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Brexit: the impact on UK financial institutions

Fri, 24/06/2016 - 09:05

Financial institutions are facing a multitude of issues folowing the UK's vote to leave the EU, says law firm Eversheds, with passporting/mutual fund recognition likely to be a major concern for banks, investment managers and insuranace companies. »

TH Data Capital employs big data to predict Chinese market performance for investors

TH Data Capital employs big data to predict Chinese market performance for investors

Thu, 23/06/2016 - 07:21

TH Data Capital formally has launched an alternative to the traditional financial research model, using big data expertise and a deep understanding of financial markets to provide advanced predictions of business performance in China.  »

Event driven hedge funds out in front in May

Event driven hedge funds out in front in May

Wed, 22/06/2016 - 16:43

The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up 0.84 in May, with six out of 10 Lyxor indices ending the month with a positive performance. The more directional strategies had the best returns. »

Morrongiello steps down as CEO of ALTIN

Morrongiello steps down as CEO of ALTIN

Wed, 22/06/2016 - 09:08

Tony Morrongiello will be stepping down from his role as CEO fund of hedge funds ALTIN, with Claudia Habermacher named as his replacement after shareholders accepted a raft of proposals from by Alpine Select AG and Absolute Invest AGplacement.  »

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MPI cautions institutional investors over rush to exit hedge fund investments

Mon, 20/06/2016 - 15:59

Institutional investors should undertake a quantitative analysis of their hedge fund investments’ long-term contribution to overall portfolio efficiency, rather than basing their asset allocation strategies on a short-term comparison with equity benchmarks.  »

Event driven paper finds investors disenchanted

Mon, 20/06/2016 - 09:32

A new study from Barclays Prime Services examines the effect of poor performance in the event driven hedge fund strategy on institutional investor demand and reveals that, in recent years, those strategies have been some of the most consistently in demand among investors. »

Crisis looms for European assets if Britain leaves the EU

Crisis looms for European assets if Britain leaves the EU

Fri, 17/06/2016 - 15:27

The value of European assets could be severely impacted should Britain take the decision to leave the European Union (EU) according to a survey of almost 1,500 global dealmakers involved in mergers and acquisitions (M&A). »

Four-fifths of Europe-based hedge fund managers believe Britain will remain in the EU

Four-fifths of Europe-based hedge fund managers believe Britain will remain in the EU

Fri, 17/06/2016 - 09:21

A survey of 270 fund managers conducted by Preqin in early June finds that Europe-based hedge fund managers agree on their predictions for the outcome of the 23 June referendum, believing that UK will vote to remain in the European Union. »

Barclay CTA Index loses 0.68 per cent in May

Barclay CTA Index loses 0.68 per cent in May

Fri, 17/06/2016 - 09:18

Managed futures traders lost 0.68 per cent in May according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index remains up 0.21 per cent year to date. »

ThinkForex to raise margin requirements amid Brexit volatility

ThinkForex to raise margin requirements amid Brexit volatility

Thu, 16/06/2016 - 16:06

ThinkForex, a leading multi-asset provider of global derivatives trading will be increasing its margin requirements for sterling denominated currency contracts in anticipation of increased volatility during the UK’s vote on its relationship with the European Union. »

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