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Jonathan Green, Maples Group

Maples Group makes leadership appointments

Thu, 12/12/2019 - 09:39

Following Maples Group’s biennial management elections, Jonathan Green has been appointed as the company’s new Global Managing Partner, with effect from 1 December 2019. »

Swiss Blockchain Federation publishes new guidelines for digital equity and token issuers

Thu, 12/12/2019 - 09:36

The Swiss Blockchain Federation has published guidelines for issuers of digital equity and related tokens aimed particularly at helping smaller and mid-sized companies to fully leverage the issuance and trading of equity on the blockchain.  »

State Street Survey points to a bright future for both digital assets and semi-transparent ETFs in the US

Thu, 12/12/2019 - 09:35

As part of a wide ranging 2020 industry trend outlook, a survey of US asset managers and asset owners conducted by State Street Corporation predicts continued prevalence of digital assets as well as a bigger role in the industry for semi-transparent active ETFs. »

Geopolitical risks and trade tensions are biggest threats to financial stability in 2020, says new DTC survey

Thu, 12/12/2019 - 09:33

Geopolitical risks & trade tensions rank as the greatest threat to global financial stability in 2020, according to a new survey published by The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC). »

Cryptocurrency - Bitcoin

Napoleon AM launches Napoleon Bitcoin Fund

Thu, 12/12/2019 - 09:32

Napoleon AM has launched the Napoleon Bitcoin Fund, a Specialized Professional Fund under the French law, with daily liquidity, and one of the first regulated vehicles in the world offering exposure to the performance of Bitcoin, the main digital asset. »

Sol Waksman, BarclayHedge

Barclay CTA Index up 0.40 per cent in November

Thu, 12/12/2019 - 09:28

After two straight down months, the managed futures industry reversed course in November posting a 0.40 per cent monthly return, according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. Year-to-date, CTA funds posted a 5.04 per cent return through the end of November. »

Insights for emerging activist funds

Thu, 12/12/2019 - 08:50

By Gregory Marose – As hedge funds across the globe continue to face fee compression and performance headwinds, there’s a compelling rationale for managers to open up the equity activism playbook. Fund managers with the right expertise and resources can act as their own catalyst for value creation while showing current investors and prospective allocators that they’re able to generate alpha in a differentiated manner. There are even some potential tailwinds for managers to capitalise on right now.  »

Stefan Koehler, EEX

EEX Exchange Council confirms new appointment to Exchange Management Board

Wed, 11/12/2019 - 16:01

The Exchange Council of the European Energy Exchange (EEX) has confirmed the appointment of Dr Wolfgang von Rintelen to the Exchange Management Board of EEX. »

Matt Smith, SteelEye

SteelEye opens French office

Wed, 11/12/2019 - 15:57

SteelEye, a compliance technology and data analytics firm, has taken the next step in its international expansion plan with the opening of a new office in Paris. »

Michiel Meeuwissen. Kempen Capital Management

SEI Podcast Series: Evolution in asset management

Wed, 11/12/2019 - 14:53

In this latest podcast, produced in association with SEI, Michiel Meeuwissen (pictured), Head of Hedge Fund Solutions at Kempen Capital Management, and SEI’s Ross Ellis, discuss the evolution of asset management, and in particular two key trends – vulnerable economics, and emboldened investors. »


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