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Integration of transaction cost analysis is fundamental for redefining best execution in fixed income markets, says TABB Group

Integration of transaction cost analysis is fundamental for redefining best execution in fixed income markets, says TABB Group

Wed, 27/07/2016 - 15:00

Banks are battling the rising cost of running their bond businesses by increasingly favouring a riskless-principal or order-driving trading model that leaves the responsibility to determine the best price for a bond increasingly shifting to pre-trade and real-time price modelling, according to TABB Group research on credit trading. »

Eurizon launches securitised bond fund

Wed, 27/07/2016 - 12:10

Eurizon Capital has launched the Eurizon EasyFund Securitized Bond Fund which invests in the structured credit market, a market the firm says is being promoted and strengthened by the coordinated action of the ECB and the European Commission (via the Capital Markets Union). »

KCG to acquire Neonet

KCG to acquire Neonet

Wed, 27/07/2016 - 10:12

KCG Holdings is to acquire Neonet Securities, an independent agency broker and execution specialist based in Stockholm, from its shareholders Hay Tor Capital, KAS BANK and Cidron Delfi Intressenter Holding. »

Investment funds lawyer Christopher Knight joins Akin Gump in Hong Kong

Investment funds lawyer Christopher Knight joins Akin Gump in Hong Kong

Wed, 27/07/2016 - 10:00

Investment funds lawyer Christopher Knight (pictured) has joined Akin Gump as counsel in its investment management practice in the Hong Kong office. »

Taiwan exchange launches smart beta indices

Wed, 27/07/2016 - 08:51

Taiwan Stock Exchange subsidiary, Taiwan Index Plus Corporation, has launched two new smart beta indices – the ‘TIP TAIEX+ Dividend Appreciation 100 Index’ (DVA 100 Index) and the ‘TIP TAIEX+ Dividend Appreciation 150 Index’ (DVA 150 Index).  »

Endowment portfolios with more than 15 per cent PE and VC allocations outperform peers

Endowment portfolios with more than 15 per cent PE and VC allocations outperform peers

Wed, 27/07/2016 - 07:57

The gap between top performing endowment portfolios and the median has been wide of late, and a key indicator of better performance is a 15 per cent or greater allocation to private investments like venture capital, private equity and distressed assets. »

UBS Asset Management appoints Hayden Briscoe as head of fixed income, Asia Pacific

UBS Asset Management appoints Hayden Briscoe as head of fixed income, Asia Pacific

Wed, 27/07/2016 - 07:54

UBS Asset Management has appointed Hayden Briscoe (pictured) as head of fixed income, Asia Pacific, with immediate effect. »

Teton Advisors launches TETON Convertible Securities Fund

Teton Advisors launches TETON Convertible Securities Fund

Wed, 27/07/2016 - 07:45

Teton Advisors has launched the TETON Convertible Securities Fund, which will be managed by the Dinsmore Group investment team. »

Alpima selects Advent Portfolio Exchange and Moxy

Alpima selects Advent Portfolio Exchange and Moxy

Tue, 26/07/2016 - 14:55

Alpima, a London-based advisory firm serving professional and institutional clients, has selected SS&C’s Advent Portfolio Exchange (APX) and Moxy to support its digital advisory platform. »

Northern Trust to implement GlobalCollateral’s Settlement Messaging Service

Northern Trust to implement GlobalCollateral’s Settlement Messaging Service

Tue, 26/07/2016 - 14:52

Northern Trust, one of the world’s largest fund administrators, is to implement the Settlement Messaging Service of GlobalCollateral, a joint venture of Euroclear and The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC). »

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