Asian Institutional Bond Investors Favouring Euro: Citigroup Survey

Asian institutional bond investors are positive on the euro and local currencies, according to a survey of the region’s twenty largest investors in global bonds by Citigroup Global Markets Asia. The investors are favouring MBS/ABS, high-grid and Asian bonds, the 2- and 10-year part of the curve, and expecting increases in spread volatility, cash inflows and […]
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Deutsche, Mercer Launch Currency Index

Deutsche Bank and Mercer Investment Consulting have unveiled the Mercer Currency Manager Index, a new global multi-manager investment option available through Deutsche Bank’s FXSelect Platform. The Index tracks the performance of a group of currency managers chosen by Mercer from Deutsche Bank’s FXSelect Platform. Mercer evaluates managers based on their idea generation, portfolio construction, implementation […]
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DynexCorp Unveils Investable Currency Indices

DynexCorp, a specialist currency portfolio manager, has unveiled the design of two currency indices that are both investable: Dynex Multi-FX and Dynex FX Formula 1. The construction of these indices relies on the FX Select platform developed by Deutsche Bank in 2005 and built on more than 170 pure alpha FX manager submissions, 70 of […]
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Firm Seeks to Provide Access to EBS

IntroHedge, a Singapore-based firm that seeks to provide access and introductions to hedge funds in Asia, has released TradeConnect, a software service that provides direct access to EBS via AI, the platform’s interface for trading firms and banks. Introhedge claims that using its product can save a hedge fund $1 million per year through access […]
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Capricorn Adds New Currency Program

Currency manager Capricorn Asset Management is launching a new intra-month, systematic currency strategy, called the Capricorn FXMT (Growth) program. The firm says in light of the increasing interest in Capricorn’s existing currency strategy a new currency program was needed for investors. The program incorporates Capricorn’s pure alpha seeking philosophy with an options strategy to limit […]
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AIMA Hires Two to Work with Regulators

Industry group, the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), has appointed Tim Kay as director of its Hong Kong branch and Alban Brindle as a research consultant in London. Kay has held senior positions at MSCI, Baring Asset Management and BNP Paribas Asset Management as well as co-founding investment firm, Peak Capital. He will be responsible […]
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PGS Launches Investable FX Index

Parker Global Strategies (PGS), which has tracked FX managers’ performance since January 1986 in its Parker FX Index, has launched an investable foreign exchange index, the PGS FX Alpha Edge. The index is designed to capture alpha available in the global currency markets, as well as to provide a return stream with low correlation to […]
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Deutsche Survey Sees Investor Interest in Currency Waning

Deutsche Bank has released the results of its fifth Annual Alternative Investment Survey, which was conducted during the second half of 2006. The bank says that over 1000 representatives from almost 700 institutions responded to the survey from a range of banks, corporations, insurance companies, consultants, family offices, high net worth individuals, wealth management companies, […]
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…Launches Currency Option Fund

Mellon Global Investments also last week reinforced its Dublin-domiciled Mellon Global Funds (MGF) range with the launch of the Mellon Evolution Currency Option Fund. Launched on January 10, the fund seeks to return 15% gross per annum by principally using liquid OTC currency options to exploit “significant” movements in the world currency markets. The fund […]
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Mellon Wins Currency Overlay Mandate…

Mellon Global Investments has been awarded a currency overlay mandate by London-based Witan Investment Trust in respect of GBP350 million of the Trust’s foreign currency exposure. The mandate will be managed by Mellon Capital Management, a subsidiary specialising in global quantitative strategies. The objective of the mandate is to seek to obtain additional out-performance through […]
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