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OptionsCity selected as preferred vendor for Nasdaq Energy Futures

Thu, 12/03/2015 - 12:30

OptionsCity has been selected as a preferred independent software vendor for Nasdaq Futures (NFX), the exchange group's US-based designated contract market (DCM).  »

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ASPN Solutions voted Best Aggregation and Reporting System in 2015 Hedgeweek Awards

Wed, 11/03/2015 - 19:00

ASPN Solutions has been named Best Aggregation and Reporting System for its front, middle, and back office technology platform, ASPN in the 2015 Hedgeweek Awards »

George Kaye, Derivitec

The impact of the cloud on the hedge fund industry

Tue, 10/03/2015 - 09:57

With cloud-based processing and data storage being embraced by hedge funds and fast becoming the norm, there are enormous opportunites to be harnessed. Derivitec has turned to Microsoft’s hybrid offering – Windows Server 2012 & Windows Azure. Here, Derivitec’s George Kaye (pictured) and Microsoft’s Rob Fraser weigh up the benefits and explore the ramifications of implementing such a system… »

Mike Asher, Fleischmann & Associates

How hedge funds need to address cybersecurity threats

Mon, 09/03/2015 - 22:26

The threat of cyberattacks is growing within the hedge fund community, requiring managers to put in place policies and procedures that address the cybersecurity risks unique to their firm. This goes beyond merely acquiring technology and hoping for the best.   »

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Gravitas enhances cybersecurity threat management offering

Thu, 05/03/2015 - 12:30

Gravitas has improved its Cybersecurity Threat Management Service offering with upgrades to its Information Security Practices.  »

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CME Group, LOOP and NEO Markets to develop first physically delivered crude oil storage futures contract

Thu, 05/03/2015 - 09:00

CME Group, LOOP and NEO Market are teaming up to develop the first-ever physically delivered crude oil storage futures contract.  »

IT

Astellon Capital Partners Deploys Eze Castle Integration Private Cloud services

Mon, 02/03/2015 - 21:00

London-based alternative investment manager Astellon Capital Partners has selected the Eze Private Cloud for all of its IT needs.  »

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Trade Informatics launches TI Fact

Wed, 25/02/2015 - 10:00

Quantitative analytics firm Trade Informatics has launched TI Fact, a routing analysis technology that eliminates the agency information advantage, thereby levelling the field for buy-side institutions and asset managers.  »

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NRI adds price in margin and derivative trading functionality to i-STAR back office solution

Tue, 24/02/2015 - 11:30

Nomura Research Institute has added new functionality to the I-STAR securities back-office solution for wholesale brokerage firms.  »

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Elsen accelerates computational finance with NVIDIA Tesla Accelerated Computing Platform

Thu, 19/02/2015 - 09:00

Elsen is using NVIDIA technology to bring massive gains in speed and efficiency to the financial calculations run by hedge funds and other financial institutions. »

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Hedge Connection adds LinkedIn integration and private messaging to The Boardroom

Fri, 13/02/2015 - 06:00

Hedge Connection has released a suite of enhancements to The Boardroom, its social network of alternative investment funds, allocators and thought leaders.   »

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CLSA Americas enhances high touch and electronic capabilities with IEX

Tue, 10/02/2015 - 15:00

CLSA Americas (CLSAA) has integrated the IEX Alternative Trading System (ATS) and Smart Order Router (SOR) across its Electronic Execution algorithms.  »

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Liquid Holdings: Beyond the cloud

Mon, 26/01/2015 - 07:00

With a heavy dose of irony, Robert O’Boyle, Executive Vice President and Director of Sales & Marketing at Liquid Holdings, recalls how last year he commented that all the coverage of the ‘cloud’ was overblown.  »

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SS&C acquires DST Global Solutions

Tue, 02/12/2014 - 15:20

Financial services software provider SS&C Technologies Holdings has acquired DST Global Solutions Ltd, a subsidiary of DST Systems, Inc, for USD95 million in cash.   »

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Abacus launches Cloud Panel

Tue, 25/11/2014 - 11:00

Abacus Group, LLC, a provider of hosted IT solutions for hedge funds and private equity funds, has launched the Abacus Cloud Panel »

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Social media for asset managers

