• Mike T 10:38 on December 26, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Hedge Fund News Wrap: Week Ending 12/26/14 

    (Reuters) – The hedge fund industry’s biggest performances in 2014 came from some of its smallest, least-known players, according to data from research firm Simplify.

    The results add heft to years of studies by industry researchers and academics showing smaller funds tend to beat the industry’s big-name titans, in part because their managers often provide more focus and take bigger risks.

    Mumbai-based Alchemy Capital Management ranked No. 1 on Simplify’s list as manager Hiren Ved’s $53 million long-short equity fund gained 63 percent through November, with a focus on Indian stocks, according to Simplify. More recent numbers are not yet available. (More …)

     
  • Mike T 10:37 on December 24, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Economic Analysis – Week of December 24, 2014 

    After the FOMC meeting last week, the Fed stated that it will hold at least two more meetings before it raises interest rates.  Markets are expecting an increase during the middle of 2015.  The American economy is gradually improving, with leading indicators signaling additional growth in the future.

    More analysis of this week’s news by Econoday’s Senior Economist Mark Rogers:

    Econoday reports, available on TradingScreen’s award-winning TradeSmart EMS, provide alerts on upcoming economic announcements, and jargon-free analysis of their potential market impact. Mark Rogers, Senior Economist for U.S. markets, has over 19 years of experience with the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta as an economist and forecaster for national and regional economies.

    Click to learn about getting access to Econoday’s economic reports on TradingScreen.

     
  • Mike T 09:56 on December 22, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    TradingScreen's Monday Morning Briefing 

  • UK to Extend Libor Manipulation Laws to Cover Gold, Oil, Silver
  • Morgan Stanley and Rosneft Terminate Sale of Oil Unit on likely Regulatory Refusal
  • ICE Has Unlikely Ally on Trading Proposal
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  • Mike T 10:46 on December 19, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Hedge Fund News Wrap: Week Ending 12/19/14 

    (Reuters) – The Federal Reserve on Thursday gave banks more time to meet a provision in the Volcker rule that bans them from betting with their own money through investments in risky hedge and private equity funds.

    The Fed had earlier announced the delay until 2017 for one type of funds, known as collateralized loan obligation (CLO), which banks use to shift the credit risk in leveraged loans off their balance sheet, and sell it to others. (More …)

     
  • Mike T 13:58 on December 17, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Economic Analysis – Week of December 17, 2014 

    The plummeting price of oil is benefiting the consumer sector but it is hurting the energy sector and the markets tied to it. Decreasing oil prices, along with discouraging news out of Greece, has led to a decline in the stock market. The FOMC was held over the past two days with the Fed deliberating about whether to increase interest rates with declining unemployment but low inflation.

    More analysis of this week’s news by Econoday’s Senior Economist Mark Rogers:

    Econoday reports, available on TradingScreen’s award-winning TradeSmart EMS, provide alerts on upcoming economic announcements, and jargon-free analysis of their potential market impact. Mark Rogers, Senior Economist for U.S. markets, has over 19 years of experience with the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta as an economist and forecaster for national and regional economies.

    Click to learn about getting access to Econoday’s economic reports on TradingScreen.

     
  • Mike T 10:45 on December 15, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    TradingScreen's Monday Morning Briefing 

  • Dimon Dials DC to Divert Derivatives Action
  • Bank of England Stress Tests to Be Toughened Up
  • Deutsche Bank Can’t Find Escape from Trading
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  • Mike T 12:34 on December 12, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Hedge Fund News Wrap: Week Ending 12/12/14 

    (Bloomberg News) Man Group Plc (EMG), the largest publicly traded hedge fund manager, will buy fund-of-hedge funds assets from Merrill Lynch Alternative Investments to expand in the U.S.

    Man Group’s FRM unit will acquire the contracts to manage Merrill’s $1.2 billion multi-strategy investments, the London-based firm said in a statement today. Man will pay Merrill Lynch $2.9 million when the deal closes and 35 percent of the management fees generated annually for five years, not to exceed $30 million. (More …)

     
  • Mike T 10:53 on December 11, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Economic Analysis for the Week 

    The November’s jobs report far exceeded analysts’ expectations and the two prior months received upward revisions. Also, there is optimism for the upcoming personal income and industrial production reports.

    More analysis of this week’s news by Econoday’s Senior Economist Mark Rogers:

    Econoday reports, available on TradingScreen’s award-winning TradeSmart EMS, provide alerts on upcoming economic announcements, and jargon-free analysis of their potential market impact. Mark Rogers, Senior Economist for U.S. markets, has over 19 years of experience with the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta as an economist and forecaster for national and regional economies.

    Click to learn about getting access to Econoday’s economic reports on TradingScreen.

     
  • Mike T 10:39 on December 10, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    TradingScreen wins Best Trading System and Best Innovation to Manage Risk for TradeSmart and RiskHub at 2014 FOW Awards 

    NEW YORK December 10, 2014 – TradingScreen Inc., the leading independent provider of liquidity, trading and investment technology via SaaS, was honored for Best Trading System of the Year and Best Innovation by an Independent Software Vendor (Regulatory Change) at the 2014 Futures & Options World International Awards event in London.

    FOW praised TradingScreen’s products, stating, “TradingScreen’s TradeSmart execution management system took home the award for Buy-side Trading System of the Year in a hotly contested category. TradeSmart is a cloud based trading system for both listed and OTC contracts. This year, TradingScreen enhanced the platform with the introduction of PairsHub, an execution interface within TradeSmart that provides easy access to the pairs trading algorithms of leading investment banks‎. Judges praised the innovation with one saying, ‘the ability to trade complex algos and pairs in a controlled manner is essential in the migration of products from OTC to listed markets and the tools offered here are fast becoming the standard in the industry’.

    “TradingScreen’s RiskHub was hailed by judges as an ‘important innovation to meet the demands from a more complex market’. The RiskHub is “a revolutionary, coherent approach” to the new risk management challenges that utilises real-time global replication, in-memory position management, and sophisticated scenario analysis to track the risk in any instrument or portfolio at the time the trade is made. RiskHub was launched to help Futures Commissions Merchants provide real-time credit checks to comply with Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Act. RiskHub gives unprecedented control to the FCM’s Risk Officer, reducing the cost of limit overruns, and matching the toughest regulations with ease. The TradingScreen Risk Hub solution was the first to market with a comprehensive offering to manage risk through a variety of sophisticated limits and controls and intuitive user interface.”

    TradingScreen has also been recognized for exemplary service to compliance and regulation at The 2014 Compliance Register Platinum Awards.

    Contact:
    Cristina Dolan
    Head of Content and Communications
    Cristina.Dolan@tradingscreen.com
    Direct: +1 212-359-4149

    About TradingScreen
    TradingScreen is the leading independent provider of liquidity, trading, and investment technology via SaaS to the financial community. TradingScreen’s goal is to simplify the complexity of markets, by consolidating all investment workflows for exchange-traded and OTC instruments on a single platform. TradingScreen brings the major, global sell-side participants, leading regional brokers and the largest Buy side firms to a common environment, delivering market access, order- and liquidity-management and Investment services. The benefit to clients is an exceptional reach across counterparties, asset classes, and geography, and a full integration of services front to back. TradingScreen was named the Best Fixed Income Trading Platform in 2014 by Wall Street Letter for the second consecutive year, in addition to winning numerous awards for best trading technology. TradingScreen provides global coverage from offices in Boston, Chicago, Geneva, Hong Kong, London, New York, Paris, São Paulo, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo. For more information on TradingScreen, go to http://www.tradingscreen.com.

     
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