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McKay Brothers International extends services to India/Middle East gateway and Spanish Market

McKay Brothers International extends services to India/Middle East gateway and Spanish Market

Mon, 16/05/2016 - 09:07

McKay Brothers International (MBI) has added new points of presence in Marseille and Madrid. The new POPs are receive sites for MBI’s private bandwidth subscribers who transmit from Slough-LD4, Basildon and Frankfurt- FR2.  »

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Marex Spectron establishes alternatives business

Fri, 13/05/2016 - 10:52

Marex Spectron, the global commodities broker, has launched Nanolytics Capital Advisors, a business focused on developing alternative investment products based on Marex Spectron’s Nanolytics models. »

Hedge funds year-to-date returns positive for first time in 2016

Hedge funds year-to-date returns positive for first time in 2016

Fri, 13/05/2016 - 00:03

The Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund has recorded the second consecutive month of positive hedge fund performance in April to bring 2016 YTD figures into the black for the first time this year. »

Investor allocation to hedge funds continues to grow, say Citi’s Prime Finance survey

Investor allocation to hedge funds continues to grow, say Citi’s Prime Finance survey

Thu, 12/05/2016 - 15:34

Risk Premia and Smart Beta, investment solutions traditionally defined as strategies that aim to capture risk-adjusted returns and improve portfolio diversification, remain at the forefront of investors’ agendas. »

StepStone acquires Swiss Capital and launches private debt and hedge funds

StepStone acquires Swiss Capital and launches private debt and hedge funds

Thu, 12/05/2016 - 09:24

StepStone Group is to acquire private debt and hedge fund solutions provider Swiss Capital Alternative Investments. Completion of the deal will follow customary regulatory approvals and is expected to close before year end 2016.  »

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Hedge funds returned +1.10 per cent in April and are +0.83 per cent YTD 2016

Thu, 12/05/2016 - 09:18

April hedge fund returns were generally positive with 2/3 of reporting funds up during the month, but smaller funds outperformed larger managers, a trend which has persisted throughout the year, according to eVestment’s latest Hedge Fund Performance report. »

Man AHL and the University of Oxford launch centre for machine learning

Man AHL and the University of Oxford launch centre for machine learning

Wed, 11/05/2016 - 09:18

The Oxford-Man Institute (OMI), an academic institute for research into quantitative finance formed by the University of Oxford and Man Group in 2007, is to expand its focus on machine learning and data analytics. »

Absolute Return Partners launches multi-strategy energy trading fund

Absolute Return Partners launches multi-strategy energy trading fund

Tue, 10/05/2016 - 16:28

London based Institutional investment consultant, Absolute Return Partners (ARP) has launched the ARP Energy Fund, a multi-manager solution for investors wishing to gain exposure to energy markets without taking on additional equity exposure. »

LME Steel Scrap contract sees first voice-brokered trade

LME Steel Scrap contract sees first voice-brokered trade

Tue, 10/05/2016 - 16:25

The London Metal Exchange (LME) has executed the first voice-brokered trade of its LME Steel Scrap contract. The trade was executed on 4 May 2016 by INTL FCStone Ltd on behalf of Stemcor. »

Euronext launches first nitrogen fertiliser futures contract

Euronext launches first nitrogen fertiliser futures contract

Tue, 10/05/2016 - 09:05

Euronext is to launch the first physically-deliverable futures contract for nitrogen solution in Autumn 2016. Aimed at the European market, this new contract will complement the Group’s commodity futures offering.  »

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