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James Williams, Global Fund Media

Shaping smarter performance

Wed, 29/03/2017 - 10:44

What differentiates asset managers today in the eyes of investors? Convergence is a now a common feature of asset management, with alternative and traditional asset classes now forming part of a diversified investment approach. And as technology developments proceed at a rate of knots, with artificial intelligence and machine learning having become ‘mots du jour’ in recent times, the pressure on managers of all shapes and sizes to deliver smarter performance has risen inexorably.  »

Mary Beth Hamilton, Eze Castle Integration

Where CFOs/COOs and CTOs agree and disagree on outsourcing

Thu, 16/03/2017 - 10:35

By Mary Beth Hamilton (pictured), Vice President, Eze Castle Integration – It’s inevitable for C-level execs at hedge funds and private equity firms to have differing opinions from time to time, and outsourced IT can sometimes be an area that breeds tension at the management level. On one hand, Chief technology officers (CTOs) are engrossed in every level of technology, from application management to security to disaster recovery, and they have a vested interest in concerns from user experience to business continuity and beyond.  »

Simon Schilder, Ogier

BVI continues to introduce positive regulatory developments

Fri, 10/03/2017 - 09:21

Last year the number of hedge fund launches globally fell by an estimated 40 per cent, but despite this there have been a number of positive developments for the funds industry in the BVI. »

Mark Coriaty, Eze Castle Integration

Cost, complexity & security drive hedge fund outsourcing

Mon, 06/03/2017 - 14:50

Outsourcing has not only become an accepted practice among hedge fund managers, it has become a necessity as funds large and small seek out ways to control their costs, manage their internal resources more effectively, and overcome the ever growing challenge of regulatory compliance.  »

John Phinney, Convergence

Convergence launches Advisor Complexity Profile

Thu, 16/02/2017 - 10:17

Convergence has launched Advisor Complexity Profile (Complexity), a new service designed to address the challenge of operational and business model transparency in the alternative asset management industry.   »

Tammer Kamel, Quandl

Quandl adds US Treasury evaluated pricing and reference data from ICE Data Services

Wed, 15/02/2017 - 10:34

Quandl, a platform for financial, economic and alternative data, has added ICE Data Services’ US Treasury evaluated pricing and reference data to its offering.  »

Robert Briant, Conyers Dill & Pearman

BVI strikes right balance on fund governance

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 13:49

Proper fund governance has long been championed by leading offshore law firm Conyers Dill & Pearman, which for the last decade has encouraged its hedge fund clients to hold at least annual directors meetings. Initially this was met with some resistance according to Robert Briant (pictured), Partner and head of Conyers' BVI office, who confirms that such resistance has softened over the last few years.  »

James Williams, hedgeweek

Incubator Fund could provide long-term growth trajectory

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 13:22

"We see the funds industry as continuing to contribute to the overall offering of financial services. There remains good interest in the BVI product and we envisage that will continue," asserts Glenford Malone, Director, Investment Business Division, BVI Financial Services Commission, when asked to comment on the growth of the BVI's funds industry.  »

Bill Prew, Indos Financial

Fund managers need to be alert to successfully navigate a hard Brexit

Tue, 31/01/2017 - 12:19

Bill Prew (pictured), CEO of Indos Financial, the independent depositary firm, writes that the UK government has finally revealed its Brexit position. “Any chance of a soft Brexit or retained membership of the Single Market has apparently been removed. The UK will almost certainly pull out of the Single Market although some hope policymakers will negotiate a transitional arrangement to avoid a cliff-edge Brexit. »

Sean Inggs, IMS

The evolution of independent governance and board diversity

Fri, 20/01/2017 - 09:03

Individuals who serve as independent non-executive directors, like it or not, operate in a role which is constantly evolving. This evolution is not only in parallel with changes in investment funds business but also in terms of regulation and heightened scrutiny on the financial sector generally.    »

Stefan Willebrand, Bricknode

Bricknode launches tax reporting app for financial brokers

Mon, 02/01/2017 - 12:01

Bricknode has released a tax reporting app for the platform Bricknode Financial Systems in order to streamline tax reporting for financial institutions. »

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JMA launches new tools to analyse Japanese economy

Mon, 02/01/2017 - 12:00

Japan Macro Advisors (JMA), whose clients include a few of the world’s largest hedge funds and global manufacturing companies, has launched "My Charts," a set of web-based analytical tools to help economists and decision makers stay on top of the Japanese economy.  »

Lapland

All aboard for Lapland

Fri, 23/12/2016 - 08:20

The manager of Finnish airports, Finavia, reports that Lapland has been fully prepared for a busy winter season, with air traffic volumes expected to be the highest since 2007, and some 500 charter and scheduled flights arriving in Lapland in December. »

James Willims, Hedgeweek

Equity Bank and Trust Bahamas: Views on Latin America

Tue, 22/11/2016 - 12:07

Latin America represents significant potential for Equity Bank And Trust Bahamas Limited to build out its boutique private banking business as the continent enjoys shoots of economic growth. Dillon Dean shares his views on the `significant potential' on offer, not only to extend the bank's HNW client relationships in Brazil, Mexico and other key markets, but to help The Bahamas raise its profile as a gateway to the Americas. »

