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Said Business School launches online Algorithmic Trading Programme

Algorithmic, or systematic, trading is gaining momentum as funds benefit from market efficiencies and performance of investments improve. With algorithmic trading estimated to account for 20% of hedge funds, traders are looking to understand how to engage with funds and manage for risk.

Recognising these emerging trends Said Business School, University of Oxford has launched the Oxford Algorithmic Trading Programme, the first of its kind worldwide. It will provide an understanding of the rules

Innovative law firm opens up South African UCITS market with novel fund registration

Utilising novel registration process allows UCITS fund managers to register funds in South Africa without changing their derivatives policy

BTG Pactual named Colombia–s best investment bank in 2017 by World Finance

LONDON, ENGLAND — (Marketwired) — 11/01/17 — BTG Pactual, the largest investment bank in Latin America, has been presented with the –Best Investment Bank, Colombia– award by World Finance magazine in celebration of its noteworthy achievements and strong commitment to customers.For 35 years, BTG Pactual has been a world leader in the investment field. Its success is largely underpinned by long-term thinking; executives at the bank are well versed in calculating risk and tailoring their str

Ribometrix Raises $7.5 Million in Seed Funding to Advance Platform for Discovering and Developing Small Molecule Modulators of RNA to Treat Human Diseases

DURHAM, NC — (Marketwired) — 10/31/17 — Ribometrix, Inc., a biotech company dedicated to discovering and developing small molecule modulators of RNA to treat disease, has raised $7.5 million in seed capital.The investment was led by SV Health Investors and Hatteras Venture Partners. Also participating were AbbVie Ventures, the Dementia Discovery Fund, MP Healthcare Venture Management and Alexandria Venture Investments.Ribometrix, which focuses on under-exploited RNA targets connected with a

Kx powers large-scale in-memory research at Squarepoint Capital

PALO ALTO, CA (25 April 2017) – Kx Systems, a subsidiary of First Derivatives (FD) plc, announces that Squarepoint Capital, a global systematic investment manager, has significantly expanded its use of Kx technology for investment research.

World Finance announces winners of 2017 Brokerage Awards

LONDON, ENGLAND — (Marketwired) — 04/20/17 — There are very few industries that are as competitive, dynamic and challenging as broking currently is. With new technologies and no such thing as a –safe bet– anymore, brokerages are finding themselves in a perpetual sink or swim situation. In such challenging times, identifying the best brokerages is more important than ever. In the World Finance Brokerage Awards 2017, World Finance has identified the best examples of broking in the world.Whe

Sohn Investment Idea Contest Sponsored by GLG Is Accepting Submissions in Advance of 22nd Annual Sohn Investment Conference

Legendary investors William Ackman, David Einhorn, Joel Greenblatt, Seth Klarman and Larry Robbins to select winner

VentureFounders surpasses £40m funding mark in 2 years of operation

• Over £40m invested in to campaigns presented on the platform since launch in late 2014 • 85% of the portfolio has institutional backing from leading venture capital firms • 87% of all businesses put forward on the platform have had successful campaigns • Strong portfolio performance with first monetisation event expected in 2018 14 […]

Dealflo secures £10 million in Series B funding

London, UK, 27 February 2017 – Dealflo, the leading provider of end-to-end financial agreement automation services, today announced a £10 million investment round, led by Holtzbrinck Ventures, with follow on investment from Notion Capital and participation from Frog Capital. The investment follows Dealflo’s rapid growth delivering automated financial agreement processes through its cloud-based platform. The […]

Seattle Angel Fund Raises $1.75 Million in Second of Annual Funds to Help Pacific Northwest Seed Round Companies Flourish

SEATTLE, WA — (Marketwired) — 01/24/17 — The Seattle Angel Fund (SAF), a collaborative and interactive, member-directed investment fund focusing on Pacific Northwest early-stage, growth-oriented businesses, today announced the closing of their second fund at $1.75 million, to provide much needed funding, knowledge, experience and connections for promising young companies. Fund II–s 5 investments to date are CSATS, OtoNexus, Keepe, Buildpulse and Aqueduct.Started in January 2015 and managed


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