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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. »

GAM to launch new merger arbitrage strategy

GAM to launch new merger arbitrage strategy

Wed, 06/07/2016 - 08:52

GAM is to launch a new merger arbitrage strategy in July, subject to regulatory approval, which will focus on inefficiencies in the market prices of companies that may occur after the announcement of corporate events such as mergers, acquisitions or spin-offs. »

Frank Hatheway, Nasdaq

Brexit will create ripples but not waves

Tue, 05/07/2016 - 16:55

The long-term impact of the historic decision by the United Kingdom to leave the European Union on 23 June will take investors and analysts time to fully quantify but there is no question that over the short-term, ‘Brexit’ is going to create ripples of volatility.  »

Colt PrizmNet doubles footprint in Hong Kong and Singapore

Colt PrizmNet doubles footprint in Hong Kong and Singapore

Tue, 05/07/2016 - 13:12

Colt PrizmNet, the financial extranet developed by Colt, has continued to grow its footprint in Asia by connecting to Equinix’s International Business Exchange (IBX) data centres in Hong Kong (HK1) and Singapore (SG1). »

SJL Capital launches maiden hedge fund

SJL Capital launches maiden hedge fund

Tue, 05/07/2016 - 13:09

Registered investment advisory firm SJL Capital has launched its maiden hedge fund, SJL MarketDNA Hedge Fund LP, which began trading in May and has a live track record. »

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