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Investoo acquires broker comparison site 100ForexBrokers.com

Investoo acquires broker comparison site 100ForexBrokers.com

Tue, 18/04/2017 - 14:33

Investoo Group, one of the world’s biggest FX affiliates, has acquired 100ForexBrokers.com in what is the group’s largest acquisition to date. »

Hedge funds resilient amid political and geopolitical stress, says Lyxor

Hedge funds resilient amid political and geopolitical stress, says Lyxor

Tue, 18/04/2017 - 14:26

Hedge funds proved resilient during last week, most strategies being positive despite political and geopolitical stress including tensions between the US and North Korea. »

Chris Addy, Castle Hall

Castle Hall expands OpsMonitor with financial statement and ADV review services

Tue, 18/04/2017 - 09:18

Due diligence company Castle Hall Alternatives has expanded its OpsMonitor due diligence monitoring platform with a range of new features, accessed through the firm’s DueDiligenceProfessional online app, include detailed financial statement and ADV reviews, dashboards and analytics. »

Andy Mahoney, FlexTrade

FlexTrade launches augmented realty trading via FlexTRADER EMS

Tue, 18/04/2017 - 09:14

FlexTrade Systems, a provider of multi-asset execution and order management systems, has launched FlexAR – an augmented reality trading application offering a new way of visualising and presenting trading via the company’s FlexTRADER EMS. »

Barry Canham, INTL FCStone

INTL FCStone becomes direct participant to LBMA Gold Auction

Tue, 18/04/2017 - 09:11

INTL FCStone's Precious Metals division is now a direct participant to the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) Gold Auction. »

Skyscrapers

How and why private equity firms are transforming the back office

Tue, 18/04/2017 - 08:45

For private equity fund managers, the daily task list is growing in both its length and its complexity – and in many cases, these tasks fall outside the scope of a manager’s expertise or general interest. Technology, for example, is not a hidden skill most fund managers or C-level execs can tout. And as IT evolves and its complexity grows, many private equity firms are looking for opportunities to evolve the back office and leverage outsourced support – freeing up managers to spend more time on what they do best – raising and investing in successful funds. »

Man with loud hailer

Seven new liquid alts funds launched in Q1

Tue, 18/04/2017 - 08:43

Seven new liquid alternative funds were launched in Q1 2017, including three equity hedge funds, two relative value funds, one global macro fund and one multi-strategy fund, according to the Wilshire Funds Management Q1 Liquid Alternatives Industry Monitor. »

Amy Bensted, Preqin

Hedge funds post gains of 3.18 per cent in Q1 2017

Mon, 17/04/2017 - 13:04

The hedge fund industry continued its positive start to the year with another month of gains in March with the Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark recording returns of 0.68 per cent through the month, building on gains of 1.01 per cent and 1.46 per cent in February and January, respectively.  »

Rafay Farooqui, SAF Platform

Rocaton partners with SAF Platform to provide alt investment research

Mon, 17/04/2017 - 12:52

Rocaton Investment Advisors has formed a partnership with SAF Platform, a New York City based financial technology firm to offer offer private capital and hedge fund research to institutional investors. »

Bill Stone, SS&C GlobeOp

Hedge funds up 0.30 per cent in March

Mon, 17/04/2017 - 12:13

The gross return of the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index measured 0.30 per cent in March while hedge fund flows as measured by the SS&C GlobeOp Capital Movement Index advanced 0.90 per cent in April. »

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