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Hedge Connection launches online investor introductory service

Tue, 16/12/2014 - 09:00

Hedge Connection, a platform for connecting alternative investment managers and accredited investors, has launched The Capital Club, a virtual introduction system.  »

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BlueBay expands its emerging market sovereign expertise with new hire

Tue, 16/12/2014 - 06:00

BlueBay Asset Management, a manager of fixed income and alternative investments, has appointed Jana Velebova as a Portfolio Manager in the firm’s Emerging Markets Sovereign Team. »

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48% of financial services execs believe regulation has failed to ensure industry stability

Mon, 15/12/2014 - 17:00

Recent regulation has done little or nothing to improve stability in the financial services industry, according to a survey of nearly 300 professionals commissioned by global professionals services firm Kinetic Partners.  »

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Civitas Capital Group names David E Perel as President and CIO

Mon, 15/12/2014 - 14:45

Civitas Capital Group has appointed David Perel to the newly created position of President and Chief Investment Officer (CIO).  »

Weekly Brief: Hedge Funds Impacted on their U.S. Credit Exposure

Weekly Brief: Hedge Funds Impacted on their U.S. Credit Exposure

Mon, 15/12/2014 - 13:19

Ahead of the FOMC meeting on 16-17 December, market tensions rose a notch. Medias reported last week that the Fed is considering shifting the tone on low rates, dropping an assurance that short-term rates will stay near zero for a “considerable time”. On top of this Greece’s PM Sanaras called a snap presidential election, with the first round about to take place as early as December 17th. Such events have rattled markets on both sides of the Atlantic. Equities went down, particularly in Europe, whilst the US yield curve flattened and emerging currencies depreciated against the USD. ​ »

North America

SG CIB appoints head of OTC clearing sales, North America

Mon, 15/12/2014 - 10:30

Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking (SG CIB) has appointed Nick Gionfriddo as Head of OTC Clearing Sales, North America within its Newedge prime services business.   »

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VIX Futures extends trading hours

Mon, 15/12/2014 - 09:00

Trading volume in CBOE Volatility Index (VIX Index) futures during extended trading hours (ETH) – from 3:30 pm CT to 8:30 am CT – established a new single-day volume record last week. »

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CTAs thrive on reflation and crude oil trends

Mon, 15/12/2014 - 06:00

The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up +1.3% in November (YTD +0.1%), with  8 out of 12 Lyxor Indices ending the month in positive territory. »

Hong Kong

Euronext completes HKEx project

Mon, 15/12/2014 - 06:00

Euronext (ENX) has completed its project with Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEx) on the Orion Market Data Platform (OMD) with OMD’s extension to support the derivatives market at HKEx. »

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SunGard launches TCA solution for FX trading

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 18:00

SunGard has launched an independent, real-time transaction cost analysis (TCA) solution for foreign exchange (FX) trading to help traders, corporate treasurers and portfolio managers understand the quality of their executions.  »

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