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FIS introduces new AI solution to augment credit intelligence and data analysis

FIS introduces new AI solution to augment credit intelligence and data analysis

The fallout from the Greensill collapse in recent weeks has highlighted just how vital it is to have a transparent view on credit risk, whether it is in supply chain finance or the equity tranche of a CLO. In any investment fund the buck stops with the portfolio manager; they are the ones making critical decisions and one must assume they understand the underlying risk. 

COMMODITIES

Commodities hedge fund Westbeck outflanks benchmarks, as oil correction offers “big buying opportunity” in Q2

Commodities hedge fund Westbeck outflanks benchmarks, as oil correction offers “big buying opportunity” in Q2

The recent dip in oil markets is a “healthy correction” which heralds attractive buying opportunities, according to London-based commodities-focused hedge fund Westbeck Capital Management, which maintained its positive Q1 momentum despite March’s pullback.

TRADING

Citadel’s Ken Griffin calls for shorter settlement times in trades following GameStop debacle

Citadel’s Ken Griffin calls for shorter settlement times in trades following GameStop debacle

US hedge fund titan Kenneth Griffin (pictured), founder, CEO and co-CIO of Citadel, says the recent GameStop trading frenzy demonstrates the need to overhaul the settlement process in markets, and wants a shorter timeframe for settling trades, along with more transparent capital models.

FUND LAUNCHES

Hintze’s CQS hedge fund firm unveils new total return credit strategy after bruising 2020

Hintze’s CQS hedge fund firm unveils new total return credit strategy after bruising 2020

CQS, Sir Michael Hintze’s (pictured) long-running multi-strategy credit-focused hedge fund firm, has launched a new actively-managed strategy which aims to generate higher returns across corporate sub-investment grade opportunities against a backdrop of increased volatility and unpredictable markets.