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GAM to launch new merger arbitrage strategy

GAM to launch new merger arbitrage strategy

Wed, 06/07/2016 - 08:52

GAM is to launch a new merger arbitrage strategy in July, subject to regulatory approval, which will focus on inefficiencies in the market prices of companies that may occur after the announcement of corporate events such as mergers, acquisitions or spin-offs. »

Frank Hatheway, Nasdaq

Brexit will create ripples but not waves

Tue, 05/07/2016 - 16:55

The long-term impact of the historic decision by the United Kingdom to leave the European Union on 23 June will take investors and analysts time to fully quantify but there is no question that over the short-term, ‘Brexit’ is going to create ripples of volatility.  »

Colt PrizmNet doubles footprint in Hong Kong and Singapore

Colt PrizmNet doubles footprint in Hong Kong and Singapore

Tue, 05/07/2016 - 13:12

Colt PrizmNet, the financial extranet developed by Colt, has continued to grow its footprint in Asia by connecting to Equinix’s International Business Exchange (IBX) data centres in Hong Kong (HK1) and Singapore (SG1). »

SJL Capital launches maiden hedge fund

SJL Capital launches maiden hedge fund

Tue, 05/07/2016 - 13:09

Registered investment advisory firm SJL Capital has launched its maiden hedge fund, SJL MarketDNA Hedge Fund LP, which began trading in May and has a live track record. »

FactSet completes sale of market metrics business

FactSet completes sale of market metrics business

Tue, 05/07/2016 - 12:49

FactSet Research Systems has completed the sale of its market research business, consisting of Market Metrics and Matrix Solutions, to Asset International, a portfolio company of Genstar Capital. »

City Financial acquires Convex Strategy

City Financial acquires Convex Strategy

Tue, 05/07/2016 - 10:35

City Financial Investment Company has acquired management of the Convex Strategy, with current assets of USD180 million, from Fortress Investment Group in Asia. »

CTAs post positive returns in eight out of nine last quarters

Tue, 05/07/2016 - 10:28

Societe Generale Prime Services reports that June was a strong month for most CTA strategies, with the SG CTA Index posting the largest monthly gain since November 2014, and 90 per cent of the constituent programs contributing positive returns.  »

Christopher Meyers

ETFs push through UK reservations

Tue, 05/07/2016 - 09:54

Christopher Meyers (pictured), head UK & NL institutional trading at Flow Traders, reports that over the last 18 months, the firm has seen an increase in wealth and asset managers in the UK using ETFs. »

Townsend Lansing

Retail demand for ETFs is growing

Tue, 05/07/2016 - 09:50

Townsend Lansing (pictured), head of ETCs, ETF Securities reports that the range of investors using exchange traded commodities (ETCs) is broadening to include retail investors. "Interestingly enough in the early days we probably saw predominantly institutional investors using them the most," he says. »

Chanchal Samadder

Demand soars for risk-off ETFs

Tue, 05/07/2016 - 09:46

The incredible level of market volatility arising from the uncertainty over the UK's referendum vote has caused a great deal of de-risking on the part of investors over recent months. »

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