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Mary Beth Hamilton, Eze Castle Integration

Where CFOs/COOs and CTOs agree and disagree on outsourcing

Thu, 16/03/2017 - 10:35

By Mary Beth Hamilton (pictured), Vice President, Eze Castle Integration – It’s inevitable for C-level execs at hedge funds and private equity firms to have differing opinions from time to time, and outsourced IT can sometimes be an area that breeds tension at the management level. On one hand, Chief technology officers (CTOs) are engrossed in every level of technology, from application management to security to disaster recovery, and they have a vested interest in concerns from user experience to business continuity and beyond.  »

Steve Nadel, Seward & Kissel

Sharp rise in hedge funds using non-equity strategies

Thu, 16/03/2017 - 09:43

A rising number of newly launched hedge funds are employing non-equity-based investment strategies, according to The Seward & Kissel 2016 New Hedge Fund Study. »

Mark Jennis, GlobalCollateral

DTCC-Euroclear Global Collateral launches cross-border collateral mobility service

Thu, 16/03/2017 - 09:19

DTCC-Euroclear Global Collateral has launched the Inventory Management Service (IMS), a solution that enables market participants to mobilise securities from the US to Europe for use as collateral amid rising demand for high-quality securities to back trades. »

Amrish Ganatra, Commcise

Commcise and Westminster launch MiFID II compliant research solution

Thu, 16/03/2017 - 09:13

Commcise and Convergex's Westminster Research Associates are to offer a fully integrated, technology-based solution that allows asset managers to be compliant with the upcoming MiFID II regulations relating to payment for research.  »

BTIG adds two to fixed income credit group

BTIG adds two to fixed income credit group

Thu, 16/03/2017 - 09:09

Michael Stewart and Michael Di Felice have joined the the fixed income credit group of BTIG. »

Leslie Baccini, Quantopian

Quantopian hires director of investor relations

Thu, 16/03/2017 - 09:00

Quantopian, the free online platform for education and creation of institutional-quality investment algorithms, has hired Leslie Baccini as director of investor relations. »

Alternative UCITS space keeps showing strong growth, says LuxHedge

Alternative UCITS space keeps showing strong growth, says LuxHedge

Thu, 16/03/2017 - 08:58

The alternative UCITS market continued on its strong growth path in February with LuxHedge recording a net inflow of EUR5.8 billion in assets under management, representing solid growth of 1.4 per cent on a monthly basis. »

EEX to continue Polish emissions auctions

EEX to continue Polish emissions auctions

Thu, 16/03/2017 - 08:55

The European Energy Exchange (EEX) and the Polish Ministry of the Environment have concluded an agreement under which EEX, in its capacity as the common EU auction platform, will auction off the Polish share of emission allowances until a national opt-out platform has been established. »

Sol Waksman, BarclayHedge

Barclay Hedge Fund Index up 0.99 per cent in February

Thu, 16/03/2017 - 08:51

Hedge funds were up 0.99 per cent in February, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. »

Mike Byrne, Jersey Funds Association

Streamlined funds regime welcomed as enhancing Jersey’s competitiveness

Thu, 16/03/2017 - 08:46

Jersey has introduced a new regulatory framework for private funds which the Jersey Financial Services Commission believes will enhance the island’s competitiveness as a jurisdiction in which to establish funds. »

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