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CFTC issues final rules for enhanced risk management standards for SIDCOs

Tue, 13/08/2013 - 14:00

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has approved final rules to implement enhanced risk management standards for systemically important derivatives clearing organisations (SIDCO). »

Nick Vamvakas, head of development for Investcorp's single manager platform

Investcorp-seeded Prosiris surpasses USD1bn in assets

Tue, 13/08/2013 - 12:18

Prosiris Capital Management, a credit-oriented investment manager founded by Reza Ali, has surpassed USD1bn in assets under management. »

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Hennessee Hedge Fund Index up 1.82 per cent in July

Tue, 13/08/2013 - 10:09

The Hennessee Hedge Fund Index gained 1.82 per cent in July and is up 6.91 per cent year-to-date. »


Prestige acquires significant stake in Methexis Holdings

Tue, 13/08/2013 - 06:04

Prestige Fund Management (PFM), a Cayman-based investment manager, has purchased a significant equity stake in Methexis Holdings, an Isle of Man-based corporation and owners of Methexis Capital Advisors, a UK-based regulated investment manager.  »

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Omgeo sees 47 per cent increase in Japanese trade volumes

Mon, 12/08/2013 - 16:03

Omgeo has seen a 47 per cent year-on-year increase in equity and fixed income volumes processed on its post-trade services for the Japanese market. »

Michael Sanders, chairman of the board, Alceda Fund Management SA

Alternative UCITS assets exceed EUR100bn for first time, says Alceda

Mon, 12/08/2013 - 12:30

Following a strong start in Q1 2013, alternative UCITS funds have continued the positive trend in Q2 2013, with assets under management (AUM) growing by 8.3 per cent from EUR96.6bn in March 2013 to EUR104.6bn at the end of Q2, breaking the EUR100bn barrier for the first time, according to Alceda. »


ASIC makes rules on dark liquidity and high-frequency trading

Mon, 12/08/2013 - 11:03

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has released its market integrity rules on dark liquidity and high-frequency trading. »

Steve Butler, founder and managing director, Camradata

Manager returns steady despite Fed-driven volatility spooking global markets, says Camradata

Mon, 12/08/2013 - 06:07

Strong investment returns at the start of the quarter faltered after the Federal Reserve signalled that it may slow down its asset purchase programme amid improving economic data, a statement that reverberated through global markets. »


Simple Alternatives sees AUM increase by 25 per cent in H1 2013

Fri, 09/08/2013 - 16:24

Simple Alternatives, an alternative mutual fund company focused on providing investors better access to hedge fund managers, has reported an increase in assets under management of 25 per cent in the first half of 2013. »

Andrew Shrimpton, global head of regulatory compliance at Kinetic Partners

Kinetic Partners helps Piquant Technologies become first UK hedge fund authorised according to AIFMD

Fri, 09/08/2013 - 12:00

Kinetic Partners, the professional services firm, has supported Piquant Technologies, a new UK-based quantitative fund manager, to become the first hedge fund authorised according to the Alternative Investment Fund Management Directive (AIFMD). »

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