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ERI Scientific Beta indices report strong performance in August

According to the August 2014 monthly performance report for the ERI Scientific Beta indices, the best performing strategy year-to-date for the developed equity universe is the Efficient Minimum Volatility strategy. »


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Lyxor appoints Kunjal Shah as senior investment professional

Lyxor Asset Management has appointed Kunjal Shah as senior investment professional. »


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SVAM launches Tactical Trend Portfolio

Spring Valley Asset Management (SVAM), a newly formed alternative investment manager specialising in the development of quantitative futures-based trading strategies, has launched the SVAM Tactical Trend Portfolio. »


House and money

Hedge fund investment boosting property values, says Kinloch Partners

Hedge fund and real estate investment trust (REIT) investment in residential real estate is helping boost property values and creating rental inventory in Nashville, according to Bruce W McNeilage, founder of Kinloch Partners. »


Newspaper and money

Highland launches floating rate fund with Banco do Brasil

Highland Capital Management has launched its first European regulated fund and will act as the sub-advisor of the BB Highland Floating Rate Fund. »


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361 Capital names director of portfolio solutions and product management

361 Capital, an asset management firm specialising in liquid alternative mutual funds, has appointed Clifford Stanton as director of portfolio solutions and product management. »


Electronic trading floor

ConvergEx enhances algorithms to take advantage of opening and closing auction liquidity

ConvergEx Group has made enhancements to its Closing Price, POV and Abraxas trading algorithms that will seek to optimise client participation in the Nasdaq, NYSE and NYSE Arca opening and closing auctions. »


Index

CBOE to enhance VIX index methodology by including SPX Weeklys Option Series

From 6 October, the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) will begin including SPX Weeklys options series – expiring every Friday, except the third Friday of each month – in its CBOE Volatility Index (VIX Index) calculation. »


CBOE Futures Exchange

CBOE Futures Exchange to launch CBOE/CBOT 10-Year Treasury Note Volatility Index Futures

CBOE Futures Exchange plans to launch futures trading on the CBOE/CBOT 10-year US Treasury Note Volatility Index (VXTYN) beginning on 13 November, pending regulatory review. »


Stu Taylor

Baymarkets names Algomi CEO as non-exec director

Baymarkets AB, the over-the-counter derivatives, fixed income and commodities market systems provider, has appointed Stu Taylor, chief executive of Algomi, as a non-executive director. »


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