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Market data feed to provide insight into entire Xetra order book

Thu, 23/03/2017 - 10:08

Deutsche Börse will be offering a new market data feed, CEF ultra+ Xetra Order by Order. »

CalALTs white paper sets out best practices for hedge and private equity funds

Thu, 23/03/2017 - 10:05

The California Alternative Investments Association (CalALTs), whose members include alternative asset managers, investors and service providers in California, has issued a white paper on best practices for hedge fund and private equity operations. »

DTCC commends SEC on final rule to facilitate shorter settlement cycle in the US

Thu, 23/03/2017 - 07:58

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), ICI and SIFMA, on behalf of the T+2 Industry Steering Committee (T+2 ISC), has commended the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for finalising rule changes that facilitate the industry’s transformational effort to achieve a two-day settlement cycle (T+2). »

Ullink launches MiFID II trade reporting solution

Thu, 23/03/2017 - 07:52

Ullink, a provider of electronic trading and connectivity solutions, has launched a MiFID II compliant trade reporting solution to help its clients meet regulatory requirements for greater accuracy in reporting and timeliness of data collection. »

Nuveen expands alternatives business development team

Wed, 22/03/2017 - 16:51

Global investment manager Nuveen is expanding its alternative investments business development capabilities with the hire of James Wing and Michael Welch. »

BRI Partners launches investable hedge fund benchmark indices

Wed, 22/03/2017 - 13:48

BRI Partners has launched the first in a new range of investable hedge fund indices designed to deliver the beta of hedge fund strategies – the BRI Long/Short Equity Index (BRILSE), calculated by Wilshire Associates. »

Saba launches closed-end fund-focused ETF

Wed, 22/03/2017 - 13:44

Alternative investment firm Saba Capital Management has launched CEFS, an actively managed ETF that seeks to generate high income by investing in closed-end funds trading at a discount to net asset value (NAV) and hedging the ETF's risk to rising interest rates.   »

Funding litigation – Independent director considerations

Wed, 22/03/2017 - 10:46

By Ronan Guilfoyle (pictured) and Casey McDonald, independent directors, Calderwood, a Cayman Islands Fund Governance Firm – It is not uncommon these days for an investment fund to find itself in the situation where it may be able to recover certain assets through the process of litigation.  Perhaps an investment has soured but left the fund with claims against certain associated parties, or alternatively, the fund could find itself in the scenario where it has claims against its service providers, possibly due to fraud or some other unfortunate circumstances, which have made the fund no longer viable. »

Cyber safety best practices: How to avoid phishing scams 


Wed, 22/03/2017 - 10:36

Social engineering schemes continue to grow in their sophistication, and phishing campaigns, in particular, are causing concern as they make their way to employee inboxes. These fraudulent email campaigns appear legitimate and take advantage of employees who are often too busy or simply unprepared to identify a scam (disclaimer: phishing is not specific to email; scams occur via phone & other communication methods also).  »

Baymarkets launches Clarity platform for RegTech solution delivery

Wed, 22/03/2017 - 10:11

Baymarkets Technology, a Nordic provider of FinTech and RegTech solutions to the global financial services industry, has launched a new financial market solution delivery platform, Clarity. »

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