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Fallout from FX ‘fixing scandal’ fuels increase in algo trading

Fallout from FX ‘fixing scandal’ fuels increase in algo trading

Tue, 14/06/2016 - 09:35

Algorithmic trading is taking hold in foreign exchange – in part due to fallout from the 2013 FX “fixing scandal.” »

Hedge funds post third successive month of gains in May

Hedge funds post third successive month of gains in May

Tue, 14/06/2016 - 09:25

Hedge funds marked another positive performance month in May, with the industry returning 0.93 per cent through the month to bring year-to-date gains to 1.55 per cent, according to data released by Preqin. »

Devarshi Saksena

The rise of the flexible Euro-AIF - a passport to success?

Mon, 13/06/2016 - 14:42

Devarshi Saksena (pictured) of Simmons & Simmons considers the pros and cons of new onshore European hedge fund vehicles recently developed in Ireland, Malta and Luxembourg and whether or not they represent a real challenge to the traditional Cayman model… »

James Williams, Global Fund media

Global Fund Media hosts successful ‘Setting up an Alternative Investment Fund in Europe’ event

Mon, 13/06/2016 - 14:12

Global Fund Media – the digital publishing group whose flagship title is Hedgeweek – hosted a successful one-day event at the Reform Club in London on 9 June entitled “Setting up an Alternative Investment Fund in Europe”.  »

SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index up 1.26 per cent in May

SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index up 1.26 per cent in May

Mon, 13/06/2016 - 09:43

The gross return of the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index for May 2016 measured 1.26 per cent. Hedge fund flows as measured by the SS&C GlobeOp Capital Movement Index advanced 0.03 per cent in June. »

FIX Trading Community develops standards for MiFID II transaction and trade reporting

FIX Trading Community develops standards for MiFID II transaction and trade reporting

Mon, 13/06/2016 - 09:16

FIX Trading Community, the non-profit, industry-driven standards body at the heart of global financial trading, has developed the FIXProtocol for use for transmitting MiFID II Transaction Reports to Approved Reporting Mechanisms (ARMs). »

Crestline Investors holds additional close of Crestline Opportunity Fund III

Crestline Investors holds additional close of Crestline Opportunity Fund III

Mon, 13/06/2016 - 09:12

Crestline Investors, a credit focused institutional alternative asset manager, has held an additional closing of its Crestline Opportunity Fund III strategy, bringing capital in the strategy to USD720 million.  »

Horseshoe Group acquires IKONIC Fund Services

Horseshoe Group acquires IKONIC Fund Services

Mon, 13/06/2016 - 09:06

Horseshoe Group has acquired IKONIC Fund Services (IKONIC) to form an independent fund administrator and insurance manager dedicated to both the Insurance Linked Securities and the alternative fund markets.  »

Hedge fund returns divided in May

Hedge fund returns divided in May

Mon, 13/06/2016 - 08:58

Hedge fund returns were divided in May with overall industry performance slightly negative at -0.09 per cent, bringing overall YTD returns to +0.75 per cent. Commodity hedge funds, the surprise performance leaders of the industry so far in 2016, produced negative aggregate returns in May, declining -0.46 per cent, halting a three-month run when the universe returned 6.99 percent, according to eVestment. »

Manulife Asset Management names Chris Fellingham as Head of Liquid Alternative Strategies

Manulife Asset Management names Chris Fellingham as Head of Liquid Alternative Strategies

Fri, 10/06/2016 - 09:35

Manulife Asset Management has named Chris Fellingham as Senior Managing Director, Head of Liquid Alternative Strategies. The appointment is effective 13 June.  »

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