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Activist Insight acquires Activist Shorts Research

Activist Insight acquires Activist Shorts Research

Wed, 13/07/2016 - 08:43

Activist Insight, a provider of news and data on shareholder activism around the world, has acquired New York-based data-provider Activist Shorts Research. »

Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index up 0.36 per cent in June

Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index up 0.36 per cent in June

Wed, 13/07/2016 - 08:40

The Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index, which provides a representative baseline for how the broad liquid alternative investment category performs, returned 0.36 per cent in June, outperforming the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index’s 0.20 per cent return by 16 basis points. »

Open-end investment funds lead to cautious trading against mispriced assets, says Oxford University research

Open-end investment funds lead to cautious trading against mispriced assets, says Oxford University research

Wed, 13/07/2016 - 08:11

The open-end structure of most investment vehicles discourages asset-managers from trading against mispricing – to the detriment of investors and market efficiency, Oxford University research has shown. »

Pacific Fund Systems strengthens management team

Pacific Fund Systems strengthens management team

Wed, 13/07/2016 - 08:06

Pacific Fund Systems (PFS), a provider of fund accounting and transfer agency administration software via its PFS-PAXUS application, has made two senior appointments to its European-based executive team. »

Institutional investors continue to see hedge funds as key part of investment portfolios

Institutional investors continue to see hedge funds as key part of investment portfolios

Wed, 13/07/2016 - 08:02

Despite the majority of institutional investors redeeming from hedge funds during the first half of this year, most continue to view hedge funds as playing a key role in their investment portfolios, according to the Credit Suisse Mid-Year Investor Sentiment Survey. »

Unigestion moves into new London office for expanded UK team

Unigestion moves into new London office for expanded UK team

Tue, 12/07/2016 - 13:14

Boutique asset manager Unigestion has moved its London-based staff into new London headquarters in Stratford Place, W1. »

Agrocorp International to pay USD150,000 for call cotton reporting violations

Agrocorp International to pay USD150,000 for call cotton reporting violations

Tue, 12/07/2016 - 12:50

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has issued an order filing and settling charges against Agrocorp International Pte Ltd, a commodities trading and distribution company headquartered in Singapore, for failing to file CFTC Form 304 Reports reporting its call cotton purchases and sales when it held or controlled at least 100 cotton futures positions. »

CBOE to list SPX Monday-expiring Weeklys options

CBOE to list SPX Monday-expiring Weeklys options

Tue, 12/07/2016 - 12:40

The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) plans to list S&P 500 Index (SPX) Monday-expiring Weeklys options, beginning 15 August 2016, pending regulatory approval.  »

Sprott rolls out new private credit strategy

Sprott rolls out new private credit strategy

Tue, 12/07/2016 - 10:09

Sprott Asset Management, a USD10 billion Toronto-based alternative asset manager, has rolled out a second iteration of the firm’s private credit trust strategy, Sprott Private Credit Trust II, with hedge fund specialist Arif N Bhalwani.  »

State Street to pilot GlobalCollateral’s settlement messaging service

State Street to pilot GlobalCollateral’s settlement messaging service

Tue, 12/07/2016 - 09:50

State Street Corporation has agreed to participate in a pilot programme to test DTCC-Euroclear GlobalCollateral’s Margin Settlement Messaging Service. »

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