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Anthony Lawler, GAM

Hedge funds’ positive monthly gains continue in September

Fri, 07/10/2016 - 08:41

Hedge funds continued their run of positive monthly gains in September, with the HFRX Global Hedge Fund index up 0.6 per cent, extending overall gains in the third quarter to 2.2 per cent.  »

Freddie Lait, Latitude

New diversified growth player Latitude launches first fund

Thu, 06/10/2016 - 09:48

Latitude Investment Management (Latitude), an investment management firm recently founded by Freddie Lait (pictured), has launched it first fund, The Latitude Horizon Fund, which will spin out of Odey Asset Management in early November. »

Bill Prew, INDOS

INDOS assets under depositary grow by 160 per cent year on year

Thu, 06/10/2016 - 09:14

UK-based independent AIFMD depositary INDOS Financial has recorded a 160 per cent increase in assets under depositary from September 2015 to end-September 2016 of USD8 billion to a total of USD13 billion. In the same period, client relationships have grown 70 per cent to 45.  »

Michael Rucci, MUFG Fund Services

MUFG Investor Services acquires Rydex Fund Services from Guggenheim Investments

Wed, 05/10/2016 - 08:13

MUFG Investor Services, the global asset servicing group of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, has completed the acquisition of Rydex Fund Services, a 1940-Act mutual fund administration business, from Guggenheim Investments. »

Tony Mackay, Chi-X Japan

Chi-X Japan launches Reference Price trading venue

Tue, 04/10/2016 - 09:20

Chi-X Japan will launch a new venue, Kai-X, on 17 October, having gained final regulatory approvals and registration with Japan’s Financial Services Agency. »

Daniel Och, Och-Ziff

Hedge fund Och-Ziff reaches USD412m settlement with US DoJ and SEC

Fri, 30/09/2016 - 09:53

Och-Ziff Capital Management is to pay USD412 million to settle US Department of Justice (DoJ) and Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) charges relating its private investment business in Africa and a 2007 investment by the Libyan Investment Authority. »

Godfried De Vidts, ICMA

European repo market slips 1.6 per cent to EUR5,379 billion

Fri, 30/09/2016 - 08:48

The amount of repo business outstanding on 8 June 2016, calculated from the returns of 67 offices of 63 financial groups, stood at EUR 5,379 billion, a 4.1 per cent decrease on the December 2015 figure of EUR5,608 billion and a year on year decrease of 1.6 per cent. »

Gary Brackenridge, Linedata

Linedata enhances risk and analytics solution Derivation

Thu, 29/09/2016 - 10:37

Linedata has launched a new release of Linedata Derivation, which provides real-time risk, analytics and portfolio management solutions to institutional and hedge fund managers across all asset types and structures. »

Michael J Oyster, Fund Evaluation Group

Russell 2000 Index options benchmarks and options-based funds less volatile, says study

Wed, 28/09/2016 - 09:26

The monetisation of the equity risk premium through options-based strategies can enhance risk-adjusted returns relative to long-only equity benchmarks, according to a study of four CBOE strategy performance benchmark indices. »

Amundi brings real and alternative assets to single platform

Tue, 27/09/2016 - 14:06

French asset management firm Amundi is launching a single platform designed to bring its real and alternative assets under one entity and drive its aim of becoming one of the leading alternative asset managers in Europe. »

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