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Quant Firm Launches New Fund

07.29.2014

Chicago-based SBB Research Group, which manages more than $150 million, recently launched its second quantitative hedge fund to actively trade derivatives linked to U.S. equities, and the firm said it will soon expand to trade in the international equity options market. Read more

Putting Value Into Value Investing

07.29.2014

Meritage Portfolio Management, a Kansas City-based firm that manages $1.5 billion, is an equities-focused investment boutique based on finding value. … Read more

Liquid Alternatives Reach Tipping Point

07.29.2014

IndexIQ is seeking to “democratize” hedge fund strategies by providing index-based alternative investments via ETFs, mutual funds, and separately-managed accounts. … Read more

Common Ground Emerges in Market-Structure Debate

07.28.2014

Opinions about the state of U.S. equity market structure and the value of high-frequency trading diverge widely, yet there are … Read more

Volatility-Weighted ETFs Launch

07.28.2014

Capitalization weighted indexes are not a good representation of the broad market because they don’t take into account all stocks … Read more

AIFMD Imposes Reporting Burdens

07.28.2014

Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive requires that alternative investment funds meet stringent risk management standards for monitoring, measuring, and reporting. … Read more

UK Asset Managers Face Game Change

07.28.2014

Daniel Godfrey, chief executive of the Investment Management Association, a trade body for UK asset managers, said the UK government’s … Read more

Emir Trade Reporting Deadline At Hand

07.25.2014

On August 11, trade reporting requirements under European Market Infrastructure Regulation (Emir) will kick in, requiring firms to report valuation … Read more

Wall Street Confronts Cyber Threats

07.24.2014

The vulnerability of the financial sector to cyber attacks has captured the attention of government officials, regulators and Wall Street. … Read more

Squeezing Alpha Out of Operations

07.24.2014

With the race to zero latency diminishing in importance, the gating factor isn’t necessarily the distance between cages in a … Read more

Market Structure, Valuations in Focus

07.24.2014

A seasonal lull is expected to keep markets comparatively quiet into September, but there are at least a couple major … Read more

Small Cap Volatility Spikes

07.23.2014

Small-cap stock volatility has historically tended to be higher than large-cap volatility, but there has been a noticeable spike in … Read more

Asset Classes Travel Different Paths Toward Automation

07.23.2014

Asset classes are following different paths toward automated markets, according to Ian Domowitz, managing director and head of analytics at … Read more

China Options Markets To Follow U.S. Model

07.22.2014

China is preparing to launch equity index options on the China Financial Futures Exchange and single stock options on the … Read more

Asset Managers Face Operational Challenges

07.22.2014

Asset management firms and service providers are faced with a deluge of regulations, business line diversification, and data, all of … Read more

Canada Reviews Order Protection Rule

07.21.2014

On May 15, Canadian securities regulators proposed amending the Order Protection Rule to make it easier for marketplaces to ignore, … Read more

Costs of FX Transactions Prove Elusive

07.21.2014

Measuring transaction costs on foreign exchange trading is difficult because the data needed to make the necessary calculations doesn’t get … Read more

Power Tools For Wealth Managers

07.21.2014

In the wealth management industry, every minute spent on record keeping and compliance tasks represents time taken away from the … Read more

Signs Mixed on Interest Rate Moves

07.18.2014

Whether, when and by how much the U.S. Federal Reserve will hike short-term interest rates is essentially a referendum on … Read more

Raw Computing Power Versus Human Intuition

07.18.2014

Human traders are relying on computers to search news feeds and social media for investment themes and for triggering actual … Read more


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