Hedgeweek - Daily News http://www.hedgeweek.com/ en MSCI appoints head of securitised products research http://www.hedgeweek.com/2017/01/17/247655/msci-appoints-head-securitised-products-research <p><em><strong>MSCI has appointed David Zhang has head of securitised products research, a newly created role.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2017/01/17/247655/msci-appoints-head-securitised-products-research" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Moves & Appointments Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:27:13 +0000 Emily.Perryman 247655 at http://www.hedgeweek.com EISWallet launches ahead of tax returns deadline http://www.hedgeweek.com/2017/01/17/247649/eiswallet-launches-ahead-tax-returns-deadline <p><em><strong>The team behind alternative investments platform CoInvestor have launched an online service, EISWallet.com, allowing investors and their financial advisers to record and manage all of their Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and unlisted investments digitally.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2017/01/17/247649/eiswallet-launches-ahead-tax-returns-deadline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> EIS Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:14:22 +0000 Emily.Perryman 247649 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Apex completes global roll-out of web-based compliance solution http://www.hedgeweek.com/2017/01/17/247643/apex-completes-global-roll-out-web-based-compliance-solution <p><em><strong>Apex Fund Services has completed its global implementation of Metrosoft&rsquo;s compliance software, Fundsphere Compliance TA.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2017/01/17/247643/apex-completes-global-roll-out-web-based-compliance-solution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Compliance Technology and software solutions Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:01:47 +0000 Emily.Perryman 247643 at http://www.hedgeweek.com The evolution of independent governance and board diversity http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/01/13/247593/evolution-independent-governance-and-board-diversity <div><em><strong>Individuals who serve as independent non-executive directors, like it or not, operate in a role which is constantly evolving. This evolution is not only in parallel with changes in investment funds business but also in terms of regulation and heightened scrutiny on the financial sector generally.&nbsp;</strong></em><br /> &nbsp;</div> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/01/13/247593/evolution-independent-governance-and-board-diversity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Services Mon, 16 Jan 2017 18:19:32 +0000 mkitchen 247593 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Global macro ahead in quiet start to the year, says Lyxor http://www.hedgeweek.com/2017/01/16/247636/global-macro-ahead-quiet-start-year-says-lyxor <p><em><strong>Hedge funds have experienced a quiet start to the year with the Lyxor Hedge Fund Index flat year to date, and the trends observed in Q4 of last year continuing to prevail in early 2017, according to Lyxor&rsquo;s latest Weekly Brief.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2017/01/16/247636/global-macro-ahead-quiet-start-year-says-lyxor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Indexes Mon, 16 Jan 2017 14:24:46 +0000 Emily.Perryman 247636 at http://www.hedgeweek.com PEGAS achieves record results in 2016 http://www.hedgeweek.com/2017/01/16/247632/pegas-achieves-record-results-2016 <p><em><strong>PEGAS recorded its best annual traded volume in 2016 with a total of 1,733.3 TWh traded during the course of the year, an increase of 69 per cent compared to 2015&rsquo;s figure of 1,024.8 TWh.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2017/01/16/247632/pegas-achieves-record-results-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Markets Mon, 16 Jan 2017 13:37:37 +0000 Emily.Perryman 247632 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Acolin Fund Services strengthens cooperation with Hugo Fund Services http://www.hedgeweek.com/2017/01/16/247631/acolin-fund-services-strengthens-cooperation-hugo-fund-services <p><em><strong>From January 2017 two representatives of foreign collective investment schemes &ndash; Acolin Fund Services (Zurich) and Hugo Fund Services (Geneva) &ndash; will cooperate more closely in advising asset managers on cross-border fund distribution.</strong></em></p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-directory-company"> <div class="field-label">Company:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/gfmdirectory/acolin-fund-services">ACOLIN Fund Services</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2017/01/16/247631/acolin-fund-services-strengthens-cooperation-hugo-fund-services" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fund administration Mon, 16 Jan 2017 13:33:47 +0000 Emily.Perryman 247631 at http://www.hedgeweek.com RAM AI launches long/short beta neutral global equities fund http://www.hedgeweek.com/2017/01/16/247614/ram-ai-launches-longshort-beta-neutral-global-equities-fund <p><em><strong>RAM Active Investments (RAM AI), an active and alternative asset management company, has launched RAM (Lux) Systematic Funds - Long/Short Global Equities.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2017/01/16/247614/ram-ai-launches-longshort-beta-neutral-global-equities-fund" target="_blank">read more</a></p> UCITs Launches & Fundraising Mon, 16 Jan 2017 10:26:49 +0000 Emily.Perryman 247614 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Bats Auction Mechanism launches on EDGX Options Exchange http://www.hedgeweek.com/2017/01/16/247597/bats-auction-mechanism-launches-edgx-options-exchange <p><em><strong>Bats Global Markets has launched the Bats Auction Mechanism (BAM), providing price improvement opportunities for customer orders.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2017/01/16/247597/bats-auction-mechanism-launches-edgx-options-exchange" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trading & Execution Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:38:49 +0000 Emily.Perryman 247597 at http://www.hedgeweek.com CFTC approves proposals on swaps data and other amendments http://www.hedgeweek.com/2017/01/16/247596/cftc-approves-proposals-swaps-data-and-other-amendments <p><em><strong>The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has unanimously approved proposed changes to swap data rules that implement Congressional action to remove indemnification requirements for the use of swap data by other regulators.