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  • General Counsel appointed at Capitolis
    by clara.dijkstra on June 23, 2021 at 1:08 pm

    General Counsel appointed at Capitolis Submitted 23/06/2021 - 2:08pm Capitolis, a provider of SaaS and structured financing products that address balance sheet management for financial institutions, has appointed Stuart Wexler as its general counsel.  Read the full story at Institutional Asset Manager…   Like this article? Sign up to our free newsletter Related Topics Moves & Appointments

  • FXSpotStream goes live with algos and allocations functionality over API
    by clara.dijkstra on June 23, 2021 at 1:05 pm

    FXSpotStream goes live with algos and allocations functionality over API Submitted 23/06/2021 - 2:05pm FXSpotStream (FSS) has added functionality to support FX algos and allocations over its API and expects to have its first clients live in early Q3.  FSS clients will have access to over 70 different algos and 200-plus parameters offered by the FSS Liquidity Providers (LPs). FX allocations allows clients, on a pre- and/or post-trade basis, to send and allocate orders from multiple accounts at the same time. Work to support FX algos and allocations over the GUI is underway, and this is expected to be live in Q1. Alan F Schwarz, FXSpotStream Co-founder and CEO, says: “We are extremely excited to be live with our Algos and Allocations API offering. The team has done a tremendous job getting the offering live on schedule despite some challenging conditions related to the global pandemic. The feedback since we announced the addition of support for FX Algos and Allocations has been resoundingly positive. We are committed to delivering more solutions that satisfy the needs of our LPs and of our mutual clients. The addition of FX Algos and Allocations will be an invaluable tool for the Asset Management and Hedge Fund community as well as others that currently access our Service. Clients currently do not pay a fee of any kind to FSS to access the liquidity streamed over the Service by the 15 FSS LPs. Similarly, clients will not pay a fee to FSS to access any of the LP Algos or to access pre- and/or post-trade Allocations functionality available over the Service. Any fee an LP may charge for access to their Algos or Allocations functionality will be handled directly with the LP. We came into this new product launch with a great deal of momentum from our core business. After another record year in 2020, the growth in our business has continued. Our ADV for 2021 (Jan-May) is USD49.959 billion, a 14.97 per cent increase when compared to the same period of 2020. March ‘21 registered as the second highest ADV in the company’s history at USD54.674 billion and April saw volumes cross the USD1trillion mark for the second consecutive month. To give some perspective to the growth in our volumes this year, 2020 was a very strong year with overall volumes up 18.52 per cent versus 2019. We set new highs in terms of ADV (USD62.378 billion), overall volume (USD1.372trillion) and Daily Volume (USD89.6billion) in March 2020 and crossed the USD11 trillion mark for the first time in the company’s history. In May, FSS crossed the USD50 trillion mark in overall volume supported since the company went live.”   Like this article? Sign up to our free newsletter Related Topics Trading & Execution Technology & software solutions

  • Client Director, Cayman Islands appointed at Ocorian
    by clara.dijkstra on June 23, 2021 at 1:01 pm

    Client Director, Cayman Islands appointed at Ocorian Submitted 23/06/2021 - 2:01pm Ocorian, a specialist in corporate and fiduciary services, fund administration and capital markets, has appointed Kareem Robinson as Client Director – Capital Markets in the Cayman Islands. Read the full story at Institutional Asset Manager…   Like this article? Sign up to our free newsletter Related Topics Moves & Appointments

  • Net inflows of USD23.3bn in April put hedge fund assets up nearly 40 per cent year-on-year
    by clara.dijkstra on June 23, 2021 at 12:35 pm

