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Gurvinder Singh, CEO of Cosmos Technologies/Indus Valley Partners

Cosmos strengthens its Middle Office Suite with Price Master

Wed, 05/10/2011 - 16:00

Cosmos Technologies, the product division of Indus Valley Partners, has added Cosmos Price Master, to its middle office technology offering for the alternative investment industry. »

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Lyxor launches new website technology dedicated to professional investors

Tue, 04/10/2011 - 10:00

Lyxor Asset Management announces the launch of a new personalised website designed to optimise portfolio construction and enhance transparency for professional investors on its leading managed account platform (MAP). »

Joan Kehoe, CEO of Quintillion,

Quintillion release online NAV Sign-Off application

Thu, 29/09/2011 - 16:00

Quintillion Limited has launched a web based approval method for their clients’ net asset values via their reporting portal. »

Sol Waksman, CEO of BarclayHedge,

CitiFX launches new platform for investors seeking currency alpha

Wed, 14/09/2011 - 14:28

CitiFX has launched a new multi-manager platform, CitiFX Access, offering a range of vehicles facilitating investment in FX managers via multi-strategy benchmark and actively-managed indices licensed from leading index sponsors. »

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Sauer Capital introduces side pocket accounting feature for hedge fund managers

Wed, 10/08/2011 - 14:00

Sauer Capital's Alternative Investment Services, has introduced enhanced accounting and reporting functionality for side pocket accounts and special purpose vehicles (SPVs). The new service offers hedge fund managers greater flexibility in structuring their funds and managing illiquid or long-term assets. »

Bob Guilbert, managing director of Eze Castle Integration

Eze Castle Integration advances cloud computing for more than 100 customers

Mon, 01/08/2011 - 16:43

Eze Castle Integration has increased its cloud computing customer base to more than 130 financial industry firms. »

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SunGard's APT named Best Risk Management Software at the Hedgeweek USA Awards 2011

Wed, 27/07/2011 - 12:00

SunGard's APT has been voted best risk management software at the Hedgeweek USA Awards 2011. The Hedgeweek Awards for excellence among hedge fund managers and service providers honoured the US industry's best performers and their ability to demonstrate consistency and depth of expertise against a backdrop of a more complex, but also potentially more rewarding, investment climate. »

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Altarius Asset Management launches CGT-free Maltese plug-in fund platform

Mon, 20/06/2011 - 06:00

Altarius Asset Management Limited, the Malta-based asset management branch of Altarius Group, today announced the launch of its Fund Platform,  PARAGON S.I.C.A.V. plc (PARAGON) which is one of Malta's first independent fund platforms exclusively open  and dedicated to third party managers and Family Offices. »

Rob Keller, CFA and managing director of Global Product Management at ConvergEx's Eze Castle Software

ConvergEx's Eze Castle Software launches data management solution

Wed, 15/06/2011 - 16:00

ConvergEx Group, a leading technology company, has launched Eze Data Management, a highly extensible, multi-asset class data repository that provides the tools for data enrichment, maintenance of "golden copy" reference data, as well as aggregation, tracking and reporting on performance and risk data. »

Mike de Verteuil, group business development director, Linedata

Linedata unveils Linedata Beauchamp Sigma

Wed, 08/06/2011 - 12:00

Linedata (NYSE Euronext: LIN has released a new version of Linedata Beauchamp, its award-winning hedge fund  portfolio management system. This new release – called Linedata Beauchamp Sigma – delivers a new and intuitive front-end for hedge funds to allow them to manage the increasing complexity of their business and to access and act on key data faster. »

Angie K Long, Chief Investment Officer of Palmer Square Capital Management LLC

Palmer Square selects JP Morgan to provide prime custody solutions for Absolute Return Fund

Tue, 07/06/2011 - 12:00

JP Morgan has been selected by investment management firm Palmer Square Capital Management, a manager of hedge fund-of-funds partnerships and customised alternative investments, to provide Prime Custody Solutions for the recently launched Palmer Square Absolute Return Fund, the firm's first open-ended mutual fund. »

Todd Gottula, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Global Accounts at Advent

Advent releases major Geneva upgrade

Mon, 30/05/2011 - 10:01

Advent Software has unveiled a major new release of Geneva, its award-winning global portfolio management and fund accounting solution. With the 8.5 enhancements, Geneva is one of the only solutions available that provides portfolio through fund and investor-level accounting on a single platform and extends the product’s portfolio management functionality into the front- and middle-office, making it a compelling offer for alternative investment firms worldwide. »

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CAISfunds forms strategic partnership with Fundspire

Sun, 22/05/2011 - 12:00

CAISfunds, a New York based financial technology company providing an independent, alternatives investment platform to the wealth management community, has announced a strategic partnership with Fundspire, a provider of hedge fund analytics and portfolio management tools.  »

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Renaissance Capital opts for Imagine's ASP service

