Newspaper and money

International investors given access to Franklin K2 Alternative Strategies Fund SICAV

International investors can now access Franklin Templeton’s first multi-manager, multi-strategy Luxembourg-registered SICAV fund focused on alternative investment strategies. »


Paul Kneen

IOM Funds Association chairman to speak at hedge fund conference

The Isle of Man Funds Association, in partnership with the Isle of Man Government’s Department of Economic Development, is to sponsor the Hedge Fund Start-up Forum. »


Renminbi

Hang Seng and Markit launch iBoxx Offshore RMB Bond Index Family

Hang Seng Indexes Company and Markit have launched the Hang Seng Markit iBoxx Offshore RMB Bond Index family (HSM iBoxx).  »


Announcement

DTCC forms industry steering committee to drive US T+2 implementation

The Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation (DTCC), in collaboration with the financial services industry, has formed an industry steering committee to drive the implantation of two-day settlement cycle (T+2) in the US. »


Palladium

LME wins bid for provision of London platinum and palladium prices

The London Metal Exchange (LME) has been appointed by the London Platinum and Palladium Fixing Company Limited (LPPFCL) to be the new provider of London platinum and palladium prices. »


Traders

CBOE sees record day of trading

Trading volume in S&P 500 Index (SPX) options and CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) futures set new single-day records, while C2 Options Exchange (C2) experienced the busiest trading day in its history on 15 October. »


Accounts

Man Group FUM up 25 per cent to USD72.3 billion

Man Group as reported a 25 per cent increase in funds under management (FUM) to USD72.3 billion at 30 September 2014 (30 June 2014: USD57.7 billion). »


Dollars

DTCC proposes central clearing from USD1.6trn institutional tri-party repo market

The Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation’s (DTCC) subsidiary Fixed Income Clearing Corporation (FICC) intends to submit a rule filing with the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) and an Advance Notice filing to both the SEC and the Federal Reserve to provide central clearing for the over USD1.6 trillion institutional tri-party repo market. »


Handshake

Clearing and risk division director Ananda Radhakrishnan to leave CFTC

Ananda Radhakrishnan, director of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) Division of Clearing and Risk (DCR), is to leave the agency in the middle of November.  »


Bitcoin

DigitalTangible launches first physical silver marketplace on the bitcoin blockchain

Gold bitcoin specialist DigitalTangible has entered the silver marketplace by offering fine silver bullion and coins on its catalogue at the lowest premiums available anywhere online. »


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