Geoff Ruddick, IMS Fund Services

Spotlight – a decade of independent governance

Tue, 15/11/2016 - 09:01

In this Q&A, Geoff Ruddick of IMS Fund Services explains why ‘governance is not a game’, and how capacity, form over substance, and board composition, remain fundamental issues…  »

Nicolas Palate, CACEIS

Equity Bridge Financing solution helps improve IRR

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 11:16

CACEIS offers private equity fund managers bridge financing solutions that allow them to delay the process of collecting capital commitments from investors, thereby enhancing the internal rate of return of the fund.  »

Frank Napolitani

The role of operational due diligence in today’s fundraising environment

Thu, 20/10/2016 - 09:04

Operational due diligence (ODD) is an integral part of winning institutional investment allocations. Being aware of the current focus areas and what is on the horizon is key to preparing your organisation.  »

David Payne, Circle Partners

Turnkey solutions for start-up managers

Thu, 06/10/2016 - 11:25

Circle Partners is a global financial services specialist that provides its clients with a range of fund administration services and one-stop-shop services for start-up managers looking for the most efficient route to market.  »

Tony Fischer, UMB Fund Services

Registered private funds offer greater leeway

Thu, 06/10/2016 - 10:58

Much is made of '40 Act alternative mutual funds but with their myriad investment restrictions and daily liquidity provisions, the lesser-known registered private fund could be a more compelling proposition for hedge fund managers. »

Christine Waldron, US Bancorp Fund Services

Managers move to partner service providers

Thu, 06/10/2016 - 10:45

Service providers are becoming more of a strategic partner to their hedge fund clients as they look to provide a suite of services that go beyond a single solution proposition.  »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Outsourcing reduces costs but HFs still need to manage risk

Thu, 06/10/2016 - 10:39

Continued fee compression, the need for institutional-quality systems and processes, and a desire to reduce the regulatory and compliance burden are just some of the drivers that are pushing hedge fund managers to embrace outsourcing. »

Mike Geller, Edelman

Edelman - Best North American PR Firm

Mon, 03/10/2016 - 15:46

Edelman is one of the highest profile PR agencies in the world. With 65 global offices, Edelman is uniquely positioned within the communications marketing arena.  »

Mike Slemmer, FundCount

FundCount - Best Fund Accounting & Reporting Systems Provider

Mon, 03/10/2016 - 15:26

Boston-based FundCount was established in 1999 and according to Mike Slemmer, Chief Operating Officer of the Americas, it is one of the industry's 'best kept secrets'. »

Kyle Dunn, Meyler Capital

Meyler Capital - Best North American Third Party Marketing Firm

Mon, 03/10/2016 - 15:01

New York-based Meyler Capital has been ‘shredding decks and driving change' since 2012. The firm re-envisions the marketing process used for raising capital.  »

Jeffrey Rosenthal, Anchin, Block & Anchin

Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP - Best North American Accounting Firm

Mon, 03/10/2016 - 13:59

Six time Best Global Accounting Firm, Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP is also being honoured with this year's Best North American Accounting Firm. With a staff of more than 350 and numerous specialised industry and service teams, Anchin is a full-service accounting, tax and advisory firm that provides investment companies, privately-held businesses, and high net worth individuals/family offices with a wide range of traditional and non-traditional services.  »

Bennett Egeth, Broadridge

Broadridge Investment Management Solutions - Best North American Data Visualisation Software Provider

Mon, 03/10/2016 - 13:06

A decade ago, there was nothing wrong with having eight or 10 vendors in place to run a hedge fund operation. But times have changed, as has technology. So much so, that established managers are increasingly looking to reduce overhead costs and complexity by consolidating the number of their critical systems into single or integrated solutions, often delivered on a hosted basis.  »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Wedbush Securities - Best North American Hedge Fund Research Provider

Mon, 03/10/2016 - 12:58

Wedbush Securities was founded in 1955 and is one of the largest providers of small and midcap equity research in the US.  »

Peter Jakubicka, Business Development Manager at Circle Partners

A one-stop shop solution to launching Malta funds

Thu, 22/09/2016 - 14:51

Circle Partners (Circle) is an independent fund administrator with offices across the EU, the Americas and Hong Kong. Circle has the ability to set up sub-funds on its Luxembourg SICAV and guide start-up managers through the whole process of bringing a new fund to market in all major fund jurisdictions.  »

Kenneth Farrugia, Finance Malta

Brexit allows Malta to consolidate UK relationship

Thu, 22/09/2016 - 14:09

The shock Brexit result this June sent ripples across Europe as individual Member States absorbed the news. And whilst some jurisdictions have been quick to seize the initiative on the back of the uncertainty that UK firms face – especially as it relates to passporting for London's much lauded financial services industry – Malta is focusing on maintaining the harmonious relationship it has with the UK. »

Hedgeweek USA Awards 2016

FundCount Named Best Fund Accounting and Reporting Systems Firm in Hedgeweek USA Awards

Thu, 22/09/2016 - 10:50

FundCount, a Boston-based provider of integrated investment, partnership and general ledger accounting software, has been named Best Fund Accounting and Reporting Systems Firm by readers of Hedgeweek.   »

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