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Richard Shamos, Sadis & Goldberg

Building a global platform: Marketing investment funds in Europe

Fri, 31/03/2017 - 10:33

By Richard L Shamos (pictured) and Ron S Geffner, Sadis & Goldberg – The global investment funds marketplace today is beset by contradictory economic forces, with increasing financial opportunity accompanied by a rising regulatory burden and populist politics. These tensions are perhaps nowhere more apparent than in Europe, where the investment funds industry posted a record high in 2016 of EUR14.1 trillion in assets under management, including record sales of alternative investment funds of EUR184 billion. This all occurred amidst the Brexit referendum, Trump election, record immigration, attacks of terrorism and sporadic bursts of nationalism. »

Firmino Morgado, Man GLG

Man GLG appoints European equities investment team

Fri, 31/03/2017 - 09:55

Firmino Morgado and Filipe Bergaña are to join Man GLG as portfolio managers, based in Man GLG’s London office. »

Joe Neuberger, US Bancorp Fund Services

US Bancorp Fund Services names president

Fri, 31/03/2017 - 09:39

Joe Neuberger, currently executive vice president and chief operating officer of US Bancorp Fund Services, is to succeed Joe Redwine as president this April. »

CFTC fines Citigroup traders USD550,000 over spoofing

CFTC fines Citigroup traders USD550,000 over spoofing

Fri, 31/03/2017 - 09:36

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has issued two separate orders filing and settling charges against Stephen Gola and Jonathan Brims for spoofing — bidding or offering with the intent to cancel the bid or offer before execution — in US Treasury futures markets while trading for Citigroup Global Markets. »

EPEX SPOT and ECC launch 30-minute continuous intraday trading

EPEX SPOT and ECC launch 30-minute continuous intraday trading

Fri, 31/03/2017 - 07:34

The European Power Exchange EPEX SPOT and the clearing house European Commodity Clearing (ECC) have introduced 30-minute continuous trading of power spot contracts in the intraday markets in France, Germany and Switzerland. »

CFTC acting chairman Giancarlo appoints enforcement director

CFTC acting chairman Giancarlo appoints enforcement director

Fri, 31/03/2017 - 07:28

US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) acting chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo has appointed James McDonald as director of the agency’s enforcement division.  »

Steffen Köhler, EEX

EEX Exchange Council confirms PXE product migration

Thu, 30/03/2017 - 13:28

The Exchange Council of the European Energy Exchange (EEX) has discussed the extension of EEX’s power derivatives product range with contracts currently listed on Power Exchange Central Europe (PXE). »

Avelacom launches low latency route from Interxion London to emerging markets

Avelacom launches low latency route from Interxion London to emerging markets

Thu, 30/03/2017 - 13:04

Avelacom has extended its low latency network and launched a new point of presence (PoP) to connect Interxion’s London data centre and Borsa Istanbul, making it easier for London’s capital markets players to enter emerging markets and exploit cross-venue arbitrage opportunities. »

Kevin McPartland, Greenwich Associates

Bloomberg launches standardised Total Return Swaps on Bloomberg Barclays Indices

Thu, 30/03/2017 - 10:11

Bloomberg has launched standardised Total Return Swap contracts on the Bloomberg Barclays Indices, providing predefined synthetic exposure to cash bonds for the most widely-used fixed income benchmarks. »

Lisa Vioni, Hedge Connection

Hedge Connection and iGlobal Forum form partnership

Thu, 30/03/2017 - 10:08

Hedge Connection, a platform for connecting fund managers with allocators, has formed a partnership with conference organiser iGlobal Forum. »

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