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‘USD1 billion club’ managers hold 88 per cent of all hedge fund capital

‘USD1 billion club’ managers hold 88 per cent of all hedge fund capital

Fri, 27/05/2016 - 21:43

The ‘USD1 billion Club’ of firms holding at least USD1 billion in assets has grown by 98 firms over the past year, and now accounts for 12 per cent of all hedge fund managers, according to Preqin’s latest hedge fund industry research. »

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Upside potential in US stock buyback programs

Fri, 27/05/2016 - 08:40

A new white paper by Nasdaq Global Information Services reveals that US companies that engage in stock buybacks generally outperform the market on an annualised basis and also experience lower volatility; the Holy Grail of investing.  »

CFTC approves supplement to position limits proposal

CFTC approves supplement to position limits proposal

Fri, 27/05/2016 - 08:20

The US CFTC has approved a supplement to its December 2013 position limits proposal that will modify the procedures for persons seeking exemptions from speculative position limits for non-enumerated bona fide hedging.   »

OppenheimerFunds and Macquarie to launch Global Infrastructure Fund

OppenheimerFunds and Macquarie to launch Global Infrastructure Fund

Thu, 26/05/2016 - 22:55

OppenheimerFunds has formed a strategic partnership with Macquarie Investment Management, a division of Macquarie Group Limited (MQG), to launch the Oppenheimer Macquarie Global Infrastructure Fund. »

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Madoff Trustee requests allocation of USD247m to customer fund

Thu, 26/05/2016 - 22:48

Irving H Picard, Securities Investor Protection Act (SIPA) Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L Madoff Investment Securities LLC (BLMIS), has filed a motion in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York seeking approval for an allocation of recoveries to the BLMIS Customer Fund and an authorisation for a seventh pro rata interim distribution from the Customer Fund to BLMIS customers with allowed claims.  »

STOXX extends suite of smart-beta indices

STOXX extends suite of smart-beta indices

Thu, 26/05/2016 - 14:49

STOXX Ltd, operator of Deutsche Boerse Group’s index business, and a global provider of tradable index concepts, has extended the STOXX Select and STOXX Diversification Select index families that were introduced in October 2015.  »

Bloomberg revamps counterparty onboarding process with Entity Exchange

Bloomberg revamps counterparty onboarding process with Entity Exchange

Thu, 26/05/2016 - 10:06

Bloomberg has launched the Entity Exchange platform, a web-based, centralised and secure solution that enables buy-side firms to provide entity data and documentation to their trading counterparties. Entity Exchange eases the process of opening new trade accounts for the buy-side, while also helping brokers satisfy Know-Your-Customer (KYC) compliance requirements. »

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SVM’s Colin McLean elected Vice Chair of CFA Institute Board of Governors

Thu, 26/05/2016 - 09:52

Colin W McLean, FSIP, has been elected the new Vice Chair of the Board of Governors of CFA Institute, the global association of investment management professionals.  »

Neptune continues expansion with integration into Fidessa's Buy-side OMS platform

Neptune continues expansion with integration into Fidessa's Buy-side OMS platform

Thu, 26/05/2016 - 09:39

Neptune, the open standards network utility for pre-trade indications in bond markets, has completed connectivity to Fidessa's buy-side OMS platform to distribute high quality pre-trade data to assist the buy-side with liquidity and price discovery utilising their existing workflows. »

AC Alternatives Long Short Fund now available to investors

AC Alternatives Long Short Fund now available to investors

Thu, 26/05/2016 - 09:35

American Century Investments has expanded its liquid alternatives offering with the launch of the AC Alternatives Long Short Fund, the second multi-manager fund to be launched under the firm's AC Alternatives brand. »

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