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Investors and hedge and private equity fund managers gauge Brexit impact

Investors and hedge and private equity fund managers gauge Brexit impact

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 09:30

Many alternative fund managers expect performance and investment decisions to be affected following the UK’s Brexit vote, while institutional investors expect to commit less to the UK, according to a survey carried out by Preqin. »

ALTIN to reduce exposure to alternative investments

ALTIN to reduce exposure to alternative investments

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 09:22

The board of directors of Alpine Select has taken the decision in principle to reduce in medium-term its exposure in hedge funds – held directly as well as indirectly via its majority holding in ALTIN – and to increasingly focus on traditional topics and/or investment strategies. »

Hedge funds weather choppy political storm, says GAM

Hedge funds weather choppy political storm, says GAM

Wed, 06/07/2016 - 12:12

Politics and central bank policy took centre stage through the second quarter in the lead up, and in reaction, to the 23 June Brexit referendum, according to GAM portfolio manager Anthony Lawler (pictured). »

AMG completes investments in three alternative investment firms

AMG completes investments in three alternative investment firms

Wed, 06/07/2016 - 12:09

Affiliated Managers Group (AMG) has completed its investments in Capula Investment Management, Mount Lucas Management and CapeView Capital. »

Investment managers must embrace technological innovation or risk being displaced, says SEI

Investment managers must embrace technological innovation or risk being displaced, says SEI

Wed, 06/07/2016 - 09:51

The investment management industry is lagging others in exploiting the vast potential of information technologies, and asset managers are under growing pressure to be more innovative and leverage emerging disruptions occurring in other industries. »

ITG launches enhanced US smart order router

ITG launches enhanced US smart order router

Wed, 06/07/2016 - 09:34

ITG has launched an enhanced version of its smart order router which, in early tests, has returned 35 per cent size improvement over the displayed quantity and USD0.0015 per share price improvement if routed to dark and lit venues. »

CBOE options contracts ADV up in June

CBOE options contracts ADV up in June

Wed, 06/07/2016 - 09:32

June average daily volume (ADV) for options contracts traded on Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) and C2 Options Exchange (C2), and futures contracts traded on CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE) totalled 5.2 million contracts, an increase of 22 per cent from May 2016 and 15 per cent from June 2015.  »

Euronext ADVs up in June

Euronext ADVs up in June

Wed, 06/07/2016 - 09:30

June average daily transaction value (ADV) on the Euronext cash order book stood at EUR8,345 million in June, 9.3 per cent lower than June 2015, which was a record month following the previous one in 2010. »

Buy-side continues to struggle with legacy and non-integrated technologies, says TABB survey

Buy-side continues to struggle with legacy and non-integrated technologies, says TABB survey

Wed, 06/07/2016 - 09:22

Almost a third (30 per cent) of asset managers outside of North America continue to maintain legacy platforms despite the technology’s role in trade delays and errors, according to a TABB Group survey. »

Hedge funds gain as Sterling falls on Brexit

Hedge funds gain as Sterling falls on Brexit

Wed, 06/07/2016 - 09:15

Global financial market volatility spiked in June as the UK voted to leave the European Union, resulting in steep losses for Sterling and many European equities, while bond yields plunged further into negative territory and gold surged. »

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