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Pavle Sabic, S&P Global Market Intelligence

Hedge funds exit energy, consumer discretionary, and healthcare in Q4

Fri, 17/02/2017 - 13:02

The latest Hedge Fund Tracker analysis from S&P Global Market Intelligence shows the top funds managed approximately USD153 billion in equity holdings, an increase from the USD145 billion under management in Q3.  »

Masayoshi Son, SoftBank

SoftBank Group to acquire Fortress Investment Group for USD3.3bn

Fri, 17/02/2017 - 10:48

SoftBank Group (SoftBank or SBG) is to acquire Fortress Investment Group (Fortress) in a cash deal worth approximately USD3.3 billion. »

Thomas Sexton, NFA

NFA Board appoints new General Counsel

Fri, 17/02/2017 - 10:17

The NFA's Board of Directors approved the appointment of Carol Wooding as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at its 16 February, 2017 meeting in Chicago.  »

Man with a loud hailer

CBOE Holdings’ acquisition of Bats Global Markets to close on 28 February

Fri, 17/02/2017 - 10:15

CBOE Holdings expects to complete its acquisition of  Bats Global Markets on 28 February, 2017. Earlier this month, CBOE Holdings received its final remaining regulatory approval from the United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), meaning that all US and European regulatory clearances and approvals relating to the transaction have been received.  »

Amy Bensted, Preqin

Hedge fund investor redemptions accelerate through Q4 2016

Fri, 17/02/2017 - 10:09

Despite hedge funds returning 7.40 per cent over 2016, investors continued to withdraw capital over the year, with the industry seeing overall net asset outflows totalling USD110 billion in 2016.  »

Dan Gleaves, EBS

Nasdaq to power EBS BrokerTec's market surveillance efforts

Thu, 16/02/2017 - 14:49

EBS BrokerTec, a NEX Group business that provides electronic trading technology and services to the fixed income and foreign exchange (FX) markets, is to implement Nasdaq’s SMARTS Market Surveillance technology.  »

Alain Vandenborre, SDiX

SDiX and MCX sign to launch diamond spot and derivatives contracts in India

Thu, 16/02/2017 - 14:42

The Singapore Diamond Investment Exchange (SDiX) and the Multi Commodity Exchange of India (MCX) have formed a strategic alliance to launch spot and derivatives contracts on diamonds in India, including using the SDiX-traded reference prices. »

Phil Bartram, Travers Smith

AIFMD passport no longer seen as the ‘silver lining’

Thu, 16/02/2017 - 14:37

Securing a third-country passport to access European investors is no longer viewed as the go-to solution it once was by the UK investment fund sector, according to Tim Hames, the Director General of the British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (BVCA). »

John Phinney, Convergence

Convergence launches Advisor Complexity Profile

Thu, 16/02/2017 - 10:17

Convergence has launched Advisor Complexity Profile (Complexity), a new service designed to address the challenge of operational and business model transparency in the alternative asset management industry.   »

Robin Mess, xyt

Big XYT and ACTIV Financial launch ACTIV X-ray Store

Thu, 16/02/2017 - 10:15

ACTIV Financial, a provider of real-time, multi-asset financial market data solutions and big xyt, a provider of cloud-based data and analytics solutions across large datasets, are to launch the ACTIV X-ray Store, allowing customers to access delayed tick data from global trading venues with a unique data quality including master data, trades, quotes and market depth.  »

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