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19:40 November 1st 2013 in Analysis, Industry

Currency Managers Down in August

Currency managers suffered in August according to the Parker FX Index, which reports a -1.33% return for the month with 38 of the 42 programmes reporting results, of which eight were positive. On a risk-adjusted basis, the Index was down 0.58% in August, ...
The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published final guidelines on the reporting obligations for alternative investment fund managers (AIFMs). ESMA’s Guidelines, which relate to the Directive for Alternative Investment Fund Managers (AIFMD), will require AIFMs – which includes ...
The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) has updated its Guide to Sound Practices for Hedge Fund Valuation, taking into account recent regulatory reforms such as the new valuation requirements under the Directive for Alternative Investment Fund Managers (AIFMD). The global ...
Online broker FXCM has expanded its business with the acquisition of agency execution firm Faros Trading. FXCM says it has acquired a 50.1% controlling interest in Faros; however, financial terms were not disclosed. Faros Trading offers intelligence, market coverage, and execution ...
A new survey of hedge fund managers reveals that they are making significant investments in their firms’ infrastructure to comply with new regulatory requirements. According to The Cost of Compliance, a new report produced by the Alternative Investment Management Association (...
FX Concepts is a high profile victim of a changing FX market structure – a challenge that all currency managers are facing. The foreign exchange industry is something of an enigma at the moment – as a whole it seems to be ...
Thirty-year-old currency fund exits trading. Julie Ros reports. The Board of FX Concepts (FXC) announced last month that the company was in the process of winding down its investment management business. Assets at the firm dropped to levels that could ...

19:29 November 1st 2013 in Analysis, Industry

2014 and the Carry Trade

By Jane Foley, Senior FX Strategist, Rabobank The carry trade could be high on the agenda for the FX market in 2014. Since the spring, the attention of the markets has been captivated by the Federal Reserve. Speculation that the Fed ...
SEF rules go into effect during US government shutdown. Nicola Tavendale reports. On October 1, the US government shut down and agencies reliant on federal funding sent their staff home – including all but 30 of the 600 employees from the Commodity Futures Trading ...
Launching FX ETDs in Europe is proving more challenging than first thought. Nicola Tavendale reports.  In Europe, exchange traded FX derivative (ETD) instruments are notable for their rarity. Currently only a handful of European derivatives exchanges offer FX futures and ...