EMEA

REDI names Michael Lax head of EMEA sales

REDI Holdings, provider of the REDIPlus execution management system (EMS), has appointed Michael Lax as head of EMEA sales. »


London

Philip Burgin heads up JTC Group’s London office

As part of a plan to strengthen JTC Group’s presence in London, Philip Burgin, group head of client services, will be based in JTC’s Mayfair office with effect from 15 September. »


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Gottex hires senior HSBC asset management exec

Gottex Fund Management has appointed James Hughes to its senior multi asset investment team in London, starting on 1 October. »


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Regulation slows push for alternatives, says Cerulli


Regulation is slowing the push for alternative investments, according to research released by Cerulli Associates. »


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CTAs bounce back to post positive performance in August, says Newedge

Following a tough month for returns in July, all managed futures indices calculated by Newedge reported positive performance in August. »


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CFTC issues exemptive letter providing relief from certain JOBS Act SEC amendments

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has issued an exemptive letter which provides relief from certain provisions restricting marketing to the public. »


Hans Schlaikier, Hedgeweek

Asian stock rally boosts hedge fund performance… Hedge funds rebound with August gains…

Hedge fund and absolute return managers have generally caught the upside stemming from a rally in Asian stock markets in July, while Chinese managers have finally seen some fruits from the country’s economic reforms, according to GFIA. »


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Investment managers Eden Rahim and Michael Bird join Next Edge Capital Corp

Investment managers Eden Rahim and Michael Bird have joined Next Edge Capital Corp to provide portfolio management and financial advisory services to the firm.  »


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HKEx and LME host metals seminar in Tokyo

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEx) and the London Metal Exchange (LME) hosted a seminar in Tokyo on Wednesday to update participants on the LME’s markets. »


Big Data is not just about aggregation, it’s about data governance and insight, says SEI’s Joe Henkel

Big Data is not just about aggregation, it’s about data governance and insight, says SEI’s Joe Henkel

Regulation and more detailed operational due diligence questionnaires used by institutional investors are pushing hedge funds to the limit of data management. Transparency is as great as it has ever been, but with that comes the need to process enormous volumes of data. Right now, however, large numbers of hedge funds do not have the required operational infrastructure to run a ‘Big Data’ strategy. »


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