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David Vincent

R5FX selects smartTrade Technologies for emerging markets FX platform

Thu, 16/07/2015 - 12:37

smartTrade Technologies, a provider of multi asset trading solutions for banks, brokers and asset managers, is to build and host the e-trading platform for R5FX, a new liquidity pool specialising in the trading of emerging market currencies. »

Martin Seagroatt

Synthetic financing: Target operating models and technology challenges

Thu, 16/07/2015 - 07:31

Thirty two per cent of market participants are currently booking Synthetic Financing transactions such as Total Return Swaps and Portfolio Swaps, according to a survey by swaps technology provider 4sight and consultancy The Field Effect. »

Jack Seibald, Concept Capital

Cowen Group to acquire Concept Capital

Wed, 15/07/2015 - 17:42

Cowen Group is to acquire Concept Capital, an independent provider of prime brokerage services. Financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed, but Cowen Group expects the acquisition to be accretive to earnings in 2015.   »

Aref Karim, CEO and CIO of QCM

Quality Capital Management Launches QCM AFP UCITS Fund

Wed, 15/07/2015 - 14:04

Quality Capital Management (QCM), a UK-based global systematic macro investment manager, has launched its Alpha Financials Programme on the MontLake UCITS platform, an independent platform for UCITS funds.  »

Monique Mel

FCA fines firms and individuals over GBP1bn for market integrity breaches

Wed, 15/07/2015 - 13:58

The FCA fined firms and individuals a total of GBP1.23 billion in 2014 for market integrity related breaches, which included abusive market behaviour such as: manipulation, insider dealing, FX failings and benchmark (i.e. Libor) manipulation.  »

Michael Hartnett

Investors hiking cash holdings in face of lowered confidence in China, says BofAML survey

Wed, 15/07/2015 - 13:55

Global investors have raised their holdings of cash significantly in response to a weaker global economic outlook, particularly in China, according to the BofA Merrill Lynch Fund Manager Survey for July.  »

Robin Bowie, Dexcion Capital

Challenger’s Fidante Partners acquires Dexion Capital

Wed, 15/07/2015 - 08:11

Challenger Limited’s boutique funds management division, Fidante Partners, is to acquire 100 per cent of European alternative investments group Dexion Capital Holdings Limited. »

Bill Ston, SS&C GlobeOp

SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index down 0.65 per cent in June

Tue, 14/07/2015 - 14:07

The gross return of the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index for June 2015 measured -0.65 per cent, while hedge fund flows as measured by the SS&C GlobeOp Capital Movement Index declined 2.71 per cent in July. »

Jess Ravich

TCW offers first alternative mutual fund

Tue, 14/07/2015 - 07:30

The TCW Group has partnered with Gargoyle Investment Advisor to offer its first alternative mutual fund, the TCW | Gargoyle Hedged Value Fund (TFHIX / TFHVX).  »

James Skegg

Managed futures endure mixed first half of 2015

Tue, 14/07/2015 - 07:26

Following the strongest first quarter since 2008, managed futures endured a challenging second quarter of 2015, according to the latest performance data for Societe Generale Prime Services’ Newedge CTA indices. »

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