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Anthony Lawler, GAM

Seven-month hedge fund winning streak comes to an end in October

Fri, 04/11/2016 - 12:21

A seven-month winning streak for hedge funds came to an end in October on the back of broader negative price moves, according to the latest figures released by GAM. »

Gina Miller, SCM Direct

Investment manager causes UK government to re-think Brexit plans

Thu, 03/11/2016 - 13:32

Investment manager Gina Miller (pictured) has won a High Court ruling forcing the UK government to hold a vote in Parliament over its plans to start the process of leaving the European Union. »

Paul Humphrey, Euronext

Euronext and Algomi launch trading facility for pan-European corporate bond market

Thu, 03/11/2016 - 11:32

Euronext has agreed a 10-year partnership with fixed income technology provider Algomi to create a new trading facility aimed at improving liquidity in the pan-European corporate bond market. »

Jean-Pascal Porcherot, Lombard Odier

Lombard Odier IM adds Volantis team to 1798 hedge fund platform

Wed, 02/11/2016 - 12:29

Lombard Odier Investment Managers (IM) has added the eight-strong Volantis investment management team from AlphaGen Capital to the firm’s existing 1798 hedge fund strategies platform. »

Steve Knabl, Swiss-Asia Financial Services

Rising alternative funds sustain Swiss-Asia growth despite global economic slowdown

Wed, 02/11/2016 - 12:27

Swiss-Asia Financial Services, a provider of dedicated incubation services to hedge funds, reports that rising alternative funds incubated on the platform have sustained growth despite global economic slowdown. »

Anthony Lawler

GAM launches fund based on Cantab process

Wed, 02/11/2016 - 10:36

Following the completion of its acquisition of Cantab Capital Partners in October, GAM has launched its first purely quantitative equities UCITS fund, GAM Systematic Global Equity Market Neutral.  »

David Beveridge, SimCorp

Investment managers optimistic about own growth prospects, says SimCorp survey

Wed, 02/11/2016 - 10:26

Investment managers are expecting significant growth in terms of assets under management (AuM) and revenue in the next three years, according to a survey by investment management solutions provider SimCorp. »

Don Steinbrugge, Agecroft Partners

Public pension funds reducing hedge fund allocations

Tue, 01/11/2016 - 09:40

Public pension funds look set to continue following the lead set by CalPERS and other high profile schemes by pulling out of hedge funds, says Don Steinbrugge of Agecroft Partners. »

Marc Denogent, HFR

HFR to launch HFRI-I futures contract

Mon, 31/10/2016 - 17:25

Hedge fund data provider HFR is at an advanced stage of working with one of the large global derivatives exchanges to develop a new investment product, the HFRI-I futures contract, a contract based on the HFRI-I Fund Weighted Composite Investable Index.  The firm writes that once launched, this will be an industry first.  »

Garry Jones, LME

LMEshield to launch in China

Mon, 31/10/2016 - 11:07

The London Metal Exchange (LME) and Henry Bath, whose shareholders include CMST Development and Mercuria Energy, have set up a pilot programme for the launch of the LMEshield commodities safeguarding system in China. »

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