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Alain Vandenborre, SDiX

SDiX and MCX sign to launch diamond spot and derivatives contracts in India

Thu, 16/02/2017 - 14:42

The Singapore Diamond Investment Exchange (SDiX) and the Multi Commodity Exchange of India (MCX) have formed a strategic alliance to launch spot and derivatives contracts on diamonds in India, including using the SDiX-traded reference prices. »

Phil Bartram, Travers Smith

AIFMD passport no longer seen as the ‘silver lining’

Thu, 16/02/2017 - 14:37

Securing a third-country passport to access European investors is no longer viewed as the go-to solution it once was by the UK investment fund sector, according to Tim Hames, the Director General of the British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (BVCA). »

John Phinney, Convergence

Convergence launches Advisor Complexity Profile

Thu, 16/02/2017 - 10:17

Convergence has launched Advisor Complexity Profile (Complexity), a new service designed to address the challenge of operational and business model transparency in the alternative asset management industry.   »

Robin Mess, xyt

Big XYT and ACTIV Financial launch ACTIV X-ray Store

Thu, 16/02/2017 - 10:15

ACTIV Financial, a provider of real-time, multi-asset financial market data solutions and big xyt, a provider of cloud-based data and analytics solutions across large datasets, are to launch the ACTIV X-ray Store, allowing customers to access delayed tick data from global trading venues with a unique data quality including master data, trades, quotes and market depth.  »

Terry Roche, TABB Group

Capital Markets primed for next phase of market data services delivery with the cloud, says TABB Group study

Thu, 16/02/2017 - 10:13

Though the market data industry has operated fundamentally in the same manner for over a generation, the advent of cloud-based service delivery is bringing change for the options available to the capital markets community.  »

Richard Katz, Powernext

TIGF to extend schedule of balancing operations on PEGAS as of 15 February

Thu, 16/02/2017 - 10:05

TIGF, the French natural gas system and storage operator, is to extend the operating schedule of market-based balancing operations on the Trading Region South hub via the PEGAS platform as of 15 February 2017.  »

Philippe Ferreira. Lyxor

Fixed income arbitrage outperforms in a rising rate environment, says Lyxor

Thu, 16/02/2017 - 09:52

Hedge fund performance is flat year to date, with Global Macro and CTAs down, while Fixed Income Arbitrage and Event Driven have outperformed, according to Lyxor’s latest Hedge Fund Brief. »

Joel Henkel, SEI

Bringing alternative investment investor relations and onboarding into the digital age

Thu, 16/02/2017 - 09:45

One of the persistent pain points for alternative fund managers is finding a way to streamline the investor onboarding process by automating the subscription document process. To date, this has remained a notoriously inefficient and error-prone set of processes, stymieing the ability for managers – both hedge funds and PERE funds – to bring investor capital into funds and put that capital to work in a timely fashion.  »

Eran Ben-Zour, Heptagon

Heptagon launches three new UCITS funds for Chicago and California based managers

Wed, 15/02/2017 - 14:22

Heptagon Capital has launched three new UCITS funds for US-based managers via it’s USD2 billion Irish UCITS fund company. This takes to 11 the total number of strategies now available to UCITS fund investors. »

Survey

Majority of fund managers see upcoming regulatory environment demanding more time, says Northern Trust survey

Wed, 15/02/2017 - 14:12

Close to 70 per cent of fund manager clients, prospective clients and consultants attending a Northern Trust event on regulation believe that the upcoming regulatory environment will demand more of their time, compared with time spent over the past year. »

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