Green light

SVAM launches Tactical Trend Portfolio

Spring Valley Asset Management (SVAM), a newly formed alternative investment manager specialising in the development of quantitative futures-based trading strategies, has launched the SVAM Tactical Trend Portfolio. »


House and money

Hedge fund investment boosting property values, says Kinloch Partners

Hedge fund and real estate investment trust (REIT) investment in residential real estate is helping boost property values and creating rental inventory in Nashville, according to Bruce W McNeilage, founder of Kinloch Partners. »


Newspaper and money

Highland launches floating rate fund with Banco do Brasil

Highland Capital Management has launched its first European regulated fund and will act as the sub-advisor of the BB Highland Floating Rate Fund. »


Handshake

361 Capital names director of portfolio solutions and product management

361 Capital, an asset management firm specialising in liquid alternative mutual funds, has appointed Clifford Stanton as director of portfolio solutions and product management. »


Electronic trading floor

ConvergEx enhances algorithms to take advantage of opening and closing auction liquidity

ConvergEx Group has made enhancements to its Closing Price, POV and Abraxas trading algorithms that will seek to optimise client participation in the Nasdaq, NYSE and NYSE Arca opening and closing auctions. »


Index

CBOE to enhance VIX index methodology by including SPX Weeklys Option Series

From 6 October, the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) will begin including SPX Weeklys options series – expiring every Friday, except the third Friday of each month – in its CBOE Volatility Index (VIX Index) calculation. »


CBOE Futures Exchange

CBOE Futures Exchange to launch CBOE/CBOT 10-Year Treasury Note Volatility Index Futures

CBOE Futures Exchange plans to launch futures trading on the CBOE/CBOT 10-year US Treasury Note Volatility Index (VXTYN) beginning on 13 November, pending regulatory review. »


Stu Taylor

Baymarkets names Algomi CEO as non-exec director

Baymarkets AB, the over-the-counter derivatives, fixed income and commodities market systems provider, has appointed Stu Taylor, chief executive of Algomi, as a non-executive director. »


Electronic trading floor

Quincy Extreme Data adds Eurex futures order book data to lowest latency service

The Quincy Extreme Data service now offers order book data on select Eurex bond and equity futures. »


Numbers and magnifying glass

Global X Guru Index ETF reveals top hedge fund positions in Q2 rebalance

The most recent rebalance of the Global X Guru Index exchange-traded fund (GURU) saw 11 additions and 13 removals from the fund, while 45 components remained unchanged.  »


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