Wed, 18/05/2011 - 12:34

Renaissance Capital has selected Imagine Software's award-winning hosted ASP service for real-time portfolio and risk management. Renaissance Capital is a Moscow-based firm managing cash equities, listed options, OTC options, futures, structured finance, and index products with a specific focus on emerging markets. The firm sought a reliable, proven risk management platform to improve efficiencies globally. »

Bob Guilbert, managing director, Eze Castle Integration

Eze Castle expands cloud computing services to London

Wed, 18/05/2011 - 11:57

Eze Castle Integration's Eze Cloud services are now available to London-based companies. Based on customer feedback, Eze Castle launched its cloud computing and hosted applications offerings in London last month and is already supporting six firms on the Eze Cloud. »

Dermot Butler, Chairman of Custom House

Custom House Global Fund Services launches phase two of CHARIOT

Mon, 16/05/2011 - 14:11

Custom House Global Fund Services has launched Phase Two of the CHARIOT Web Dealing platform, which breaks new ground in hedge fund administration practices. »

 Glenn C. Devitt, founder and technical director, Online&

Online& launches tiered web platform for the alternative investment industry

Thu, 21/04/2011 - 10:00

Online& has launched its tiered website platform designed specifically to assist companies in the alternative investment community enhance their marketing, investor relations, regulatory compliance, and data security efforts. With flexible pricing and no ongoing subscription costs, the solution scales to provide the right tools for any size firm. »

Geoff Surkamer, global head of sales and marketing, Backstop Solutions Group

Bridging the communications gap with cloud-based solutions

Wed, 30/03/2011 - 14:38

For most businesses, having a website is fundamental. Not so for hedge fund managers who have preferred to reinforce their clandestine activities by eschewing a snazzy homepage. This is beginning to change as managers embrace the new era of regulation and compliance says Chicago-based Backstop Solutions Group LLC. »

John Macdonald , Executive Vice President, Algorithmics

Algorithmics launches Algo Strategic Business Planning

Thu, 24/03/2011 - 16:00

Algorithmics, a provider of enterprise risk solutions, has launched Algo Strategic Business Planning, a product that provides a banks’ senior management with a comprehensive view of their operations, and the ability to stress, forecast and optimise over a range of possible changes in portfolios and key risk drivers at the enterprise level. »

Mark Rice, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Tamale

Tamale RMS introduces new compliance features

Sun, 06/03/2011 - 16:00

Advent Software, Inc (NASDAQ: ADVS) has expanded and enhanced the compliance functionality found in Tamale RMS, its research management solution (RMS). »

Stephanie DiMarco, Advent’s Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Advent Software acquires Syncova

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 06:00

Advent Software, Inc has acquired Syncova Solutions Limited, a privately held UK-based company that provides margin management and financing software to hedge funds and prime brokers. Under the terms of the agreement, Advent has acquired all of the outstanding capital stock of Syncova for an undisclosed amount. »

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Duet selects Imagine for commodities risk

Thu, 03/02/2011 - 10:46

The Duet Commodities Fund has selected Imagine Software's ASP service for risk and portfolio management. The fund is part of the global alternative asset manager, Duet Group, which has over USD2.4 billion of equity under management. »

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Deutsche Bank launches prime services app for iPad and iPhone

Wed, 05/01/2011 - 06:53

Deutsche Bank’s Global Prime Finance business has launched GlobalPrime Mobile, a Prime Services mobile application for the iPad and iPhone. »

Paul Chain, AIS president

AIS launches web portal for hedge fund document management

Thu, 23/12/2010 - 12:18

AIS Fund Administration has launched AIS IR Manager, a secure document management and investor relations web portal designed expressly for the firm’s hedge fund clients. »

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Study identifies savings from using research management solution

Thu, 16/12/2010 - 16:28

A study by Advent Software suggests that a research management solution can save investment firms around 40 per cent in labour costs associated with inefficient and often futile information searching. »

Ian Castledine, global head of investment risk product for Northern Trust

Northern Trust integrates BarraOne with operations platform

Thu, 16/12/2010 - 16:06

Northern Trust has integrated BarraOne with its operations platform to strengthen predictive risk analytics and reporting across asset classes, including derivatives. »

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SGGG builds first hedge fund appliance

Thu, 16/12/2010 - 14:55

SGGG Portfolio Systems, a provider of technology to small and mid-sized hedge funds, has built the first appliance specifically for hedge fund managers. »

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MSCI launches Barra Portfolio Manager

Tue, 14/12/2010 - 10:50

MSCI has launched Barra Portfolio Manager, a series of equity portfolio management tools for institutional investors. »

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Multifonds releases latest version of Transfer Agent

Wed, 08/12/2010 - 14:15

Multifonds, a provider of single platform multi-jurisdictional investment fund software, has released the latest version of Multifonds Transfer Agent, v3.60. »

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PerTrac signs 20 clients for risk management software solution

Wed, 08/12/2010 - 13:34

PerTrac, a provider of analytic, reporting and communications software for investment professionals, says 20 firms have selected PerTrac RiskPlus as their solution of choice for examining and reporting on risk exposure across their portfolios.  »

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