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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. »

Acquisition

Tiger Bay Advisors acquires Gramercy Park Advisors

Wed, 17/07/2013 - 12:16

Tiger Bay Advisors, a provider of consulting and business process outsourcing (BPO) services to asset managers, has completed its acquisition of Gramercy Park Advisors, a boutique strategic advisory firm focused on the asset management industry.  »

Nick Vamvakas, managing director, head of development for Investcorp’s Single Manager Platform

Investcorp and Kortright Capital Partners form strategic partnership

Wed, 17/07/2013 - 10:07

Investcorp’s US-based hedge fund business and Kortright Capital Partners, a New York-based investment manager led by co-founders Matthew Taylor and Ty Popplewell, have formed a strategic partnership to provide Kortright stable growth capital while offering Investcorp and its investors access to a specialised event equity strategy.  »

Crystal ball

Two thirds of UK pension pros to increase or retain fixed income exposure

Wed, 17/07/2013 - 06:30

Nearly two out of three (65 per cent) of UK pension fund professionals say they will retain or increase their current exposure to fixed income over the next three years despite uncertainty about the prospects for the asset class, according to research by independent alternative asset managers Aquila Capital. »

James Clunie, manager of Jupiter Absolute Return Fund

James Clunie appointed manager of Jupiter Absolute Return Fund

Wed, 17/07/2013 - 06:09

James Clunie will be appointed manager of the Jupiter Absolute Return Fund with effect from 1 September 2013. »

Shen Tan, Income Partners

Income Partners appoints Shen Tan to head up the firm’s CRM function

Wed, 17/07/2013 - 06:03

Income Partners Asset Management (HK) Limited, one of Asia’s longest standing Asian fixed income/credit specialist managers, has appointed Shen Tan as managing director, head of client relationship management.  »

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