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Neuberger Berman launches Macro Opportunities FX Fund

Mon, 09/12/2019 - 17:07

Neuberger Berman has launched the Neuberger Berman Macro Opportunities FX Fund, which aims to deliver positive returns of 5-6 per cent in excess of cash per annum before fees, primarily by exploring relative value across G10 currencies. »

Emmanuel Hauptmann, RAM Active Investments

European value stocks now represent a ‘structural opportunity’ says RAM Active Investments

Mon, 09/12/2019 - 12:31

Risk concentration in investor portfolios has been building in a prevailing ‘risk-on’ environment, leading to substantial growth in global equity markets over the past decade. There are numerous reasons for this, led principally by the decisive action of central bankers to print money through quantitative easing. This has led to an artificial suppression of market volatility causing equities to boom and fixed income yields to head into unparalleled negative territory.  »

Notz Stucki acquires alternative manager Jam Research

Mon, 09/12/2019 - 10:42

Geneva-based group Notz Stucki has acquired the Geneva-based alternative management company JAM Research, a provider of hedge fund investment services to wealthy private clients. »

Seonaid Mackenzie, Sturgeon Ventures

New FCA regime’s failure to include appointed representatives is an oversight, saysSturgeon Ventures

Mon, 09/12/2019 - 09:49

The Senior Managers & Certification Regime that comes into effect today (9 December) is a positive step for the financial services industry – but its failure to include Appointed Representative Firms (ARFs) and their individuals is an oversight, according to Sturgeon Ventures, a regulatory incubator. »

Daron Pearce, BNY Mellon

BNY Mellon and SimCorp partner to deliver optimised data integration and transparency through open architecture

Mon, 09/12/2019 - 09:28

The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (BNY Mellon) and SimCorp have partnered to connect BNY Mellon’s range of custody capabilities – including settlement, safekeeping, and cash and securities services – with SimCorp’s integrated front-to-back investment management system, SimCorp Dimension. »

Mediolanum Group opens new European Funds HQ

Mon, 09/12/2019 - 09:24

Mediolanum Banking Group has officially opened it new European Asset Management Headquarters in Dublin. The Irish operations of Banca Mediolanum comprise Mediolanum International Funds Limited (MIFL) and Mediolanum International Life Dac. »

Kenneth J Heinz, HFR

Healthcare and technology lead HFRI gains into year-end

Mon, 09/12/2019 - 09:23

Heading into year-end, hedge funds extended their run of positive performance in November with broad-based gains across all strategies, led by the high-beta exposure sub-strategies, Healthcare, Technology, and Fundamental Value. »

First Eagle to acquire alternative credit manager THL Credit

Mon, 09/12/2019 - 09:20

First Eagle Investment Management (First Eagle) is to acquire THL Credit Advisors, an alternative credit manager with approximately USD17 billion in assets under management as of 30 September, 2019. »

Travis Schwab

Eventus Systems selects Itiviti’s Managed FIX Service for drop copy consolidation

Fri, 06/12/2019 - 10:12

Eventus Systems, a global trade surveillance and market risk platform provider, has selected Itiviti’s Managed FIX Service to consolidate drop copies from market centres. »

Tom Wrobel, Societe Generale

CTAs make gains in November as short-term strategies lead performance

Fri, 06/12/2019 - 09:15

Following two challenging months, all SG CTA indices were back in positive territory in November with the SG CTA Index closing the month at +0.87 per cent as 14 out of 20 constituents were positive and cemented their gains YTD, up at +6.93 per cent. »


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