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Alternative investments provide favourable returns and diversification to US P/C portfolios, says Fitch

Thu, 18/07/2013 - 12:35

US property/casualty (P/C) insurers invest in alternative and other less traditional asset classes, including hedge funds and private equity investments, in an effort to gain portfolio diversification and enhance investment returns, according to a report by Fitch Ratings. »

Jeff Bacidore, ITG managing director and head of algorithmic trading

ITG launches ITG Dynamic Implementation Shortfall Algorithm 2.0

Thu, 18/07/2013 - 12:10

ITG, an independent execution and research broker, has released the new ITG Dynamic Implementation Shortfall Algorithm 2.0 (ITG DIS 2.0), a tool for portfolio traders.  »

Marketing

Craig Pollak returns to Ivory Investment Management as head of institutional marketing

Thu, 18/07/2013 - 12:00

Los Angeles-based investment management firm Ivory Investment Management has appointed Craig Pollak as head of institutional marketing. »

Steven Maijoor, ESMA chair

ESMA consults on non-EU counterparties OTC derivatives

Thu, 18/07/2013 - 10:22

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has launched a consultation on draft regulatory technical standards (RTS) aimed at implementing the provisions of the European Markets Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) related to OTC derivative transactions by non-European Union (EU) counterparties and aimed at preventing attempts by non-EU counterparties to evade EMIR’s provisions. »

Handshake

Horizon Cash Management hires Matthew Boice as VP, credit analyst

Thu, 18/07/2013 - 10:06

Horizon Cash Management, an investment advisor specialising in active cash management solutions for the alternative investment industry, has hired Matthew Boice as vice president and credit analyst. »

Mortgage

LendInvest completes first block trade of loans for GBP1.3m

Wed, 17/07/2013 - 23:08

Peer-to-peer mortgage trading platform LendInvest has completed its first block trade of loans. »

Trading screens

Traiana CreditLink for swaps trade certainty gains momentum

Wed, 17/07/2013 - 23:07

Traiana’s pre-trade clearing certainty initiative continues to gain momentum and has received the support of leading futures commissions merchants (FCMs) and trading venues. »

Adam Sussman, partner, TABB

Hedge fund trading changes to withstand greater scrutiny and tougher markets, says TABB

Wed, 17/07/2013 - 17:00

Regulatory scrutiny by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the brutal dogfight for scarce alpha are pushing US hedge funds to implement a more rigorous and formalised trading process, according to a study from TABB Group. »

J Tomilson Hill, vice chairman of Blackstone and chief executive of BAAM

Blackstone plans open end, daily liquid, alternative mutual fund

Wed, 17/07/2013 - 16:03

Blackstone Alternative Asset Management (BAAM), Blackstone’s hedge fund solutions business, is to launch its first alternative investment-focused mutual fund that offers daily liquidity. »

Investments

Sunofia to launch market neutral strategy

Wed, 17/07/2013 - 14:10

Sunofia Capital Management, an asset management firm specialising in systematic strategies, plans to launch a market neutral strategy. »

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