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Euronext launches electronic trading platform for non-listed securities

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 06:00

Euronext has launched Euronext Expert Market, an electronically traded secondary market offering a transparent and secure platform for the sale of non-listed securities by weekly auction. »

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PrivatEquity.biz expands UK operations

Thu, 11/09/2014 - 16:05

PrivatEquity.biz, the first secondary market trading platform in Israel, is expanding its activities in the UK. »

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Euronext UK Markets gets FCA approval for RIE status

Thu, 05/06/2014 - 06:32

Euronext UK Markets Limited has been declared a Recognised Investment Exchange (RIE) by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).   »

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Charles River expands trading solution for swaps with integrated SEF support

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 12:07

Charles River has enhanced electronic trading support for swap instruments by integrating workflows from Swap Execution Facilities (SEF) in the Charles River Investment Management Solution (IMS). »

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Liquidnet expands into fixed income market with acquisition of bond trading platform

Wed, 19/03/2014 - 06:01

Global institutional trading network Liquidnet is planning to enter the fixed income market with its acquisition of bond trading platform Vega-Chi. »

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Alternative FX firm secures EUR6.5m series A investment

Wed, 12/02/2014 - 06:04

Kantox, an FX firm offering SMEs and mid-caps a foreign currency exchange solution via a peer-to-peer (P2P) trading platform, has secured EUR6.5m of new series A funding. »

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Options partners with Redline to deliver managed equities and options trading platform

Tue, 29/10/2013 - 16:00

Options is expanding its partnership with Redline Trading Solutions, a provider of low-latency market data and order execution solutions, to offer a fully managed ticker plant for options and equities. »

Fiona Le Poidevin, chief executive of Guernsey Finance

Guernsey Finance welcomes CISX decision to consider new listing applications

Mon, 21/10/2013 - 10:06

Guernsey Finance has welcomed an announcement from the Channel Islands Stock Exchange (CISX) that it is once again open to considering new listing applications. »

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Options adds new venues and feeds in Europe and the US

Wed, 21/08/2013 - 12:01

Options, the private financial cloud provider for the capital markets industry, has further expanded its connectivity to a number of key trading venues, in addition to adding a number of new data feeds to the Options PIPE Platform. »

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CSX issues new listing rules

Tue, 20/08/2013 - 12:01

New listing rules for equities and investment funds have been issued by the Cayman Islands Stock Exchange (CSX) as a further development of its upgrade to the Deutsche Boerse’s Xetra trading platform.  »

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Augentius launches Augentius Depositary Company Limited

Wed, 13/03/2013 - 14:30

Augentius has launched the Augentius Depositary Company Limited, a separate standalone business providing depository services to UK managers. »

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Options continues expansion with new FX trading destinations

Wed, 13/03/2013 - 12:45

Options, provider of the Options PIPE Private Financial Cloud, a managed infrastructure platform for the trading and alternative investment communities, has expanded connectivity to additional global foreign exchange markets and has upgraded connectivity between the major US trading venues. »

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FSI Group lists on AlphaMetrix

Wed, 13/02/2013 - 06:35

Hedge and private equity fund manager FSI Group has joined the AlphaMetrix TransparentFund platform. FSI Group will retain its existing service providers and enhance its already robust infrastructure by offering investors risk monitoring, reporting, customised transparency and a thorough background investigation via AlphaMetrix. »

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IPOs outperform FTSE100 over 2011-2012

Tue, 05/02/2013 - 06:29

The share price of companies undertaking recent IPOs on London’s Main Market in the past two years have outperformed the FTSE100 overall, according to research from Deloitte, the business advisory firm. »

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A stronger year for AIM in 2012 and primed for a positive start to 2013, says Deloitte

Mon, 24/12/2012 - 12:15

The Alternative Investment Market (AIM) looks primed for a strong start to 2013 following a robust year in 2012, according to analysis by Deloitte, the business advisory firm.  »

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NYSE Euronext is leader in IPO proceeds raised for second consecutive year

Thu, 20/12/2012 - 11:56

For the second consecutive year, NYSE Euronext raised more proceeds from initial public offerings (IPOs) than any other global exchange group in 2012 with USD36bn in total global proceeds raised from 117 IPOs.  »

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2012 IPO market surpasses 2011 despite Q4 slowdown, says PwC

Thu, 20/12/2012 - 10:17

Total volume and proceeds raised in the 2012 IPO market increased over 2011, despite the slowdown in activity during the fourth quarter, according to IPO Watch, a quarterly and annual survey of IPOs listed on US stock exchanges by PwC US.  »

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Nomura launches daily investible index targeting private equity returns

Wed, 19/12/2012 - 12:14

Nomura has launched the Nomura QES Modelled Private Equity Returns Index (PERI) in the US, the first daily investible index for institutional investors which targets returns similar to those achieved through investment in private equity buyout funds on a committed capital basis. »

