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Parker FX Index Falls in September

11:43 October 28th 2015 in News, Buy Side

Parker FX Index Falls in September

The Parker FX Index showed a -0.77% loss for the month of September, trimming the year-to-date return down to 1.44%. On a risk-adjusted basis, the Index was down -0.35% in September. The median return for the month was -0.50%, while the ...
Campbell & Company Expands to New York Campbell & Company has opened an office in New York City, marking its first expansion beyond its headquarters in Baltimore. Campbell says that it opened its new office in Midtown Manhattan in order to facilitate meetings and better serve its base ...
AIMA and MFA Form Steering Group

08:31 October 14th 2015 in News, Buy Side

AIMA and MFA Form Steering Group

Two associations representing the alternative investment industry have formed a steering group to help the two bodies work closer together. The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) and the Managed Funds Association (MFA) have formed a joint Global Steering Group (GSG) ...
Warrington Asset Management Hires Johnson Christian Johnson has joined Warrington Asset Management as global head of strategic business development.  Johnson has a 25-year history in the alternative investments industry, beginning his career with Prudential-Bache Securities in 1990 in the futures research department under the guidance of ...
Northern Trust Launches Buy Side FX Product Northern Trust has launched CompleteFX, a stand-alone FX product for investment managers that offers outsourced FX processing and execution services. CompleteFX is designed to be a fully customised service and technology platform that combines the operational capabilities of Northern Trusts’ ...
Parker Index Rises in August

20:24 September 27th 2015 in News, Buy Side

Parker Index Rises in August

The Parker FX Index rose 0.4% in August, for a year-to-date return of 2.39%. On a risk-adjusted basis, the Index was up +0.18%, for +1.9% year-to-date, the median return for the month was +0.38%, while the performance ranged from a high of +7.95% to a low ...
New Venture Seeks Talented Trading Managers Dallas-based derivatives broker, Coquest has announced the launch of Coquest Advisors, an independent research and advisory firm that will provide due diligence on commodity trading advisors and hedge funds and target the most talented investment managers for its clients. Coquest ...
Market Conditions Made Life Tough for CTAs in August Challenging market conditions made for a tough month for CTAs and resulted in all of Newedge’s CTA indices ending August in negative territory.  This change in momentum comes after Profit & Loss reported that the Newedge CTA indices all showed ...
Currency Hedge Funds Report Gains after Volatile July Currency hedge funds posted an aggregate gain in July, according to the latest data from Parker Global Strategies, when the Federal Reserve took a more upbeat tone on the US economy and Greece made a last minute deal on its ...
Majority of Buy-Side Firms Process Complex Swaps Manually A new survey says that 44% of buy-side managers use completely manual or mostly manual processes to manage complex swaps.  In addition, the survey, carried out by SimCorp, says more than 50% still rely on manual intervention in a semi-automated process.The ...