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Michael Forman

Franklin Square lowers retail investor fees

Thu, 28/01/2016 - 11:15

Franklin Square Capital Partners, a manager of business development companies (BDCs), has unveiled an new structure for non-traded alternative investments that reduces fees and seeks to align the interests of investors, advisors, regulators and sponsors.  »

Oleg Bondarenko

New CBOE study examines weekly and monthly S&P 500 PutWrite indexes

Thu, 28/01/2016 - 11:13

A new study from The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) examines the monthly CBOE S&P 500 PutWrite Index and the CBOE S&P 500 One-Week PutWrite Index, comparing their performance with that of traditional benchmark stock and bond indexes.  »

Intercontinental Exchange makes senior management promotions

Intercontinental Exchange makes senior management promotions

Wed, 27/01/2016 - 16:47

Intercontinental Exchange has made three senior management promotions – Ben Jackson, President and COO of ICE Futures U.S., has been named ICE’s Chief Commercial Officer, Lynn Martin, President and COO of ICE Data Services, now has added responsibility for Interactive Data, and Trabue Bland, ICE Vice President of Regulation, has been named President of ICE Futures US. »

Hedge fund Voce Capital adds two industry veterans to senior management team

Hedge fund Voce Capital adds two industry veterans to senior management team

Wed, 27/01/2016 - 16:46

Voce Capital Management has added two industry veterans to its executive team with both Mark Shamia joined as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, and Nicholas Heldfond joining as Head of Business Development and Investor Relations. »

ParFX launches trading in Hungarian forint

ParFX launches trading in Hungarian forint

Wed, 27/01/2016 - 16:41

Wholesale electronic trading platform ParFX has expanded the number of currencies in its offering with the addition of the Hungarian forint (HUF).  »

Credit Suisse opens new trading floor in Dublin

Credit Suisse opens new trading floor in Dublin

Wed, 27/01/2016 - 09:35

Credit Suisse to open Front Office trading floor in Ireland for Prime Services business »

European Swap investors shun electronic trading despite pending regulations

European Swap investors shun electronic trading despite pending regulations

Wed, 27/01/2016 - 09:18

The implementation of MiFID II and EMiR will dramatically increase the use of e-trading of European interest-rate derivatives, but it will also lead to an increase in concentration of trading flows with the market’s biggest dealers, according to a new report from Greenwich Associates. »

Richard Franzen joins Deimos Asset Management as MD and portfolio manager

Richard Franzen joins Deimos Asset Management as MD and portfolio manager

Wed, 27/01/2016 - 09:16

Deimos Asset Management, a multi-strategy hedge fund manager, has appointed Richard Franzen (pictured) as a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager.  At Deimos, Franzen will focus on managing a pairs-based trading strategy. »

Agecroft Partners to host new hedge fund conference to benefit Hedge Fund Cares and World Pediatric Project

Agecroft Partners to host new hedge fund conference to benefit Hedge Fund Cares and World Pediatric Project

Wed, 27/01/2016 - 09:15

Agecroft Partners is to donate all the profits from its new conference Gaining the Edge – 2016 Hedge Fund Marketing Leadership Summit taking place on 28 April at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City to children’s charities Hedge Fund Cares and the World Pediatric Project. »

Alternative assets industry grows to record USD7.4tn in 2015

Alternative assets industry grows to record USD7.4tn in 2015

Wed, 27/01/2016 - 09:10

Alternative assets fund managers hold a record USD7.4 trillion in combined assets under management (AUM) in 2015, up from USD6.9 trillion a year before, according to Preqin’s 2016 Global Alternatives Reports. »

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