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Joseph Bannister, MFSA

Malta House opens its doors to investment managers

Tue, 19/05/2015 - 08:15

For London-based managers who are still trying to get their heads around the various machinations of the AIFMD, and where best to set up an EU-regulated fund, help is on its way.  »

Luxembourg

Hedge fund Harness uses Carne to support launch of Luxembourg UCITS

Tue, 19/05/2015 - 06:00

Hedge fund Harness has chosen Carne Group to provide an independent management company solution for its new Luxembourg UCITS fund. Harness is making use of Carne’s independent UCITS compliant management company in Luxembourg to support the launch.  »

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Guernsey Funds Forum 2015 draws huge crowd

Mon, 18/05/2015 - 19:00

More than 500 people attended the Guernsey Funds Forum 2015 in London last week, which was hosted by ITV news anchor, Alastair Stewart, OBE. »

Giles Travers, SEI


Private equity liquidity pool is deepening via secondary market, finds SEI report

Mon, 18/05/2015 - 17:34

By James Williams – Private equity has never been synonymous with the word liquidity when it comes to investing in alternative assets, but a new report by SEI’s Investment Manager Services division suggests that this may be changing.  »

Brian Weinstein, Blue Elephant Capital Management

Lending Club’s USD9bn IPO validates peer-to-peer lending

Mon, 18/05/2015 - 17:31

By James Williams – The USD9 billion IPO by Lending Club last November was a significant shot in the arm for the peer-to-peer (‘P2P’) lending space and sent out a clear message to the banking industry: the old-school way of providing finance to companies and individuals is under threat.  »

Lena Ng, Intralinks

Cybersecurity: A global legal perspective

Mon, 18/05/2015 - 17:30

On Wednesday 22 April, the House of Representatives passed a new cybersecurity bill – the Protecting Cyber Networks Act (PCNA) – to allow file sharing between government intelligence agencies and private companies and raise the overall awareness of hacking.  »

Weekly Brief: Macro funds resilient as short Bund stance pays off

Weekly Brief: Hedge funds show dispersion in returns in May

Mon, 18/05/2015 - 17:28

In a volatile market environment, hedge funds have exhibited high performance dispersion since the end of April, both at the strategy and the fund level. This proved true again last week, with the Lyxor Hedge Fund index posting a flat performance, up 0.06%, but hiding significant discrepancies behind the scenes. »

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eFix Matching meets FX market’s need for auditable electronic fix execution

Mon, 18/05/2015 - 16:00

The eFix Matching solution – a collaboration between EBS, ICAP's electronic foreign exchange business and Global Broking – has seen growth of over 160 per cent in average daily volume (ADV), since its launch one year ago in May 2014.  »

CBOE

Orc obtains CBOE certification for next-generation trading platform

Mon, 18/05/2015 - 15:30

Trading technology specialist Orc’s Orc Tbricks trading platform now offers a certified interface to the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), including the CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE).  »

Magnus Spence, Dexion

New Dexion alternative UCITS platform to kick off with Wadhwani-managed fund

Mon, 18/05/2015 - 13:18

Dexion Capital has launched Dexion Liquid Strategies, an alternatives UCITS platform, with its first offering set to be the Keynes Dynamic Beta Strategy Fund (KDBS) managed by Dr Sushil Wadhwani of Wadhwani Asset Management LLP. »

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