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NEWSLETTER | 15 Apr 2019  
Liquidnet launches EU operations in Dublin
Mon | 15 Apr 2019, 10:21
Liquidnet, a global institutional investment network, has launched its EU operations in Dublin, with Liquidnet EU Limited (located in Dublin’s International Financial Services Centre), now authorised by the Central Bank of Ireland as a MiFID II investment firm and MTF operator. 
Linedata survey finds asset managers seek data ‘quick wins’ as performance fears persist
Mon | 15 Apr 2019, 10:19
The results of Linedata’s ninth Global Asset Management Survey reveal a desire among asset managers to capitalise on quick wins from data analytics and digitialisation to protect investment and operational performance against the potential for further market dislocation.
Crypto exchange OKEx expands fiat-to-token trading with Euro, Lira and Ruble
Mon | 15 Apr 2019, 10:24
OKEx, a Malta-based digital asset exchange, has launched Euro (EUR), Turkish Lira (TRY), and Russian Ruble (RUB) markets on its C2C fiat-to-token trading platform. 
NAM UK launches Global Sustainable Equity Fund
Mon | 15 Apr 2019, 10:23
Nomura Asset Management UK  (NAM UK) has launched its Global Sustainable Equity Fund offering investors exposure to companies aiming to make a positive impact on the environment and society. 
Stone Harbor makes Chief Developed Market Economist appointment
Mon | 15 Apr 2019, 10:27
Stone Harbor Investment Partners (Stone Harbor), a manager of credit strategies in emerging markets, global high yield, and multi-sector, has appointed Seamus Smyth as Chief Developed Market Economist. 
Cappitech launches MiFID II market intelligence product
Mon | 15 Apr 2019, 10:17
Cappitech, a provider of regulatory reporting and intelligence solutions for the financial services industry, has launched RTS 28 Market Intelligence, a product that allows financial institutions to use regulatory compliance data to their own advantage.  
Founding CEO of AFME, to step down after nine years
Mon | 15 Apr 2019, 10:15
Simon Lewis OBE, Chief Executive of Financial Markets in Europe (AFME) is stepping down from his role when his current contract expires at the end of October.
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Identifying a pure merger arbitrage strategy in the event-driven space

A recent study by the Strategic Consulting team, Prime Services, Barclays Capital, found that since 2010, merger arbitrage was the highest performing alpha generating strategy, returning 2.6 per cent (annualised). But in Europe, this strategy, which used to be referred to as risk arbitrage, is less obviously well known to investors than in the US. Part of this is down to not knowing what the right questions are to ask, when seeking out a ‘pure play’ merger arbitrage manager in the wider event-driven category.


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