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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. »

Flat graph

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. »

Survey

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. »

Italy

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. »

Money and calculator

Significant impact on buy-side portfolio returns due to post Dodd-Frank costs of clearing

Wed, 05/06/2013 - 10:06

Research by Sapient Global Markets into how new central clearing mandates will impact investment performance for buy-side firms has revealed a significant drag on portfolio returns in the new regulatory environment. »

Ned Fleming, founder and managing partner of SunTx

SunTx Capital’s founding partners launch IXTHYS Capital Management

Wed, 05/06/2013 - 06:02

The founding partners of SunTx Capital Partners, in collaboration with veteran senior portfolio manager Ron Dodson, have launched IXTHYS Capital Management, a hedge fund investment manager. »

Fraud

SEC suspends trading of 61 companies ripe for fraud in OTC market

Tue, 04/06/2013 - 12:01

The Securities and Exchange Commission is carrying out the second-largest trading suspension in agency history as it continues its "Operation Shell Expel" crackdown against the manipulation of microcap shell companies that are ripe for fraud as they lay dormant in the over-the-counter market. »

Index

Market Vectors Index Solutions gives May performance of Hedge Fund Beta Indices

Tue, 04/06/2013 - 10:02

Market Vectors Index Solutions (MVIS) has announced the May performance for its six investable Market Vectors Hedge Fund Beta Indices. »

Risk

Misys launches Misys Risk Insight

Tue, 04/06/2013 - 06:03

Misys, the application software and services company, has launched Misys Risk Insight, a new way of visualising and managing risk across the organisation. »

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