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Crowdfunded underground farm to start trading in London

Mon, 29/06/2015 - 21:00

Growing Underground, London’s first subterranean farm, will start trading for the first time in mid-July.  Last year the farm successfully completed a crowd funding round that was oversubscribed.  »

Paul Stephens, CBOE

CBOE extends VIX and SPX options trading hours as global growth in VIX continues to build

Mon, 15/06/2015 - 12:09

We live in an age of 24-hour news coverage. Indeed, the information at our disposal is greater than at any point in human history. As such, hedge funds and other money managers need to trade the markets as and when news events occur. Such is the interconnected nature of global markets that an event taking place say, in Japan, will likely impact the US.  »

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Innova Capital portfolio company WPH debuts on Warsaw Stock Exchange

Thu, 07/05/2015 - 18:30

Wirtualna Polska Holding (WPH), a portfolio company of private equity fund Innova Capital is now trading on the main market of the Warsaw Stock Exchange.  »

Jersey flag

Sanne lists on LSE Main Market

Mon, 30/03/2015 - 14:00

Sanne, a Jersey headquartered provider of corporate and fund administration, is proceeding with an Initial Public Offering (‘IPO’) and placing of shares on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange. »

man with megaphone

OCIL to raise a further GBP130m

Thu, 26/03/2015 - 20:30

Oakley Capital Investments Limited which provides investors with access to the investment strategy of Oakley Capital Private Equity is planning a GBP130 million placing of 78,787,879 new ordinary shares at a price of 165 pence per share. »

shares

Lendix widens its shareholder base to accelerate growth

Thu, 26/03/2015 - 18:30

Two weeks after announcing Alain Ducasse Entreprise as the first borrower to use its SME lending marketplace, Lendix has brought in major new shareholders. »

London Stock Exchange

HVPE to list on LSE main market

Thu, 26/03/2015 - 16:00

HarbourVest Global Private Equity (HVPE) is planning to move its listing on the Specialist Fund Market to the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange in early September 2015. »

man with megaphone

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. »

UK flag

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).   »

Trading screens

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). »

Trading screens

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. »

Currency cogs

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. »

Electronic trading floor

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. »

Electronic trading floor

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. »

Cayman Islands

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.  »

Man with loud hailer

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. »

Global currency

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. »

IPO

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. »

London offices

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.  »

Suitcase of money

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.  »

IPO

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.  »

Index

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. »

Frankfurt

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. »

Electricity pylon

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). »

Carbon emissions

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. »

Trading screens

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.  »

MediaWatch WA awards 2015

See interviews and presentation at the Wealth Adviser 2015 awards ceremony, held at Sketch, Mayfair on the 15th May .... »

features
Article
Locked door

Cybersecurity issues have existed as long as the internet. What seems to have changed in the last 18 months is not only that the nature of the breaches has become more sophisticated, but also the fact that hedge funds have become a much bigger target.  ... »

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Private equity fundraising through the first quarter is examined in this extract from the Preqin Quarterly Update: Private Equity, Q1 2015. ... »

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Hedgeweek Special Report: The Bahamas – How it continues to evolve its funds industry

The Bahamas is taking steps to raise its profile as an attractive funds centre, continuing to build out the popular SMART Fund model template to provide a range of solutions for investment managers, plus its new ICON structure designed to appeal specifically to Brazilian investment managers and advisers.... »

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