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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.  »

Kenneth Heinz, HFR

April performance lifts HFRI to 2016 gain

Mon, 09/05/2016 - 11:03

Hedge funds extended March gains into April, led by strong contributions from credit sensitive and event-focused strategies, as energy commodities surged and emerging markets continued its recovery, according to data released today by HFR.  »

Hedge funds see positive performance in April

Hedge funds see positive performance in April

Fri, 06/05/2016 - 08:58

Hedge fund performance was broadly positive in April, with the HFRX Global Hedge Fund index returning 0.4 per cent on the month and each of the four HFRX main hedge fund strategy indices recording positive performance.  »

Sapient Global Markets enhances matching, reconciliation and resolution for regulatory reporting with RegRecon launch

Sapient Global Markets enhances matching, reconciliation and resolution for regulatory reporting with RegRecon launch

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 15:21

Sapient Global Markets, a provider of business technology and consulting services for the financial and commodity markets, has launched RegRecon, which is designed to solve industry issues surrounding low match rates and regulatory reporting accuracy. »

SDiX launches world’s first commodity exchange trading physically settled diamonds

SDiX launches world’s first commodity exchange trading physically settled diamonds

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 09:21

The Singapore Diamond Investment Exchange (SDiX) has launched the world’s first commodity exchange for physically settled diamonds. The SDiX platform aims to standardsze global trading in diamonds as an asset class. »

Philippe Jabre

Jabre Capital launches European Credit Opportunities Fund

Wed, 04/05/2016 - 09:39

Jabre Capital Partners has launched the European Credit Opportunities Fund on its JABCAP (LUX) UCITS Platform. The fund will apply long, short and paired trading strategies to an unconstrained portfolio of absolute return opportunities in European corporate credit.  »

CFTC approves final rule on amendments to the swap portfolio reconciliation requirement

CFTC approves final rule on amendments to the swap portfolio reconciliation requirement

Tue, 03/05/2016 - 09:34

The US CFTC has approved a final rule to amend a requirement that swap dealers (SD) and major swap participants (MSP) exchange the terms of swaps with their counterparties for portfolio reconciliation so that SDs and MSPs need only exchange the “material terms” of swaps.  »

Hedge fund industry sees net outflows of USD14.3 billion in Q1

Hedge fund industry sees net outflows of USD14.3 billion in Q1

Fri, 29/04/2016 - 10:46

The hedge fund industry saw net outflows of investor capital in Q1 2016, totalling USD14.3 billion, with CTAs and multi-strategy funds the only major strategies to see new inflows, according to figures released by Preqin. »

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