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Brokers face new competitive pressures from buy-side firms, says TABB Group

There is an air of cautious optimism as market conditions improve, commission wallets nudge higher, assets return and volumes stabilise, according to research from TABB Group. »

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Imatchative targets institutional investors with online AltX hedge fund search solution

Imatchative, founded and led by prime brokerage industry veteran Sam Hocking, has launched AltX, an online solution for ensuring institutional investors are connecting with the most appropriate hedge funds. »

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SGX launches liquidity hub in Hong Kong

Singapore Exchange (SGX) has launched its liquidity hub at Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited’s (HKEx) data centre. »


Central clearing reduces systemic risk, says Eurex Clearing

Central clearing significantly reduces systemic risk and their amplifying factors in financial markets, according to a white paper by Eurex Clearing, the central counterparty (CCP) of Deutsche Börse Group. »


Hedge funds get USD16.9bn in May

The hedge fund industry took in USD16.9 billion (0.7 per cent of assets) in May, down slightly from USD19.1 billion (0.8 per cent of assets) in April, according to TrimTabs and BarclayHedge. »

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Private equity and alternative firms move down market to support retail clients

Private equity and alternative firms are moving down market to support the retail marketplace, according to research from analytics firm Cerulli Associates. »

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Lyxor launches second European senior debt fund

Following the launch of its EUR275 million European senior debt fund in July 2013, Lyxor is launching a commingled European senior debt fund, the Lyxor European Senior Debt Fund. »


GBX Technologies adds TopFx as liquidity provider

GBX Technologies, the Hong Kong-based developer of bespoke foreign exchange technology solutions, has expanded its range of liquidity providers to include prime broker TopFx. »


SEC provides Custody Rule guidance for private funds, SPVs and escrows

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has issued a new Guidance Update - “Private Funds and the Application of the Custody Rule to Special Purpose Vehicles and Escrows.” »

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SS&C GlobeOp depositary “Lite" service fully authorised

SS&C GlobeOp has obtained Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) approval for its Depositary “Lite" service offering. »

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