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Jack Inglis, AIMA

AIMA publishes guide to MiFID2

Fri, 03/02/2017 - 09:29

The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) has published a guide for investment managers to help them understand and implement the requirements of the European Union’s updated Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID2). »

Pascal Xatart, Calypso

Calypso and Equinoxe to provide back and middle office operations support

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 10:05

Calypso Technology has signed a utility partnership agreement with Equinoxe Alternative Investment Services to establish a platform to provide full back and middle office support to hedge funds and family offices who trade a broad range of instrument types. »

Amy Bensted, Preqin

Hedge fund industry AUM surpasses USD3.2tn in 2016

Wed, 01/02/2017 - 08:00

Assets held by hedge funds globally reached a record USD3.22 trillion as of the end of November 2016, according to Preqin’s 2017 Global Hedge Fund Report. »

Robert Schach, Debtwire

European restructurings predicted to hit next peak in 2017

Tue, 31/01/2017 - 14:09

The volume of European restructurings is expected to hit its next peak in 2017, according to a survey by Debtwire in conjunction with independent investment bank Greenhill and law firm Orrick. »

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.  »

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