Harris Joins Verdence Capital Advisors

Former Campbell & Company president Mike Harris has named as director of Family Office and partner at private wealth advisory firm Verdence Capital Advisors – he will lead the growth and enhanced offerings for the firm’s class of family office clients. Harris spent almost two decades at hedge fund Campbell, where his leadership responsibilities included […]
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Corporate FX Hedging: Do Treasurers Have the Tools They Need

In this article, commissioned by Bloomberg, Ken Monahan, senior analyst, market structure and technology at Greenwich Associates, takes a look at the tools available to corporate treasurers when hedging their FX risks and asks, ‘do they have the tools they need?’ Corporations are among the most important customers of FX trading desks. Given that trade […]
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QCAM Adds Directors, Adds to EB

Currency management firm QCAM Currency Asset Management has named three new members of its Supervisory Board and unveiled the appointment of Martin Pendert to its Executive Board. Gary Klopfenstein, Hélie D’Hautefort and Ekaterina Schiess are joining the Supervisory Board, Klopfenstein has previously served as an advisor to the firm and is chairman of Chicago-based GK […]
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Hedge Funds Up in May, CTAs Flat

Hedge funds enjoyed a reasonable May according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index, which rose 2.74%, the index remains in negative territory for the year, however, at -4.67% All 30 sub-indices were up for the month, led by the Emerging Markets Global Fixed Income Index at +6.03%, however year-to-date only six are positive – unsurprisingly […]
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Hedge Fund Flows Essentially Flat in May

Investors added a mere $1.71 billion to the global hedge fund industry in May, according to the eVestment May 2020 Hedge Fund Asset Flows Report, released today. Year-to-date (YTD) flows are still strongly negative at -$34.41 billion and overall industry AUM at the end of May was $3.046 trillion. While even a small amount of […]
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Group Tests FX Forwards in Blockchain Tech

Vanguard, in collaboration with technology provider Symbiont, and in conjunction with Bank of New York Mellon, State Street, and Franklin Templeton, says it is actively exploring the application of distributed ledger technology (DLT) to FX forwards in an effort to increase transparency and workflow efficiencies to the currency market. As part of this pilot, Vanguard has […]
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Corporates Slow to Adopt Sophisticated FX Hedging: Greenwich

A surprisingly small number of the world’s largest companies employ sophisticated techniques designed to assess and manage their foreign exchange risk, according to a survey by Greenwich Associates. Companies use FX markets to hedge currency risks in the course of their businesses, however, Greenwich says, relative to banks and financials, their FX needs and strategies […]
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State Street Research Finds Investors Happy with Managers

New research by State Street reveals that irrespective of the market dynamics created by the Covid-19 pandemic, 74 percent of institutional investors in Europe, remain confident in the ability of their asset manager to navigate the crisis. Unsurprisingly, the volatility caused by the crisis has damaged the ability of 66 percent of European investors to […]
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To Cross, or Not to Cross?

It is one of the oldest questions facing a trader – how best to work out of a position involving two currencies that are rarely, if at all, supported by most market participants. In the deep and distant past, when FX markets were predominantly voice-traded and risk was managed on a deal-by-deal basis, this question […]
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Digital Assets Gain Favour Amongst Institutional Investors

In a survey released today by Fidelity Digital Assets, institutional investors are increasingly showing interest in digital assets, with almost 80% of the nearly 800 investors polled “finding something appealing” about the asset class. In the survey of 774 institutional investors across the US (393) and Europe (381), 36% of respondents say they are currently […]
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