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.

04 February 2015

Analysts needed now at Singapore funds

Analysts needed now at Singapore funds

The hedge fund sector may be a relatively small player within Singaporean financial services, but it still has its unique set of employment challenges. While earlier this decade hedge funds in Singapore were adding traders, now they need more research analysts.

15 January 2015

T Rowe Price, others peer into Virtu's high-frequency world

T Rowe Price, others peer into Virtu's high-frequency world

A group of T. Rowe's traders paid a visit in September to Virtu Financial, a firm known for its technological prowess.

The visit was described by two sources, one from T. Rowe and one from Virtu. Other firms have also made the pilgrimage to the company as investors try to get a handle on what makes the market-making firm tick, a source at Virtu said.

05 January 2015

How Top-Performing Hedge Funds Found Gems and Gamed 'Stupid' Wall Street

How Top-Performing Hedge Funds Found Gems and Gamed 'Stupid' Wall Street

Brett Jefferson told his 5-year-old son this about Wall Street recently: “Never will you find a place Six years after the 2008 debt crisis exposed how clueless the smart people on Wall Street can be, both men are profiting from what could be called the schadenfreude trade -- buying for pennies what big investment banks once flogged for dollars. Their bottom-fishing lifted them into the top five of Bloomberg Markets’ annual ranking of the best-performing hedge funds managing $1 billion or more.

03 January 2015

Asian Hedge Fund Bosses Strike Out on Their Own

Asian Hedge Fund Bosses Strike Out on Their Own

A number of global fund executives struck out on their own in Asia this year, bolstering the profile of the region’s industry and landing them first in line with investors eager to get in with big-name managers.