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Hedgewire 06/11/18

  Hedgeweek logo NEWSLETTER | 06 Nov 2018  
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L/S equity strategies follow markets down
Tue | 6 Nov 2018, 10:18
Hedge fund returns since 26 October are up +0.5 per cent, primarily led by L/S Equity strategies, as investors’ hesitation gradually started to fade amid improving earnings reports, according to the latest Weekly Brief from Lyxor’s Cross Asset Research team.
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Tue | 6 Nov 2018, 13:17
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London-based fintech startup, Sharegain rolls out FCA-approved securities lending platform
Tue | 6 Nov 2018, 09:13
Fintech startup Sharegain, whose securities lending platform allows any investor to generate revenue through loaning out their financial assets, has raised a total of USD12 million (including USD5 million in the latest round) to support the roll-out of its platform to private banks, online brokers and robo-advisers, as well as scaling up its operations with family offices and asset management firms in line with significant early demand. 

Barrick shareholders overwhelmingly approve Randgold merger
Tue | 6 Nov 2018, 11:07
Barrick Gold Corporation’s shareholders have voted to approve the issuance of Barrick common shares in connection with the Merger of Barrick and Randgold Resources Limited (Randgold), and the continuance of Barrick to the Province of British Columbia under the Business Corporations Act (British Columbia).
Record develops ESG database and currency strategy
Tue | 6 Nov 2018, 10:55
Record Currency Management (Record) has developed a method of improving the environmental, social and governance (ESG) credentials of its Multi-Strategy currency product whilst preserving the return profile, enabled by one of the largest sets of country-specific ESG data built to date. 
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ERIC appoints Chief Executive
Tue | 6 Nov 2018, 10:53
Investment research marketplace ERIC has appointed Daren Riley as Chief Executive, with responsibility for driving the company’s strategy to strengthen lasting investment research relationships in the MiFID II world. 

FlexTrade integrates Bernstein Cube into FlexTRADER EMS
Tue | 6 Nov 2018, 10:41
FlexTrade Systems, a specialist in multi-asset execution and order management systems, has integrated the Bernstein Cube into the FlexTRADER EMS, providing traders with a comprehensive portfolio construction, risk analysis and pre-trade system.
Bitstamp selects trading system from Cinnober
Tue | 6 Nov 2018, 10:35
Cryptocurrency exchange Bitstamp has selected Cinnober, a specialist in exchange and clearing technology solutions, to deliver its trading system for cryptocurrencies. 
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Allfunds launches new digital tool to support distributors with MiFID II
Tue | 6 Nov 2018, 09:16
Allfunds Bank has launched Share Class, a search tool for stock classes of funds available in the market. Through this tool, Allfunds makes available to its customers all the information necessary to adapt to the regulatory requirements brought by the new MiFID II environment.  
Neuberger Berman hires senior advisor
Tue | 6 Nov 2018, 09:01
Neuberger Berman, a private, independent, employee-owned investment manager, has appointed Leen Meijaard, former Blackrock executive, as a senior advisor, effective 1 November.
Banking veteran joins Duco Board
Tue | 6 Nov 2018, 10:49
Duco, a provider of enterprise data quality and reconciliation services, has added HSBC and Merrill Lynch veteran Spencer Lake as a non-executive director.
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