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CFTC issues guidance for swap execution facilities on calculation of projected operating costs

Fri, 24/04/2015 - 12:00

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (Commission) Division of Market Oversight (DMO) has issued Guidance to Swap Execution Facilities (SEF) regarding the calculation of projected operating costs for purposes of complying with the financial resource requirements under SEF Core Principle 13 and Commission Regulation 13.1303.  »

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China Everbright Limited and Sinowel Enterprise Group sign partnership agreement

Fri, 24/04/2015 - 11:00

China Everbright Limited (CEL) and Sinowel Enterprise Group (Sinowel) have signed a strategic partnership agreement to start their co-operation towards the secondary market of trust beneficiary rights.  »

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Alan Howard and Michael Platt top UK hedge fund rich list

Fri, 24/04/2015 - 10:00

Alan Howard, co-founder of Brevan Howard, and Michael Platt, of BlueCrest Capital, jointly head the list of Britain’s wealthiest hedge fund managers, each with GBP1.5bn fortunes, in The 2015 Sunday Times Rich List, to be published Sunday, 26 April.  »

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Preqin survey finds wealth managers increasingly choose liquid alternatives

Fri, 24/04/2015 - 09:52

Latest research from Preqin finds that liquid alternative products, such as UCITS and alternative mutual funds, have out-performed hedge funds. The average alternative mutual fund returned 4.36 per cent in 2014, while the average hedge fund saw a return of 3.78 per cent. The average UCITS fund returned just 1.45 per cent. »

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Deutsche Bank to pay USD800m to settle CFTC charges of manipulation and false reporting of LIBOR and Euribor

Fri, 24/04/2015 - 09:00

Deutsche Bank is to pay USD800 million to settle US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) charges that it routinely engaged in acts of false reporting and attempted manipulation. »

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GMEX Technologies and Avenir partner with Agricultural Commodity Exchange for Africa

Fri, 24/04/2015 - 06:00

GMEX Technologies (GMEX TECH), part of the Global Markets Exchange Group International, and Avenir Technology Limited (Avenir), the UK based post-trade software firm, have partnered with the Agricultural Commodity Exchange for Africa (ACE). »

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Just four infrastructure funds reach a final close in Q1 2015

Thu, 23/04/2015 - 15:31

This extract from the Preqin Quarterly Update: Infrastructure, Q1 2015 reflects on the first quarter’s infrastructure fundraising activity. »

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Altana launches UCITS version of Directors’ Dealings Fund

Thu, 23/04/2015 - 15:00

Altana Wealth, the asset management group, has teamed up with Godot Huard, a behavioural computer scientist, who has developed a unique system based on the theory that ‘directors know best’. »

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Macro Risk Advisors expands risk strategy team

Thu, 23/04/2015 - 09:00

Macro Risk Advisors (MRA) has expanded its Risk Strategy team with the addition of Ling Zhou as an Equity Derivatives Strategist.  »

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Start-up hedge fund CloudAlpha selects Linedata Global Hedge for portfolio management

Thu, 23/04/2015 - 06:00

CloudAlpha Capital Management, a start-up hedge fund, has chosen Linedata’s flagship hedge fund solution, Global Hedge, as its portfolio management technology solution.  »

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