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ESMA publishes annual report and supervisory focus for CRAs and TRs

Tue, 17/02/2015 - 06:00

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published an annual report (Report) on its direct supervisory activities in 2014 regarding credit rating agencies (CRAs) and trade repositories (TR).  »

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Absolute Return Partners adds to research team with hire of Railpen’s Alison Lépine

Mon, 16/02/2015 - 21:00

Alternative asset manager and investment adviser, Absolute Return Partners (ARP) has strengthened its research team with the appointment of Alison Major Lépine as investment manager.  »

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ConceptONE facilitates Annex IV filings in multiple EU jurisdictions

Mon, 16/02/2015 - 20:00

ConceptONE has facilitated the successful submission of AIFMD Annex IV filings for clients in multiple EU jurisdictions utilising its RegERM platform.  »

Weekly Brief: Hedge Funds Short Sterling as BoE Engages in Race to the Bottom

Weekly Brief: Hedge Funds Short Sterling as BoE Engages in Race to the Bottom

Mon, 16/02/2015 - 18:15

In the context of the release of the inflation report on Feb 12th, the BoE decided to remove the effective 0.5% floor for its benchmark interest rate. The December inflation figure, at 0.5% yoy, was actually the lowest number registered in the past 15 years. Against this backdrop, hedge funds have increased their short positioning on the GBPUSD over the last three months. »

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Alpha smarter than beta, but smart beta assets still double in two years, says Towers Watson

Mon, 16/02/2015 - 17:00

Towers Watson’s institutional investment clients allocated over USD8bn to smart beta strategies in 2014, bringing the total exposure to around USD40bn (in 550 portfolios), across a range of asset classes.  »

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Eurex launches new single stock dividend futures contracts

Mon, 16/02/2015 - 16:00

Eurex Exchange has enhanced its dividend derivatives product suite with the launch of 31 new single stock dividend futures in two phases. »

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Watts Capital offers top hedge funds to clients

Mon, 16/02/2015 - 11:00

Clients of Watts Capital Partners, an independent wealth management firm based in New York City, can now invest in leading hedge funds through an alliance with Crystal Capital Partners and Deer Isle Capital. »

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Aggregate hedge fund performance down 0.03% in Jan

Mon, 16/02/2015 - 09:00

Aggregate hedge fund performance was -0.03% in January, outperforming the S&P 500 by 297 basis points, according to eVestment’s latest hedge fund performance report. »

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2014 sees European leveraged loan allocations and high yield bond issuance at record highs

Mon, 16/02/2015 - 06:00

European leveraged loan and high yield bond markets experienced a landmark year in 2014, according to a new report by White & Case, Debtwire Analytics and Xtract Research. »

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Millennium makes management appointments in Alternative Solutions Group

Fri, 13/02/2015 - 20:00

Millennium Trust Company, a provider of alternative asset custody solutions to institutions, advisors and individuals, has made two promotions within its Alternative Solutions Group.  »

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Junior Sales to Corporates (FX/IR)

Sat, 28 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT

VP IG Credit Sales, NA Investment Bank

Sat, 28 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Head Compliance- Asset Management

Sat, 28 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT

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