Adrian Lee & Partners Launches New Fund

Adrian Lee & Partners (AL&P) has launched a new fund, the Global Macro Alpha Fund. The firm says the fund was launched in response to client demand and seeks to generate consistent excess returns for institutional investors through diversification of macro asset class, region and alpha source, while minimising risks and volatility. The fund is […]
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Time for a New Approach to Currency Hedging?

The fact that FX volatility has largely remained subdued despite plenty of geopolitical turmoil has implications regarding how firms think about currency hedging, said speakers at Profit & Loss Forex Network Chicago. For example, Peter Azzinaro, managing director, global macro, portfolio management at Manulife Investment Management, explained that his firm foresaw at the end of […]
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The CTA Conundrum

Amidst a period of poor performance by CTAs, speakers at Forex Network Chicago discussed how these firms should be adapting to a period of sustained low volatility. The panellists all agreed that a large part of the reason why CTA returns have been so low since the financial crisis — with the exception of 2014 […]
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CTAs End Run of Good Performance in September

CTAs gave back some of August’s gains in September, closing the month down 3.21%, according to data from Societe Generale (SG). The SG CTA Index is still up 8.58% for the year, however. Trend followers were hit the most in September with the SG Trend Index down 5.27%, whilst short-term CTAs limited losses to 1.27%. […]
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New Mesirow Fund Incorporates Currency Alpha and High Yield

Mesirow Financial has announced the launch of its third mutual fund, the Mesirow Financial Enhanced Core Plus Fund, which will be led by its core fixed income team and will leverage the expertise from two of Mesirow’s other institutionally focused investment and alternative strategies – Currency Alpha and High Yield Fixed Income – to offer […]
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Royal London Selects TradingScreen

Order and execution management system provider TradingScreen has been selected by UK investment management firm, Royal London Asset Management (RLAM). The partnership will allow RLAM to trade across multi-asset classes within its £130 billion portfolio via one centralised platform, offering greater operational efficiencies and therefore more time to focus on execution quality. RLAM will also […]
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Data: The New Cornerstone of FX Trading

Data is increasingly becoming the cornerstone of FX market participants’ business models, but what does this mean more broadly for the industry? This will be one of the key questions addressed on the panel session, “Learning to Thrive in Data Driven Markets” at the Profit & Loss Scandinavia conference taking place on October 10th in […]
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Survey Highlights Lack of Progress in Renegotiation of Libor-Based Contracts

Just 11% of derivatives users from across the private equity, real estate and infrastructure sectors believe that their Libor-referencing contracts contain provisions that are appropriate for the benchmark’s permanent discontinuation, according to a survey from JCRA, an independent financial risk advisory, at an event it hosted alongside global law firm, Norton Rose Fulbright. The firm says that […]
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LCH Claims First with Link to FX Connect TradeNexus

Clearing house LCH has announced that it is the first clearing house to integrate with FX Connect TradeNexus, State Street’s FX trading platform that provides exception-based automated matching, trade and settlement confirmation enrichment and third party messaging. Kate Lowe, managing director, global head of TradeNexus, says, “Uncleared margin rules are changing the way the market […]
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AL&P Hires Ridewood as Senior PM

Adrian Lee & Partners (AL&P) has hired Michael Ridewood as a senior portfolio manager. Ridewood has over 14 years’ experience in portfolio management with a focus on currency and global markets. Most recently he was the founder and managing partner at Atreaus Capital, a global macro hedge fund launched in 2012 which grew close to […]
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