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LSE welcomes 150th fixed income ETF listing… Value Partners launches its first RQFII China A-share fund…

Hong Kong-based asset manager Value Partners announced this week that it was launching its first Renminbi Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor (RQFII) product – Value Partners China A-Share Select Fund.  »


Regulation

Crestbridge report examines key AIFMD issues

Risk management, cost and changes in fund structuring are the key issues for managers and investors arising from the initial impact of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD), according to Crestbridge. »


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CTAs deliver six consecutive months of gains, says Preqin

The third quarter of 2014 was the best quarter for Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA) funds since Q4 2010, according to Preqin, and CTAs have now delivered six months of positive gains for the first time since 2008/09. »


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TCW expands alternatives team with two senior hires

The TCW Group has appointed William Lloyd and Joseph Quinn to the firm’s alternatives team, as Managing Director and Head of Alternatives Marketing, and Senior Vice President of Alternatives Marketing, respectively. »


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The Bahamas investment condominium is an 'ICON' – Product targets LATAM market

The Bahamas maturity as a wealth management centre provides it with an inherent understanding that changes to its regulatory and business environment should not be knee-jerk reactions to market or political conditions but measured responses that build on the trust and confidence that the jurisdiction has earned – and values – among the broad choice of global institutions which provide asset management, private banking, trust, and related services to owners of capital from around the world. »


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AllianceBernstein expands liquid alternatives platform with three new funds

AllianceBernstein has launched three new liquid alternative mutual funds, Credit Long/Short (ALASX), Multi-Manager Alternative Strategies Fund (ALATX) and Long/Short Multi-Manager Fund (LSAMX). »


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Confluence engages Fundsquare to simplify AIFMD filing for asset managers

Confluence is collaborating with Fundsquare to provide secure delivery of AIFMD Transparency Reporting to all National Competent Authorities (NCAs) across Europe. »


Announcement

DTCC forms industry steering committee to drive US T+2 implementation

The Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation (DTCC), in collaboration with the financial services industry, has formed an industry steering committee to drive the implantation of two-day settlement cycle (T+2) in the US. »


Fraud

SEC charges NYC high-frequency trading firm with fraud

The SEC has sanctioned a high frequency trading firm for placing a large number of rapid-fire trades in the final two seconds of trading each day to manipulate the closing prices of NASDAQ-listed stocks.   »


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Lombard Risk releases Colline V13

Lombard Risk Management has released its latest version of COLLINE -- the company's award-winning collateral management, clearing, inventory management and optimisation solution.  »


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