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Vote now! Hedgeweek Global Awards 2018

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 16:46

Voting for the for the 2018 edition of the annual Hedgeweek Global Awards is now open. These prestigious awards recognise excellence among hedge fund managers and service providers around the world. »

James Williams, Global Fund Media

The Bahamas prepares risk-based approach to regulatory oversight

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:55

Last July, the Securities Commission of The Bahamas (the Commission) embarked on a process to overhaul the Investment Funds Act. The Investment Funds Act 2003 was largely structured to be in line with the operations of fiduciary administrators and did not necessarily account for the appropriate regulation of the various roles within a fund structure.  »

Bitcoin

Vela ready for bitcoin futures trading on Cboe and CME

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 09:57

Market access technology provider Vela is to support bitcoin futures, meaning that firms wishing to take advantage of the new contracts from Cboe Futures Exchange (CFE) and CME Group Inc (CME) can receive market data and trading access without delay from launch. »

Enrico Bruni, Tradeweb

Tradeweb secures OTF authorisation

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 09:48

Tradeweb has secured authorisation from the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to operate an Organised Trading Facility (OTF), effective from 3 January 2018. »

Peter Fredriksson, Baymarkets

Oslo Stock Exchange upgrades Oslo Connect

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 09:46

Oslo Børs, the Oslo Stock Exchange, and Baymarkets Technology AB (Baymarkets), have implemented upgrades to the Baymarkets OTC system, which is used by Oslo Connect, to provide Tailor Made derivatives and reporting OTC derivatives transactions. »

Michael Leibrock, DTCC

Geopolitical risk hits record high in new DTCC survey

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 09:44

Geopolitical uncertainties in Asia, as well as prolonged uncertainties associated with Brexit negotiations, have positioned geopolitical risk as a top risk to watch in 2018, according to a new survey published by The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC). »

Tom Wrobel, Societe Generale

CTA performance continued to improve in November

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 09:39

Following an improvement in performance in October, the Societe Generale CTA Index continued its positive run last months as it gained 0.30 per cent in November, increasing gains for the year to 1.77 per cent. »

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Cboe bitcoin futures trading volume totals more than 4,000 contracts on first day of trading

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 09:35

Cboe Global Markets’ Cboe bitcoin futures (XBT) traded a reported 4,127 contracts in their first day of trading. XBT futures debuted Sunday, 10 December, at 5:00 pm CT, the beginning of Global Trading Hours. The first trading session closed at 3:15 pm CT on 11 December. »

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CFTC clarifies CTA registration requirements under MiFID II

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 08:53

The CFTC has issued interpretative guidance providing that a futures commission merchant (FCM), swap dealer (SD), or introducing broker (IB) that receives separate compensation for commodity trading advice is not required to register as a commodity trading adviser. »

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Birch Century International opens New Tokyo office

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 08:50

Birch Century International, a global alternative asset manager, is to open a new Tokyo based office, authorised by the Financial Services Agency of Japan. Birch Century International Japan will provide accredited investors with access to the company's alternative investment and asset management platforms. »

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