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JC Flowers & Co to acquire Chi-X Australia, Chi-X Japan and Chi-Tech

JC Flowers & Co to acquire Chi-X Australia, Chi-X Japan and Chi-Tech

Mon, 25/01/2016 - 09:30

JC Flowers & Co is to acquire Chi-X Australia, Chi-X Japan and Chi-Tech Hong Kong. Financial terms of the transaction, which is expected t close in Q1 2016, have not been disclosed. »

Jefferies Managed Futures Fund added to SG Short Term Traders Index

Jefferies Managed Futures Fund added to SG Short Term Traders Index

Fri, 22/01/2016 - 17:10

The Jefferies Managed Futures Fund, one of the funds managed by the Strategic Investments Division of Jefferies Investment Advisers and a member of the Leucadia Asset Management family of funds, has beed added to the SG Short Term Traders Index (formerly Newedge Short Term Traders Index). »

Michael D White joins hedge fund Trian as an advisory partner

Michael D White joins hedge fund Trian as an advisory partner

Fri, 22/01/2016 - 15:33

Trian Fund Management has appoiunted Michael D White, former Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of DIRECTV, and former Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo International and Vice Chairman of PepsiCo, to its team of Advisory Partners. »

Legg Mason hedge fund platform Permal to combine with EnTrust Capital

Legg Mason hedge fund platform Permal to combine with EnTrust Capital

Fri, 22/01/2016 - 15:30

Legg Mason has agreed to combine Permal, its existing hedge fund platform, with EnTrust Capital, an independent hedge fund investor and alternative asset manager headquartered in New York with approximately USD12 billion in total assets. »

BNY Mellon white paper examines increasing challenges of enterprise risk data assumptions

BNY Mellon white paper examines increasing challenges of enterprise risk data assumptions

Fri, 22/01/2016 - 09:53

As investors continue to boost their allocations to alternatives, how they address the issue of enterprise risk can have important consequences for the perceived risk within their portfolios, according to a new white paper from BNY Mellon. »

ICE Futures US achieves daily volume records in cocoa futures and options

ICE Futures US achieves daily volume records in cocoa futures and options

Fri, 22/01/2016 - 09:33

Intercontinental Exchange’s (ICE) ICE Futures US achieved daily volume records in cocoa futures and cocoa options with 87,195 contracts and 29,211 contracts traded respectively on 20 January, 2016. »

Takarada joins NAM as senior portfolio manager

Takarada joins NAM as senior portfolio manager

Fri, 22/01/2016 - 09:22

Shinsuke Takarada has joined RWC Partners’ joint venture partner Nissay Asset Management (NAM) in Tokyo as a Senior Portfolio Manager specifically to work on the corporate engagement focussed RWC Nissay Japan Focus Fund and Dublin-domiciled Japanese Stewardship Fund. »

CFTC launches Whistleblower Program website

CFTC launches Whistleblower Program website

Fri, 22/01/2016 - 09:20

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has launched the CFTC Whistleblower Program’s new website, www.whistleblower.gov, which is designed to educate the public about the program and allow users to submit tips about potential violations of the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA) and apply for monetary awards.  »

ALTIN Fund of hedge funds outperforms HF indices

ALTIN Fund of hedge funds outperforms HF indices

Fri, 22/01/2016 - 09:19

ALTIN, the USD240 million multi-strategy fund of hedge funds listed on the London and Swiss stock exchanges, ended the year in positive territory (+2.20 per cent YTD), 2 per cent to 3 per cent ahead of hedge fund and fund of fund indices, which were on average negative in 2015. »

2016 Hedge Fund Compensation Report indicates bonuses took a hit this year

2016 Hedge Fund Compensation Report indicates bonuses took a hit this year

Fri, 22/01/2016 - 09:16

The average reported cash compensation for hedge fund professionals was down this year coming in at USD351,000, according to 2016 Hedge Fund Compensation Report. The decrease of 5 per cent on last year’s figure was driven by lower bonus payouts. »

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