Joe Moynihan, Jersey Finance

Number of Jersey Private Funds Funds up 25 per cent in six months

Tue, 17/09/2019 - 15:02

The number of Jersey Private Funds (JPF) had increased 25 per cent in six months. Figures from the Jersey Financial Services Commission (JFSC) showed that the number of JPFs, a structure introduced in 2017 to cater specifically for the needs of small groups of sophisticated investors, had reached 257 by 30 June 2019, up from 205 at the end of 2018, with assets under management of GBP43 billion. »

Sol Waksman, BarclayHedge

Hedge funds down 0.78 per cent in August, says Backstop BarclayHedge

Fri, 13/09/2019 - 09:28

The hedge fund industry posted negative returns in August, dropping 0.78 per cent, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index, compiled by BarclayHedge, a division of Backstop Solutions. By comparison, the S&P Total Return Index was down 1.58 per cent in August. »

Matthew Stauffer, DTCC

DTCC charts path for optimal ‘no-touch processing’

Thu, 12/09/2019 - 10:36

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), the premier post-trade market infrastructure for the global financial services industry, has outlined a vision for institutional trade processing that realises the goal of straight-through processing by eliminating inefficient manual touch points. »

Peter Greene, Lowenstein Sandler

Hedge funds of all sizes are using more alternative data, but concerns remain, says Lowenstein Sandler survey

Wed, 11/09/2019 - 09:24

Over 80 per cent of hedge funds are using alternative data in some capacity, according to a new survey fro law firm Lowenstein Sandler’s Investment Management Group. »

Tom Wrobel, Societe Generale

CTAs deliver strong performance in August

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 15:51

Following a strong July, CTAs reported positive performance again in August. The SG CTA Index was up +3.45 per cent, adding to gains of over +10 per cent YTD, which would put them on track for their best year since 2014. »

DTCC and Accenture unveil DLT governance operating model

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 10:15

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) and Accenture have published a white paper, Governing DLT Networks, which outlines a DLT governance operating model to manage risks and consequences of an evolving DLT landscape. »

Maxime Jeanniard du Dot

Lacklustre reviews leave fund managers in the dark over broker performance, says OpenGamma study

Tue, 03/09/2019 - 10:17

Fund managers may be unaware as to exactly where and how much money is being spent with brokers due to a failure to fully review all their relationships qualitatively and quantitatively. »

Emma Kalliomaki, DSB

DSB consultation reveals significant appetite for further data and cybersecurity analysis

Mon, 19/08/2019 - 08:57

The latest consultation by the Derivatives Service Bureau (DSB) has revealed significant industry appetite for further analysis on functionality that may be helpful in delivering improved data quality, standardisation and automation as well as further strengthening the DSB’s cybersecurity processes and governance. »

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