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Amy Bensted, Preqin

Hedge fund returns reach three-year high in 2016, says Preqin

Thu, 19/01/2017 - 09:14

The Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark posted returns of 7.40 per cent in 2016, marking the best performance year for the industry since 2013 and more than tripling the 2.03 per cent gain made through 2015. »

Anthony Scaramucci

SkyBridge Capital sells majority stake with Anthony Scaramucci to step down immediately

Tue, 17/01/2017 - 16:52

The majority of global alternative firm SkyBridge Capital has been sold to  RON Transatlantic EG and HNA Capital. Financial terms of the transaction have not been disclosed but at the end of November SkyBridge managed or advised on USD12 billion. »

Hedge funds up 4.48 per cent in 2016

Hedge funds up 4.48 per cent in 2016

Tue, 17/01/2017 - 10:19

Hedge funds saw gains of 4.48 per cent in 2016, posting better performance compared to a modest 1.78 per cent gain during 2015, according to the latest Eurekahedge Report. »

CFTC approves proposals on swaps data and other amendments

CFTC approves proposals on swaps data and other amendments

Mon, 16/01/2017 - 08:36

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has unanimously approved proposed changes to swap data rules that implement Congressional action to remove indemnification requirements for the use of swap data by other regulators.  »

Craig Cordle, Ogier

Guernsey funds sector set to benefit from pressure on legal fees, says Ogier

Fri, 13/01/2017 - 10:24

Guernsey's funds sector stands to benefit from pressure on legal fees from fund managers and investors because of lower overheads and costs in the jurisdiction, says Ogier group partner Craig Cordle. »

Bill Sherman, Ipreo

First Euro deal executed on Ipreo’s Investor Access solution

Fri, 13/01/2017 - 09:33

Within days of first use investors and banks have expanded the coverage of Ipreo's Investor Access solution to an Asian issuer in Euros, with a five-year EUR-denominated EMTN transaction executed for Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group. »

Jason Schwarz, Wilshire Funds Management

Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index gains 0.2 per cent in December

Thu, 12/01/2017 - 08:36

The Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index, which provides a representative baseline for how the broad liquid alternative investment category performs, returned 0.20 per cent in December, underperforming the 0.86 per cent monthly return for the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index. »

Peter Reitz, EEX

EEX Group achieves record year in 2016

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 13:33

The European Energy Exchange (EEX) saw a significant increase in trading volumes in 2016, setting new records in its core markets – power, gas and CO2 markets – and also achieving growth in new market segments. »

Keneth Heinz, HFR

Oil, equities and US interest rates push HFRI FWC to record value level in December

Tue, 10/01/2017 - 09:09

Hedge funds posted gains across all strategies in December, with the HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index (FWC) rising to a record index value level as oil prices surged, equities gained and US interest rates increased into year end. »

Chris Childs, DTCC

DTCC selects IBM, Axoni and R3 to develop distributed ledger solution

Mon, 09/01/2017 - 14:50

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) has selected IBM, in partnership with Axoni and R3, to provide a distributed ledger technology (DLT) framework to drive further improvements in derivatives post-trade lifecycle events. »

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