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Bennett Egeth

Three-stage evolution of the hedge fund operating model

Wed, 25/05/2016 - 11:43

Over the last decade the approach to running a hedge fund’s operations has changed markedly, thanks largely to improvements in technology. »

Bob Guilbert

Grading your cloud provider: four critical criteria

Mon, 16/05/2016 - 13:08

By Bob Guilbert – You're a new fund manager, and somewhere on your task list the letters "IT" are probably followed by a question mark. Odds are, you don't have a technology background, so as your firm's Chief Operating/Financial/Compliance Officer (or in some cases, Portfolio Manager), the sudden responsibility you've undertaken as your firm's de facto IT Manager is intimidating at best.  »

Clouds

Chapter 4: Technology considerations

Mon, 16/05/2016 - 13:05

Cloud technology – The scale of a manager's IT infrastructure will largely depend on the type of trading strategy. A quantitative market neutral statistical arbitrage fund is likely going to spend more capital on front-office portfolio management, risk management systems and server storage capabilities than a specialist credit strategy that trades infrequently.  »

Imagine Software reveals clients’ most popular risk apps

Imagine Software reveals clients’ most popular risk apps

Wed, 11/05/2016 - 09:37

Imagine Software, a provider of front-to-back office risk and portfolio management to asset managers, investment banks, prime brokers, hedge funds, and institutional investors, has revealed that more than 85 per cent of its clients are using apps or leveraging their financial platform to gain an edge in the market or to streamline operations. »

LME Steel Scrap contract sees first voice-brokered trade

LME Steel Scrap contract sees first voice-brokered trade

Tue, 10/05/2016 - 16:25

The London Metal Exchange (LME) has executed the first voice-brokered trade of its LME Steel Scrap contract. The trade was executed on 4 May 2016 by INTL FCStone Ltd on behalf of Stemcor. »

New data on OTC equity trading now available, says FINRA

New data on OTC equity trading now available, says FINRA

Wed, 27/04/2016 - 15:55

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has gone live with expanded data on over-the-counter (OTC) trading in equity securities is now live, extending the authority’s trading-volume transparency to all of the OTC market. »

RegTech companies are boosting Ireland’s technology ecosystem

RegTech companies are boosting Ireland’s technology ecosystem

Fri, 22/04/2016 - 09:51

Regulatory technology, or ‘RegTech’ as it is known, is building momentum in Ireland as the country looks to embrace the Financial Technology revolution.  »

Bennett Egeth

Broadridge Financial Solutions - Best Risk Management Software Provider

Tue, 05/04/2016 - 12:00

Whereas previously investment managers might have looked at risk from a `check-the-box' perspective, today's regulatory environment and the growing sophistication of institutional investors is requiring them take it more seriously. There is, according to Bennett Egeth, President of Broadridge Investment Management Solutions, a need to generate consistent, reproducible risk reporting for regulators.  »

Carl Chapman

Capital Support - Best Global Cloud Services Provider

Tue, 05/04/2016 - 11:04

Capital Support is a leading managed IT services provider. Midway through 2015, it was acquired by Six Degrees Group. Being able to rely on a stronger balance sheet, coupled with the fact that Six Degrees Group owns data centres and network assets, has helped Capital Support win larger and more complex customers, according to COO, Carl Chapman. »

Jason Gabbard

Counselytics launches fund of funds AI technology

Mon, 28/03/2016 - 12:50

Counselytics has deployed its  AI technology in the alternatives investment space. Using machine learning technology, Counselytics is aimed at providing a fast, economical and automated process to find and analyse limited partnership agreements wherever they reside.  »

ProTrak International releases CRM 11.0 software

ProTrak International releases CRM 11.0 software

Fri, 18/03/2016 - 09:11

ProTrak International has released a major upgrade to its CRM platform for investment managers, hedge funds and private equity firms, Release 11.0. »

AcadiaSoft unveils central margining hub for derivatives

AcadiaSoft unveils central margining hub for derivatives

Wed, 09/03/2016 - 09:31

Twenty-eight of the world’s largest banks are participating in industrywide testing of the first ever Central Margining service for non-cleared OTC derivatives, which was released by AcadiaSoft and delivered in collaboration with TriOptima last month. »

Hedgeweek names Broadridge Investment Management Solutions as Best Risk Management Software Firm

Hedgeweek names Broadridge Investment Management Solutions as Best Risk Management Software Firm

Fri, 04/03/2016 - 09:13

Broadridge Financial Solutions has been named as "Best Risk Management Software Firm" at the Hedgeweek Global Awards 2016, which are voted on by industry participants and recognise excellence among hedge fund managers and global service providers. »

Volante Technologies supports SWIFT Standards Release 2016

Volante Technologies supports SWIFT Standards Release 2016

Mon, 29/02/2016 - 09:13

Volante Technologies, a provider of software for the integration, processing and orchestration of financial messages, is supporting the latest SWIFT Standards 2016 update. »

Man AHL announces winner of inaugural coding prize

Man AHL announces winner of inaugural coding prize

Mon, 15/02/2016 - 09:48

Hamed Ahmadi from the University of Oxford, Linacre College has been named as the winner of the inaugural Man AHL Coder Prize, a coding competition for students aged 16 and over. Ahmadi picks up a cash prize of GBP5,000. »

