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Wake2o adds to hedge fund secondaries sales team

Wed, 04/09/2013 - 12:11

Wake2o has appointed Jean-Michel Montandon as a vice president in the firm’s global hedge fund distribution business, which comprises Wake2o hedge fund secondaries illiquids, hedge fund secondaries continuing classes, legal claims and the Wake-X intermediation platform. »

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VIX futures trading volume up 83 per cent y-o-y in August, says CBOE

Wed, 04/09/2013 - 12:00

August trading volume in VIX futures totalled 3,488,149 contracts, an increase of 83 per cent over August’s total in 2012 and a gain of 19 per cent over the previous month, according to figures released by the CBOE Futures Exchange.  »

Numbers and magnifying glass

Momentum in asset growth is vital to successfully raising hedge fund assets, says Agecroft

Wed, 04/09/2013 - 10:46

Many small to mid-sized hedge funds become frustrated because their firm’s assets under management are not growing and they believe the market is biased against them based on their asset size. »

John Nixon, ICAP

ICAP files swap execution facility application with CFTC

Wed, 04/09/2013 - 10:05

ICAP SEF (US) has filed its application to be a swap execution facility (SEF) with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) in compliance with the Dodd-Frank Act. »

Handshake and money

Estancia makes minority investment in Equinoxe

Wed, 04/09/2013 - 06:00

Private equity fund Estancia Capital Partners has acquired a minority interest in Equinoxe Alternative Investment Services, joining XL Group as a strategic investor in the firm. »

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European certificates market continues to rise

Tue, 03/09/2013 - 16:01

The second quarter of 2013 saw a strong increase in turnover in investment certificates and leverage products on the European exchanges, influenced in particular by the volatility of the European financial markets. »

Shares

ALTIN strike price of put options at a 20 per cent premium over share price

Tue, 03/09/2013 - 14:12

The board of directors of ALTIN has disclosed the main terms of the issuance of put options announced on 18 July 2013. »

Euros

Turnover at Deutsche Börse’s cash markets at EUR84.6bn in August

Tue, 03/09/2013 - 12:02

Order book turnover on Xetra, the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and Tradegate stood at EUR84.6bn in August 2013 compared with EUR86.6bn in August 2012. »

Spotlight

Equity dark trading volume exceeds 10 per cent as MiFID II trialogue meeting looms

Tue, 03/09/2013 - 10:01

European politicians may want greater transparency but by pushing all equity market order flow onto traditional primary “lit” exchanges, they may well risk harming the pension funds and retail investors they want to protect due to poor trade execution. »

Approved stamp

Seven Capital Management granted AIFM approval

Tue, 03/09/2013 - 06:02

Seven Capital Management has become one of the first French asset management companies to be granted AIFM approval by the AMF board. »

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