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Ken Froot, State street

Investor confidence down 3.4 points in December to 94.2

Mon, 02/01/2017 - 12:00

State Street Global Exchange’s global Investor Confidence Index (ICI) decreased to 94.2 in December, down 3.4 points from November’s revised reading of 97.6.  »

Alan S Kufeld, PKF O'Conner Davies

PKF O’Connor Davies publishes new guide to converting hedge funds to family offices

Mon, 02/01/2017 - 11:58

PKF O’Connor Davies has published “From Hedge Fund to Family Office: Making the Right Choices for Your Investment Business and Family,” a new guide to converting hedge funds to family offices written by by Partner Alan S Kufeld (pictured).  »

Dark pool

DKG Group signs with EGS to formally launch European Dark Pool Trading Platform

Mon, 02/01/2017 - 11:58

Eurex Global Securities (EGS) has signed an exclusive agreement with DKG Group for trading on its new advanced and streamlined dark pool trading platform, the European Global Trading Platform (ETGP). »

Edward T Tilly, CBOE

CBOE chairman Bill Brodsky to step down

Fri, 23/12/2016 - 10:38

William J Brodsky, Susan M Phillips and R Eden Martin, among CBOE Holdings' longest serving board members, are to step down from the board upon the closing of CBOE’s acquisition of Bats Global Markets. »

Volatility? What volatility? says AIMA

Volatility? What volatility? says AIMA

Fri, 23/12/2016 - 10:12

One of the great myths of 2016 is that volatility has returned, says AIMA, which believes this year saw the continuation of the post-crisis trend of low market volatility, having an impact on certain hedge fund strategies. »

Fireworks

Best wishes for 2017 from the Global Fund Media team

Fri, 23/12/2016 - 08:30

The Global Fund Media newsletter team is taking its customary year-end break, and will resume business as usual on Tuesday 3 January. »

Lapland

All aboard for Lapland

Fri, 23/12/2016 - 08:20

The manager of Finnish airports, Finavia, reports that Lapland has been fully prepared for a busy winter season, with air traffic volumes expected to be the highest since 2007, and some 500 charter and scheduled flights arriving in Lapland in December. »

Sean Trager, Wedbush Securities

Enabling emerging managers

Thu, 22/12/2016 - 12:02

Wedbush Securities was founded in 1955 and is one of the largest providers of small and midcap equity research in the US. Three years ago, Sean Trager (pictured) set up the prime brokerage division within Wedbush Securities to cater specifically to smaller money managers. »

James Alexander, Invast Global

Offering flexible, tailored liquidity management

Thu, 22/12/2016 - 11:57

One aspect of the prime brokerage model that is emerging in parallel with technology advancement is greater agility and responsiveness to clients' needs. At traditional bank-owned prime brokers, regulatory reform is weighing on them and creating a degree of inertia, causing them to overlook their small and mid-sized hedge fund clients.  »

Jerry Lees, Linear Investments

The allure of the boutique prime broker

Thu, 22/12/2016 - 11:51

"There is a clear message coming out of the marketplace that we are responding to. The smaller and medium-sized managers are being squeezed out of the tier one primes and have nowhere to go," states Jerry Lees, Chairman of Linear Investments. "There is a momentum in the marketplace forcing change. The impact of Basel III on banks' balance sheets means they cannot afford the infrastructure costs to continue supporting smaller hedge funds and this has created a gap." »

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