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HedgeWeek 10/22/2020 12:31
Hedge fund short-sellers hope for turnaround after USD16 billion Dow Jones drubbing. Submitted. By Hugh Leask | 22/10/2020 - 5:31pm. Hedge fund short-sellers have taken a five-month drubbing on bets against the Dow Jones, as the sustained summer rally torpedoed their negative wagers to the tune of USD16 billion – but September’s sell-off has stemmed losses, leading to hopes of an upturn in fortunes. The robust performance of the Dow Jones Industrial Average in the aftermath of March’s Covid crash brought month-on-month hits to short positions, new analysis from London-based equity research firm Ortex Analytics shows. The index – which tracks the stock market performance of the 30 largest listed US companies – gathered pace from April onwards,
HedgeWeek 10/22/2020 08:35
Industry innovators: How CTA veteran David Gorton’s quant firm DG Partners is thriving amid trend-following turmoil. Submitted. By Hugh Leask | 22/10/2020 - 1:35pm. The aim of London-based systematic managed futures hedge fund manager DG Partners is simple, says founder and chief investment officer David Gorton: "To be the best trend-follower we can be in the business.".
HedgeWeek 10/22/2020 04:10
STRAIT incorporates Wrike project management software. Submitted. 22/10/2020 - 9:10am. Strait Fund Services (STRAIT), a fund solutions company providing a full range of services for hedge funds, private equity funds, family offices, and other asset management firms, has incorporated Wrike’s Professional Services cloud-based project management and collaboration enterprise solution into its software suite. STRAIT will expand its robust institutional technology platform with Wrike’s automated product for collaborative project and workflow management.
HedgeWeek 10/22/2020 04:03
Five years of full depth US order book data now available via BMLL. Submitted. 22/10/2020 - 9:03am. Systematic hedge funds, quants and algo traders now able to benefit from five years of historic Level 3 data for insights, backtesting and alpha generation, thanks to data and analytics company BMLL Technologies. As the demand for data driven insights to improve trading decisions is continuously increasing, so is the need for new, alternative and granular data sets that help industry participants navigate market volatility while maintaining a competitive advantage.
HedgeWeek 10/22/2020 04:02
Danish crypto traders launch EU-regulated hedge fund ARK36. Submitted. 22/10/2020 - 9:02am. ARK36 has launched as an actively managed investment fund, focused on the cryptocurrency markets, delivering a risk-adjusted exposure to crypto-assets for professional investors. The fund is regulated as an Alternative Investment Fund with Limited Number of Persons (AIFLNP) by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission, (CySEC), is based in Larnaca, Cyprus, and has appointed Grant Thornton Cyprus as fund administrators. Even during a global pandemic, expansive economic policies are pushing the equities and commodities markets higher, forcing investors to look to minimise their exposure to the rising inflation shown by major fiat currencies.
HedgeWeek 10/22/2020 03:00
Multi-strategy platforms need not be the preserve of those with the biggest budgets. Submitted. By James Williams | 22/10/2020 - 8:00am. Some of the industry’s leading multi-strategy hedge fund managers have had a good year so far, with their ability to trade myriad asset classes across the liquidity curve enabling their portfolio managers to harvest numerous sources of alpha. Swedish hedge fund Brummer & Partners, for example, saw its flagship Brummer Multi-Strategy (BMS) Fund return 4.2 per cent through August, locking in positive performance in equity, credit and fixed income funds.
HedgeWeek 10/21/2020 11:47
Hedge funds add USD5.6bn in August. Submitted. 21/10/2020 - 4:47pm. Hedge funds posted a third consecutive month of inflows in August, adding USD5.6 billion in new assets to July’s USD10.5 billion in inflows and June’s USD15.1 billion as the industry continued its rebound from spring’s pandemic-driven redemptions. August’s inflows represented 0.2 per cent of industry assets, according to the Barclay Fund Flow Indicator published by BarclayHedge, a division of Backstop Solutions. Coupled with a USD42.6 billion trading profit in August, the month’s inflows brought total industry assets to USD3.36 trillion as August ended, up from USD3.26 trillion at the end of July. Data from 6,900 funds (excluding CTAs) in the BarclayHedge database showed Fixed.
HedgeWeek 10/21/2020 11:47
Chicago Trading Company to open New York office. Submitted. 21/10/2020 - 4:47pm. Chicago Trading Company (CTC) is to expand its credit business with a focus on high yield and distressed credit with CTC Alternative Strategies, based in New York and opening in early 2021. The news comes as the firm announces new hires across its credit business. Bill Schatz will be joining the firm as a Senior Credit Analyst, where he will lead credit analytics, and focus on distressed and special situations.
