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Deutsche Börse to act as licensor of TAIFEX market data to international clients

Deutsche Börse to act as licensor of TAIFEX market data to international clients

Tue, 31/05/2016 - 16:37

Taiwan Futures Exchange (TAIFEX) and Deutsche Börse Market Data + Services have signed a partnership agreement whereby Deutsche Börse will act as the licensor of TAIFEX market data and information products to all international clients.  »

ESMA responds to EC comment on MiFID II standards on ancillary activities

ESMA responds to EC comment on MiFID II standards on ancillary activities

Tue, 31/05/2016 - 09:27

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has issued an Opinion in response to a letter sent by the European Commission (Commission) asking to amend its draft RTS 20 under the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) and Regulation (MiFIR).  »

ALTIN EGM to consider proposals for capital reduction and dividend, plus delisting from LSE

ALTIN EGM to consider proposals for capital reduction and dividend, plus delisting from LSE

Tue, 31/05/2016 - 09:23

ALTIN AG has revealed the agenda for its forthcoming Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM), which is due to be held on 21 June at the request of Alpine Select AG and Absolute Invest AG (collectively, Alpine Select). »

Ada Investments to focus on ETF portfolios with sale to 55 Capital

Ada Investments to focus on ETF portfolios with sale to 55 Capital

Tue, 31/05/2016 - 09:21

Ada Investments, a research-driven investment manager offering alternative equities-based investment programs to institutional investors, is to be acquired by 55 Capital, a newly formed ETF-focused asset manager.  »

FlexTrade to offer institutional research to FlexTRADER EMS users via RSRCHXchange

FlexTrade to offer institutional research to FlexTRADER EMS users via RSRCHXchange

Tue, 31/05/2016 - 09:21

FlexTrade Systems, a specialist in multi-asset execution management systems, has partnered with RSRCHXchange to provide buy-side traders with immediate alerts to the availability of relevant research via the company’s FlexTRADER EMS. »

‘USD1 billion club’ managers hold 88 per cent of all hedge fund capital

‘USD1 billion club’ managers hold 88 per cent of all hedge fund capital

Mon, 30/05/2016 - 14:54

The ‘USD1 billion Club’ of firms holding at least USD1 billion in assets has grown by 98 firms over the past year, and now accounts for 12 per cent of all hedge fund managers, according to Preqin’s latest hedge fund industry research. »

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Upside potential in US stock buyback programs

Fri, 27/05/2016 - 08:40

A new white paper by Nasdaq Global Information Services reveals that US companies that engage in stock buybacks generally outperform the market on an annualised basis and also experience lower volatility; the Holy Grail of investing.  »

CFTC approves supplement to position limits proposal

CFTC approves supplement to position limits proposal

Fri, 27/05/2016 - 08:20

The US CFTC has approved a supplement to its December 2013 position limits proposal that will modify the procedures for persons seeking exemptions from speculative position limits for non-enumerated bona fide hedging.   »

OppenheimerFunds and Macquarie to launch Global Infrastructure Fund

OppenheimerFunds and Macquarie to launch Global Infrastructure Fund

Thu, 26/05/2016 - 22:55

OppenheimerFunds has formed a strategic partnership with Macquarie Investment Management, a division of Macquarie Group Limited (MQG), to launch the Oppenheimer Macquarie Global Infrastructure Fund. »

Dollar bills

Madoff Trustee requests allocation of USD247m to customer fund

Thu, 26/05/2016 - 22:48

Irving H Picard, Securities Investor Protection Act (SIPA) Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L Madoff Investment Securities LLC (BLMIS), has filed a motion in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York seeking approval for an allocation of recoveries to the BLMIS Customer Fund and an authorisation for a seventh pro rata interim distribution from the Customer Fund to BLMIS customers with allowed claims.  »

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