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Tom Wrobel, Societe Generale Prime Services

Mixed performance for CTAs in March

Fri, 07/04/2017 - 12:02

March produced mixed returns for CTA strategies, with the SG CTA Index finishing the month down 0.75 per cent, with positive contributions from five out of the 20 constituent CTAs. »

Amy Bensted, Preqin

Asia Pacific investors consider value of hedge funds

Fri, 07/04/2017 - 08:32

Despite plans to reduce exposure to hedge funds in the short term, investors in Asia Pacific remain more upbeat about the asset class than their counterparts in other regions. »

Lyxor and Harmonic launch global macro fund

Lyxor and Harmonic launch global macro fund

Thu, 06/04/2017 - 08:39

Lyxor Asset Management has teamed up with Harmonic Capital Partners to launch the Lyxor/Harmonic Macro Fund, the first global macro strategy with daily liquidity on Lyxor’s Alternative UCITS Platform. »

Peter Lindqvist, Harvest Global Investments

Harvest Global Investments launches first UCITS-compliant fund

Wed, 05/04/2017 - 10:19

Harvest Global Investments, a Chinese and Asian markets asset manager, has launched its first UCITS-compliant sub-fund, Harvest China Evolution Equity Fund. »

Eric W Noll, Convergex Group

Cowen Group acquires Convergex in USD116m deal

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 09:05

Cowen Group is to acquire Convergex Group from private equity firm GTCR, Bank of New York Mellon and other shareholders for a total consideration, less certain closing adjustments, of USD116 million in cash and Cowen common stock. »

Stéphane Boujnah, Euronext

Euronext and Intercontinental Exchange sign agreement for derivatives clearing

Mon, 03/04/2017 - 09:39

Euronext has signed a binding heads of terms with ICE Clear Netherlands, a subsidiary of Intercontinental Exchange, for the provision of clearing services for its financial derivatives and commodities markets. »

Firmino Morgado, Man GLG

Man GLG appoints European equities investment team

Fri, 31/03/2017 - 09:55

Firmino Morgado and Filipe Bergaña are to join Man GLG as portfolio managers, based in Man GLG’s London office. »

Softbank Vision launch a coup for Jersey’s private fund sector

Softbank Vision launch a coup for Jersey’s private fund sector

Wed, 29/03/2017 - 13:09

Softbank’s decision to choose a Jersey-based financial services company to administer its USD100 billion technology fund is expected to lead to more funds domiciling in the island. »

Carsten Kengeter, Deutsche Börse

EU blocks merger of Deutsche Boerse and London Stock Exchange

Wed, 29/03/2017 - 10:44

European regulators have blocked the proposed merger between Deutsche Börse and the London Stock Exchange Group. »

Michael de Verteuil, Linedata

Asset managers have socio-economic and political concerns

Tue, 28/03/2017 - 08:56

Social and geopolitical turbulence across Europe and North America are concerns for global asset managers, according to the 2017 Linedata Global Asset Management & Administration Survey. »

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