24 April 2014

Worst Of Hedge Funds In Q1: Asia And Emerging Markets

Worst Of Hedge Funds In Q1: Asia And Emerging Markets

The period was not particularly charming for the industry, but was particularly gruesome for Asia and emerging markets. Equity markets in these regions went through big falls, making long/short equity managers suffer, while macro managers did relatively better.

12 April 2014

Updated Brokers

Updated Brokers. Added Maybank Kim Eng Securities: CFD, Futures. Added UOB Kay Hian: CFD.

11 April 2014

China to allow cross-border trading

China to allow cross-border trading

China will allow cross-border stock investments between Shanghai and Hong Kong in a small step towards the opening of the PRC’s capital account and letting Chinese individuals buy foreign equities overseas.

SGX's push for more market liquidity

SGX's push for more market liquidity

SGX is providing new incentives to boost liquidity on the exchange -- market participants will be engaged through the "SGX Market Maker and Liquidity Provider Programme", taking effect from June 1.

Incentives will come in the form of reduced clearing fees, subject to a combination of factors, such as how liquid a stock is -- the less liquid a stock, the more discounted the clearing fees will be.

Sony Nearing Movie Deal on Michael Lewis’ ‘Flash Boys’

Sony Nearing Movie Deal on Michael Lewis’ ‘Flash Boys’

Sony Pictures is nearing a movie rights deal on Michael Lewis’ real-life financial drama “Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt” with Scott Rudin and Eli Bush producing.

“Flash Boys,” published March 31 by W.W. Norton, focuses on high-frequency trading in the financial markets and possible market manipulation.

04 April 2014

Virtu Said to Delay IPO Amid Furor Spurred by Michael Lewis Book

Virtu Said to Delay IPO Amid Furor Spurred by Michael Lewis Book

Virtu Financial Inc., the high-frequency trader that announced plans last month to sell shares, will start marketing the offering weeks later than bankers anticipated, two people with knowledge of the matter said.