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ESMA advises on extension of funds passport to 12 non-EU countries

ESMA advises on extension of funds passport to 12 non-EU countries

Tue, 19/07/2016 - 13:03

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published its advice regarding the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) passport to non-EU AIFMs and AIFs in 12 countries. »

Exiger acquires The Poseidon Group

Exiger acquires The Poseidon Group

Tue, 19/07/2016 - 10:02

Exiger, a regulatory and financial crime, risk and compliance firm, has acquired The Poseidon Group, a Hong Kong and Singapore-based due diligence and business intelligence firm.  »

MFA supports CFTC’s proposed expansion of interest rate swap clearing

MFA supports CFTC’s proposed expansion of interest rate swap clearing

Tue, 19/07/2016 - 10:00

The Managed Funds Association (MFA) has submitted a comment letter in support of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) proposed rules on the mandatory clearing of certain additional interest rate swap classes. »

Japan Exchange Group launches technology suite powered by Nasdaq

Japan Exchange Group launches technology suite powered by Nasdaq

Tue, 19/07/2016 - 09:27

Japan Exchange Group (JPX) has gone live with a new Nasdaq-powered trading system for its subsidiary, Osaka Exchange. »

Jim Iorio joins EBS BrokerTec as global head of sales

Jim Iorio joins EBS BrokerTec as global head of sales

Tue, 19/07/2016 - 09:23

EBS BrokerTec, ICAP's electronic foreign exchange (FX) and fixed income business, has appointed Jim Iorio as global head of sales. »

Unigestion launches long short strategy following success of first factor fund

Unigestion launches long short strategy following success of first factor fund

Tue, 19/07/2016 - 09:20

Boutique asset manager Unigestion has launched a long/short strategy, the second of two factor funds created in collaboration with its client Railpen, which were announced in January. »

BCP signs fund admin agreement with Apex

BCP signs fund admin agreement with Apex

Mon, 18/07/2016 - 13:11

BCP Asset Management and Apex Fund Services have signed a partnership agreement for fund administration services.  »

Funds of hedge funds losing influence, says eVestment

Funds of hedge funds losing influence, says eVestment

Mon, 18/07/2016 - 12:58

Funds of hedge funds (FoHF) have gone from accounting for nearly 50 per cent of all hedge funds assets under management (AUM) in 2008 to 28.3 per cent in 2016, according to eVestment’s latest Fund of Hedge Funds Industry Report. »

Hedge funds post gains in July

Hedge funds post gains in July

Mon, 18/07/2016 - 12:55

Hedge funds posted gains through mid-July as the HFRX Market Directional Index gained 2.17 per cent and the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index gained 1.03 per cent through mid-month. »

UCITS HFS Index takes hit post Brexit vote

UCITS HFS Index takes hit post Brexit vote

Mon, 18/07/2016 - 08:56

After three consecutive positive monthly results the UCITS HFS Index has seen a draw-down again, reporting losses of 0.41 per cent in June 2016. »

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