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TradingScreen Helps CERN to Streamline Pension Investing

November 5, 2012 Comments (0)

We are proud to announce that the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) will use TradingScreen’s foreign exchange trading and transaction cost analysis (TCA) services to help streamline the organization’s pension management business. Read the full announcement, or see the coverage of the announcement in Waters and Financial News.

TradingScreen Service Notice: Systems & Services Continue to Operate Normally

October 31, 2012 Comments (0)

                                                                                       October 31, 2012Dear Valued Customer, We are sorry that hurricane Sandy, which caused extensive power disruptions and flooding throughout the North Eastern United States, has impacted so many of our clients and employees and we hope that everyone’s lives will return to normal very soon. TradingScreen is continuing to operate out of all of our primary data centres and rest assured they are all functioning...

Top Hedge Fund News Wrap: 10/22-10/26

October 26, 2012 Comments (0)

It’s Better to Give When You Cannot Receive. In a year of ups and downs for the hedge fund industry, many of the titans in the space have found it tough to earn… so they’ve decided to give it away. John Paulson and Michael Tennenbaum headlined the news this week with a $100 million donation to the Central Park Conservancy and a $10 million dontation to the Smithsonian Institution, respectively. In addition, Tom Steyer of Farallon Capital Management is stepping down to pursue...

Top Hedge Fund News Wrap: 10/15-10/19

October 19, 2012 Comments (0)

Man-Oh Man. The world’s largest publicly traded hedge fund manager Man Group Plc has seen better days. There are multiple reports stating that Man reported outflows increasing to 57% in the third quarter. Investors have pulled a net $2.2 billion from the firm. In the words of their CEO Peter Clarke, “Investor sentiment, and consequently the outlook for flows, continues to be subdued.” Bloomberg New York Times Reuters Financial Times Playing it SAIF in China. Reuters reports that SAIF...

TradingScreen Opportunities for Recent Graduates and Interns

October 16, 2012 Comments (0)

Check out the new recent-graduate jobs and internship opportunities page on the TradingScreen website. The page provides company history, a video on TradingScreen’s first years as a start-up, information on the brand and culture, and information on open positions for internships and new graduate hires. CLICK THE LINK TO LEARN MORE ABOUT GRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES.

Top Hedge Fund News Wrap: 10/8-10/12/12

October 12, 2012 Comments (0)

Hedge Funds Rally But Investors Still Cutting Back. Funds gained 1.79% in September according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index, helping to make up the gap between their performance and the S&P 500, making a killing with investments in the US mortgage-backed bond markets. Still, Reuters reports that investor redemptions continue, with a third month of net outflows this year. Reuters (Investors Cut Back) HedgeWeek (Fund Performance) Financial Times (Hedge Fund MBS) Blackstone Gives Money to...

TradingScreen Snap Poll for Plan Sponsors: Have you or will you audit managers for best execution for foreign exchange or fixed income?

October 12, 2012 Comments (0)

Today, the “he said,” “she said,” snap poll edition of TradingSmarter, where we ask plan sponsors and the buy side about the importance of best execution across asset classes. If you are a plan sponsor, please answer the survey below: Take Our Poll If you are curious how the buy side responded to a similar survey, or you are a member of the buy side and want to weigh in on best execution click the link. 

TradingScreen Snap Poll for the Buy Side: Has your plan sponsor requested information about your best execution procedures for foreign exchange and fixed income?

October 12, 2012 Comments (0)

Welcome to the first TradingScreen snap poll, addressing the big questions that are affecting the traditional asset managers, hedge funds, and brokers. Today, a “he said,” “she said,” snap poll edition of TradingSmarter, where we ask both the buy side and plan sponsors about the importance of best execution across asset classes. If you are buy side (only, please), please answer the survey below: Take Our Poll If you are curious about how plan sponsors responded to a...

Stability within Capital Markets

October 9, 2012 Comments (0)

I find it highly entertaining that the financial community as a whole, even worse, regulation is being proposed as a solution to force developers and engineers to build better software.  What ever happened to proper design, code reviews, instrumentation and profiling, least of which proper change management and rollback procedures? From the start, instrumentation and key statistics need to be identified and collected within all production applications and services. These statistics further need...

Hedge Funds: Top News for the Week of October 5, 2012

October 5, 2012 Comments (0)

More Prop Traders Flee To Hedges. The exodus of high-profile proprietary traders away from brokers continues, as bonuses at those institutions pale relative to hedge funds. The most recent departures are Ex-Goldman Sachs traders Rishi Chadda and Cyrus Pouraghabagher, who will start the New York-based Kingsguard Advisors LP on Nov. 1. Ex-Deutsche Bank credit trader Antoine Cornut is starting his own hedge fund as well. Like most good traders, they seem to be taking a contrarian view on when to...