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Kenneth J Heinz. HFR

Asian hedge funds top equity markets in Q4 and FY2016

Wed, 15/02/2017 - 10:14

Strong gains across Event-Driven, Relative Value Arbitrage and Macro strategies saw Asian hedge funds top the performance of volatile Asian equity markets in both Q4 and FY 2016, according to HFR’s latest Hedge Fund Industry Report. »

Richard Teng, ADGM

ADGM joins EquiChain’s Market Infrastructure Group

Tue, 14/02/2017 - 14:24

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the international financial centre in Abu Dhabi, has joined FinTech company EquiChain’s Market Infrastructure Group.  »

ABR Dynamic Funds launches first UCITS V liquid alts fund

Tue, 14/02/2017 - 14:22

Building on its indexing and liquid alternative asset management business in the United States, New York-based ABR Dynamic Funds, LLC has launched its first Irish-domiciled UCITS V fund.  »

Gottfried de Vidts, ICMA

Latest ICMA survey sets baseline size of European repo market at EUR5,656bn

Tue, 14/02/2017 - 14:12

A survey by The European Repo and Collateral Council of the International Capital Market Association (ICMA) calculating the amount of repo business outstanding on 7 December 2016 from the returns of 65 offices of 62 financial groups, sets the baseline figure for market size at EUR5,656 billion. »

Eurekahedge figures show hedge funds up 0.84 per cent in January

Tue, 14/02/2017 - 12:24

Eurekahedge reports that hedge funds started the year on a positive note, up 0.84 per cent during the month of January. Meanwhile, underlying markets as represented by the MSCI AC World Index (Local) gained 1.49 per cent over the same period. »

Gavin Carruthers, Vistra

Vistra Fund Services Jersey appoints Director

Tue, 14/02/2017 - 11:10

Vistra has appointed Gavin Carruthers (pictured) as Director of its Jersey Fund Services business. »

Michael Gottstein, Berdon Fund Services

Berdon Fund Services selects FundCount software

Tue, 14/02/2017 - 11:06

Berdon Fund Services, a New York-based fund administrator has incorporated FundCount’s accounting and investment software into its service offering.  »

Phil Bird, Perfect Channel

Perfect Channel secures GBP2 million from Beringea and UIL

Tue, 14/02/2017 - 11:04

Perfect Channel, a specialist in marketplace transformation technology, has secured GBP2 million in funding from its long-term investor Beringea, and new partner UIL Limited, an investment company jointly managed by ICM Limited and ICM Investment Management Limited.  »

Michael Grant, Calamos

Calamos Investments appoints Lead Portfolio Manager of Calamos US Growth Strategies

Tue, 14/02/2017 - 10:56

Calamos Investments has appointed Michael Grant (pictured), Senior Vice President, to lead portfolio management of the firm’s approximately USD2.3 billion in US growth strategies, including the USD1.8 billion Calamos Growth Fund (CVGRX). »

Peter Gonitzer, Wien Energie

BTL Group to commence Interbit blockchain pilot with Wien Energie

Tue, 14/02/2017 - 10:50

BTL Group is working with a group of leading energy companies, including Wien Energie, Austria’s largest regional energy company, on a blockchain pilot using BTL’s Interbit platform.  »

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