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Agrocorp International to pay USD150,000 for call cotton reporting violations

Agrocorp International to pay USD150,000 for call cotton reporting violations

Tue, 12/07/2016 - 12:50

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has issued an order filing and settling charges against Agrocorp International Pte Ltd, a commodities trading and distribution company headquartered in Singapore, for failing to file CFTC Form 304 Reports reporting its call cotton purchases and sales when it held or controlled at least 100 cotton futures positions. »

CBOE to list SPX Monday-expiring Weeklys options

CBOE to list SPX Monday-expiring Weeklys options

Tue, 12/07/2016 - 12:40

The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) plans to list S&P 500 Index (SPX) Monday-expiring Weeklys options, beginning 15 August 2016, pending regulatory approval.  »

Sprott rolls out new private credit strategy

Sprott rolls out new private credit strategy

Tue, 12/07/2016 - 10:09

Sprott Asset Management, a USD10 billion Toronto-based alternative asset manager, has rolled out a second iteration of the firm’s private credit trust strategy, Sprott Private Credit Trust II, with hedge fund specialist Arif N Bhalwani.  »

State Street to pilot GlobalCollateral’s settlement messaging service

State Street to pilot GlobalCollateral’s settlement messaging service

Tue, 12/07/2016 - 09:50

State Street Corporation has agreed to participate in a pilot programme to test DTCC-Euroclear GlobalCollateral’s Margin Settlement Messaging Service. »

New recruits strengthen management team at Catella Hedgefond

New recruits strengthen management team at Catella Hedgefond

Tue, 12/07/2016 - 09:42

Martin Jonsson and Anders Wennberg have been recruited as new senior managers for the team at the Catella Hedgefond fund. »

Allocations to alternative asset classes and ESG set to increase, says Northern Trust survey

Allocations to alternative asset classes and ESG set to increase, says Northern Trust survey

Tue, 12/07/2016 - 09:25

More than 80 per cent of institutional investors surveyed at a recent event hosted by Northern Trust in Stockholm expect investor allocations to alternative assets to increase within the next five years, with private equity and infrastructure to receive the highest new allocations. »

RSRCHXchange and Substantive Research partner to help asset managers access and procure macro investment research

RSRCHXchange and Substantive Research partner to help asset managers access and procure macro investment research

Tue, 12/07/2016 - 09:18

RSRCHXchange, the online marketplace for institutional research, has formed a strategic partnership with Substantive Research, an independent curator of daily macroeconomic investment research for asset managers and asset owners. »

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Managed futures, commodity hedge funds among top performers in positive month for hedge funds

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 13:14

The global hedge fund industry returned an average of +0.86 per cent in June and finished up the second quarter at +2.09 per cent, according to the June/2Q 2016 eVestment Hedge Fund Performance Report.  »

Global alternative assets under management hit USD6.2tn

Global alternative assets under management hit USD6.2tn

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 10:50

Total assets managed by the top 100 alternative investment managers globally reached USD3.6 trillion in 2015, up 3 per cent on the prior year, according to research produced by Willis Towers Watson. »

HFRI gains as Sterling falls on Brexit

HFRI gains as Sterling falls on Brexit

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 07:21

Hedge funds posted gains in June as global financial markets experienced massive dislocations across currency, equity, fixed income and commodity markets stemming from the result of the UK referendum on EU membership. »

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