Day: December 8, 2015

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 Term Traders Index returns also produced positive returns of 2.37% in November, marking […]

Oanda to Offer Algo Platform

Retail FX-broker Oanda says that it will offer clients an institutional algorithmic testing and execution platform through its partnership with Seer Trading Systems. Seer Trading offers algorithmic trading features that it claims are not currently available across retail focused platforms, including the ability to back-test multi-instrument strategies, back-test across multi-strategy algorithms, access to statistical computing, […]

SGX Restructures Management; CTO to Exit

Singapore Exchange is changing its operational structure “to improve operational efficiency”. SGX says it is combining units into three vertical businesses, consolidating its offshore offices into a single unit, and streamlining its operational and technology units. The latter shift involves the departure of chief technology officer Tim Umata, however the exchange says he will stay […]

The SNB is Limited, Waits For The Fed – GAM

Last week’s ECB decision, which disappointed many in the market, has helped relieve some of the upward pressure on the Swiss franc and on the Swiss National Bank (SNB) to further ease monetary conditions, according to Joachim Corbach, head of currencies and commodities at GAM in Zurich, ahead of this Thursday’s monetary policy meeting. However […]