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Jean-Pascal Porcherot, Lombard Odier

Lombard Odier IM launches Event Driven Convexity strategy

Tue, 31/01/2017 - 13:32

Lombard Odier Investment Managers has expanded its alternatives range with the launch of the 1798 Event Convexity Strategy, as part of its initiative to offer structurally convex strategies that have asymmetric risk/return profiles. »

Bill Prew, Indos Financial

Fund managers need to be alert to successfully navigate a hard Brexit

Tue, 31/01/2017 - 12:19

Bill Prew (pictured), CEO of Indos Financial, the independent depositary firm, writes that the UK government has finally revealed its Brexit position. “Any chance of a soft Brexit or retained membership of the Single Market has apparently been removed. The UK will almost certainly pull out of the Single Market although some hope policymakers will negotiate a transitional arrangement to avoid a cliff-edge Brexit. »

Brian Collings, Torstone Technology

Torstone partners with Unavista to provide MiFIR reporting solution

Tue, 31/01/2017 - 10:50

Torstone Technology, a provider of securities and derivatives processing software to the global financial markets, is to connect to London Stock Exchange Group’s UnaVista Approved Reporting Mechanism (ARM). »

Philippe Ferreira, Lyxor

Pharma M&A to boost event driven hedge fund returns, says Lyxor

Tue, 31/01/2017 - 09:48

The Lyxor hedge fund index was up 0.5 per cent last week, with CTAs and global macro managers outperforming, according to Lyxor’s latest weekly brief. »

CFTC appoints director of division of market oversight

CFTC appoints director of division of market oversight

Mon, 30/01/2017 - 09:08

US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) acting chairman J Christopher Giancarlo has appointed Amir Zaidi to lead the division of market oversight (DMO). »

Timothy Massad, CFTC

CFTC general counsel Marcus to step down

Fri, 27/01/2017 - 09:27

US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) general counsel Jonathan L Marcus is to leave the agency.  »

Sol Waksman, BarclayHedge

Barclay CTA Index up 0.35 per cent in December

Thu, 26/01/2017 - 08:48

Managed futures traders gained 0.35 per cent in December, according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. »

Rajen Sheth, Pirum Systems

BGC Brokers and Pirum launch ColleX for post-trade connectivity

Wed, 25/01/2017 - 09:29

BGC Brokers is collaborating with Pirum Systems, a provider of connectivity and real-time straight-through processing (STP) to the securities finance industry, to launch ColleX which is aimed at improving post-trade efficiency for clients. »

Gina Miller, SCM Direct

UK government loses Gina Miller Brexit vote appeal

Tue, 24/01/2017 - 09:51

A majority of eight to three of the Supreme Court judges has found in favour of Gina Miller’s (pictured) campaign that the UK Government cannot trigger Article 50 to begin the formal process of leaving the European Union without an Act of Parliament.  »

Jack Inglis, AIMA

Hedge funds beat stocks and bonds on a risk-adjusted basis in 2016

Tue, 24/01/2017 - 08:42

Hedge funds outperformed equities and bonds on a risk-adjusted basis in 2016, producing net gains for their investors worth around USD120 billion, according to the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) and data provider Preqin. »

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