ICDA to hold London Blockchain conference

ICDA to hold London Blockchain conference

Mon, 15/02/2016 - 09:35

The International Commodities and Derivatives Association (ICDA) is to hold a Blockchain Conference in the City of London in April 2016. »

Linedata launches Linedata Mobil'Ekip

Linedata launches Linedata Mobil'Ekip

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 09:42

Linedata has launched its digital Linedata Mobil'Ekip solution, which allows key tasks and information to be managed and accessed from mobile platforms, such as smart phones and tablets. It operates in conjunction with the core Linedata Ekip360 system. »

Pete Sinisgalli

Eze Software Group sees record growth in 2015

Fri, 29/01/2016 - 10:21

Eze Software Group experienced record growth in 2015 across its product lines within the Eze Software Investment Suite.  »

James Church

FINCAD helps buy-side increase investment returns with advanced valuation and risk

Thu, 28/01/2016 - 11:17

FINCAD, a provider of valuation and risk analytics for multi-asset, multi-currency portfolios, has added several key enhancements to F3, its object-oriented valuation and risk platform.  »

HFSB holds cyber-attack simulation roundtable for hedge fund managers

HFSB holds cyber-attack simulation roundtable for hedge fund managers

Wed, 20/01/2016 - 09:18

The Hedge Fund Standards Board (HFSB), the standard-setting body for the hedge fund industry, has held its first table top cyber-attack simulation for hedge fund managers in London. »

Nigel Kneafsey, Options

Options and GoldenSource partner to provide fully managed enterprise data management solution

Tue, 19/01/2016 - 14:00

Options, a managed service and IT infrastructure provider, and enterprise data management (EDM) solutions specialist GoldenSource, are partnering to offer a fully managed solution to capital markets clients seeking to improve their (EDM) capabilities.  »

Survey

Institutionalisation raises operational bar for hedge funds, says survey

Mon, 18/01/2016 - 08:33

Institutionalisation of the hedge fund industry continues apace. According to Credit Suisse’s mid-year Hedge Fund Investor Sentiment Survey, 93 per cent of institutional investors plan to maintain or increase their allocations to the sector in the second half of this year. »

Hedge fund Prophet Capital adopts Broadridge’s trading, portfolio management and operating Solution

Hedge fund Prophet Capital adopts Broadridge’s trading, portfolio management and operating Solution

Fri, 08/01/2016 - 09:11

Prophet Capital Asset Management, a USD2.3 billion structured credit hedge fund, has adopted Broadridge Financial Solutions’ integrated trading, portfolio management and operating platform. »

Trading screens

The springboard to profitable growth

Thu, 07/01/2016 - 09:14

Keen to grow your business? The big question is can you do it profitably, without suffering significant increases in staff and costs? »

McKay Brothers completes UK local wireless network at lowest known latency

McKay Brothers completes UK local wireless network at lowest known latency

Thu, 17/12/2015 - 15:16

McKay Brothers International’s (MBI) Central London POP, adjacent to the London Stock Exchange, is now live, completing MBI’s UK Local millimeter wave network. »

James Willaims, Hedgeweek

Man & machine: Building a knowledge platform to develop predictive prowess in asset management

Thu, 17/12/2015 - 12:38

Big changes are afoot across a broad spectrum of the financial services industry. For example, in the wealth management and investment advisory space, thanks to huge technological developments in recent years, traditional wealth managers have a new competitor to face; the robo adviser, which sounds exciting but it is less the Terminator and more machine learning software, using algorithms to learn investor behaviour and automatically invest into portfolios based on clients' goals and risk threshold.  »

Macro hedge fund Guard Capital chooses TFG Financial Systems for multi-asset portfolio and risk management

Macro hedge fund Guard Capital chooses TFG Financial Systems for multi-asset portfolio and risk management

Thu, 17/12/2015 - 10:54

Hong Kong-based macro-economic hedge fund Guard Capital is now using TFG Financial System cloud-based, cross-asset technology solution for its multi-asset portfolio and risk management requirements. »

Jeffrey Shoreman, Eze Software Group

Using systems integration to drive efficiency

Wed, 09/12/2015 - 10:14

These are exciting times for the financial technology sector. In the last few years, market complexity has grown in response to increased regulatory demands, increased investor due diligence requirements, more complex fund strategies and even how hedge funds manage their balance sheets with their prime brokers.  »

Thumbs up

Profiting from a culture of compliance

Tue, 01/12/2015 - 13:36

Multiple and powerful pressures are impacting the hedge fund industry, but two are particularly prominent: a dramatically increased regulatory burden, and investor demands for greater transparency and lower fees.  »

Marcus Lewis, Capital Support

New Capital Support security service aims to protect hedge funds from cyber-attack

Mon, 30/11/2015 - 09:45

Capital Support has released an new service, Cyber Secure, to meet the cybersecurity needs of alternative investment managers. Capital support says that Cyber Secure combines strong perimeter protection with live intelligent analysis to provide effective cybersecurity protection. »

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