investors, raising USD150 million since its launch in March of this year. »

SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator up to 3.79 per cent for September

SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator up to 3.79 per cent for September

Tue, 22/09/2015 - 16:08

The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for September 2015 measured 3.79 per cent, up from 3.46 per cent in August. »

Emerging markets hedge funds post declines on sharp equity and currency losses

Emerging markets hedge funds post declines on sharp equity and currency losses

Mon, 14/09/2015 - 09:04

Hedge funds focused on investments in Emerging Markets posted steep performance declines over the previous three months as regional equity and currency markets fell dramatically, driven in part by the devaluation of the Chinese Yuan by the Chinese Central Bank. »

Hedge funds down 2.19 per cent in August

Hedge funds down 2.19 per cent in August

Fri, 11/09/2015 - 14:47

The hedge fund industry produced an aggregate return of -2.19 per cent in August, dropping YTD returns into negative territory, -0.95 per cent, according to eVestment’s latest Hedge Fund Performance report. »

Redemptions from equity & credit push hedge fund flows negative in July

Redemptions from equity & credit push hedge fund flows negative in July

Fri, 11/09/2015 - 09:51

Total hedge fund assets increased 0.35 per cent in July 2015, bringing the  industry’s total assets under management to USD3.133 trillion, according to eVestment’s latest Hedge Fund Asset Flows report. »

Upward trend continues on European structured products market

Upward trend continues on European structured products market

Mon, 07/09/2015 - 15:17

Exchange turnover in investment products and leverage products decreased slightly in the second quarter of 2015 on Europe’s financial markets. Compared with the first three months of the year, volume was down marginally by 2 per cent to EUR 38.6 billion. However, there was a 46 per cent increase year on year. »

Volatility and correlation reign in August, says GAM


Volatility and correlation reign in August, says GAM


Fri, 04/09/2015 - 12:15

August was a very volatile month for capital markets. Risk assets sold off without a corresponding offsetting rally in traditional safe-haven assets, such as sovereign bonds or the US dollar. »

ALTIN FoHF positive in H1

ALTIN FoHF positive in H1

Tue, 01/09/2015 - 07:35

The ALTIN portfolio generated positive returns over the first half of 2015, according to the Swiss Alternative investment company’s results statement for the six months ended 30 June. »

Hedge fund industry sees USD76bn net inflow in H1 2015

Hedge fund industry sees USD76bn net inflow in H1 2015

Thu, 27/08/2015 - 07:36

The global hedge fund industry has seen a USD76 billion net inflow of assets through the first half of 2015, bringing the size of the industry to USD3.22 trillion, according to figures released by Preqin. »

Euronext announces record volumes

Euronext announces record volumes

Wed, 26/08/2015 - 13:42

Euronext saw record trading volumes on its markets on 24 August 2015. On cash markets over 550 million orders were managed, surpassing the previous record set in January 2015 by 22 per cent.   »

SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator at 3.46 per cent for August

SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator at 3.46 per cent for August

Fri, 21/08/2015 - 13:38

The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for August 2015 measured 3.46 per cent, up from 2.08 per cent in July. »

Sterling Capital Management crosses USD50bn in client assets

Sterling Capital Management crosses USD50bn in client assets

Thu, 20/08/2015 - 15:28

Sterling Capital Management, an investment manager offering equity, fixed income, and asset allocation investment solutions, has surpassed USD50 billion in assets under management.   »

Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index up 0.87 per cent in July

Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index up 0.87 per cent in July

Wed, 19/08/2015 - 15:15

The Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index up 0.87 per in July with eight of the ten sub-strategies recording positive performance for the month. »

Euro money funds record 21 per cent drop in AUM as negative yields take their toll, says Moody’s

Euro money funds record 21 per cent drop in AUM as negative yields take their toll, says Moody’s

Wed, 19/08/2015 - 14:03

Euro money market funds' (MMFs) assets under management (AUM) hit their lowest level in twelve months in the second quarter of 2015 and registered a drop of 21 per cent to EUR54 billion.  »

‘Convertibles’ lead a buoyant half-year for the CISE

‘Convertibles’ lead a buoyant half-year for the CISE

Tue, 18/08/2015 - 14:04

Convertible bonds were prominent among the 203 newly listed securities on the Channel Islands Securities Exchange (CISE) during the first half of 2015. »

BATS reports record US options market share in July; ETFs remain strong

BATS reports record US options market share in July; ETFs remain strong

Mon, 10/08/2015 - 07:34

BATS Global Markets (BATS) today reported July data and highlights including record market share of 10.8 per cent for its US options business, surpassing the previous record of 9.9 per cent set in April 2015. »

Macro, CTA gains offset by China, energy exposures in mixed July for hedge funds

Macro, CTA gains offset by China, energy exposures in mixed July for hedge funds

Mon, 10/08/2015 - 07:23

Macro Systematic Diversified hedge funds experienced a powerful recovery in July, reversing sharp losses from the prior month with gains across commodity, currency and equity positions, according to data released today by HFR.  »

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