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Union Bancaire Privée and Guggenheim Fund Solutions launch hedge fund platform

Mon, 22/04/2013 - 14:00

Following the acquisition and integration of Nexar, Union Bancaire Privée (UBP) has launched an alternatives division that offers clients broad alternative investment expertise and solutions. »

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Torstone Technology launches Inferno for secure Virtual Private Cloud deployment

Tue, 16/04/2013 - 16:02

Torstone Technology, a provider of securities and derivatives processing software to the global financial markets, has launched the Inferno back office system for Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) environments such as Amazon or Rackspace. »

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Transact chooses Calastone’s re-registration solution

Tue, 16/04/2013 - 06:20

Integrated Financial Arrangements, the company that operates the Transact wrap service, has selected Calastone as the provider of its electronic, interoperable re-registration solution. »

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S&P Capital IQ launches first in series of real-time data delivery solutions

Mon, 15/04/2013 - 14:03

S&P Capital IQ has launched a consolidated financial data feed providing normalised, global content from over 110 exchanges that can be taken from a single point of presence. »

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Enyx FPGA feed handler chosen by Quincy Data for CME data

Mon, 15/04/2013 - 12:20

Quincy Data has chosen Enyx’s FPGA solution for CME Group data feeds for its “QED” microwave-based market data service. »

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Venn Partners launches analytics and valuation platform VeRA

Tue, 09/04/2013 - 12:13

Credit advisory and investment specialist Venn Partners has launched Venn Risk Analytics (VeRA), its proprietary financial analysis platform for structured finance products. »

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CYMBA Technologies launches CYMBA Centurion

Fri, 05/04/2013 - 10:04

CYMBA Technologies, a supplier of business software solutions for the asset management, multi manager and hedge fund communities, has lifted out its pre and post trade compliance engine into a standalone product. »

Tom Driscoll, global managing director, Charles River

Charles River helps buy-side firms comply with Dodd-Frank OTC clearing requirements

Wed, 27/03/2013 - 12:30

Charles River, a front- and middle-office investment management solutions provider, has introduced a direct interface between the Charles River Investment Management Solution Version 9.1.4.5.3 (Charles River IMS) and MarkitSERV MTM which helps clients comply with mandatory clearing requirements for newly executed over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives under the Dodd-Frank Act. »

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MSCI launches new version of Barra Portfolio Manager

Wed, 27/03/2013 - 06:03

MSCI has launched a new version of Barra Portfolio Manager, which features advanced workflow tools designed to help portfolio managers improve their investment processes and goals. »

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I A Englander expands prime services division

Tue, 26/03/2013 - 11:52

Israel A Englander has expanded its prime services division and will now offer the first and only technology platform offering solutions to both emerging hedge fund managers and investors. »

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Napier Park Global Capital chooses Options as its managed infrastructure provider

Tue, 26/03/2013 - 10:12

Napier Park Global Capital has chosen Options’ PIPE Core and Momentum services as its fund's technology infrastructure. »

Karim Ali, CYMBA Technologies limited

CYMBA Technologies launches CYMBA Centurion

Tue, 26/03/2013 - 05:00

CYMBA Technologies Limited, a leading supplier of business software solutions for the Asset Management, Multi Manager and Hedge Fund communities, today announced it has lifted out its Pre and Post Trade Compliance Engine into a functionally richer stand-alone product. CYMBA Centurion brings to the market a state of the art Compliance solution providing comprehensive support for different Rule Types, Asset Classes and a customisable Incident Breach Management Workflow via fully configurable screens. »

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Torstone Technology rolls out Inferno FTT upgrade to clients

Wed, 13/03/2013 - 14:52

Torstone Technology, providers of securities and derivatives processing software to the global financial markets, has readied its Inferno post-trade processing solution for Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) and is rolling out the upgrade to existing clients. »

Gerry Gualtieri, chief executive at Tradar

James Caird goes live with Tradar's Insight 5.0

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 12:16

James Caird Asset Management has gone live with Tradar’s flagship product, Insight version 5.0. »

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SEI to provide operational outsourcing for Sciens Alternative Investments

Mon, 04/03/2013 - 14:05

SEI has been selected by Sciens Alternative Investments, part of the Sciens Capital Management Group, to provide operational outsourcing services for the firm’s managed account platform. »

