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Paul Kelly, CEO, Linear Investments Limited

Benefits of holistic approach

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 10:22

“In 2011, we identified that larger prime brokers were pulling back on smaller hedge funds. We saw our opportunity at that point,” states Paul Kelly (pictured), CEO of London-based Linear Investments Limited; an FCA-approved full service mini prime broker (Linear Mini Prime) providing full prime brokerage, custody and execution services to small and mid-sized hedge funds.  »

Numerix to provide pricing models for Thomson Reuters

Numerix to provide pricing models for Thomson Reuters

Thu, 28/01/2010 - 11:54

Numerix, a provider of cross-asset analytics for the structuring, valuation and risk analysis of derivatives and structured products, is to provide pricing models and risk analytics for Thomson Reuters’ Kondor+ Suite and TopOffice solutions. »

IndexIQ launches hedge fund replication separately managed account portfolios

IndexIQ launches hedge fund replication separately managed account portfolios

Fri, 05/12/2008 - 06:05

IndexIQ, a Rye Brook, New York-based developer of index-based alternative investment solutions, has launched three new index-based separately managed account products, offering exposure bo »

Policy Selection traded life settlement fund "returning three times UK base rate"

Policy Selection traded life settlement fund "returning three times UK base rate"

Tue, 25/11/2008 - 06:01

A steady return of between 9 and 11 per cent for the Assured Fund is currently outperforming any other investment vehicle in today's market conditions, according to fund manager Policy Sel »

Aramid Capital Partners backs fund targeting German independent films

Aramid Capital Partners backs fund targeting German independent films

Tue, 04/11/2008 - 05:38

Aramid Capital Partners has announced the launch of what it says is the first fund dedicated to marketing independent films in Germany, which will be headed by PA CO director and distribut »

Update on tax developments and tax efficient deal structuring

Update on tax developments and tax efficient deal structuring

Tue, 28/10/2008 - 00:01

There is no doubt that the Channel Islands provide an attractive location for investment funds which can benefit from the specialised profession »

A growing reputation for Shariah fund expertise

A growing reputation for Shariah fund expertise

Fri, 10/10/2008 - 15:35

The rising price of oil and the emergence of sovereign wealth funds from the Gulf region have focused attention on the growing financial strength of the region and on its rapid emergence as a marke »

SGAM Alternative Investments launches ETF emulating hedge fund performance

SGAM Alternative Investments launches ETF emulating hedge fund performance

Wed, 24/09/2008 - 09:09

Société Générale Asset Management  Alternative Investments has launched what it says is the first exchange-traded fund in the world that seeks to replicate the perform »

Interactive Data strikes deal to provide valuations of complex structured products

Interactive Data strikes deal to provide valuations of complex structured products

Fri, 19/09/2008 - 07:00

Interactive Data Corporation, a provider of financial market data, analytics and related services, has announced an exclusive agreement with Prism Valuation that will give its pricing and »

Man launches notes linked to IP220 investment strategy

Man launches notes linked to IP220 investment strategy

Fri, 05/09/2008 - 06:59

Man Investments has launched the Man IP220 Index Notes Series 4 based on the Man IP220 family of investment products. »

New Energy Finance unveils Silicon and Wafer Price Index

New Energy Finance unveils Silicon and Wafer Price Index

Tue, 19/08/2008 - 21:54

The price of polysilicon, the key raw material in the manufacture of most solar photovoltaic panels, is set to drop by up to 43 per cent next year, according to the New Energy Finance Sili »

Move to Xetra positive so far for Scoach, says Deutsche Börse

Move to Xetra positive so far for Scoach, says Deutsche Börse

Thu, 07/08/2008 - 07:07

Certificate trading on European structured products market Scoach via the technology of Deutsche Börse's Xetra pan-European electronic trading platform, underway for 100 days now, has »

Turner Funds launches Turner Core Growth 130/30 Fund

Turner Funds launches Turner Core Growth 130/30 Fund

Mon, 04/08/2008 - 22:28

Berwyn, Pennsylvania-based investment manager Turner Funds has launched its first 130/30 mutual fund, the Turner Core Growth 130/30 Fund, a no-load stock fund that uses a long/short strategy designed »

WealthNotes files first exchange-traded note with 130/30 strategy based on S&P 500

WealthNotes files first exchange-traded note with 130/30 strategy based on S&P 500

Fri, 01/08/2008 - 05:00

WealthNotes Capital Management of Westport, Connecticut has joined the fast-growing exchange-traded notes market with the filing of its first offering, an ETN tracking the performance of t »

IndexIQ launches open-ended mutual fund designed to replicate hedge fund performance

IndexIQ launches open-ended mutual fund designed to replicate hedge fund performance

Thu, 03/07/2008 - 07:00

New York-based IndexIQ has unveiled what it describes as the first no-load open-ended US mutual fund based on hedge fund replication and designed to give investors access to hedge fund-lik »

Eddington Capital Management says UK-listed note returns 2.37 per cent in first month

Eddington Capital Management says UK-listed note returns 2.37 per cent in first month