&nbsp;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2017/01/16/247596/cftc-approves-proposals-swaps-data-and-other-amendments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> North America Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:36:03 +0000 Emily.Perryman 247596 at http://www.hedgeweek.com CBOE launches second social media benchmark index http://www.hedgeweek.com/2017/01/16/247595/cboe-launches-second-social-media-benchmark-index <p><em><strong>Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) has launched the CBOE-SMA Large-Cap Weekly Index (SMLCWSM Index), the second in a series of sentiment-based strategy benchmark indices designed to capitalise on short-term market momentum based on Social Market Analytics&rsquo; (SMA) social media metrics.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2017/01/16/247595/cboe-launches-second-social-media-benchmark-index" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Indexes Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:33:52 +0000 Emily.Perryman 247595 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Global Prime Partners appoints former Schroders COO to board http://www.hedgeweek.com/2017/01/13/247590/global-prime-partners-appoints-former-schroders-coo-board <p><em><strong>Markus Ruetimann has joined the board of Global Prime Partners as senior non-executive director.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2017/01/13/247590/global-prime-partners-appoints-former-schroders-coo-board" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Moves & Appointments Fri, 13 Jan 2017 14:24:19 +0000 Emily.Perryman 247590 at http://www.hedgeweek.com 2017: The year fund marketing gets bold http://www.hedgeweek.com/2017/01/13/247586/2017-year-fund-marketing-gets-bold <p><em><strong>While investment strategies in the alternatives space have always been sophisticated, marketing strategies have never been.&nbsp;However, modern marketing is starting to be embraced by fund managers and is beginning to gain momentum by following the lead set years ago by every other industry.</strong></em></p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-directory-company"> <div class="field-label">Company:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/gfmdirectory/meyler-capital">Meyler Capital</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2017/01/13/247586/2017-year-fund-marketing-gets-bold" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 13 Jan 2017 12:38:32 +0000 mkitchen 247586 at http://www.hedgeweek.com SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index at 1.29 per cent in December http://www.hedgeweek.com/2017/01/13/247566/ssc-globeop-hedge-fund-performance-index-129-cent-december <p><em><strong>The gross return of the SS&amp;C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index December 2016 measured 1.29 per cent.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2017/01/13/247566/ssc-globeop-hedge-fund-performance-index-129-cent-december" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Indexes Fri, 13 Jan 2017 10:33:12 +0000 Emily.Perryman 247566 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Macro and CTAs outperform as the Dollar climbs higher, says Lyxor http://www.hedgeweek.com/2017/01/13/247565/macro-and-ctas-outperform-dollar-climbs-higher-says-lyxor <p><em><strong>The last month of 2016 saw risk assets climbing higher, as part of expectations that the new US administration will remove barriers to growth and investment.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2017/01/13/247565/macro-and-ctas-outperform-dollar-climbs-higher-says-lyxor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Indexes Fri, 13 Jan 2017 10:31:02 +0000 Emily.Perryman 247565 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Guernsey funds sector set to benefit from pressure on legal fees, says Ogier http://www.hedgeweek.com/2017/01/13/247562/guernsey-funds-sector-set-benefit-pressure-legal-fees-says-ogier <p><em><strong>Guernsey&#39;s funds sector stands to benefit from pressure on legal fees from fund managers and investors because of lower overheads and costs in the jurisdiction, says Ogier group partner Craig Cordle.</strong></em></p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-directory-company"> <div class="field-label">Company:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/gfmdirectory/ogier-0">Ogier</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2017/01/13/247562/guernsey-funds-sector-set-benefit-pressure-legal-fees-says-ogier" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Offshore Fri, 13 Jan 2017 10:24:21 +0000 Emily.Perryman 247562 at http://www.hedgeweek.com First Euro deal executed on Ipreo’s Investor Access solution http://www.hedgeweek.com/2017/01/13/247547/first-euro-deal-executed-ipreo%E2%80%99s-investor-access-solution <p><em><strong>Within days of first use investors and banks have expanded the coverage of Ipreo&#39;s Investor Access solution to an Asian issuer in Euros, with a five-year EUR-denominated EMTN transaction executed for Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2017/01/13/247547/first-euro-deal-executed-ipreo%E2%80%99s-investor-access-solution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Technology and software solutions Fri, 13 Jan 2017 09:33:27 +0000 Emily.Perryman 247547 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Crescent Mezzanine Fund VII closes at more than USD4.6bn http://www.hedgeweek.com/2017/01/13/247540/crescent-mezzanine-fund-vii-closes-more-usd46bn <p><em><strong>Alternative credit investment firm Crescent Capital Group has held the final close of Crescent Mezzanine Partners VII with commitments of over USD4.6 billion, surpassing the fundraising target of USD3 billion.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2017/01/13/247540/crescent-mezzanine-fund-vii-closes-more-usd46bn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Launches & Fundraising Fri, 13 Jan 2017 09:06:07 +0000 Emily.Perryman 247540 at http://www.hedgeweek.com PEGAS to launch time spread products on futures markets http://www.hedgeweek.com/2017/01/12/247522/pegas-launch-time-spread-products-futures-markets <p><em><strong>PEGAS, the pan-European gas trading platform operated by Powernext, is to introduce time spread contracts on its futures markets on 24 January.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2017/01/12/247522/pegas-launch-time-spread-products-futures-markets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trading & Execution Thu, 12 Jan 2017 13:21:03 +0000 Emily.Perryman 247522 at http://www.hedgeweek.com AQMetrics adds MiFID II readiness enhancements to RegTech solution http://www.hedgeweek.com/2017/01/12/247508/aqmetrics-adds-mifid-ii-readiness-enhancements-regtech-solution <p><em><strong>RegTech company AQMetrics has enhanced its end-to-end risk and compliance solution to help buy-side and sell-side firms better prepare for MiFID II. &nbsp;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2017/01/12/247508/aqmetrics-adds-mifid-ii-readiness-enhancements-regtech-solution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Compliance Thu, 12 Jan 2017 10:36:32 +0000 Emily.Perryman 247508 at http://www.hedgeweek.com