Stuart Feffer, co-head of Wells Fargo’s global fund services group

Wells Fargo Global Fund Services launches RealSTP

Fri, 01/03/2013 - 12:00

Wells Fargo Global Fund Services, the unit of Wells Fargo that provides fund administration and operations services to hedge funds and other alternative investment funds, has launched its new client technology solution, RealSTP.  »

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Serone Capital and LPR Consulting select Alphakinetic's Glide Fund Manager platform

Wed, 27/02/2013 - 06:00

Alphakinetic, a fund management software provider to the investment management industry, has signed four clients since coming out of beta in 2012. »

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Abacus Group reports doubled client base and revenue in 2012

Tue, 26/02/2013 - 16:20

Abacus Group, a provider of hosted IT solutions for hedge funds and private equity funds, closed out 2012 with 100 per cent annual revenue growth. »

Charles Krusen, chief executive, Krusen Capital Management

Krusen selects HedgeMark as managed account platform provider

Tue, 26/02/2013 - 10:07

Krusen Capital Management, the New York-based SEC-registered investment adviser, has selected the HedgeMark Managed Account Platform.  »

Tom Gavin, chief executive officer of ConvergEx's Eze Castle Software

ConvergEx Group's Eze Castle Software achieves record growth in 2012

Thu, 21/02/2013 - 10:37

ConvergEx Group’s order management system, the Eze OMS, has achieved a third consecutive year of record-setting growth. »

Daniel Thieke, DTCC managing director, asset services

DTCC begins electronic testing of ISO 20022 messages for distribution events

Thu, 21/02/2013 - 06:31

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation’s (DTCC) corporate actions pilot programme has begun systemic client testing of ISO 20022 messages covering the full entitlement and allocation lifecycle for distribution events. »

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IntraLinks launches Investor Portals for alternative fund managers

Wed, 20/02/2013 - 12:02

IntraLinks has launched a cloud-based investor communication platform, IntraLinks Investor Portals, designed to allow hedge funds, private equity and real estate managers to better differentiate their brands, meet the transparency demands of institutional investors and compete effectively for assets.  »

Nigel Kneafsey, chief executive, Options

Options to open Chicago office

Wed, 20/02/2013 - 10:23

Options, the provider of the Options PIPE Private Financial Cloud services platform for the exchange, banking, trading and investment communities, is to open an office in Chicago next month.   »

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Torstone launches OData to enhance analytics and reporting

Mon, 18/02/2013 - 16:15

Torstone Technology, a provider of securities and derivatives processing software to the global financial markets, has released its OData (Open Data Protocol) interface to provide customers with an enhanced analytics and reporting capability by improving the integration between Inferno and other enterprise systems. »

Peter Hughes, managing director, Apex Fund Services

Apex launches order and portfolio management systems

Mon, 18/02/2013 - 06:23

Fund administration company Apex Fund Services has launched Apex Trade Manager, its order management system (OMS), and Apex Vision, its portfolio management system (PMS). »

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Indus Valley Partners launches cloud-based Form PF solution

Thu, 07/02/2013 - 14:10

Indus Valley Partners (IVP), a provider of technology solutions to alternative asset managers, has launched its cloud-based Form PF Lite solution, a regulatory filing application that automates the entire SEC filing process for small to mid-range funds with an AUM of less than USD1.5bn. »

Emmanuel Doe, president, trading solutions group for Interactive Data

Interactive Data to provide managed services to trueEX

Thu, 07/02/2013 - 12:17

Interactive Data is to provide a full suite of services to trueEX, the first interest rate swaps exchange approved by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) as a Designated Contract Market (DCM).  »

Mutual funds

DST now serving over 1.5 million retail alternative investment accounts

Tue, 05/02/2013 - 14:45

DST Systems’ US Investment Recordkeeping solution is now supporting over 1.5 million accounts in the alternative investment space. »

Tom Gavin, chief executive officer of Eze Castle Software and head of ConvergEx’s Software Platforms

TPG to acquire Eze Castle Software and RealTick from ConvergEx

Thu, 31/01/2013 - 16:16

TPG is to acquire Eze Castle Software, a provider of global order management and related investment technologies, and RealTick, a multi-broker, cross-asset electronic execution platform, from ConvergEx Group. »

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Eze Castle Integration launches Eze App Cloud for application vendors

Wed, 23/01/2013 - 10:36

Eze Castle Integration, a provider of IT solutions and private cloud services to hedge funds, has launched Eze App Cloud, a private cloud application delivery platform developed exclusively for application providers. »

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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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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. ... »

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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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