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Leslie Baccini, Quantopian

Quantopian hires director of investor relations

Thu, 16/03/2017 - 09:00

Quantopian, the free online platform for education and creation of institutional-quality investment algorithms, has hired Leslie Baccini as director of investor relations. »

Alternative UCITS space keeps showing strong growth, says LuxHedge

Alternative UCITS space keeps showing strong growth, says LuxHedge

Thu, 16/03/2017 - 08:58

The alternative UCITS market continued on its strong growth path in February with LuxHedge recording a net inflow of EUR5.8 billion in assets under management, representing solid growth of 1.4 per cent on a monthly basis. »

EEX to continue Polish emissions auctions

EEX to continue Polish emissions auctions

Thu, 16/03/2017 - 08:55

The European Energy Exchange (EEX) and the Polish Ministry of the Environment have concluded an agreement under which EEX, in its capacity as the common EU auction platform, will auction off the Polish share of emission allowances until a national opt-out platform has been established. »

Sol Waksman, BarclayHedge

Barclay Hedge Fund Index up 0.99 per cent in February

Thu, 16/03/2017 - 08:51

Hedge funds were up 0.99 per cent in February, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. »

Mike Byrne, Jersey Funds Association

Streamlined funds regime welcomed as enhancing Jersey’s competitiveness

Thu, 16/03/2017 - 08:46

Jersey has introduced a new regulatory framework for private funds which the Jersey Financial Services Commission believes will enhance the island’s competitiveness as a jurisdiction in which to establish funds. »

Mike Jones, JFSC

JFSC launches Jersey Private Fund Guide

Wed, 15/03/2017 - 13:29

The Jersey Financial Services Commission (JFSC) has launched the Jersey Private Fund (JPF) Guide, setting out the criteria for Jersey’s new private fund product which can be marketed to up to 50 professional investors. »

Amy Bensted, Preqin

Hedge funds maintain performance momentum in February, says Preqin

Wed, 15/03/2017 - 10:11

The Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark recorded returns of 1.18 per cent in February, building on the 1.43 per cent gains seen the previous month. »

Paul Smith, CFA Institute

Investment professionals increasingly concerned about negative impact of geopolitical risks, says survey

Wed, 15/03/2017 - 10:08

Concern about the impact of geopolitical risk in the investment profession has grown since the UK’s decision to leave the European Union in July 2016, according to a poll of almost 1,500 investment professionals from around the world by the CFA Institute. »

Anthony Perrotta, TABB Group

TABB Group makes hires in New York and London

Wed, 15/03/2017 - 08:13

TABB Group, a research and consulting firm focused on capital markets and financial technology, has hired Drew Seldin as chief marketing officer (CMO) and Radi Khasawneh and Tim Cave as additions to the analyst team.  »

David J Csiki, INDATA

INDATA launches enhanced platform functionality for MiFID II

Wed, 15/03/2017 - 08:07

INDATA, a provider of software, technology and services for buy-side firms, has made functionality enhancements geared towards the MiFID II implementation date of January 2018. »

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