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Mercer appoints UK Investments Leader

Mercer appoints UK Investments Leader

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 14:12

Mercer has appointed Steven Blackie (pictured) as the new UK Head of Investments. Blackie, who is based in Mercer’s Edinburgh office, will be responsible for continuing the recent growth and success of the Investments business in the UK.  »

Euronext reports 11.9 per cent increase in third party revenue in H1 2015

Euronext reports 11.9 per cent increase in third party revenue in H1 2015

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 14:10

Third party quarterly revenue increased by +11.9 per cent to EUR130.1 million (Q2 2014: EUR116.3 million), driven by very strong performance in the cash trading business, underpinned by robust economic trading conditions.  »

ESMA recommends granting Jersey funds and managers an AIFMD passport

ESMA recommends granting Jersey funds and managers an AIFMD passport

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 14:01

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has made a recommendation to the European Parliament, Council and Commission, that Jersey should be amongst those ‘third countries’ granted an AIFMD passport.   »

Investors recognise advanced beta equity investing as a promising avenue, says new survey

Investors recognise advanced beta equity investing as a promising avenue, says new survey

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 13:59

In a new study produced as part of the Société Générale Prime Services (Newedge) research chair on “Advanced Modelling for Alternative Investments”, EDHEC-Risk Institute attempts to give an overall view on alternative equity beta strategies, to determine the areas of usage and to analyse the alternative equity beta practices and perceptions of investment professionals.  »

One in four fund managers expect competition from new entrants in next five years

One in four fund managers expect competition from new entrants in next five years

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 13:55

One in four (25 per cent) senior asset management executives believe it’s “highly likely” they will face direct competition from a non-traditional new entrant such as a technology or non-financial services company within the next five years. »

DTCC urges legislation to help deliver G20 goals

DTCC urges legislation to help deliver G20 goals

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 13:52

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) has urged legislative and industry action to address three key obstacles that are hindering achievement of the G20 transparency goals set forth by policymakers in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis.  »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

How to establish Best Practices in cybersecurity

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 11:00

With cyber risks increasing year-on-year, and regulators such as the Securities and Exchange Commission (`SEC') taking an increasingly prominent role in assessing the preparedness of broker-dealers and registered investment advisors, establishing cybersecurity best practices is not only useful; it's a necessity. »

Bob Guilbert, Ezecastle

SEC guidance on cybersecurity

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 11:00

Cybercrime could extract up to 20 per cent of the global economic value created by the Internet through fraud and espionage, according to the Centre for Strategic and International Studies. Following last year's Cyber-Security Risk Alert, the SEC's Division of Investment Management released guidance this April to help investment managers prevent external attacks.  »

James Tedman

Developing a balanced approach to cybersecurity

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 11:00

There is a tendency when faced with a potentially serious threat to take extreme measures in life. Cybersecurity is no different. Many firms are looking for a quick fix, even if it comes with a high price tag. However, should managers take a more balanced and common sense approach to tackling the issue of cybersecurity, before spending vital operating capital on expensive individual solutions? »

Gerhard Grueter

System integration has created cyber threat

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 11:00

Today's world has never been more interwoven. Cybersecurity risks have grown exponentially as global businesses have become more integrated with counterparties and system architectures have grown in complexity. In the opinion of Gerhard Grueter, co-founder of Lawson Conner, a market leader in compliance solutions for the investment fund industry, the topic is only going to get bigger.  »

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Ken MacCuish, Intralinks

A couple of years ago, the title Chief Information Security Officer, or CISO for short, was a foreign concept within the hedge fund community. The winds have changed, however, as hedge funds become increasingly targeted by cyber hackers, causing many to hire a CISO to uphold the network integrity of the firm.  ... »

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State Street Global Advisors – Volatility and the benefits of downside protection strategies

State Street Global Advisors has unveiled the results of an in-depth survey of 420 senior executives within global private and public pension plans, endowments, foundations and sovereign wealth funds, summarised in this keynote Hedgeweek Special Report... »

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Hedge Fund Technology 2015

Hedge Fund Technology 2015

Tue, 19/05/2015 - 11:00

This keynote Hedgeweek Special Report surveys the key technology products and software solutions available to hedge funds,, and drills down into each one through interviews and analysis to summarise their benefits to COOs, CTOs and CFOs at hedge funds... »

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AlphaQ – April 2015

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Tue, 21/04/2015 - 10:00

The hunt for diverse streams of alpha is intensifying, and skill-based risk-adjusted returns are the Holy Grail for all investment managers. Global Fund Media (GFM) brings you AlphaQ, a bi-monthly compendium of investment ideas, skill and talent across all asset classes, and a network of the best asset management talent... »

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Investing in commodities can yield handsome returns, but investors need to focus sharply on timing and diversify their portfolios away from traditional safe havens and into sectors such as agriculturals and products such as ETFs. As one expert reveals in this special report, "Gold is not the only yellow commodity one should have in their portfolio"... »

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AlphaQ - June 2015

AlphaQ – June 2015

Tue, 23/06/2015 - 11:00

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