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CTAs gain ground in February

Most commodity trading advisors (CTAs) have faced a challenging start to 2019. CTA indices showed some improvement in February, according to Societe Generale Prime Services indices.

Libor deadline approaches as jurisdictions ponder alternatives

The end of the London interbank offered rate (Libor)is in sight as various working groups in different industry sectors and geographic regions develop protocols to transition to new benchmark rates.

Asset managers eye trade finance opportunities

Demand for trade finance is growing among investors but the number of vehicles offering the asset class is limited, according to Cerulli Associates.

Esma values EU derivative market at €660tn

European Securities and Markets Authority (Esma) has valued the EU’s derivatives markets at €660tn at the end of December 2017 in its first annual statistical report.

Mixed results for hedge funds with some strategies showing big gains in September

While most hedge funds experienced mixed performance in September, some strategies showed significant gains led by fixed income based relative value arbitrage.

Investors concerned with volatility, interest rate rises and goring geopolitical risks

February’s spike in volatility caused nearly half (42.1 per cent) of investors to adjust their equity market outlook, according to the results of a survey by BarclayHedge and Markov Processes International (MPI).

Hedge funds continue to outperform most indices over the first quarter of the year

Hedge fund performance, which began the year on a high, tailed off in March with the HFRI Fund Weighed Composite Index falling 0.25 per cent.