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EEX achieves new monthly record in Spanish Power Futures

EEX achieves new monthly record in Spanish Power Futures

Wed, 02/11/2016 - 10:29

In October 2016, the monthly volume on EEX’s power derivatives market amounted to 410.1 TWh, increasing by 52 per cent from October 2015 figure of 270.1 TWh. »

David Beveridge, SimCorp

Investment managers optimistic about own growth prospects, says SimCorp survey

Wed, 02/11/2016 - 10:26

Investment managers are expecting significant growth in terms of assets under management (AuM) and revenue in the next three years, according to a survey by investment management solutions provider SimCorp. »

ASCI Funds launches ETF based on quantified customer satisfaction data

ASCI Funds launches ETF based on quantified customer satisfaction data

Wed, 02/11/2016 - 09:51

Data-drive asset manager ACSI Funds has launched its inaugural exchange-traded fund, the American Customer Satisfaction Core Alpha ETF (BATS: ACSI), which sheds light on customer satisfaction for more than 350 national brands. »

Chris Duggan, CAIS

Cayman Alternative Investment Summit: Davos for alternative fund managers

Wed, 02/11/2016 - 09:01

The fourth annual Cayman Alternative Investment Summit (CAIS), scheduled for 15-17 February in the Cayman Islands, will convene leading thinkers and decisions makers from across the industry as they explore this year’s theme, “Defying Gravity: The Future of Alternative Investments in Exceptional Times.”  »

John Kelleher, Carey Olsen

Carey Olsen retains tier one status in Guernsey and Jersey

Tue, 01/11/2016 - 14:16

Offshore global law firm Carey Olsen has retained its tier one position in Guernsey and Jersey for both its financial and corporate and investment funds advice in International Financial Law Review 1000 (IFLR1000). »

Freddie Lait, Latitude

Latitude launches first fund

Tue, 01/11/2016 - 14:09

Latitude Investment Management, an investment advisory firm recently founded by Freddie Lait, has launched its first fund, The Latitude Horizon Fund (UCITS V). »

Marc Weingarten, Schulte Roth & Zabel

Stakeholders more accepting of shareholder activism, says report

Tue, 01/11/2016 - 13:31

Acceptance and support for shareholder activism continues to increase across all constituencies, according to a report from law firm Schulte Roth & Zabel (SRZ), published in association with FTI Consulting. »

CFTC issues orders of registration to five foreign boards of trade

CFTC issues orders of registration to five foreign boards of trade

Tue, 01/11/2016 - 13:25

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has issued Orders of Registration to five foreign boards of trade (FBOT), allowing them to provide identified members or other participants located in the US with direct access to its electronic order entry and trade matching system. »

James Williams, Private Equity Wire

Private equity secondaries become a more liquid proposition

Tue, 01/11/2016 - 12:22

By James Williams (pictured) – The private equity secondary market has experienced significant growth in deal volumes and investor interest in recent years. According to Cogent Partners, secondaries volume was USD22.5 billion in 2010. This rose to USD27.5 billion in 2013, and reached USD42 billion in 2014. Last year, deal flow was estimated to have reached USD40-50 billion.  »

Alan Chu, Meyler Capital

Scotch whisky - Combining a great strategy with a strong brand

Tue, 01/11/2016 - 11:53

By Alan Chu (pictured), Meyler Capital – There’s a high concentration of Scotch distilleries in Scotland: over 100 fully-licensed operations in a country with a population of < 5.5 million people. To put it in perspective, there are more Scotch whisky distilleries than there are McDonald’s outlets in Scotland. On top of that, there are plenty more start-up distilleries entering the fray each year. »

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