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FXC Updates FX Best Practices for Non-Dealers The New York Foreign Exchange Committee (FXC) – an industry group sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York – has issued an update to its best practice guidelines for non-dealer firms trading FX.  Among the 22 recommendations, the FXC advises that ...
CTAs Finish 2015 Flat

17:38 January 6th 2016 in News, Buy Side

CTAs Finish 2015 Flat

In December, CTA strategies posted negative returns across the board to end a volatile year in new data, according to Sociate Generale Prime Services (SGPS), the newly rebranded name of the Newedge Indices. The headline SG CTA index was down ...
Currency Managers Up in November

04:24 January 5th 2016 in News, Buy Side

Currency Managers Up in November

Currency managers shook off two successive down months with a positive performance in November, according to the Parker FX Index, however 2015 continued to be a struggle for returns. The index, which monitors 31 funds under 27 managers, was 0.87% up in November on ...
Buy Side Concerned Over FX Market Liquidity In a survey, released last week by State Street, 43% of the survey respondents said that they were concerned about declining liquidity in the FX market, while 70% said that they were concerned about declining liquidity in fixed income. This should come ...
Report: Mispriced FX Transactions Costing EU Asset Managers €1.5bn Mispriced FX transactions cost the European fund industry and their underlying clients EUR 1.5 billion per year, according to a new study conducted by a London-based think tank, New City Initiative. The report, authored by Henry Wilkes, an independent consultant and ...
Wong Joins Willis

23:35 December 16th 2015 in News, Buy Side

Wong Joins Willis

Sabrina Wong recently joined Willis Group Holdings, a global risk advisor, insurance and reinsurance broker, as head of treasury UK.  Prior to joining Willis, Wong worked at Intel Corporation UK as treasury manager for the EMEA FX team for over ...
Currencies Good for Portfolio Diversification, says Merk Merk Investments has released a new whitepaper that makes the case for why asset managers should consider including actively traded currencies in their multi-asset portfolios. In an investment environment in which portfolio managers are simultaneously faced with increased risk management ...
CTAs Recover to Post Strong November Performance After a dip in October, CTA strategies posted positive returns across the board in all of Newedge’s CTA indices in November 2015. The Newedge CTA index was up 2.71% last month, bringing year-to-date performance back into positive territory of 1.44%. The Short ...
BlueCrest Goes Private; Returns $8bn to Clients BlueCrest Capital Management plans to transition into a private investment partnership, returning to its clients the $8 billion that it currently manages on their behalf.  Following the transition, which is expected to take several months, BlueCrest will manage assets solely on ...
Parker FX Index Down in October; Discretionary Index Nudges Higher The Parker FX Index fell -0.60% for the month of October. On a risk-adjusted basis, the Index was down -0.27% from September. Twenty-eight of the thirty-one programs in the Index reported October results, of which nineteen showed losses and nine ...