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Aspect Joins Eurex

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LONDON (HedgeWorld.Com)–Aspect Capital Ltd. has become a member of Eurex.

Aspect, a quantitative European hedge fund manager with US$3.5 billion under management, is the first commodity trading adviser to become a nonclearing member of Eurex. In a statement, Aspect said joining Eurex is part of the company’s effort to exploit electronic market access across all of its funds and that the initiative will achieve faster market access and anonymity of order flow.

“Aspect has made a strong commitment to this area,” said Robert Wakefield, director of trading, in a statement. Noting that Aspect has brought more than 60% of electronic execution in-house, Mr. Wakefield said “Eurex membership was the next logical step in our ongoing drive to maximize efficient market access and reduce costs for our investors.”

Aspect’s range of assets under management includes managed futures, fixed income, currencies, European and Japanese equities and a multi-strategy program.