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Adena Friedman, Nasdaq

Nasdaq reports record revenues in Q4 2016

Tue, 31/01/2017 - 14:14

Nasdaq has reported record fourth quarter 2016 net revenues of USD599 million, up USD63 million or 12 per cent from USD536 million in the prior year period, driven primarily by a USD54 million positive impact from acquisitions.  »

Robert Schach, Debtwire

European restructurings predicted to hit next peak in 2017

Tue, 31/01/2017 - 14:09

The volume of European restructurings is expected to hit its next peak in 2017, according to a survey by Debtwire in conjunction with independent investment bank Greenhill and law firm Orrick. »

Jean-Pascal Porcherot, Lombard Odier

Lombard Odier IM launches Event Driven Convexity strategy

Tue, 31/01/2017 - 13:32

Lombard Odier Investment Managers has expanded its alternatives range with the launch of the 1798 Event Convexity Strategy, as part of its initiative to offer structurally convex strategies that have asymmetric risk/return profiles. »

Wolfgang Koester, FiREapps

FiREapps appoints MD of product management

Tue, 31/01/2017 - 13:27

FiREapps, a provider of currency sensitive analytics for multinational corporations, has promoted Malcolm Cummings to managing director, product management. »

Bill Prew, Indos Financial

Fund managers need to be alert to successfully navigate a hard Brexit

Tue, 31/01/2017 - 12:19

Bill Prew (pictured), CEO of Indos Financial, the independent depositary firm, writes that the UK government has finally revealed its Brexit position. “Any chance of a soft Brexit or retained membership of the Single Market has apparently been removed. The UK will almost certainly pull out of the Single Market although some hope policymakers will negotiate a transitional arrangement to avoid a cliff-edge Brexit. »

Andrew Tually, Carey Olsen

Carey Olsen adds to Singapore office team

Tue, 31/01/2017 - 10:57

Andrew Tually, counsel at international offshore law firm Carey Olsen, has joined the firm's Singapore office as a result of increasing demand for its corporate and finance legal services and rapid growth in Asia. »

Weather risk accounts for USD56bn in untapped wind asset values worldwide, says GCube

Weather risk accounts for USD56bn in untapped wind asset values worldwide, says GCube

Tue, 31/01/2017 - 10:55

Failure to efficiently transfer weather risk has left wind energy stakeholders across the globe with untapped asset values totalling an estimated USD56 billion, according to renewable energy underwriter GCube Underwriting Ltd. »

Brian Collings, Torstone Technology

Torstone partners with Unavista to provide MiFIR reporting solution

Tue, 31/01/2017 - 10:50

Torstone Technology, a provider of securities and derivatives processing software to the global financial markets, is to connect to London Stock Exchange Group’s UnaVista Approved Reporting Mechanism (ARM). »

Philippe Ferreira, Lyxor

Pharma M&A to boost event driven hedge fund returns, says Lyxor

Tue, 31/01/2017 - 09:48

The Lyxor hedge fund index was up 0.5 per cent last week, with CTAs and global macro managers outperforming, according to Lyxor’s latest weekly brief. »

Ittai Korin, PortfolioScience

PortfolioScience launches Factor Index Construction Toolset

Tue, 31/01/2017 - 09:34

PortfolioScience, a provider of on-demand risk management systems, has launched a Factor Index Construction Toolset via the company's RiskAPI Enterprise platform, which allows users to dynamically construct factor indices based on dozens of fundamental, technical and statistical metrics. »

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