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A former Barclays trader fired over the misuse of an electronic trading program won a long-shot campaign to get a job back at the bank. David Fotheringhame, who won his unfair dismissal lawsuit in ... View More
A new survey of institutional asset managers, consultants and investors confirms compliance with the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS) is on the rise, with 84 per cent of asset manager... View More
Opalesque Industry Update The Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (MLD5) has brought certain virtual currency services within the scope of the European anti-money laundering framework, realising ... View More
It is as important to have a great storyline for educating and persuading prospects to understand and buy into how you invest as it is for your firm to deliver acceptable performance. So, is your c... View More
Seven years ago Marc Andreesen, co-founder of Netscape and venture capitalist, wrote that “software is eating the world.” At the time, software investment had already seen considerable gains. Sinc... View More
Opalesque Industry Update Following the footsteps of WorthFM, SheCapital and Owners Advisory, New York-based avant-garde robo advisor Hedgeable has finally called it quits on 9 August 2018, just sh... View More
The crisis in Turkey is rapidly evolving, with new developments emerging every day. Turkish assets sold off significantly from August 8 to 13, before experiencing a short covering rally beginning o... View More
Shares of companies selling everyday household goods such as laundry detergent, cereal and razors are climbing, suggesting that even as the S&P 500 inches toward new highs, investors are hedging th... View More
Majority of intermediary mortgage brokers expect buy to let lending in the UK to stabilise over the next 12 months, according to the latest confidence survey. Overall 65% say the outlook for landlo... View More
Romanian spirits producer Alexandrion Group has secured site plan approval from the Town of Carmel Planning Board for its $100-million distillery project here in Putnam County. View More

Walmart Inc (WMT.N) posted its best quarterly U.S. sales growth in a decade and upped full-year sales and profit outlooks on Thursday, sending shares surging as a jump in online and grocery purchas... View More
Dell will probably have to sweeten an offer to buy a tracking stock tied to VMware Inc. that is central to its plan to restore its public listing, Bernstein analyst Mark Moerdler said in note. “We ... View More
If the global economy starts to grow more slowly, the impact will show up first in the price of refined fuels such as road diesel, marine gasoil and jet fuel that play a central role in the freight... View More
Oil prices edged up on Friday but were heading for yet another weekly decline amid increasing concern over trade disputes and slowing global economic growth that could hit demand for petroleum prod... View More
Sweden's Granges (GRANG.ST) put on ice on Friday plans to form an aluminum manufacturing joint venture in the United States with Japan's Mitsubishi Aluminum Co (5711.T), saying that the project was... View More
Average house prices in Scotland fell for a second month in a row, down 0.7% in June, but are still up 4.4% annually at £182,163. Sales also fell, down 11% in the first quarter of 2018 compared wit... View More
Emerging Markets Property Group (EMPG), the parent company of UAE-based real estate portal Bayut.com, has announced that it has closed $50 million investment. Half of the funds will be deployed in ... View More
Don't write off gold in the battle of the havens. Bullion has lost out in a paradigm shift where the metal's no longer viewed as the traditional refuge when investors are in a risk-off mood, but th... View More
Hedge fund Starboard Value LP has nominated five directors to Symantec's (SYMC.O) board after taking a 5.8 percent stake in the cybersecurity firm, it said on Thursday, upping pressure for moves to... View More
Wendy's Co. has agreed to sell its stake in Arby's backer Inspire Brands Inc., marking the latest ownership change in a rapidly shifting restaurant industry. The fast-food burger chain is selling i... View More
Commodity markets have gone haywire -- and hedge funds with picture-perfect timing are set to rake in stellar profits. As U.S.-China trade tensions escalated mid-June, fast-money traders flipped to... View More
Investment manager Amerra Capital Management is packing up its offices at 1185 Avenue of the Americas near Rockefeller Center and heading two blocks south. The private equity firm has subleased 12... View More
After a few smooth years of strong fund performance, buyout fund investors and sponsors might be in for a bit of turbulence. Investors in private-equity funds have seen their returns slip recently.... View More
For years, Jim Coulter and David Bonderman, the billionaire co-founders of private equity titan TPG, flirted with the idea of selling shares in their own firm to the public. No longer. Coulter and ... View More
Stiff new U.S. sanctions against Russia would only have a limited impact on its oil industry because it has drastically reduced its reliance on Western funding and foreign partnerships and is lesse... View More