Tue, 18/11/2014 - 13:05

SEI’s Lori White explains how social media platforms such as Twitter and LinkedIn can help investment managers market their business. »

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Capita Asset Services chooses Fund Recs for trade processing

Mon, 17/11/2014 - 15:00

Irish start-up, Fund Recs, a developer of cloud-based reconciliation software to global fund administrators to to provide trade processing solutions for Capita Asset Services fund business in Ireland.  »

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Abacus Group teams up with Varonis Group

Wed, 12/11/2014 - 16:01

Varonis Systems is to supply Abacus Group, a provider of hosted IT solutions for hedge funds and private equity funds, with a platform to monitor, manage and capture unstructured data in the Abacus private cloud. »

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Eze Software releases new version of execution management system

Wed, 12/11/2014 - 11:11

Eze Software Group has released a new version of RealTick EMS, its multi-broker, cross-asset electronic execution platform. »

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DealVector adds SCI pricing data to BWIC Board

Mon, 10/11/2014 - 10:31

DealVector has added secondary market pricing data from Structured Credit Investor’s (SCI) PriceABS service to its BWIC Board. »

Sam Hocking, Imatchative

Silicon Valley meets Wall Street

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 07:52

“It is critical to know that what we’re building is a two-sided network that has benefits both for investors and fund managers,” comments Sam Hocking (pictured), founder and CEO of San Francisco-based Imatchative. »

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Sky Road Motion Services Platform now supports Bloomberg’s B-PIPE

Thu, 06/11/2014 - 14:33

Sky Road, a managed service provider for customisable trade processing and risk platforms, has integrated the Sky Road Motion Services Platform with Bloomberg B-PIPE, a normalised and consolidated real-time market data feed. »

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ConvergEx launches liquid alternatives management solution

Thu, 06/11/2014 - 06:02

ConvergEx Group, a provider of global brokerage and trading-related services, has launched a service to help hedge funds and mutual fund companies manage liquid alternatives. »

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Williams Trading adds AltX to platform

Wed, 05/11/2014 - 16:01

Williams Trading has become the latest firm to partner with AltX, the cloud-based data analytic network that uses proprietary algorithms to develop relationships between investors and hedge funds. »

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Linedata launches Linedata Optima for fund administration

Wed, 05/11/2014 - 14:00

Linedata has launched Linedata Optima, a suite of business process management (BPM) tools designed for fund accounting and administration and which will run across Linedata’s suite of fund servicing solutions. »

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CBOE launches options app for iOS users

Wed, 05/11/2014 - 10:00

The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) has launched the CBOE Mobile options application for iPhone and iPad users. »

Gene Ekster, 1010Data

Finding and using unique datasets by hedge funds

Mon, 03/11/2014 - 13:24

By Gene Ekster – Some historians note that in the 50’s Sam Walton, the founder of Wal-Mart, would get into his silver 75hp two-seater airplane and take to the skies to count cars in parking lots with the aim of making better decisions about his firm’s real estate investments. Today investors, with the help of companies like RS Metrics and their satellite imagery product, can scour the parking lots across the globe from their computers and make trading decisions in the spirit of Sam Walton.  »

Scott Alintoff, SunGard

SunGard’s Hedge360: Bank debt

Mon, 03/11/2014 - 11:41

As global banks deleverage and pursue a course of balance sheet strengthening, the opportunities to build exposure to bank debt have become numerous. Loan trading in 2013 rose to USD530bn. According to eVestment, floating rate bank debt was one of the top 10 most searched universes by consultants towards the end of last year. »

SunGard, Laurence Wormald

SunGard’s Hedge360: Risk reporting

Mon, 03/11/2014 - 11:37

Hedge360’s Risk Reporting Service, as part of the platform’s managed service offering, equips managers with the tools needed to manage and effectively report risk to an institutional standard. »

Dae Kim, SunGard

SunGard’s Hedge360: Managed services

Mon, 03/11/2014 - 11:34

EY (Ernst & Young) last year published an operational efficiency survey and in it, they found that 40 per cent of respondents had already outsourced their middle office functions (26 per cent),  or planned to over the next two years (14 per cent). Aside from the cost benefits, managers have to demonstrate that their operations are institutional-grade quality. Investors now ascribe the same level of importance to a manager’s operational infrastructure as they do the investment thesis and track record. »

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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 – 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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