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Marc Denogent, HFR

HFR to launch HFRI-I futures contract

Mon, 31/10/2016 - 17:25

Hedge fund data provider HFR is at an advanced stage of working with one of the large global derivatives exchanges to develop a new investment product, the HFRI-I futures contract, a contract based on the HFRI-I Fund Weighted Composite Investable Index.  The firm writes that once launched, this will be an industry first.  »

Garry Jones, LME

LMEshield to launch in China

Mon, 31/10/2016 - 11:07

The London Metal Exchange (LME) and Henry Bath, whose shareholders include CMST Development and Mercuria Energy, have set up a pilot programme for the launch of the LMEshield commodities safeguarding system in China. »


It all comes down to style in managed futures

Fri, 28/10/2016 - 10:14

Managed futures have become an alternative asset class that is widely used by investors seeking overall portfolio diversification and absolute returns independent of the direction of broad equity and bond markets, according to a study by alternative investment managers Steben & Company. »

Bill Speth, CBOE

CBOE launches Smile Index based on implied volatilities of S&P 500 options

Thu, 27/10/2016 - 11:00

Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) has launched the CBOE S&P 500 Smile Index, a premium-capture strategy benchmark index based on the steepness of the curve of implied volatilities of S&P 500 Index (SPX) options. »

Samantha Roady, Gain Capital

City Index tightens major FX spreads

Thu, 27/10/2016 - 09:55

City Index has reduced its spreads across a wide range of FX pairs, with AUD/USD, EUR/USD and USD/JPY now to be priced from 0.5 pts and GBP/USD from 0.8 pts. »

Martin Scheck, ICMA

Guide to best practice for EU corporate debt private placement market launches

Wed, 26/10/2016 - 09:57

The European Corporate Debt Private Placement (ECPP) Joint Committee, coordinated by the International Capital Market Association (ICMA), has launched an updated version of the European Corporate Debt Private Placement Market Guide. »

Adding leverage to a fund does not always increase risk, says study

Adding leverage to a fund does not always increase risk, says study

Wed, 26/10/2016 - 09:52

Adding leverage to an alternative investment fund does not necessarily increase the risk, according to a study by the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) and the CAIA Association. »

Mohammed Al Ardhi, Investcorp

Investcorp buys 3i's debt management business

Tue, 25/10/2016 - 10:13

Alternative investment specialist Investcorp has agreed to acquire the debt management business of 3i (3iDM) from UK-based 3i Group for GBP222 million (approximately USD271 million). »

Amy Bensted, Preqin

Asia hedge fund industry sees drop in launches in Q3

Mon, 24/10/2016 - 09:40

North America-based hedge fund managers accounted for 76 per cent of the 118 new launches in the third quarter, a 12-month high, while both Europe and Asia Pacific-based managers accounted for smaller proportions. »

MPI’s endowment research shows highest performers in 2016

Fri, 21/10/2016 - 14:40

Research and analytics firm MPI has published an assessment of Ivy League endowments’ 2016 FY Performance. The firm writes that asset allocation remains the largest determining factor in endowment performance. »

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