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CBOE launches second social media benchmark index

CBOE launches second social media benchmark index

Mon, 16/01/2017 - 08:33

Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) has launched the CBOE-SMA Large-Cap Weekly Index (SMLCWSM Index), the second in a series of sentiment-based strategy benchmark indices designed to capitalise on short-term market momentum based on Social Market Analytics’ (SMA) social media metrics. »

Markus Ruetimann, Global Prime Partners

Global Prime Partners appoints former Schroders COO to board

Fri, 13/01/2017 - 14:24

Markus Ruetimann has joined the board of Global Prime Partners as senior non-executive director. »

Marketing strategy

2017: The year fund marketing gets bold

Fri, 13/01/2017 - 12:38

While investment strategies in the alternatives space have always been sophisticated, marketing strategies have never been. However, modern marketing is starting to be embraced by fund managers and is beginning to gain momentum by following the lead set years ago by every other industry. »

Bill Stone, SS&C Technologies

SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index at 1.29 per cent in December

Fri, 13/01/2017 - 10:33

The gross return of the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index December 2016 measured 1.29 per cent. »

Philippe Ferreira, Lyxor

Macro and CTAs outperform as the Dollar climbs higher, says Lyxor

Fri, 13/01/2017 - 10:31

The last month of 2016 saw risk assets climbing higher, as part of expectations that the new US administration will remove barriers to growth and investment. »

Craig Cordle, Ogier

Guernsey funds sector set to benefit from pressure on legal fees, says Ogier

Fri, 13/01/2017 - 10:24

Guernsey's funds sector stands to benefit from pressure on legal fees from fund managers and investors because of lower overheads and costs in the jurisdiction, says Ogier group partner Craig Cordle. »

Bill Sherman, Ipreo

First Euro deal executed on Ipreo’s Investor Access solution

Fri, 13/01/2017 - 09:33

Within days of first use investors and banks have expanded the coverage of Ipreo's Investor Access solution to an Asian issuer in Euros, with a five-year EUR-denominated EMTN transaction executed for Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group. »

Jean-Marc Chapus, Crescent Capital Group

Crescent Mezzanine Fund VII closes at more than USD4.6bn

Fri, 13/01/2017 - 09:06

Alternative credit investment firm Crescent Capital Group has held the final close of Crescent Mezzanine Partners VII with commitments of over USD4.6 billion, surpassing the fundraising target of USD3 billion. »

Richard Katz, Powernext

PEGAS to launch time spread products on futures markets

Thu, 12/01/2017 - 13:21

PEGAS, the pan-European gas trading platform operated by Powernext, is to introduce time spread contracts on its futures markets on 24 January. »

Geraldine Gibson, AQMetrics

AQMetrics adds MiFID II readiness enhancements to RegTech solution

Thu, 12/01/2017 - 10:36

RegTech company AQMetrics has enhanced its end-to-end risk and compliance solution to help buy-side and sell-side firms better prepare for MiFID II.   »

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