01 September 2015

Updated Brokers & Services

Revised and expanded Brokers section to Brokers & Services. Cleaned up layout and links. Removed GFT. Renamed AM Fraser to KGI Fraser. Renamed Ong First Tradition to KGI Ong Capital. Renamed DMG Securities to RHB Securities. Renamed Thinkorswim to TDAmeritrade. Added Services section.

Asia Hedge Fund Startups Slow as Gyrations Curb Appetite

Asia Hedge Fund Startups Slow as Gyrations Curb Appetite

Hedge fund launches in Asia are on track to decline for the third straight year as equity-market volatility prompted investors in the region to pare risk.

Forty-one new hedge funds opened in Asia in the first half of 2015, compared with 55 for the same period in 2014, according to Singapore-based data provider Eurekahedge Pte. Last year, the number of new hedge funds dropped to 117, from 149 launches in 2013 and 180 in 2012, Eurekahedge data show.

29 August 2015

MAS panel discusses growth strategies for financial sector

MAS panel discusses growth strategies for financial sector

The panel notes Singapore’s financial centre has made strong gains in asset and wealth management, reinsurance and specialty insurance, and FX and derivatives. But it adds there are several areas in which the industry can do better.

Link to MAS press release is here

Industry Panel Discusses Strategies to Grow Financial Centre

Locally managed assets surge 30% to $2.4 trillion

Locally managed assets surge 30% to $2.4 trillion

Singapore's asset management industry turned in strong figures last year, driven by interest in the Republic as a pan-Asian asset management hub and Asia's growth.

Total assets managed by locally based managers surged by 30 per cent to $2.4 trillion last year, said the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) in its annual industry survey report. This was considerably faster than the 11.8 per cent growth in assets under management (AUM) in 2013.

02 July 2015

Updated Prop Trading

Updated Prop Trading (Removed Kuranda, added Hyundai Able Investments).

19 June 2015

HFT Powerhouse Amsterdam Glimpsed Through Speed-Trader IPO

HFT Powerhouse Amsterdam Glimpsed Through Speed-Trader IPO

Flow Traders BV’s initial public offering will give the world another glimpse into the workings of a high-frequency trading firm. It also shines a light on Amsterdam, a powerhouse in the world of electronic trading.

04 June 2015

Hedge Funds Win Through Stock Connect

Hedge Funds Win Through Stock Connect

A clutch of Asian hedge funds that seized on a new trading link between Hong Kong and Shanghai are posting outsize returns at a time when other investors remain wary of placing big bets on Chinese companies.