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Ken MacCuish, Intralinks

What hedge fund CISOs need to consider when appointing a SaaS provider

Thu, 02/07/2015 - 15:51

A couple of years ago, the title Chief Information Security Officer, or CISO for short, was a foreign concept within the hedge fund community. The winds have changed, however, as hedge funds become increasingly targeted by cyber hackers, causing many to hire a CISO to uphold the network integrity of the firm.  »

Jared Broad, QuantConnect

Quant funds in a box

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 12:53

How QuantConnect’s open source algorithmic trading platform is empowering quants to launch trading strategies at low cost… »

Normando Fay

Brazil’s Vinci Partners selects Eze Software Group’s OMS and EMS

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 12:00

Brazilian asset manager, Vinci Partners, is to implement Eze Software’s order management system, Eze OMS, and execution management system, RealTick EMS, to streamline workflows across the investment lifecycle. »

Henry Duncombe

Lanware to provide cloud-based, outsourced IT services to hedge fund Finisterre Capital

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 06:00

Lanware has been awarded a three year contract to provide its cloud-based technology outsourcing services to hedge fund Finisterre Capital, part of Principal Global Investors (PGI) who took a majority stake in Finisterre in 2011. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Simmons & Simmons helping to demystify the hedge fund start-up process

Tue, 30/06/2015 - 12:46

Quite aptly, its design logo could be a leaf or a drop of water. Simmons & Simmons, one of the hedge fund industry’s leading law firms, has developed a new product LaunchPlus which provides the water needed for new hedge funds to flourish and grow; aqua vitae as it were.  »

Striking the balance

Hedge fund managers striking the balance between cybersecurity protection and cost

Sat, 20/06/2015 - 11:39

As the costs of doing business have increased, more and more hedge fund managers are adopting the cloud; this has revolutionised the way all businesses operate, not just hedge funds.  »

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Simmons & Simmons unveils online hedge fund start-up resource

Thu, 18/06/2015 - 09:00

International law firm Simmons & Simmons has unveiled the first dedicated online resource for start-up hedge fund managers, LaunchPlus, which supports emerging managers in the launch and operation of a new hedge fund management business.  »

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Man AHL launches ‘AHL Explains’ video series

Thu, 11/06/2015 - 19:00

Man AHL has launched a new video series, ‘AHL Explains’ outlining the key concepts in futures trend following, in a simple and accessible way. »

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Stellar Trading Systems to connect to Nasdaq futures

Wed, 10/06/2015 - 17:00

Stellar Trading Systems is to introduce connectivity to Nasdaq Futures, Inc. (NFX), following the official launch of the NFX platform in mid-2015.  »

Lena Ng, Intralinks

Cybersecurity: A global legal perspective

Wed, 10/06/2015 - 11:22

On Wednesday 22 April, the House of Representatives passed a new cybersecurity bill – the Protecting Cyber Networks Act (PCNA) – to allow file sharing between government intelligence agencies and private companies and raise the overall awareness of hacking.  »

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Deutsche Börse develops central platform for pan-European intraday power market

Tue, 09/06/2015 - 17:00

Deutsche Börse will develop and operate the technical infrastructure and various IT applications for a joint European intraday power market within the framework of the European Cross Border Intraday Initiative (XBID).  »

Raj Purmessur, Head of Fund Services Bangalore, Deutsche Bank

Risk management framework for fund managers: The Deutsche Bank advantage

Mon, 08/06/2015 - 15:49

In today’s increasingly complex and evolving regulatory environment, fund managers expect their providers to have a sophisticated risk management framework that meets global, regional and local standards. »

Locked door

Lock up the front door: cybersecurity perspectives of FoHF managers

Fri, 05/06/2015 - 10:43

Cybersecurity issues have existed as long as the internet. What seems to have changed in the last 18 months is not only that the nature of the breaches has become more sophisticated, but also the fact that hedge funds have become a much bigger target.  »

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Custom House Fund Services enhances Gateway portal for US market 

Wed, 03/06/2015 - 09:00

Custom House Fund Services, a provider of financial services to the alternative investment sector, is to release significant enhancements to its Gateway technology platform over the next few months.  »

Cyber security

Cybersecurity: Walking a tight rope between transparency and control

Tue, 02/06/2015 - 09:55

Trevor Chisholm, Director of Alternative Investments at Intralinks has appeared in a new video on Asset TV. The interview discusses how managers can achieve transparency whilst still maintaining control.  »

Nigel Kneafsey

Hedge fund Whitebox Advisors selects Options as managed IT provider 

Mon, 01/06/2015 - 06:00

Options, the leading managed service and IT infrastructure provider to the global capital markets industry, has today announced that the  »

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responsAbility Investments opts for eFront’s FrontPM Solution

Wed, 27/05/2015 - 10:00

responsAbility Investments AG, a specialist in development investments, has chosen eFront’s FrontPM portfolio monitoring solution.  »

Ross Ellis, SEI

Setting up the Middle Office Part 2: Turning data into information and insight 

Tue, 26/05/2015 - 11:03

Once a fund manager has got the middle office infrastructure in place – the hardware as it were – the logical next step is to work out how best to utilise it. How can the flow of data – and flow of data is not simply the software – be used in a smart, intelligent fashion to bring incremental gains to the way that the manager runs its business? »

Mauritius

Cim Fund Services goes live with eFront’s FrontInvest solution

Fri, 22/05/2015 - 16:00

Cim Fund Services, one of the largest fund administrators in Mauritius, is going live with the eFront’s flagship FrontInvest solution.  »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Cybersecurity threat to hedge funds requires closer communication between legal and IT teams

