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Event-driven strategies lead HFRI in May

Event-driven strategies lead HFRI in May

Wed, 08/06/2016 - 09:03

Hedge funds posted gains for the third consecutive month in May, as the US Dollar strengthened in anticipation of higher US interest rates, as well as an increasingly uncertain outcome of the upcoming UK referendum (Brexit).  »

BCS Global Markets’ Alforma acquisition approved by regulator

BCS Global Markets’ Alforma acquisition approved by regulator

Tue, 07/06/2016 - 16:42

Alforma Capital Markets, a New York-based US broker-dealer, has taken a step closer to being acquired by BCS Global Markets, the largest securities broker on the Moscow Exchange, by achieving formal regulatory approval from US regulatory body FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority). »

Hedge fund performance mixed but overall positive in May, says GAM

Hedge fund performance mixed but overall positive in May, says GAM

Tue, 07/06/2016 - 16:38

Major global indices stood still in May as equity and bonds markets proved largely directionless. The MSCI World index returned less than 1 per cent, while the Barclays US Aggregate Bond index was flat for the month.  »

Bramshill Investments launches Income Performance Fund

Tue, 07/06/2016 - 09:37

Bramshill Investments has launched a new mutual fund, the Bramshill Income Performance Fund (BRMSX), which will employ an absolute return strategy that invests across various fixed income asset classes.  »

Data

Five data governance questions every bank should consider

Tue, 07/06/2016 - 09:33

Insights from Jeff  Kimsey & Michael O’Rourke, Nasdaq – It seems like a match made in heaven: Big Data and big financial institutions. After all, banks have always held a large amount of data about their clients, and continuing advances in data aggregation, storage and analysis mean that collected data provides immeasurable value and opportunity.  »

CBOE Holdings to open London office in July

CBOE Holdings to open London office in July

Tue, 07/06/2016 - 09:29

CBOE Holdings plans to open its first international business development office in London in July.  The new office – headed by Matthew McFarland, director of global client services – will enable CBOE to increase its presence in the region and allow its business development team to more directly engage with European-based clients and potential new customers, as well as the exchange's strategic partners.  »

Cleartrade Exchange gains approval from CFTC as registered Foreign Board of Trade

Cleartrade Exchange gains approval from CFTC as registered Foreign Board of Trade

Tue, 07/06/2016 - 09:25

Cleartrade Exchange (CLTX) has been officially approved as a registered Foreign Board of Trade (FBOT).  »

Volante Technologies launches accelerator for bank integration to Ripple’s distributed financial technology

Volante Technologies launches accelerator for bank integration to Ripple’s distributed financial technology

Tue, 07/06/2016 - 09:11

Volante Technologies has created a solution specifically designed to accelerate the process of integrating with Ripple, a provider of distributed financial technology solutions offering real-time settlement of cross border payments. »

Global swaps markets should expect continued liquidity fragmentation in foreseeable future, says research

Global swaps markets should expect continued liquidity fragmentation in foreseeable future, says research

Tue, 07/06/2016 - 09:10

Recent data suggests that the aggressive overhaul of the US swaps market with respect to European implementation schedules continues to drive cross-border liquidity fragmentation, bringing the worries held by market participants since the implementation of Swaps Execution Facility (SEF) mandates in late 2013 into reality. »

CTAs post third negative month in a row, says Societe Generale Prime Services

CTAs post third negative month in a row, says Societe Generale Prime Services

Tue, 07/06/2016 - 09:08

After a strong start to 2016, CTAs have now completed their third consecutive month of negative performance. All five daily indices that Societe Generale Prime Services calculates were down in May.  »

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