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Michael Rucci, MUFG Fund Services

MUFG Investor Services acquires Rydex Fund Services from Guggenheim Investments

Wed, 05/10/2016 - 08:13

MUFG Investor Services, the global asset servicing group of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, has completed the acquisition of Rydex Fund Services, a 1940-Act mutual fund administration business, from Guggenheim Investments. »

Tony Mackay, Chi-X Japan

Chi-X Japan launches Reference Price trading venue

Tue, 04/10/2016 - 09:20

Chi-X Japan will launch a new venue, Kai-X, on 17 October, having gained final regulatory approvals and registration with Japan’s Financial Services Agency. »

Daniel Och, Och-Ziff

Hedge fund Och-Ziff reaches USD412m settlement with US DoJ and SEC

Fri, 30/09/2016 - 09:53

Och-Ziff Capital Management is to pay USD412 million to settle US Department of Justice (DoJ) and Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) charges relating its private investment business in Africa and a 2007 investment by the Libyan Investment Authority. »

Godfried De Vidts, ICMA

European repo market slips 1.6 per cent to EUR5,379 billion

Fri, 30/09/2016 - 08:48

The amount of repo business outstanding on 8 June 2016, calculated from the returns of 67 offices of 63 financial groups, stood at EUR 5,379 billion, a 4.1 per cent decrease on the December 2015 figure of EUR5,608 billion and a year on year decrease of 1.6 per cent. »

Gary Brackenridge, Linedata

Linedata enhances risk and analytics solution Derivation

Thu, 29/09/2016 - 10:37

Linedata has launched a new release of Linedata Derivation, which provides real-time risk, analytics and portfolio management solutions to institutional and hedge fund managers across all asset types and structures. »

Michael J Oyster, Fund Evaluation Group

Russell 2000 Index options benchmarks and options-based funds less volatile, says study

Wed, 28/09/2016 - 09:26

The monetisation of the equity risk premium through options-based strategies can enhance risk-adjusted returns relative to long-only equity benchmarks, according to a study of four CBOE strategy performance benchmark indices. »

Amundi brings real and alternative assets to single platform

Tue, 27/09/2016 - 14:06

French asset management firm Amundi is launching a single platform designed to bring its real and alternative assets under one entity and drive its aim of becoming one of the leading alternative asset managers in Europe. »

Steve Nadel, Seward & Kissel

Vast disparity in types of investors securing side letter arrangements

Tue, 27/09/2016 - 08:44

Funds-of-funds entered into side letters – special agreements that hedge fund managers sometimes make with investors, overriding general terms applicable to other investors – six times as often as non-profit institutions and nearly four times as often as corporate pension funds. »

Edward T Tilly, CBOE

CBOE Holdings to acquire Bats Global Markets

Mon, 26/09/2016 - 14:31

CBOE Holdings is to acquires Bats Global in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately USD32.50 per share, or a total of approximately USD3.2 billion, consisting of 31 per cent cash and 69 per cent CBOE Holdings stock. »

Mike Asher, RFA

RFA’s Multi-Cloud platform offers the best of both worlds

Mon, 26/09/2016 - 10:45

Richard Fleischman & Associates Inc (RFA) has launched the RFA Multi-Cloud platform to enable RFA clients to more efficiently scale up and scale down their cloud platform requirements in line with their business needs. And, importantly, in full compliance with regulation.  »

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