Handshake

Alliance Trust appoints Peter Michaelis as head of equities

Ilario di Bon has stepped down as head of equities at Alliance Trust to pursue other opportunities and will be succeeded by Peter Michaelis. »


Dubai

eVestment opens Dubai office

eVestment has opened its newest office in Dubai, its first office in the Middle East. »


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ISDA and Markit offer counterparty classification tool for Canadian derivatives trade reporting rule compliance

The International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) and Markit have launched the ISDA Canadian Representation Letter on ISDA Amend, a joint electronic solution that streamlines aspects of compliance with Dodd-Frank, EMIR and other over-the-counter derivatives regulatory requirements. »


Hans Schlaikier, Hedgeweek

Hedge funds and investors look forward to the China Exchange Link… Hedge funds surpass 2007 leverage…

Hedge funds may drive initial demand for Shanghai-listed stocks through a linkage of the city’s bourse with that in Hong Kong, according to Goldman Sachs, reports Bloomberg. »


Trading screens

Scivantage adds OptionsPlay Ideas to investment platform

Scivantage has added equities and options investing tool OptionsPlay Ideas to its investment platform. »


IT security

FS-ISAC and DTCC launch cyber security JV Soltra

The Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) and the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) have formed a joint venture to develop and market automation solutions that advance cyber security capabilities and the resilience of critical infrastructure organisations, including financial services firms and others worldwide. »


Jigsaw pieces

Centralisation of product groups leads to better portfolio manager relationships

Centralisation of product groups leads to better portfolio relationships, according to research from global analytics firm Cerulli Associates. »


ASEAN map

AEC 2015 to further boost bullish ASEAN markets, says Barings

The roll-out of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015 will boost economic activity across the ASEAN region and support already strong growth in markets such as Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines.  »


Team meeting

AllianceBernstein expands defined contribution team

AllianceBernstein has made three new hires as it continues to expand its defined contribution team which manages more than USD30 billion in assets. »


Globe

Ramius launches fundamental global macro strategy with Quadratic Capital

Ramius, the global investment management business of Cowen Group, has partnered with Quadratic Capital to launch an options-based, fundamental global macro strategy. »


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