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Constance Hunter, KPMG

KPMG hires Constance Hunter as chief economist for alternative investments practice

Thu, 06/06/2013 - 10:04

KPMG, the US audit, tax and advisory firm, is adding more depth to its alternative investments practice by hiring Constance Hunter, an economic thought leader and former portfolio manager, as its chief economist, alternative investments. »

Jayesh Punater, founder and chief excutive of Gravitas

Gravitas launches Risk-as-a-Service for hedge funds

Thu, 06/06/2013 - 10:00

Gravitas, a co-sourcing platform providing cloud technology, collaborative outsourcing, risk analytics and research support to the alternative investment industry, has chosen the IBM Risk Analytics engine to provide Risk-as-a-Service for emerging and mid-sized hedge funds. »

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Hedge funds up 0.7 per cent in May, says HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index

Thu, 06/06/2013 - 06:50

Hedge funds were up 0.7 per cent for May and 4.6 per cent year-to-date, as measured by the HFRX Global Hedge Fund index. »

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MarketAxess reports trading volume of USD65.2bn in May

Thu, 06/06/2013 - 06:03

MarketAxess has reported total monthly trading volume for May 2013 of USD62.5bn on its electronic trading platform. »

Chris Momsen, executive vice president, sales and solutions management at Advent

Advent releases new versions of Advent Portfolio Exchange and Moxy

Wed, 05/06/2013 - 16:01

Advent Software has launched new releases of its portfolio management software, Advent Portfolio Exchange (APX), and Moxy, the firm’s trade order management system, and the associated solutions including Advent Rules Manager, Advent Revenue Center and Tradex. »

Lew Minsky, DCIIA’s executive director

DCIIA supports consideration of alternative investments in DC plans

Wed, 05/06/2013 - 14:20

The Defined Contribution Institutional Investment Association (DCIIA) believes that plan sponsors should consider the use of “alternative” investment structures that provide better risk balance in an attempt to reduce the volatility experienced by the typical plan participant. »

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Credit Suisse LAB Index flat in May

Wed, 05/06/2013 - 14:00

The Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Beta (LAB) Index was flat in May, according to Dr Jordan Drachman, head of alternative beta strategies at Credit Suisse. »

Tom Gavin, chief executive officer of Eze Software Group

Eze Software Group integrates RealTick Data into Eze OMS and Tradar PMS

Wed, 05/06/2013 - 12:30

RealTick Data is now available in Eze Software Group’s Eze OMS and the Tradar PMS. »


Capital markets unprepared for OTC derivatives central clearing, says SimCorp survey

Wed, 05/06/2013 - 12:09

Fifty three per cent of capital markets respondents are not ready to centrally clear interest rate and credit default swaps, according to a poll conducted by SimCorp. »


Italian companies turning to capital markets amid weak credit conditions, says S&P report

Wed, 05/06/2013 - 11:41

More Italian corporations, including midsize companies, could issue debt on the capital markets over the coming years owing to changing funding conditions, according to a report from Standard & Poor's Ratings Services. »

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