Operational scrutiny of hedge funds will continue to intensify this year due to demands from investors and regulators, according to Conifer Securities, a provider of business and operations solutions to hedge fund managers. Conifer identified investors' growing requests for separately managed accounts as one area in
Credit Suisse has launched its US Systematic Alpha Equity Fund to exploit market inefficiencies by combining a quantitative stock selection model with actively managed event-driven strategies. This serves to diversify the risk profile of the portfolio and exploit return opportunities, says Credit Suisse. The CS US Sy
NorthPoint Trading Partners offers commission sharing arrangements to help clients gain access to independent research
NorthPoint Trading Partners, a premier prime brokerage and fund services company, has announced that it has begun offering its clients the ability to utilise NorthPoint's trading and execution services to pay for a wide variety of global research services through Commission Sharing Arrangements (CSA's). CSA's are a w
Reg NMS and MiFID will trigger an increase in the amount of order flow matched in dark books, according to TABB Group study
"Over the last two years we've observed that there is a great need for an electronic platform that supports the trading of large blocks of foreign exchange (FX)," says Vijay Kedia, president and CEO, FlexTrade. FX-trading is still conducted over the telephone, which makes it prone to information leakage, says Kedia. "
Swiss Stock Exchange Services (SWX Group) and Deutsche Borse today combined their trading facilities in structured products. The supervisory board of Deutsche Borse and the federal cartel office (Bundeskartellamt) have given their approval for the partnership to go ahead. Contrary to previous announcements, the new c
Progress Software, a provider of application infrastructure software to develop, deploy, integrate and manage business applications, has released the Progress Apama 3.0 platform. The platform enables organisations to transform event data into real-time business intelligence in applications for algorithmic trading appl