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Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect creates new opportunities for Luxembourg funds

Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect creates new opportunities for Luxembourg funds

Thu, 22/12/2016 - 09:01

The Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect provides international investors with another direct link to access China’s domestic A-shares market and especially the stocks on the tech-heavy Shenzhen market. It also provides Luxembourg investment funds with access to a new asset class. »

Cowen makes senior electronic trading hires

Cowen makes senior electronic trading hires

Thu, 22/12/2016 - 08:56

Cowen Group has made two new senior hires within the electronic trading division of Cowen & Company. »

Goldman Sachs fined USD120m for attempted manipulation of benchmark swap rates

Goldman Sachs fined USD120m for attempted manipulation of benchmark swap rates

Thu, 22/12/2016 - 08:50

Goldman Sachs is to pay civil penalty of USD120 million to settle CFTC charges that it attempted, by and through certain of its traders in New York, to manipulate and made false reports concerning the US Dollar International Swaps and Derivatives Association Fix (USD ISDAFIX), a global benchmark for interest rate products.  »

Douglas Fathers, Geluk

Blue Isle FX to act as prime broker for three Geluk hedge funds

Thu, 22/12/2016 - 08:47

Blue Isle FX is to act as the prime broker for three Global Fund SAC hedge funds – the Geluk Global Gold Fund, the Global Marco Premier Fund and the Geluk Global Macro Accelerated Fund. »

TGE obtains PFSA approval for CO2 auction platform

TGE obtains PFSA approval for CO2 auction platform

Wed, 21/12/2016 - 15:20

The Polish Financial Supervision Authority (PFSA) has unanimously granted approval to Towarowa Giełda Energii (TGE) to operate an auction platform for CO2 emission allowances. »

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US election surprise proves supportive for risk assets

Wed, 21/12/2016 - 12:05

The Lyxor Hedge Fund research team reports that November was an eventful month for investors. “The victory of Donald Trump at the US presidential election surprised pollsters and proved supportive for risk assets, against expectations. The MSCI World was up 2.7 per cent while fixed income markets continued to experience headwinds as the improved growth outlook led to a rise in bond yields. »

Bill Stone, SS&C Technologies

SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator at 5.67 per cent for December

Wed, 21/12/2016 - 10:44

The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for December 2016 measured 5.67 per cent, up from 4.25 per cent in November. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

FIS report reveals changing chemistry between funds and investors

Wed, 21/12/2016 - 10:43

Hedge funds need to strike the right balance between macro pressures and the often differing needs of its clients if they are to survive, according to a new report by FIS, a specialist in financial services technology.  »

Chicago trader to pay USD2.5m to settle CFTC futures spoofing charges

Chicago trader to pay USD2.5m to settle CFTC futures spoofing charges

Wed, 21/12/2016 - 10:42

Chicago trader Igor B Oystacher and his trading company 3Red Trading are to pay USD2.5 million to settle CFTC charges over spoofing and using a “manipulative and deceptive device” while trading futures contracts on multiple exchanges. »

Jonathon Clifton, Vistra

Vistra acquires Jordans Group

Wed, 21/12/2016 - 09:22

Vistra, a corporate service providers of international incorporations, trust, fiduciary, and fund administration services, has acquired the Jordans Group from its current shareholder, The West of England Trust Limited. »

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