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Owen launches REALPortal Platform

Fri, 21/11/2014 - 13:00

Ocwen Financial Corporation has re-launched a free database of loan-level data for mortgages serviced by Ocwen in private label mortgage-backed securities (MBS), powered by the REALPortal platform. »

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SEC suspends trading in companies touting operations related to prevention or treatment of Ebola

Fri, 21/11/2014 - 13:00

The Securities and Exchange Commission has suspended trading in four companies that claim to be developing products or services in response to the Ebola outbreak, citing a lack of publicly available information. »

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Deutsche Börse acquires minority stake in R5FX

Fri, 21/11/2014 - 12:45

Deutsche Börse AG has purchased a minority stake in R5FX Ltd, a London based FinTech firm specialising in emerging currencies, for an amount in the single-digit millions (GBP). »

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Volatility trading and quantitative macro hedge funds outperform in October

Fri, 21/11/2014 - 12:00

An increase in market volatility during October helped the Newedge Volatility Trading Index post strong positive returns for the month of October, with an increase of 1.12%, its best month since January 2012. »

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Genpact and Lombard Risk launch collateral management solution for capital markets

Fri, 21/11/2014 - 10:30

Genpact Limited and Lombard Risk Management have teamed up to provide a new solution to help financial services firms optimise their collateral management operations. »

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Blackstone backed Asia fund returns 15 per cent YTD… Indian equities boost Asian funds…

Fri, 21/11/2014 - 10:13

Senrigan Capital Group Ltd, the Asia event-driven hedge fund backed by Blackstone Group LP, returned 15 per cent in the first 10 months of this year, reports Bloomberg. »

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Barclay CTA index down 0.49% in October

Fri, 21/11/2014 - 09:00

Managed futures lost 0.49% in October according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index is now up 3.88% for the year. »

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Energy and healthcare stocks are top hedge fund buys in Q4

Fri, 21/11/2014 - 06:00

Energy and healthcare stocks saw the largest growth in new hedge fund buying activity during Q4 2014, with AbbVie, Actavis and Alibaba as the most popular individual stocks, according to S&P Capital IQ’s. »

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Convergex introduces first new ADR depositary in nearly 20 years

Fri, 21/11/2014 - 06:00

Convergex has become the first financial institution to establish a new ADR Depositary for the marketplace in almost 20 years.  »

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CSIM appoints Director of Research for liquid strategies business

Thu, 20/11/2014 - 16:15

Common Sense Investment Management (CSIM), an independent, privately-held investment manager, has appointed Dr Matthew Schneider, as Director of Research in the firm’s new Liquid Strategies team. »

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Neil Williams, Hermes

Hermes Chief Economist Neil Williams comments on the latest UK inflation statistics… ... »

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Hedge fund managed accounts 2014

Hedge fund managed accounts 2014

Tue, 09/12/2014 - 09:58

Read how managed accounts platforms are now catering to a wide spectrum of investor needs, from straightforward commingled funds to sophisticated infrastructure solutions for the largest institutional investors. And the rise of liquid alternatives means that onshore funds - UCITS, AIFs and '40 Act funds - are becoming just as popular as offshore funds... »

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Global assets under management* of the private real estate industry have reached USD742bn, an all-time high for the industry, and up from USD697bn as of the end of 2013. Preqin’s Andrew Moylan takes a look at the latest stats on the industry. ... »

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S&P Capital IQ Special Report

In this report S&P Capital IQ examines how credit events can impact on the price of equities. The results are compelling. The report looks at the relationship between credit indicators and equity back-tested returns. ​ ... »

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John Vail, Nikko Asset Management

Following the strong win by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in the Japanese General Election, John Vail (pictured), Chief Global Strategist, Nikko Asset Management, sees further boosts for Japan from corporate profits moving through to wage rises… ... »

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