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CFTC extends comment period on capital requirements of swap dealers

CFTC extends comment period on capital requirements of swap dealers

Tue, 14/03/2017 - 08:52

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is extending the comment period on its proposed capital requirements applicable to swap dealers and major swap participants for an additional 60 days. »

Cyril Delamare, ML Capital

Quest Convertible Absolute Return UCITS Fund launches on MontLake UCITS Platform

Tue, 14/03/2017 - 08:48

ML Capital has launched the Quest Convertible Absolute Return UCITS Fund, a convertible arbitrage strategy, hosted on the MontLake UCITS Platform. »

Pascale Viala, EDHEC Business School

Bloomberg becomes corporate sponsor of EDHEC MSc in Financial Markets

Mon, 13/03/2017 - 10:37

Bloomberg has signed an agreement to become the corporate sponsor of the EDHEC Business School’s MSc in Financial Markets. »

Phillippe Ferreira, Lyxor

Hedge funds see strong start to March, says Lyxor

Mon, 13/03/2017 - 10:35

The Lyxor Global Macro index outperformed during the first week of March, up 1.3 per cent. »

Kathryn Saklatvala, bfinance

Competition for private debt deals never higher

Mon, 13/03/2017 - 10:08

Competition for private debt deals has never been higher with a record amount of dry powder in 2016 despite reduced fundraising, according to a report by bfinance. »

Jon Downing, BTL

Blockchain specialist BTL adds to advisory board

Mon, 13/03/2017 - 09:51

Jon Downing has joined the advisory board of BTL, a provider of blockchain solutions to businesses across multiple industries, in particular the finance, energy and gaming sectors. »

Bill Stone, SS&C Technologies

SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index at 1.13 per cent for February

Mon, 13/03/2017 - 09:49

The gross return of the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index for February 2017 measured 1.13 per cent. »

Jason Schwarz, Wilshire Funds Management

Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index gains 0.75 per cent in February

Mon, 13/03/2017 - 08:57

The Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index, which provides a representative baseline for how the broad liquid alternative investment category performs, returned 0.75 per cent in February, underperforming the 1.12 per cent monthly return for the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index. »

Giorgio Subiotto, Ogier

Avoiding sledgehammers to crack nuts

Fri, 10/03/2017 - 09:23

During the crisis in 2008, investors started to appreciate how important corporate governance was but it wasn't until 2013 that Cayman introduced the Statement of Guidance to provide a clear framework for best practices. This was followed by the Directors Registration and Licensing Law, 2014, which applies to all directors of Cayman registered mutual funds and requires them to be registered with or licensed by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority.  »

Simon Schilder, Ogier

BVI continues to introduce positive regulatory developments

Fri, 10/03/2017 - 09:21

Last year the number of hedge fund launches globally fell by an estimated 40 per cent, but despite this there have been a number of positive developments for the funds industry in the BVI. »

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