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First Derivatives acquires QuantumKDB

First Derivatives acquires QuantumKDB

Wed, 13/01/2016 - 09:00

First Derivatives (FD), a provider of software and consulting services, has acquired the entire issued share capital of QuantumKDB in a deal worth up to up to GBP2.2 million. »

K&L Gates adds to Pittsburgh office with two partner hires

K&L Gates adds to Pittsburgh office with two partner hires

Tue, 12/01/2016 - 11:22

The Pittsburgh office of global law firm K&L Gates has appointed Brian Vargo and Michelle Repp as partners in the firm’s investment management, hedge funds and alternative investments and corporate/M&A practices, respectively. »

Societe Generale launches new SG CTA Mutual Fund Index

Societe Generale launches new SG CTA Mutual Fund Index

Tue, 12/01/2016 - 09:31

Societe Generale Prime Services has created the new SG CTA Mutual Fund Index, a performance benchmark for 1940 Act US registered mutual funds that pursue managed futures strategies. »

 Markit to acquire Loan/SERV Service

Markit to acquire Loan/SERV Service

Tue, 12/01/2016 - 09:29

Markit is to acquire the position reconciliation technology assets of DTCC Loan/SERV (Loan/SERV), a subsidiary of The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC). »

Athena Systems launches new portfolio, trading and automation service for hedge fund launches

Athena Systems launches new portfolio, trading and automation service for hedge fund launches

Tue, 12/01/2016 - 09:22

Athena Systems has launched Spark, a new cloud-­based platform to help new hedge fund launches meet current and emerging DDQ requirements necessary to compete for assets with more established funds. »

Neuberger Berman acquires Options investment team from Horizon Kinetics

Neuberger Berman acquires Options investment team from Horizon Kinetics

Tue, 12/01/2016 - 09:18

Neuberger Berman has acquired an investment team that manages collateralised index-based options portfolios that seek to capture global volatility premiums, from Horizon Kinetics. »

Weekly Brief: 2016 Outlook - Focus on Relative Value, Tactical and Macro

Weekly Brief: 2016 Outlook - Focus on Relative Value, Tactical and Macro

Mon, 11/01/2016 - 14:45

We enter 2016 with the same slow and fragile conditions as experienced at the end of 2015. Contradictory macro policies, such as tighter regulations vs. accommodative monetary policies, competitive easing and devaluations, has resulted in conflicting impacts on the markets. Those supporting volatility and dispersion should prevail - though unevenly across assets. The trading backdrop would remain similar to last year, with frequent rotations, hovering liquidity risk, erratic flows with rich valuations, and markets overshooting fundamental changes. »

Vista Fund Services chooses Linedata Admin Edge to support business growth

Vista Fund Services chooses Linedata Admin Edge to support business growth

Mon, 11/01/2016 - 10:32

Vista Fund Services (Vista) has selected Linedata Admin Edge to run all its fund administration services in Gibraltar as demand for its specialist services grows. »

Hedge fund firm Signal to launch new volatility fund

Hedge fund firm Signal to launch new volatility fund

Mon, 11/01/2016 - 10:09

New York-based hedge fund company Signal Capital Management is prepping the launch of VX Alpha, a new long/short strategy that focuses on systematic volatility management. »

Jason Hsu to lead Research Affiliates' Asian effort

Jason Hsu to lead Research Affiliates' Asian effort

Mon, 11/01/2016 - 10:04

Research Affiliates’ Vice Chairman and Co-Founder, Dr Jason Hsu, will lead Rayliant Global Advisors, an Asia-focused investment firm based in Hong Kong, as Chairman, CEO and majority owner. »

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