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GPIF suspends stock lending

Wed, 04/12/2019 - 08:02

GPIF, the Japanese Government pension fund and the largest pool of retirement savings in the world, has suspended stock lending in a move that will have implications for short-sellers including hedge funds. »

Liontrust expands distribution in Iberia

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 14:50

Liontrust has recruited Gonzalo Thomé to expand the company’s distribution in Spain, Portugal and Andorra. »

Daniela Klasen-Martin, Crestbridge

Crestbridge secures Luxembourg funds administration licence

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 13:45

Crestbridge has been granted a funds administration licence in Luxembourg in a move that significantly bolsters the company’s capabilities in the jurisdiction and its multi-jurisdictional proposition for alternative fund managers. »

Poor ESG performance increases likelihood of activist investor attention

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 12:08

Companies ranked in the bottom 50 per cent of ESG performance are significantly more likely to attract activists’ attention, according to the findings of Alvarez & Marsal’s (A&M) latest analysis and predictor of shareholder activism in Europe, the A&M Activist Alert (AAA). »

Jim Warren, SEI

SEI launches developer portal 

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 10:52

SEI has launched the SEI Developer Portal (the Portal), a global, self-service offering featuring SEI’s suite of application programming interfaces (APIs) for web, mobile, single-page, and client/server development. »

Smart Data analytics to play key role in reducing buyside & sellside trading costs

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 10:50

New research produced by GreySpark Partners, a global capital markets consultancy, examines the role that a new breed of Big Data known as Smart Data can play in maximising the value of the client-facing and operational data assets continually maintained by buyside and sellside firms in the daily running of cash equities, fixed income and currencies (FIC) trading businesses. »

Alistair McGill, Broadridge

Broadridge launches new AI and machine learning platform for reconciliation, matching and exception management operations

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 10:47

Broadridge Financial Solutions has launched Broadridge Data Control Intelligent Automation, a new artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) platform built to be deployed across industry-wide reconciliation, matching and exception management applications. »

Dmitri Galinov, 24Exchange

Multi-asset class OTC trading platform 24 Exchange goes live

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 10:45

24 Exchange, a new offshore, multi-asset class, over-the-counter (OTC) platform, is now live and open for trading. »

’Hedge fund alternatives’ pass their first test, says Cambridge Associates

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 10:43

Alternative Risk Premia (ARP) funds – a newer breed of ‘hedge fund alternatives’ – passed their first test during the market correction in the fourth quarter of 2018 by outperforming other comparable major asset classes. »

Alexander Tkachenko, VNX Exchange

VNX Exchange Partners with Sumsub to provide compliance solution

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 10:41

Luxembourg-based VNX Exchange is joining forces with Sumsub, a scalable solution for KYC/AML regulatory compliance, to stay in line with growing jurisdictional demands and ensure compliance of its platform. »

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