Energy hedge fund Velite Capital, once among the most profitable natural gas trading shops in the United States, is winding down operations, four people familiar with the matter said…. View More
Soros Fund Management added Facebook, Apple, and Twitter, but trimmed stakes in Alphabet and Amazon.com in the quarter through June….The family office of billionaire George Soros also bought stakes... View More
Poseidon Nickel has appeared on the radar screen of a North American suitor, with the company entering a trading halt yesterday ahead of a “potential control transaction”. WestBusiness understands ... View More
Pierre Andurand, one of the most bullish oil investors, lost 15.2 percent in July after markets sold-off, bringing his eponymous hedge fund into the red for the year, according to people familiar w... View More
A hedge fund that started this year is producing double-digit returns in South Korea even as the stock market slumps. Billionfold Asset Management Inc. has returned about 15 percent since January m... View More
The returns of alternative risk premium strategies and products developed by banks and investment managers will have close links with the underlying macro relationships that are modeled. In the cas... View More
The Investment Management Due Diligence Association (IMDDA), an investor-based organisation dedicated to the professionals who investigate facts concerning investment programs, is to launch a profe... View More
Drawing on decades of experience, Matthew Shaw and Philipp Kallerhoff are founders of Protos Asset Management, a Swiss based cryptocurrency asset manager that brings the investing concepts of value... View More
Big data is one of the hottest buzzwords in the investment industry today. This is understandable given the prolific growth of data and data processing technology over the past several years and th... View More
Portfolio Manager Jay Kaplan discusses his contrarian view of opportunities in the tech world. View More
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: While investments in real estate have slowed down some in the US, global investors are still interested, according to delegates at the recent Opalesque Luxembourg... View More
Opalesque Industry Update Chinese hedge funds have posted YTD losses through July, though performance topped the sharp and accelerating declines of the Shanghai Composite Index, as well as the Renm... View More
Opalesque Industry Update The flash estimate for the Barclay CTA Index, compiled by BarclayHedge, indicates a 0.21% gain in July. Year to date, the Index has lost 1.98%. "Although Managed Futures w... View More
Investor interest in ESG is driving change in Luxembourg, according to delegates at the latest Opalesque Luxembourg Roundtable. Delegates say investors are already asking for enhanced disclosures t... View More
UK house price growth slowed in June, driven by the sustained fall in London property prices, according to the Office for National Statistics. Average house prices in the UK grew by 3 per cent in t... View More
Rio Tinto (LON, ASX, NYSE:RIO), the world's second-biggest producer of iron ore, is closer than ever to selling its $6 billion-stake in Iron Ore Company of Canada (IOC), as it hired investment bank... View More
Copper managed to eke out small gains in after hours trade on Wednesday after falling by nearly 5% earlier in the day over concerns of an emerging market contagion from the currency crisis in Turke... View More
Oil prices on Thursday clawed back some of the previous day's losses after Beijing said it would send a delegation to Washington to try to resolve a trade dispute between the United States and Chin... View More
As Venezuela and its state-owned oil firm PDVSA lurch from crisis to crisis, defaulted creditors are jockeying for position to ensure they are among the first to receive cash when payday eventually... View More
Kenyan casual dining and coffee chain Java House Africa said on Wednesday it has signed a deal to export its coffee and tea to a Chinese online retail company as part of its expansion plans. Java H... View More
First Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan argued citizens should buy gold, then he said sell. Add dramatic swings in the lira, and the country's traders are now enthusiastically doing both. Gold... View More
The process of filing a mortgage insurance claim is about to get a lot easier thanks to with Fannie Mae, as the government-sponsored enterprise announced Wednesday that it is rolling out a new “str... View More
Theresa May made solving Britain's housing crisis a personal mission when she became prime minister in 2016. Sajid Javid, her former secretary of state for housing and now home secretary, promised ... View More
The way in which the mortgage lending industry treats refinance borrowers turned into a finger-pointing session this week. On Sunday night, HousingWire reported that C2 Financial would discontinue ... View More
Two individuals from Deloitte were appointed as joint provisional liquidators by the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Courts to oversee the winding up of Dubai-based private equity firm ... View More