    Net inflows of USD23.3bn in April put hedge fund assets up nearly 40 per cent year-on-year Submitted 23/06/2021 - 1:35pm Net Inflows of USD23.3 billion in April signaled a continued vote of investor confidence in the hedge fund industry. This result represented an increase in industry AUM of .6 per cent on the month and built momentum on the previous month’s USD19.1 billion increase in assets, according to the Barclay Fund Flow Indicator published by BarclayHedge. Industry trading profits exceeded USD55.5 billion in April and carried the industry’s aggregate AUM figure past the USD4.18 trillion mark. “In the midst of a brightening economic outlook across the globe, it might be easy to miss the fact that hedge funds have delivered four strong quarters in a row and through a pandemic, no less,” says Ben Crawford, Head of Research at Backstop BarclayHedge. “Yet when you put that fact into conversation with the stories about glowing economic forecasts, new equity market records and the arrival of an additional USD1.9 trillion in US stimulus — then you have a representative set of factors playing out.” The increase in net inflows was broad-based, with most fund sectors attracting new assets in April. The strongest activity was among Fixed Income hedge funds which reaped an estimated USD8.2 billion, followed closely by Multi-Strategy funds which added another USD7.1 billion. Sector Specific funds picked up USD4.8 billion, Balanced (Stock & Bond) funds saw USD2.9 billion and Macro funds added USD2.1 billion to AUM. Among the hedge fund sectors experiencing net redemptions in April were Equity Long Bias funds which shed -USD4.8 billion in assets, Emerging Markets focused in Asia with -USD1.7 billion and Equity Long/Short funds with nearly — USD616 million in redemptions. Hedge funds were not alone in their enjoyment of April net inflows. The managed futures industry extended its streak of positive net inflow months to six in April, picking up another USD2.1 billion in assets. All four CTA sectors increased assets during the month. Systematic CTAs added (USD1.8 billion, +0.6 per cent of sector AUM), Discretionary CTAs (USD292.4 million, +2.0 per cent of sector AUM), Multi-Advisor Futures Funds (USD135.8 billion, +1.2 per cent of sector AUM), and Hybrid CTAs increased assets (USD10.4 million, +0.1 per cent of sector AUM). Over the 12-month period through April 2021, the hedge fund industry experienced USD103.3 billion in net inflows. A USD506.4 billion trading profit over the same period pushed aggregate AUM past USD4.18 trillion as April closed. A year ago in April the industry AUM was sitting at USD2.99 trillion. The proportion of hedge fund sectors experiencing 12-month net inflows continued to grow during the month, crossing over into majority territory. Fixed Income funds led the way with USD61.6 billion in net inflows over the trailing-twelve-month period (+9.1 per cent of sector AUM), while Sector Specific funds brought in (USD58.9 billion, +32.3 per cent of sector AUM). Other sectors adding significantly to assets over the trailing twelve months included Emerging Markets – Asia funds with (USD27.7 billion, +26.1 per cent of sector AUM), Event Driven funds (USD21.5 billion, 12.9 per cent of sector AUM), Convertible Arbitrage funds (USD8.9 billion, +39.2 per cent of sector AUM) and Merger Arbitrage funds taking in (USD7.5 billion, +11.1 per cent of sector AUM). The hedge fund sectors with the largest 12-month net redemptions included Balanced (Stocks & Bonds) funds down -USD33.9 billion (-9.4 per cent of sector AUM), Equity Long Bias funds -USD21.1 billion (-6.8 per cent of sector AUM), Macro funds -USD15.7 billion (-9.1 per cent of sector AUM), Equity Long/Short funds -USD10.4 billion (-6.0 per cent of sector AUM), and Equity Market Neutral funds -USD9.1 billion (-12.9 per cent of sector AUM). The CTA industry experienced USD21.8 billion in net inflows during the trailing-twelve-month period. A USD19.7 billion trading profit over the same interval contributed to USD333.7 billion in total industry assets, up from USD280.8 billion a year earlier. All four CTA sectors saw net inflows through April. Systematic CTAs brought in USD18.3 billion (+7.0 per cent of sector AUM), Discretionary CTAs USD2.0 billion (+18.4 per cent of sector AUM), Hybrid CTAs USD1.5 billion (+17.9 per cent of sector AUM), and Multi Advisor Futures Funds took in USD88.9 million (+0.8 per cent of sector AUM). Like this article? Sign up to our free newsletter Related Topics Results & performance Funds Surveys & research

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