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Ronnie Wu, founder and chief investment officer of Penjing

Gottex shareholders approve share buyback plan

Thu, 09/08/2012 - 12:14

Gottex Fund Management’s proposed share buyback plan was approved by shareholders at the alternative asset management group’s extraordinary general meeting on 8 August 2012. »

Alpha

Saemor Capital’s Europe Alpha Fund up 0.7 per cent in July

Thu, 09/08/2012 - 10:15

Saemor Capital’s Europe Alpha Fund finished July on a positive note with a gain of 0.7 per cent. »

Up arrow

Lyxor Hedge Fund Index up 1.08 per cent in July

Thu, 09/08/2012 - 06:07

The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index gained 1.0 per cent in July (+1.5 per cent in 2012), with 12 out of 14 Lyxor Strategy Indices ending the month in positive territory, led by the Lyxor Long Term CTA Index (+3.2 per cent) and Lyxor L/S Equity Statistical Arbitrage Index (+2.1 per cent). »

Electronic trading floor

Macro hedge funds lead broad-based July gains

Thu, 09/08/2012 - 06:02

Hedge funds posted gains for the second consecutive month in July as Macro CTA managers captured strong trending dynamics across multiple asset classes, pushing the HFRI Macro: Systematic Diversified Index to a gain of 2.8 per cent, according to data released by HFR. »

Noah Hamman, chief executive of AdvisorShares

AdvisorShares launches QAM Equity Hedge ETF

Thu, 09/08/2012 - 06:01

AdvisorShares, a sponsor of actively-managed exchange traded funds, has launched the QAM Equity Hedge ETF.  »

Larry Leibowitz, chief operating officer, NYSE Euronext

Knight Capital to resume NYSE and NYSE MKT designated market maker responsibilities on 13 August

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 16:00

From 13 August, all New York Stock Exchange and NYSE MKT securities as well as staff, operations and systems responsibility will return to the Designated Market Maker (DMM) unit of Knight Capital Americas from GETCO in light of the completion of Knight Capital’s recapitalisation plan.  »

Jesper Alfredsson, vice president product management, Orc

Orc commits to full support of Eurex Exchange’s new trading architecture

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 12:00

Orc, a provider of technology and services for the global financial industry, is to support Eurex Exchange’s new trading architecture, the all-new trading platform scheduled for launch on 3 December 2012. »

Stack of money

SwapClear’s buy-side clearing hits USD2trn

Tue, 07/08/2012 - 16:00

Last week's buy-side notional cleared on SwapClear is nearly double the amount of the clearing service’s previous industry record-breaking week, totalling USD233.4bn. »

Alan Reid, chief executive, Forward

Diversifying with managed futures could improve risk-adjusted returns, says Forward

Tue, 07/08/2012 - 11:56

Historical analysis suggests that diversifying portfolios with managed futures may enable investors to earn better risk-adjusted returns, according to a white paper from Forward. »

Gavel and scales

Cayman Islands court decides on effectiveness of side letters

Tue, 07/08/2012 - 10:02

The Cayman Islands court has delivered judgment in a high-value dispute concerning the effectiveness of investor side letters and whether restructuring agreements limited an investor’s redemption rights under the fund’s articles. »

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