Fund Management

TORA Goes Live with OneTickCloud

 OneMarketData, LLC, the creators of OneTick, the premier solution for event stream processing and tick data management, today announced that TORA, a global leader in technology for investment managers, has gone live with their OneTickCloud service. TORA solutions span the entire trading process, offering a full suite of execution and pre/post trade compliance tools as well as order, portfolio and risk management capabilities in global markets.... more Read more »

Custom House Global Fund Services Opens Shanghai Office

 Custom House Global Fund Services, a leading independent hedge fund administration specialist, is pleased to announce it has expanded its presence in China with the official opening of a Shanghai office. In addition, the firm has hired Sunny Huang as a Relationship Manager who will be responsible for new business development and the collaboration between clients and the firm. Read more »

First Trust to Launch the First Trust Horizon Managed Volatility ETFs

First Trust Advisors L.P. (“First Trust”) have launched two new exchange-traded funds (“ETFs”), the First Trust Horizon Managed Volatility Domestic ETF (NYSE Arca: HUSV) and the First Trust Horizon Managed Volatility Developed International ETF (NYSE Arca: HDMV) (the “funds”). The funds seek to provide capital appreciation while attempting to mitigate volatility using a proprietary quantitative and rules-based investment process. The funds... more Read more »

BlackRock Unveils BlackRock Impact Bond Fund

BlackRock has launched the BlackRock Impact Bond Fund (‘the Fund’), a mutual fund that aims to generate competitive financial returns while investing in measurable social and environmental outcomes. The Fund will trade under the ticker BIIIX. The Fund will be the first broadly available U.S. fixed income fund launched by BlackRock since the formation of BlackRock Impact, the firm’s $200 billion sustainable investing platform. Read more »

NexBank Completes $24 Million Capital Raise

 NexBank Capital successfully completed a $24 million common equity capital raise in June 2016. The proceeds from the capital raising effort will be used for general corporate purposes. "We are pleased with the success of the capital raise and appreciate the positive response from our shareholders. The capital raise will provide additional support for NexBank's continued growth and development opportunities," said John Holt, President and CEO of... more Read more »

BUZZMOVE Raises £6 Million Super-Seed Round

Award-winning Insurtech start up BUZZMOVE today announced the close of a £6 million super-seed round led by White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd. Read more »

Square Partners with Upserve to Provide More Businesses Access To Funding

Square and Upserve announced a partnership providing Upserve customers access to fast, flexible, and straightforward funding for their restaurants through Square Capital. This is the first time loans through Square Capital will be available to businesses that operate outside of Square’s payment processing ecosystem. Working with Upserve, Square will apply its innovative machine learning models to enable Upserve customers to select loan offers... more Read more »

DynamicAction Secures $15 Million in Latest Round of Funding and Forms Alliance with Accenture

DynamicAction announced it has secured $15 million in new funding and entered into an alliance relationship with Accenture. Lead investors in the round include Accenture and West Coast Capital. Read more »

Sancus BMS Group Increases its Shareholding of Platform Black

Platform Black have today announced that their majority shareholder – Sancus BMS Group have increased their shareholding in the firm demonstrating their further commitment to the future of the business in the UK funding market.  The move sees Sancus BMS Group make a further investment in Platform Black through the cash purchase of an additional 10% of Platform Black shares from minority investors, taking its holding from 83.93% to 93.93% at a £3... more Read more »

Teton Advisors Unveils TETON Convertible Securities Fund

Teton Advisors, Inc. announced the launch of the TETON Convertible Securities Fund that will be managed by the Dinsmore Group Investment Team, bringing 80 years' experience, collectively, and an impressive long term track record in researching and investing in convertibles. – (Y)our Investment Team – Read more »

Alceda and CBRE Clarion Securities Team Up to Launch Global Listed-Infrastructure Fund

Alceda  has partnered with CBRE Clarion Securities to launch a new infrastructure fund on its Luxembourg-based UCITS platform. As a result, pan-European investors will be able to access CBRE Clarion’s leading listed infrastructure strategy via a liquid and regulated UCITS vehicle. Read more »

UBS, Credit Suisse, Julius Baer & fundinfo Unveil Fund Data Standard “openfunds”

After two years of intensive collaboration, two dozen financial institutions led by UBS, Credit Suisse and Julius Baer together with fundinfo AG have agreed on publishing the openfunds standard, version 1.0, on www.openfunds.org. Read more »

SharingAlpha Helps Investment Advisors to Run Their Own Virtual Fund of Funds

SharingAlpha, a user generated fund ratings and model portfolios platform, has recently launched an additional feature which enables Investment Advisors to run their own virtual Fund of Funds. Read more »

Morningstar Report Shows that Investors Still Face Challenges in Using Mutual Funds

Morningstar, Inc, a provider of independent investment research, published its annual study of investor returns, which measure how the average investor fared in a fund. Morningstar Investor Return is a dollar-weighted return that incorporates the effect of cash inflows and outflows from purchases and sales as well as the increase in a fund's assets. Read more »

 BREXIT and its Impact on Non-EU Hedge Funds

The implications of a potential BREXIT for non-EU hedge fund managers are hard to fathom. At present, public opinion polls appear to be neck and neck although fund managers seem confident BREXIT is unlikely to occur. A survey by Aviva Investors in February 2016 found 20% of equity fund managers and not a single bond fund manager thought BREXIT would happen. Whether this is misplaced optimism will be revealed on 23rd June but hedge funds globally... more Read more »

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