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CTA performance improves in October

Thu, 09/11/2017 - 08:41

Following difficult conditions for CTAs for most of this year, October has seen significant improvement as all of Societe Generale’s CTA indices returned positive performance. Trend following strategies performed the best as the SG Trend Index was up 5.55 per cent for the month. »

Sascha Siegel, EEX

EEX and Global Dairy Trade to evaluate a new auction mechanism for dairy products in Europe

Mon, 04/09/2017 - 08:25

The European Energy Exchange (EEX) and Global Dairy Trade (GDT) have signed a Letter of Intent to evaluate the possibility of working together to set up and operate an auction mechanism for dairy products originating in Europe. »

Peter Reitz, EEX

EEX holds 500th German auction of emission allowances

Fri, 01/09/2017 - 10:38

Since 5 January 2010, EEX has auctioned more than 900 million emission allowances on behalf of the Federal Republic of Germany. Including the most recent 500th auction, revenue of approximately EUR6 billion has been generated in total. »

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BNP Paribas reaches settlement with US Federal Reserve over past FX market misconduct

Tue, 18/07/2017 - 10:09

BNP Paribas has agreed a settlement with the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (FRB) relating to past misconduct in its foreign exchange business. »

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INTL FCStone’s Precious Metals Division trades nearly 10 tonnes of gold on PMXecute+ platform

Mon, 05/06/2017 - 09:23

INTL FCStone’s Precious Metals Division's web-based physical gold trading platform, PMXecute+ has traded nearly 10 tonnes of gold, representing close to USD400 million in value, since its launch in late February 2017. »

Chris Cruden, Insch Capital

Insch launches gold income product

Mon, 27/02/2017 - 12:06

Insch Capital Management has launched the Gold Income Actively Managed Certificates (AMC) powered by Insch’s award-winning Kintore (Bidirectional Gold) strategy. »

Commodity fund achieves top performance

Mon, 06/02/2017 - 09:43

Cayman Islands-domiciled Montreux Natural Resources fund has come in as the second best-performing hedge fund in Preqin’s Global Hedge Fund report with a return of 142 per cent over the last 12 months, driven by the surging gold price and the performance of assets in which the fund invested. »

Marc Haynes, Cohen & Steers

Active commodity fund launched

Thu, 05/01/2017 - 12:18

Liquid real asset specialist firm Cohen & Steers has launched an active commodity fund, offering investors broad and diversified exposure to commodities through an active, long-biased investment approach based on rigorous fundamental research. »


It all comes down to style in managed futures

Fri, 28/10/2016 - 10:14

Managed futures have become an alternative asset class that is widely used by investors seeking overall portfolio diversification and absolute returns independent of the direction of broad equity and bond markets, according to a study by alternative investment managers Steben & Company. »

CTAs continue strong performance into July

Fri, 05/08/2016 - 12:10

Societe Generale Prime Services reports that CTAs continued their good performance from June with all CTA indices posting positive returns in July.  »


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