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Emerging market equities & emerging market debt finished Q4 in better shape than expected, says CAMRADATA

Mon, 18/03/2019 - 14:17

Emerging market equities (EME) suffered heavy losses during 2018, however, they finished the year more strongly in relative terms, sustaining a 7.5 per cent loss of value during Q4, compared with a 13.5 per cent slide for the S&P500 and a 13.4 per cent decline for the MSCI World. »

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GAMCO Investors appoints SVP of Corporate Development

Mon, 18/03/2019 - 14:03

GAMCO Investors has appointed Howard M Green CPA as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development. »

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CTAs are on the mend, says Lyxor

Mon, 18/03/2019 - 13:59

After a dismal performance and significant outflows in 2018, trend following strategies are on the mend, according to the latest Weekly brief from Lyxor’s Cross Asset Research team. »

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Union Bancaire Privée onboards new credit long/short strategy to alternative UCITS platform

Mon, 18/03/2019 - 10:22

Union Bancaire Privée, UBP SA (UBP) is launching a new strategy on its alternative UCITS platform. Launched in partnership with New York-based alternative investment manager Global Credit Advisers (GCA), U Access (IRL) GCA Credit Long/Short UCITS is a credit long/short fund. »

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Itiviti appoints new CEO

Mon, 18/03/2019 - 10:20

Itiviti, a technology and service provider to financial institutions, has appointed Robert N Mackay as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer, starting 1 April. »

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EBS Quant Analytics platform to launch FX market’s first API streaming service

Mon, 18/03/2019 - 10:19

EBS, a provider of electronic trading platforms and technology services in foreign exchange markets, is to launch a new API streaming service on the EBS Quant Analytics platform, a community-based analytics tool.   »

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Hong Kong voted top international financial centre by global corporate services industry

Mon, 18/03/2019 - 10:17

The latest report on the corporate services industry conducted by global trust, fund administration and corporate services provider Vistra, reveals that the trend towards onshore and mid-shore jurisdiction for doing business is continuing with Hong Kong the number one choice. »

Shannon Murphy, Jefferies

Next generation technologies, as well as podcasts, are re-shaping hedge fund R&D processes

Mon, 18/03/2019 - 09:07

A new State of Our Union 2019 research report by Jefferies Prime Services has found that next generation research and development processes are flourishing, as managers revisit their approach to research in order to stay current on emerging themes and tools to improve the investment process.  »

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iCapital to provide alternative investment feeder fund services to Morgan Stanley

Fri, 15/03/2019 - 20:23

Fintech platform iCapital Network is to become exclusive feeder fund service provider for Morgan Stanley’s Wealth Management Alternative Investments Group, with responsibility for the oversight functions of the group's alternative investment feeder fund assets. »

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Bedford Row Capital appoints Philip Niemeyer as Head of Markets

Fri, 15/03/2019 - 10:04

Philip Niemeyer has been appointed as Head of Markets of Bedford Row Capital and will also be the general manager of the firm’s Amsterdam office. »

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