HedgeWeek 10/21/2020 11:46
Hilton Global Associates appoints Chief Operating Officer. Submitted. 21/10/2020 - 4:46pm. Hilton Global Associates (Hilton Global), a provider of actionable investigative due diligence, has appointed Randy Shain as Chief Operating Officer. Shain will help to build out and oversee Hilton Global’s alternative investments line of business, which is focused on hedge funds, private equity, and fund of funds. "I’m so excited that we’re able to attract an executive of Randy’s stature and experience to our growing firm," says Melissa Kelley-Hilton, Founder and CEO of Hilton Global.
HedgeWeek 10/21/2020 11:27
Hedge fund Kadima Sun Investments selects Tier1 to optimise investor relationships. Submitted. 21/10/2020 - 4:27pm. Hedge fund Kadima Sun Investments (KSI), has gone live with Tier1 Financial Solutions' CRM platform. The deployment is enabling Kadima Sun Investments to more impactfully and efficiently pitch the firm’s unique investment strategy to potential investors. Tier1’s cloud-based software is empowering Kadima Sun to uncover new business opportunities by providing a more streamlined, efficient and unified view for increasing outreach, sharing information and tracking interactions with key prospects, while minimising the misplacement of information.
HedgeWeek 10/21/2020 11:25
Cloud-based hedge funds report gains in efficiency and data security but struggle with data unification. Submitted. 21/10/2020 - 4:25pm. Hedge fund managers are growing more comfortable with moving data to the cloud in order to enhance operational value, but find data management their greatest challenge as well as their top spending priority for the year ahead. That's according to a new survey of 56 hedge fund managers by investment management technology provider Enfusion, which reveals the state of cloud in the industry, managers’ system preferences and hosting decisions, data management challenges, as well as the lessons traditional asset managers can learn from cloud-based hedge funds. “The shift in acceptance and adoption of cloud-based te.
HedgeWeek 10/21/2020 08:01
Investor interest in hedge funds grows as quarterly inflows surge between July and September. Submitted. By Hugh Leask | 21/10/2020 - 1:01pm. Investor confidence in hedge funds appears to be on the rise, with allocators pouring in some USD13 billion between July and September, the first quarterly net inflow into the industry in two-and-a-half years. New data published by Hedge Fund Research shows the industry on the whole drew positive net inflows for the first time since Q1 2018, with third quarter allocations – dominated by macro and relative value strategies – bringing the total amount of industry capital globally to some USD3.31 trillion. HFR president Kenneth Heinz said the pick-up in inflows was driven both by defensive outperformance by.
HedgeWeek 10/21/2020 04:33
NZX/EEX partnership selected to provide emissions auctions for NZ Government. Submitted. 21/10/2020 - 9:33am. A joint bid by the New Zealand Exchange (NZX) and the European Energy Exchange (EEX) has been selected to develop and operate the managed auction service for the New Zealand’s Emissions Trading Scheme (NZ ETS) – one of the Government’s main tools for meeting domestic and international climate policy targets. NZX Chief Executive, Mark Peterson, says the successful bid to the Ministry for the Environment showcased the value of bringing together the deep experience and capabilities of NZX and EEX to implement and operate a solution tailored to meet the needs of New Zealand and NZ ETS participants – and aligned with the design of other emi.
HedgeWeek 10/20/2020 12:34
Low latency trading solutions vendor Chronicle Software opens Singapore office. Submitted. 20/10/2020 - 5:34pm. Chronicle Software (Chronicle), a multi-asset low latency trading software provider, has expanded its global footprint with an office in Singapore to serve as an additional local base to support these requirements across the region. In line with the region’s rapid development, the diverse currency markets in Asia are continuing to show strong growth.
HedgeWeek 10/20/2020 12:28
Eventus Systems' Validus platform selected by Mercury Derivatives Trading for trade surveillance. Submitted. 20/10/2020 - 5:28pm. Mercury Derivatives Trading, a global futures proprietary trading firm with more than 500 traders operating in markets on six continents, has deployed Eventus Systems’ Validus platform for trade surveillance. Tags.
HedgeWeek 10/20/2020 12:10
Energy hedge fund Westbeck still buoyant after performance pummelling amid “violent” oil sell-off. Submitted. By Hugh Leask | 20/10/2020 - 5:10pm. London-based oil-focused hedge fund Westbeck Capital’s flagship energy strategy suffered its biggest loss this year in last month’s violent market sell-off, shedding 15.2 per cent as its long oil equity positions were sent into a tailspin. Though September’s loss was the strategy’s third monthly slide in a row, the Westbeck Energy Opportunity Fund remains up 41.7 per cent year-to-date. The fund, which is managed by Westbeck co-founders Will Smith, CEO, and Jean-Louis Le Mee, CIO, remains upbeat on the commodity, pointing to a “constructive story” in fundamentals and data. “As the fund hit its -15 pe.

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