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CAIS launches first online exchange for wealth management industry

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 10:17

CAIS, the financial-technology solutions provider, has launched the CAIS Exchange, the first online alternative investment marketplace designed for the wealth management industry. »

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Shares in AIM’s China Private Equity now traded in Frankfurt

Thu, 06/12/2012 - 13:35

Shares in the AIM-quoted investment group China Private Equity Investments (CPE) can now be traded on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. »

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Umeme starts trading after successful IPO

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 11:56

Shares in Uganda’s electricity distributor, Actis-backed Umeme, have begun trading on the Uganda Securities Exchange (USE). »

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EEX launches power day futures

Fri, 23/11/2012 - 14:05

The European Energy Exchange (EEX) has launched trading in new short-term power derivatives, the Phelix Day and Weekend Futures. »

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Asset Match acquires Sharemark

Mon, 29/10/2012 - 10:24

Asset Match, the UK’s first electronic platform for trading shares in private companies, has acquired Sharemark, the online stock market for smaller listed and non-listed companies, for an undisclosed sum.  »

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Secondary trading to grow 125 per cent to USD146bn

Tue, 14/08/2012 - 10:06

The secondary market, where investors historically went to trade their illiquid holdings in hedge funds, private equity and other alternative investments, is increasingly a source of liquidity in normal times and not just an escape hatch for investors in duress, according to a recent survey of more than 489 institutional investors managing gross assets of USD417bn. »

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Hedge fund, CTA and private equity investors to increase allocations in 2012

Thu, 16/02/2012 - 08:12

The majority of investors in hedge funds, commodity trading advisors and private equity funds expect to increase their allocations to those private investments in 2012, according to a survey by AlphaMetrix. »

Andrew Baker, CEO, AIMA

AIMA says financial transaction tax could undermine EU single market

Thu, 19/01/2012 - 10:00

The proposed European Union financial transaction tax (FTT) could lead to a significant decrease in cross-border trading of financial instruments in the EU, undermining the single market, according to the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund association. »

Ian Armitage, Chairman of LPEQ,

Trade sales led realisation activity in 2011, says report

Wed, 14/12/2011 - 16:00

Trade sales led realisation activity in 2011, according to the latest listed private equity Cash Flow Compass report published by LPEQ and Deloitte. »

Dominique Cerutti , President and Deputy CEO at NYSE Euronext.

NYSE Euronext pursues commitments to SMEs

Fri, 04/11/2011 - 10:00

NYSE Euronext has underscored its commitment to SMEs with a raft a new measures designed to provide easier access to capital markets and improving both the visibility and the liquidity of midsize companies listed on its European market.   »

Mary L Schapiro, Chairman, SEC

SEC jointly proposes prohibitions and restrictions on proprietary trading

Fri, 14/10/2011 - 10:00

The Securities and Exchange Commission has voted to propose a rule implementing the so-called "Volcker Rule" requirements. The requirements stem from Section 619 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. »

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Market value of US VC-financed companies rose 10.1% in Q1 2011

Wed, 21/09/2011 - 11:44

The estimated market value of venture capital-financed companies in the US rose 10.1% in 2011’s first quarter from the end of 2010, according to the Dow Jones US Venture Capital Index. The index’s performance topped the Dow Jones US Total Stock Market Index’s total return gain of 6.4% over the same time period. »

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Cayman Islands Hedge Fund Services 2014

Cayman Islands Hedge Fund Services 2014

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 10:24

With service providers reporting growth in hybrid funds, funds for single investors and bespoke managed accounts, this report examines the regulations and new services being developed in Cayman to tackle the fast-changing offshore funds market... »

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Christiopher Elvin, Preqin

55% of private equity firms surveyed by Preqin at the end of 2014 stated they would deploy greater levels of capital in 2015, although 39% suggested it is more difficult to find attractive investments. Preqin’s Christopher Elvin comments: ... »

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Guide to relocation 2014

Guide to Relocation 2014

Mon, 24/11/2014 - 10:53

The GFM Guide to Relocation 2014 draws together in one volume the key points covering the relocation of investment funds and managers to the following major jurisdictions – The Bahamas, BVI, Guernsey, Malta and Ticino... »

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Christopher ELvin, Preqin

977 private equity funds held a final close throughout the year raising a total of USD486bn, higher than any annual amount between 2009 and 2012, and on track to match the 2013 total. Preqin’s Christopher Elvin (pictured) reviews a year of private equity fundraising:  ... »

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Over half of infrastructure funds that closed in 2014 exceeded their fundraising target, up from 37% of funds in 2013. Andrew Moylan, Preqin’s Head of Real Assets Products, takes a look at infrastructure fundraising over the last 12 months: ... »

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