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NEWSLETTER | 4 May 2021  

“Fruitful” opportunities ahead for macro hedge funds, but credit strategies face Q2 challenges


Discretionary macro hedge funds can expect a “fruitful opportunity set” over the next three months thanks to continued market unpredictability, but falling default rates have soured the Q2 outlook for distressed credit strategies, according to Man FRM’s quarterly hedge fund outlook.



 
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More non-equity hedge funds offer founders' shares to help boost new launches
Fri | 30 Apr 2021, 13:32
More non-equity hedge funds are offering founder share classes in a bid to attract capital and get new launches off the ground.
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CME Group launches Micro Bitcoin futures
Tue | 4 May 2021, 08:42
CME Group has launched Micro Bitcoin futures, further expanding its suite of crypto derivatives offerings.
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New market intelligence service for investors launched by Procensus
Tue | 4 May 2021, 10:48
Procensus, an opinion sharing community for institutional investors, has launched a premium service which extends access to the platform’s benchmarking data to corporates, capital markets bankers, alternative asset managers and regulatory authorities, providing them with enhanced market intelligence.
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AccessFintech and SIX partner to provide CSDR eligibility, reference and price data
Tue | 4 May 2021, 09:46
AccessFintech and SIX have partnered to provide Central Securities Depositories Regulation (CSDR) eligibility and penalty data to joint CSDR customers.
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TradingScreen combines with Imagine Software
Tue | 4 May 2021, 09:00
Francisco Partners, a leading global investment firm that specialises in partnering with technology businesses, has combined TradingScreen, a provider of trading execution and order management software, and Imagine Software, a real-time risk and compliance software platform. 
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Kennedy Lewis represented by Seward & Kissel on strategic partnership with York Capital Management
Tue | 4 May 2021, 09:51
Law firm Seward & Kissel represented opportunistic credit manager Kennedy Lewis Investment Management in connection with its strategic partnership with York Capital Management to form Generate Advisors.
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nexRates now available on AWS
Tue | 4 May 2021, 08:56
nexRates, the electronic Trading-as-a-Service platform from SoftSolutions!, is now available on Amazon Web Services (AWS), having been successfully validated by a completed AWS Foundational Technical Review.
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Overall private credit default rate declines to 2.4 per cent, says Proskauer
Tue | 4 May 2021, 08:44
International law firm Proskauer has announced the results of the Proskauer Private Credit Default Index for the first quarter.
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Amber Group adds new features to Amber App
Tue | 4 May 2021, 08:41
Amber Group, a crypto trading and technology firm, has launched new features for the Amber App, which is designed to help users achieve optimal investment returns through interest rate products, yield enhancement and risk management tools. Amber’s all-in-one mobile application now includes new features such as Swap and Flexible Earn. 
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Dalzell Trading parters with Unicus Research
Fri | 30 Apr 2021, 15:11
Dalzell Trading has entered into a joint marketing and research payment agreement with Unicus Research.
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OptionMetrics secures investment to expand options and futures data solutions
Fri | 30 Apr 2021, 13:22
Leeds Equity Partners (Leeds Equity), a New York-based private equity firm, is investing in OptionMetrics, an options and futures database and analytics provider for institutional investors and academic researchers worldwide.
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Ultimus appoints head of private fund sales
Tue | 4 May 2021, 08:46
Ultimus Fund Solutions (Ultimus), an independent technology driven provider of full-service fund administration, accounting, and investor solutions, has appointed industry veteran Frank Anduiza as Executive Vice President, Head of Private Fund Sales, for Ultimus LeverPoint, the firm’s private fund administration services group. 
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Better research to help deliver on opportunity
Wed | 21 Apr 2021, 13:31
Sentieo: Best AI Technology Provider – There is still a lot of friction in the adoption of technologies which could accelerate the move to more efficient and successful research to drive investments. This is despite a growing appetite for cloud solutions and artificial intelligence on behalf of all types of institutional investors.
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Leading the way in service
Wed | 21 Apr 2021, 13:34
Waystone: Best Offshore Regulatory & Compliance Firm and Best UCITS Platform – The DMS Group and MontLake, now jointly known as Waystone, are delighted to have been recognised with European Hedgeweek awards with DMS announced as the winner of the Best Regulatory & Compliance Firm category and MontLake taking the Best UCITS Platform award.
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On the path to profitable underwriting
Wed | 21 Apr 2021, 13:38
Lockton: Best Insurance Service Provider – As the insurance market strives to achieve profitable underwriting, insurers are reducing line sizes and introducing coverage restrictions, alongside rate increases. As they navigate this tough environment to the best of their ability, providers must be prepared for better times, while managing risk on behalf of their clients.
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