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EDI launches Company Future Event Data service in partnership with Columba Systems

Wed, 27/11/2019 - 10:58

Exchange Data International (EDI), a provider of global security corporate actions, pricing and reference data, has partnered with Columba Systems, an independent provider of international future financial events data to both sell-side and buy-side institutions. »

Shorting equity factors doesn’t add value, says Robeco research

Wed, 27/11/2019 - 10:17

A common perception amongst academics and investors is that factor premiums, like Momentum, Value and Low-risk, exists in equity markets and should be best harvested via both long and short positions. But a team of three quant researchers and portfolio managers at Robeco have critically assessed the added value of shorts positions to harvest equity factors, and contrary to general market consensus, have found that there are none. »

Virginia Rothwell, Aztec Group

Aztec Group appoints first Chief People Officer

Wed, 27/11/2019 - 10:16

Independent fund and corporate services provider, the Aztec Group, has appointed Virginia Rothwell as its first Chief People Officer. »

Tammer Kamel, Quandl

Quandl launches E-Commerce Intelligence dataset

Wed, 27/11/2019 - 10:08

Nasdaq’s Quandl, an alternative data provider, has launched the E-Commerce Intelligence (ECI) dataset, which allows investors to track product-level e-commerce transactions on a near real-time basis. »

Tanya Scott-Tomlin, Vistra

Vistra makes senior appointments to Global Compliance Team Americas, Europe and Middle East

Wed, 27/11/2019 - 10:05

Vistra, a global corporate service, trust and fund administration provider, has made three senior appointments to its global compliance team – Stephen Costello as Regional Compliance Director, Americas & Caribbean, Salima Fajal as Regional Compliance Director, Europe, and Nico Van Bockstal as Regional Compliance Director, India, Middle East and Africa – effective immediately. »

ROW Asset Management hires institutional sales veteran

Tue, 26/11/2019 - 16:59

ROW Asset Management, a quantitative global macro investment firm founded in 2010, has hired Andy Schneider as Managing Director, Global Head of Business Development, effective immediately.  »

Michael Killourhy, Ogier

BVI SPACS

Tue, 26/11/2019 - 14:38

By Michael Killourhy, Ogier – 2017 and 2018 were record setting years for Special Purpose Acquistion Company (SPAC) offerings in the United States. Strong demand continued into 2019, with SPAC IPOs crossing the 100 mark by end Q2 2019. SPACs are publicly-traded investment vehicles that raise funds via an IPO to complete a targeted acquisition (a “business combination”) within a limited time frame (18-24 months). »

Walter Reich, Tovel Group

Inside the approved manager regime

Tue, 26/11/2019 - 14:35

Since the Approved Manager Regulations were implemented in the BVI in 2012, smaller managers seeking a more simplified approval process and lighter touch regulatory framework compared to the Securities and Investment Business Act (SIBA) have really benefited.  »

Jacques Roux, KPMG

Technology innovation is re-shaping the market

Tue, 26/11/2019 - 14:31

Interview with Jacques Roux (pictured), Managing Director, Audit, KPMG »

Simon Gray, BVI Finance

BVI: the new home of the start-up hedge fund manager

Tue, 26/11/2019 - 14:27

By Simon Gray, BVI Finance – A new generation of hedge fund managers are looking to make a name for themselves. But starting a fund, raising money and managing a back office can be a gruelling task even for the most talented rising stars. »

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