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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.  »

Sol Waksman, BarclayHedge

Barclay CTA Index up 0.35 per cent in December

Thu, 26/01/2017 - 08:48

Managed futures traders gained 0.35 per cent in December, according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. »

Rajen Sheth, Pirum Systems

BGC Brokers and Pirum launch ColleX for post-trade connectivity

Wed, 25/01/2017 - 09:29

BGC Brokers is collaborating with Pirum Systems, a provider of connectivity and real-time straight-through processing (STP) to the securities finance industry, to launch ColleX which is aimed at improving post-trade efficiency for clients. »

Gina Miller, SCM Direct

UK government loses Gina Miller Brexit vote appeal

Tue, 24/01/2017 - 09:51

A majority of eight to three of the Supreme Court judges has found in favour of Gina Miller’s (pictured) campaign that the UK Government cannot trigger Article 50 to begin the formal process of leaving the European Union without an Act of Parliament.  »

Jack Inglis, AIMA

Hedge funds beat stocks and bonds on a risk-adjusted basis in 2016

Tue, 24/01/2017 - 08:42

Hedge funds outperformed equities and bonds on a risk-adjusted basis in 2016, producing net gains for their investors worth around USD120 billion, according to the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) and data provider Preqin. »

Revel Wood, FundRock

FundRock to acquire Fund Partners

Tue, 24/01/2017 - 08:33

Professional Partners Administration has reached an agreement to sell its authorised corporate director (ACD) operation, Fund Partners, to independent Luxembourg-based fund management company FundRock Management Company. »

Kenneth Heinz. HFR

Hedge funds see largest annual increase since 2014

Fri, 20/01/2017 - 17:15

HFR’s latest report finds that total hedge fund industry capital rose for the third consecutive quarter, surpassing the USD3 trillion milestone for the first time. »

Citigroup to pay USD25m to settle Treasury futures spoofing charges

Citigroup to pay USD25m to settle Treasury futures spoofing charges

Fri, 20/01/2017 - 08:49

Citigroup is to pay USD25 million to settle CFTC charges against for spoofing – bidding or offering with the intent to cancel the bid or offer before execution — in US Treasury futures markets and failed to diligently supervise the activities of its employees and agents. »

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