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Steve Hickey

CVC Credit Partners secures EUR2.5bn for Credit Opportunities and Special Situations strategies

Thu, 30/06/2016 - 09:14

Alternative investment manager CVC Credit Partners has held the final closing of its Global Special Situations Fund, which is focused on stressed and distressed corporate credit predominantly across Europe. »

Block Trading by asset managers hits six-year high, says TABB Group

Block Trading by asset managers hits six-year high, says TABB Group

Thu, 30/06/2016 - 09:12

According to TABB Group, block trading volume for asset managers rose to 19 per cent in 2015, surpassing levels last seen in 2009 due to changes in investment strategies, access to new liquidity sources and new block trading methodologies.  »

Global hedge fund assets back over USD3tn in May but Brexit turmoil could see fall

Global hedge fund assets back over USD3tn in May but Brexit turmoil could see fall

Wed, 29/06/2016 - 16:29

Hedge fund industry assets climbed above USD3 trillion for the first time this year in May as investors continued allocating to hedge funds, according to eVestment’s May 2016 Hedge Fund Asset Flows Report.  »

Alexander Friedman

GAM buys Cantab Capital partners for USD217m

Wed, 29/06/2016 - 11:55

GAM has bought USD4 billion Cantab Capital Partners for a USD217 million upfront cash payment. GAM is also to launch the GAM Systematic investment platform, focused on quantitative investing across long only and alternative strategies.   »

CFTC charges former CBOE member Alvin Guy Wilkinson with fraud

CFTC charges former CBOE member Alvin Guy Wilkinson with fraud

Wed, 29/06/2016 - 09:27

The US CFTC has charged former CBOE member Alvin Guy Wilkinson and his limited partnerships Chicago Index Partners (CIP) and Wilkinson Financial Opportunity Fund (WFOF) with fraud and acting as unregistered Commodity Pool Operators. »

Hedge funds navigate Brexit volatility

Hedge funds navigate Brexit volatility

Tue, 28/06/2016 - 09:17

Hedge fund managers navigated intense volatility on Friday as the Brexit vote resulted in massive dislocations across global currency, equity, commodity and fixed income markets, most specifically reflected in Sterling’ steep decline against the Dollar and the Yen. »

New margin regulations for the non-cleared OTC derivatives to reduce systemic risk across financial markets

New margin regulations for the non-cleared OTC derivatives to reduce systemic risk across financial markets

Mon, 27/06/2016 - 16:28

EDHEC-Risk Institute has released an overview and analysis of the forthcoming framework to be used by financial institutions to determine initial margin (IM) and variation margin (VM) payments when trading non-cleared over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives.  »

Ex-Man Group CEO Clarke to join board of RWC Partners

Ex-Man Group CEO Clarke to join board of RWC Partners

Mon, 27/06/2016 - 09:34

Peter Clarke, a former chief executive officer (CEO) of Man Grroup, is to join the board of RWC Partners as a non-executive Director. Clarke currently serves on the boards of Lombard Odier and AXA UK and is Chairman of Lancashire Holdings.  »

Marie Owens Thomsen

Brexit: UK recession, but NO global recession

Fri, 24/06/2016 - 12:21

The vote to leave the EU is the start, not the end, of a process that could take up to a decade or more, says Marie Owens Thomsen (pictured), Chief Economist at Indosuez Wealth Management, Credit Agricole’s private banking arm. »

David Lamb

Brexit: Talk of Sterling freefall is overblown, but uncertainty now has no end date attached to it

Fri, 24/06/2016 - 12:02

“Amid the hyperbole and today’s vertiginous fall, Sterling’s one saving grace is that the Euro is likely to be hit almost as hard by a Brexit,” says David Lamb, head of dealing at FEXCO Corporate Payments. »

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