Thu, 21/05/2015 - 12:18

By James Williams – Global law firms need to work closely with hedge funds to improve their cybersecurity risk management by identifying at-risk assets and coming up with a legal risk mitigation response.  »

Swedish flag

CRYEX to establish crypto currency exchange and clearinghouse

Tue, 19/05/2015 - 18:30

A new start-up in digital currency, CRYEX, has filed an application with the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority (Finansinspektionen) to become one of the world’s first regulated crypto currency clearing organisations.  »

Robert Roley, Vice President of Solutions, Advent

Innovation comes from identifying client challenges

Tue, 19/05/2015 - 11:00

The word “innovation” is used far too casually, not just in financial services but across industries. At Advent Software, a pioneer of fund accounting technology for more than 30 years, the focus isn’t on delivering innovation for innovation’s sake. Rather, it is on taking a forward-looking stance, understanding where the industry is headed and listening to its clients’ needs. »

Jayesh Punater, founder and CEO, Gravitas Technology Services

Helping hedge funds achieve “smart scale”

Tue, 19/05/2015 - 11:00

As the asset management industry continues to grow, driving investors’ appetite for more transparency, reporting and risk controls, the biggest challenge hedge fund managers face is how to create scale.  »

Bennett Egeth, President, Broadridge Investment Management Solutions

Putting industrial-grade infrastructure in place

Tue, 19/05/2015 - 11:00

There has been an acceptance across many top-tier hedge funds that some of the operations they perform, whilst important, are not clear differentiators but rather diversions to their core task.  »

Chad Allen, Managing Director of Alternative Investments, UMB Fund Services.

Solutions to growing demand for access

Tue, 19/05/2015 - 11:00

“The major changes we see are in demands for access to data and demands for accuracy. Our clients want to see data more in real-time, anytime, anywhere. There is a lot more information that has to be managed and accuracy is required,” observes Bob Forsythe, IT Manager at UMB Fund Services.  »

Chris DeNigris, Global Marketing Manager, Backstop

How technology is helping to shape IR functions

Tue, 19/05/2015 - 11:00

With institutional dollars now dominating the hedge fund industry, managers are facing far more stringent operational due diligence assessments. Pension funds and endowments are hiring dedicated ODD teams simply to go in and find reasons not to invest in managers. The bar, when it comes to raising capital, has never been higher. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Focus on customisation to support HF operational workflows

Tue, 19/05/2015 - 11:00

Technologists are responding rapidly to the operational demands of hedge fund managers as COOs and CCOs search for greater simplicity in an increasingly complex business environment. Compliance and regulatory demands are manifold. As such, managers need the confidence, and, importantly, the customisation of software solutions to help them integrate their operational workflows.  »

Clouds

The sky is the limit for cloud-based hedge fund solutions

Tue, 19/05/2015 - 11:00

According to Alexei Miller, head of the Financial Services practice and managing director at DataArt, a technology consulting firm that designs and builds custom software systems, data and data management remains front and centre of managers’ minds in the alternatives industry. Regardless of their size, hedge fund managers face the same data management demands, which is leading to a lot of data-related projects and keeping Miller’s team busy. These projects range from data acquisition, data cleansing to customising data feeds and data visualisation.  »

Erol Dusi, founder and president, Imagineer Technology Group

Helping hedge funds build best workflow practices

Tue, 19/05/2015 - 11:00

New York-based Imagineer Technology Group (‘ITG’) offers award-winning solutions to help hedge fund managers address the transparency and workflow demands necessary to stand out and succeed in today’s marketplace.  »

Nicola Le Brocq, regulatory and compliance analyst, Confluence

Disruptive technology drives data management solutions

Tue, 19/05/2015 - 11:00

Confluence is a data management and software company whose heritage lies in US mutual funds. The firm started out providing technology to automate the calculation and distribution of NAV prices for US mutual funds. Over time, the Confluence platform has grown to encompass financial reporting, expense management, regulatory reporting, etc.  »

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Ken MacCuish, Intralinks

A couple of years ago, the title Chief Information Security Officer, or CISO for short, was a foreign concept within the hedge fund community. The winds have changed, however, as hedge funds become increasingly targeted by cyber hackers, causing many to hire a CISO to uphold the network integrity of the firm.  ... »

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Sovereign Wealth Funds

Sovereign wealth funds, though small in number and secretive in nature, wield considerable influence as investors as a result of their sizeable assets under management. This extract is taken from Preqin’s latest report which features exclusive content from the 2015 Preqin Sovereign Wealth Fund Review.  ... »

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Hedgeweek Special Report: Hedge Fund Administration

Hedge Fund Administration 2015

Tue, 16/06/2015 - 09:57

Mergers and acquisitions in recent years have changed the face of hedge fund administration. Big custodial banks are likely to dominate the HFA space in years to come, forming one part of a barbell with a number of well-run, well-capitalised independent HFAs on the other end. This report examines the implications for both hedge funds and their administrators... »

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North America

Private debt in North America

Fri, 05/06/2015 - 12:06

The North American private debt industry has seen substantial growth in assets over the last decade. This extract from the Preqin Special Report: Private Debt in North America looks at the current state of private debt fundraising and funds currently in market. ... »

Special report
State Street Global Advisors – Volatility and the benefits of downside protection strategies

State Street Global Advisors has unveiled the results of an in-depth survey of 420 senior executives within global private and public pension plans, endowments, foundations and sovereign wealth funds, summarised in this keynote Hedgeweek Special Report... »

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