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Stuart Harvey, Datactics

Datactics expands London footprint as demand for regulatory metrics grows

Wed, 26/10/2016 - 10:00

Datactics, a provider of data quality and matching software, has appointed Owen Chuck as sales director and Alex Brown as product manager. »

Martin Scheck, ICMA

Guide to best practice for EU corporate debt private placement market launches

Wed, 26/10/2016 - 09:57

The European Corporate Debt Private Placement (ECPP) Joint Committee, coordinated by the International Capital Market Association (ICMA), has launched an updated version of the European Corporate Debt Private Placement Market Guide. »

Adding leverage to a fund does not always increase risk, says study

Adding leverage to a fund does not always increase risk, says study

Wed, 26/10/2016 - 09:52

Adding leverage to an alternative investment fund does not necessarily increase the risk, according to a study by the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) and the CAIA Association. »

James WIlliams, GFM Ltd

Misys November Webinar - Diversify or die: Unlock the true potential of multi-asset investing

Tue, 25/10/2016 - 16:07

Asset managers are under pressure to deliver performance and find new sources of alpha in today’s low growth low yield environment. As such, having the right systems in place to support greater asset class diversification that allow managers to pivot their investment strategies, and extend the instrument coverage of those strategies, is a must-have.  »

Alan Picone, Duff & Phelps

Evidencing risk management within the investment strategy is music to institutions’ ears

Tue, 25/10/2016 - 11:21

Risk management has mutated under AIFMD, causing risk managers to become more involved in the portfolio management process from an ex ante risk perspective. As investors become more educated on the risk function, managers who can demonstrate an independent, robust risk management environment have the potential to improve their capital raising capabilities. »

Mathieu Chabran, Tikehau Capital

Tikehau Capital assumes investment management of Lyxor’s European senior debt business

Tue, 25/10/2016 - 11:00

Tikehau Capital is to manage the investments of Lyxor’s European senior debt funds in a deal which expands Tikehau’s leveraged loans and CLO business from EUR1.9 billion in assets under management to EUR2.6 billion, raising its total AUM to EUR9.8 billion. »

Thierry Soret, Linedata

Updated Linedata Icon provides enhanced workflow features

Tue, 25/10/2016 - 10:57

Linedata, a software solution provider to the investment management and credit industries, has released the latest version of Linedata Icon, the firm’s flagship fund accounting solution. »

Stephan Flagel, Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters SGX SFI series selected as UOB’s recommended fixed income benchmark

Tue, 25/10/2016 - 10:55

The Thomson Reuters and Singapore Exchange Singapore Fixed Income Indices (TR/SGX SFI) have been selected as the recommended fixed income benchmark by United Overseas Bank (UOB) following the discontinuation of the UOB SGS Index. »

Sol Waksman, BarclayHedge

Barclay CTA Index down 0.40 per cent in September

Tue, 25/10/2016 - 10:35

Managed futures traders lost 0.40 per cent in September, according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. »

Ed Egilinsky, Direxion

Direxion Indexed Commodity Strategy Fund gets 5-Star Morningstar rating

Tue, 25/10/2016 - 10:32

The Direxion Indexed Commodity Strategy Fund (DXCTX) has received a 5-star Morningstar Rating as of 30 September 2016. »

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