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Red wine

Fine wine flat as a pancake in May

Tue, 11/06/2013 - 16:06

May was a quiet month in terms of price movements for fine wine although volumes remained reasonable. »

Trading screens

Torstone's Inferno exceeds one million transactions per hour for post-trade processing

Tue, 11/06/2013 - 14:25

Torstone Technology, a provider of securities and derivatives processing software to the global financial markets, recently showed that its Inferno back office system is capable of processing one million transactions per hour. »

Hong Kong

Gilbert Tse appointed head of Lyxor for Asia

Tue, 11/06/2013 - 14:05

Lyxor Asset Management has appointed Gilbert Tse as head of Lyxor for Asia. »

Lee Porter, head of Liquidnet Asia

Liquidnet sees record growth and membership engagement in Asia Pacific

Tue, 11/06/2013 - 13:57

Liquidnet, the institutional trading network, has reported a series of Asia Pacific trading records in May, including a record month of principal traded and the highest volume traded in a single day, since launching in the region five years ago. »

Handshake

Argonaut appoints George Adam as regional sales manager

Tue, 11/06/2013 - 12:00

Argonaut Capital Partners, a specialist in managing European equities, has appointed George Adam as regional sales manager. »

David Beatrix, senior business developer for OTC derivatives at BNP Paribas Securities Services

Negotiating the collateral management paradigm shift under Dodd Frank & EMIR

Tue, 11/06/2013 - 11:42

Phase 1 of Dodd Frank commenced in March this year, requiring swap dealers and major swap participants to clear their OTC derivative contracts (i.e. liquid IRS and CDS) through central counterparties (CCPs). With Phase 2 commencing in June, buy-side firms in the US are now fully engaged in getting operationally ready. »

Electronic trading floor

Major clearing brokers support Clearing Connectivity Standard

Tue, 11/06/2013 - 09:59

Four of the largest over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives clearing brokers have confirmed their support for the Clearing Connectivity Standard (CCS) initiative to standardise reporting for cleared OTC derivatives. »

Judy Posnikoff, co-founder and managing director of PAAMCO

CAIA Foundation honours six 100 Women in Hedge Funds/CAIA Scholars

Tue, 11/06/2013 - 09:56

Six members of the 2011 and 2012 classes of 100 Women in Hedge Funds/CAIA Scholars have earned the CAIA Charter, the alternative investment designation. »

Graeme McArthur, Crestbridge chief executive

Dominion Corporate Group rebranded as Crestbridge

Tue, 11/06/2013 - 06:00

Dominion Corporate Group, a financial services firm with offices in Jersey and Luxembourg, has unveiled a new name – Crestbridge – having undergone a re-branding. »

Up arrow

Hedge funds up for fifth consecutive month, says Lyxor

Mon, 10/06/2013 - 16:01

Nine Lyxor strategy indices out of 14 ended May in positive territory, led by the Special Situations Index (+3.05 per cent), the Lyxor Long/Short Equity Long Bias Index (+1.66 per cent) and the Lyxor Merger Arbitrage Index (+1.53 per cent). »

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