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Stanislas de Bailliencourt, Sycomore

Sycomore Asset Management launches Sycomore Next Generation

Mon, 14/10/2019 - 17:45

Sycomore Asset Management (Sycomore AM) has broadened its range of SRI funds with the launch of SRI Next Generation, a fund with a focus on companies offering business models that are compatible with sustainable growth objectives. »

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ECC appoints Chief Information Officer

Mon, 14/10/2019 - 15:43

The Supervisory Board of European Commodity Clearing AG (ECC) has appointed Jens Rick as Chief Information Officer (CIO) effective 1 November with responsibility for the operation and development of ECC’s clearing systems and IT operations.   Rick also joins the Management Board of the clearing house.   The role of CIO is a new position at ECC before and reflects the growing importance of the IT landscape and its operation and development within EEX Group. Rick has been Chief Information Officer of European Energy Exchange AG (EEX) since 1 February 2019. »

Darren Bishop, IOWA Rocks

New Change FX joins IOWA.rocks community

Mon, 14/10/2019 - 15:39

New Change FX (NCFX), an independent data and analytics business, has joined IOWA.rocks, a new financial data marketplace. »

Patrice Rassou, Ashburton

Ashburton Investments appoints CIO

Mon, 14/10/2019 - 15:32

Patrice Rassou (pictured) has been appointed chief investment officer (CIO) of Ashburton Investments, the asset management business of FirstRand Limited. »

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Oil prices, production back to normal after Saudi Arabia attacks, but security concerns remain

Mon, 14/10/2019 - 11:01

By Beatrice Bedeschi – A month after the drone attacks on the Abqaiq and Khurais oil facilities, Saudi Arabia has surprised observers by being able to bring oil production capacity to nearly pre-attack levels, which has quickly stabilised oil prices after the spikes seen in the immediate aftermath of the incidents. »

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BlueBay launches Emerging Markets Short Duration Fund

Mon, 14/10/2019 - 10:50

Specialist fixed income manager, BlueBay Asset Management (BlueBay), has launched a new actively managed emerging markets short duration bond fund, The BlueBay Emerging Market Aggregate Short Duration Bond Fund. »

MUFG Investor Services acquires select divisions of Maitland’s hedge fund administration business

Mon, 14/10/2019 - 09:15

MUFG Investor Services, a global asset servicing arm of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), is to acquire select divisions of the fund administration business of Maitland, a privately owned global advisory, administration and family office firm. »

Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index up 0.14 per cent in September

Mon, 14/10/2019 - 09:14

The Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index, which provides a representative baseline for how the broad liquid alternative investment category performs, returned 0.14 per cent in September, underperforming the 0.45 per cent monthly return of the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index. »

Bill Stone, SS&C Globe Op

S&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index down 0.24 per cent in September

Fri, 11/10/2019 - 14:42

The gross return of the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index for September 2019 measured -0.24 per cent. »

Luke Ellis, Man Group

Man Group FUM down 1 per cent in three months to end of September

Fri, 11/10/2019 - 10:24

In the three months to 30 September 2019, FUM at Man Group decreased 1 per cent to USD112.7 billion driven by net outflows of USD1.1 billion (comprising sales of USD6.6 billion and redemptions of USD7.7 billion) and negative FX and other movements of USD1.3 billion, partially offset by positive investment movement of USD0.7 billion.  »

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