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Valerie Bogard, TABB

Quant hedge funds at forefront of creating alpha from alternative data, says TABB

Thu, 10/11/2016 - 14:10

Quantitative hedge funds have been at the forefront of creating alpha from alternative data, according to a report from TABB Group – “Capturing Alternative Alpha: The Rise of Alternative Data Sets”. »

Francois Pfister, Ogier

Legislation reform and arrival of Chinese banks spell good news for Luxembourg

Thu, 10/11/2016 - 13:39

Signs including a new unregulated fund product, reform of company law and the moves of eight Chinese banks to Luxembourg suggest a bright future for Luxembourg, says Ogier practice partner Francois Pfister. »

Steve Higman, REG

REG signs BlackRock asset management contract

Thu, 10/11/2016 - 13:26

REG Power Management has signed an asset management contract with BlackRock for the recently constructed 18MW Batsworthy Cross Wind Farm in Devon, England.  »

Ross Ellis, SEI

Five key trends in disruptive technology - No4: Uberisation

Thu, 10/11/2016 - 12:39

Sat here writing this article in one of London’s many coffee shops there are at least half a dozen others tapping away on their MacBooks. By 2020, it is estimated that 40 to 50 per cent of the global workforce will work for themselves, in a freelance or independent consultant capacity, collaborating with people on platforms to deliver a particular service or solution.  »

Michel van Leeuwen, Hawksford

Hawksford appoints group chief executive

Thu, 10/11/2016 - 10:02

Michel van Leeuwen, who has previously held leadership roles at Cordium and Microsoft Capital Markets, has joined Hawksford as group chief executive to lead the delivery of the firm’s growth plans. »

PJ McDaniel, SCD

SC Distributors hires eastern divisional sales manager

Thu, 10/11/2016 - 09:59

SC Distributors (SCD), a wholesale distributor of alternative investment offerings, has appointed PJ McDaniel as eastern divisional sales manager. »

Matthew Coleman, Warwick Capital Partners

Warwick Capital selects Wells Fargo Global Fund Services for new fund

Thu, 10/11/2016 - 09:40

London-based investment manager Warwick Capital Partners has selected Wells Fargo Global Fund Services to provide administration, outsourced middle and back office operations and transfer agency services for the new Warwick European Opportunities Fund II. »

VIX futures volume in non-US trading hours sets new daily record

VIX futures volume in non-US trading hours sets new daily record

Thu, 10/11/2016 - 09:38

A new record volume has been set in futures contracts on the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX Index) traded in non-US trading hours, with an estimated 263,663 contracts changing hands. »

Flash crash trader Sarao admits CFTC charges and pleads guilty in criminal action

Flash crash trader Sarao admits CFTC charges and pleads guilty in criminal action

Thu, 10/11/2016 - 09:32

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has submitted a proposed consent order that would resolve its civil enforcement action in the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois against Navinder Singh Sarao.  »

Michael Falcone, MMA Capital Management

MMA Capital and TSSP form solar lending joint venture

Thu, 10/11/2016 - 08:38

MMA Capital Management has entered into an agreement with an affiliate of TSSP, a special situations investment platform, to form a solar lending joint venture.  »

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