Sun, 29/06/2008 - 21:19

Eddington Capital Management, a manager of high return target funds of hedge funds, has reported a 2.37 per cent net return for its London Listed Index Linked Note since its launch on Apri »

NYSE Euronext and FTSE to launch FTSE 100 Volatility Index

NYSE Euronext and FTSE to launch FTSE 100 Volatility Index

Thu, 12/06/2008 - 16:10

Euronext and FTSE Group have announced plans to launch a new volatility index, the FTSE 100 Volatility Index, from 23 June to capture on a real-time basis the implied volatility embedded i »

Man Investments launches Man AHL Guaranteed Futures 3 in Hong Kong

Man Investments launches Man AHL Guaranteed Futures 3 in Hong Kong

Wed, 04/06/2008 - 00:16

Man Investments has launched Man AHL Guaranteed Futures 3 to meet demand from Hong Kong investors for products that can generate returns independently of traditional markets while protecti »

GFI Colliers brokers first long-dated Asia-Pacific OTC property derivative option

GFI Colliers brokers first long-dated Asia-Pacific OTC property derivative option

Tue, 20/05/2008 - 14:34

GFI Colliers, a joint venture between broker GFI Group and real estate firm Colliers International, has brokered the first long-dated Asian OTC property derivative option in Hong Kong. »

CMSA opposes separate credit rating system for structured finance products

CMSA opposes separate credit rating system for structured finance products

Fri, 02/05/2008 - 07:00

The Commercial Mortgage Securities Association has responded to the International Organisation of Securities Commissions' consultation on the role and modus operandi of rating agencies by »

Carlyle Group closes USD450m CCP Financing I loan fund

Carlyle Group closes USD450m CCP Financing I loan fund

Tue, 22/04/2008 - 17:43

Global private equity firm Carlyle Group has announced the final close of Carlyle Credit Partners Financing I, the tenth collateralised loan obligation to be launched by Carlyle's US lever »

Man Investments launches capital-guaranteed hedge fund product

Man Investments launches capital-guaranteed hedge fund product

Tue, 22/04/2008 - 07:00

Man Investments has launched Man Vision Index Notes, a capital-guaranteed hedge fund product that seeks to benefit from the key developments of the future including the growth of emerging »

RBC Hedge 250 Index declined by 2.51 per cent in March

RBC Hedge 250 Index declined by 2.51 per cent in March

Mon, 14/04/2008 - 07:00

RBC Capital Markets has reported that the RBC Hedge 250 Index experienced a net fall of 2.51 per cent in March, bringing the cumulative decline of the index for the first quarter of 2008 t »

Advisors Asset Management to distribute structured products linked to BNP Paribas index

Advisors Asset Management to distribute structured products linked to BNP Paribas index

Mon, 17/03/2008 - 07:19

Advisors Asset Management, am investment solutions partner for financial professionals, has signed a strategic agreement with BNP Paribas to become the sole distributor of structured produ »

Dow Jones Indexes and Transparent Value launch large-cap 130/30 indices

Dow Jones Indexes and Transparent Value launch large-cap 130/30 indices

Thu, 13/03/2008 - 06:00

Dow Jones Indexes and financial information services provider Transparent Value have launched the Dow Jones Required Business Performance Index series, which measures the likelihood that a »

Mourant expands International Finance Administration services with Dublin opening

Mourant expands International Finance Administration services with Dublin opening

Tue, 08/01/2008 - 06:00

Jersey-based international financial and legal service provider Mourant has opened a new office in Dublin, the group's 11th worldwide, to provide administration services to structured fina »

HSBC launches climate change structured investment product range

HSBC launches climate change structured investment product range

Wed, 14/11/2007 - 12:16

HSBC's corporate, investment banking and markets division has launched a range of investment products for institutional clients and third-party distributors linked to the newly-created HSB »

DIFX launches Islamic structured products segment on TraX platform

DIFX launches Islamic structured products segment on TraX platform

Mon, 05/11/2007 - 07:24

The Dubai International Financial Exchange is preparing to list a range of Islamic structured products that will offer investors Shariah-compliant opportunities on the exchange's new TraX »

Eurex to launch euro inflation futures in January

Eurex to launch euro inflation futures in January

Mon, 29/10/2007 - 05:59

Eurex has announced plans to become the first European derivatives exchange to offer euro inflation futures next year. »

Credit Suisse and AlphaSimplex launch first 130/30 index

Credit Suisse and AlphaSimplex launch first 130/30 index

Wed, 03/10/2007 - 06:57

Credit Suisse and AlphaSimplex Group have launched the industry's first family of benchmarks developed specifically for 130/30 managers and designed to help the investment community more p »

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Tue, 10/02/2015 - 08:01

Just 20 years ago, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) were novelties. Now, after two decades of explosive growth, they are firmly entrenched in the asset management landscape. Total US-listed ETF assets reached a record-setting USD2.0 trillion at the end of 2014, up from USD1.7 trillion a year earlier, and inflows totaled USD244 billion for the year. European ETFs also saw record flows in 2014; they attracted USD61.4 billion in new assets, more than three times the 2013 total. ... »

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