Currency cogs

FxPro acquires spot FX aggregator

FxPro Group has acquired spot FX aggregator Quotix in a move that gives the company full control over the provision of its FX liquidity and allows it to provide more institutional-focused services. »


UK flag

PrivatEquity.biz expands UK operations

PrivatEquity.biz, the first secondary market trading platform in Israel, is expanding its activities in the UK. »


EMEA

REDI names Michael Lax head of EMEA sales

REDI Holdings, provider of the REDIPlus execution management system (EMS), has appointed Michael Lax as head of EMEA sales. »


London

Philip Burgin heads up JTC Group’s London office

As part of a plan to strengthen JTC Group’s presence in London, Philip Burgin, group head of client services, will be based in JTC’s Mayfair office with effect from 15 September. »


Green world

RepRisk provides ESG intelligence for Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

RepRisk, a provider of business intelligence on environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks, has provided ESG data for the assessment of the companies for the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI). »


Gavel and scales

SEC charges corporate insiders for violating transactions and holdings reporting laws

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged 28 officers, directors or major shareholders for violating laws requiring them to promptly report information about their holdings and transactions in company stock.  »


Slow

Regulation slows push for alternatives, says Cerulli


Regulation is slowing the push for alternative investments, according to research released by Cerulli Associates. »


Up arrow

Clearstream sees six per cent year-on-year increase in assets under custody

The overall value of assets under custody held by Clearstream on behalf of totalled EUR12.2 trillion in August 2014, an increase of six per cent on the August 2013 total of EUR11.6 trillion.

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Hans Schlaikier, Hedgeweek

Asian stock rally boosts hedge fund performance… Hedge funds rebound with August gains…

Hedge fund and absolute return managers have generally caught the upside stemming from a rally in Asian stock markets in July, while Chinese managers have finally seen some fruits from the country’s economic reforms, according to GFIA. »


Ros Altmann

Pensions guru Ros Altmann calls for public pensions partnerships

Ros Altmann, the independent pensions expert, has called for closer collaboration and partnership between UK public pension funds in order to reduce deficits and mitigate against recent monetary and political decisions that have negatively impacted the industry. »


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