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Keith Parker, Pacific Fund Systems

Web reporting key to increased transparency

Fri, 06/07/2012 - 14:03

By Keith Parker – Guernsey is an important jurisdiction for Pacific Fund Systems in terms of both existing and potential clients. A key reason for our interest and commitment to the island, as well as nearby Jersey, is the integrity of the jurisdiction, including its emphasis on transparency within the financial services sector. »

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Multifonds launches Global Investor platform

Wed, 04/07/2012 - 12:22

Multifonds has launched Global Investor, which allows fund administrators to consolidate their investor servicing and transfer agency operations onto a single platform across all investment types. »

Tom Zdon, Vice President of Solutions Consulting and Business Development, Advent Software

Middle office outsourcing and the changing landscape of the hedge fund ecosystem

Mon, 02/07/2012 - 17:34

By Thomas Zdon – A year or two on from the financial crisis Hedge Fund firms were still reeling from the impact of the market on the absolute return model of the industry. Confronted with fears around risk and exposures founded by well publicized counterparty collapses, firms sought to regain investor confidence while shoring up best practices around risk management. »

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Gravitas Private Cloud delivers flexible computing resources to alternative asset managers

Fri, 29/06/2012 - 10:00

Gravitas has launched Gravitas Private Cloud, an expandable, secure cloud solution based on leading converged infrastructure systems from VCE. »

Brendan Dolan, President of PerTrac.

Upgrade to PerTrac RiskPlus puts investors in control of portfolio risk assessment

Wed, 20/06/2012 - 06:00

PerTrac, a provider of analytics, reporting and communications software for investment professionals, has released RiskPlus 2.0, an upgrade to its award-winning application for managing portfolio risk. »

Philip Masterson, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, SEI’s Investment Manager Services division.

SEI to provide middle and back-office outsourcing for Orix

Wed, 23/05/2012 - 16:00

ORIX Investment Corporation (OIC) has selected SEI to provide a complete back- and middle-office outsourcing solution for the firm’s hedge-fund business. »

Jeroen Tielman, CEO and Founder of IMQubator (IMQ)

IMQubator launches capital introduction network

Wed, 23/05/2012 - 13:12

Seeding platform IMQubator has launched the IMQ Capital Introduction Network, a platform with its members connecting potential investors to the IMQubator funds through independent ‘agents’ – third party and private placement marketers. »

Gerry Tamburro, managing director at Pershing

Pershing launches two new collateral management applications

Tue, 22/05/2012 - 14:00

Pershing, a BNY Mellon company, has launched two new applications as part of its extensive Enterprise Collateral Management offering that automate the process of moving collateral between the custodian and Pershing Prime Services. »

Monique Melis, Member, Kinetic Partners

Kinetic teams up with Redkite to provide regulatory and trading surveillance solution

Wed, 16/05/2012 - 17:00

Kinetic Partners is partnering with Redkite Financial Markets to offer a comprehensive regulatory and trading surveillance solution. »

Dr John Moody, Portfolio Manager, J E Moody

Sciens MAP adds JE Moody Commodity Relative Value Program

Wed, 16/05/2012 - 14:31

J E Moody’s Commodity Relative Value (CRV) Program has been added to Sciens’ managed account platform (MAP). »

Jim Dario, Managing Director of Business Development at Pershing Advisor Solutions

AlphaHedge launches SMA platform

Thu, 10/05/2012 - 06:00

AlphaHedge Capital Partners, LLC (AlphaHedge) has launched a separately managed account (SMA) platform to provide an array of long/short equity hedge fund strategies to high-end investment advisors, consultants, family offices, broker-dealers and institutions. »

Steven R O’Hanlon, President and COO, Numerix

Numerix debuts LiquidAsset SDK

Mon, 05/03/2012 - 14:02

Numerix has launched its LiquidAsset SDK (Software Development Kit), which is designed to scale as an institutions’ modelling or investment requirements grow, and can integrate Numerix’s market standard analytics into its own system or that of a third party using a C++ interface, with C# and Java interfaces to be added in the coming months. »

Yvonne Dahl, Global Director of Sales and Marketing at Imagine

BlueBay implements Imagine’s cloud-based ASP solution

Thu, 01/03/2012 - 06:00

BlueBay Asset Management has implemented Imagine Software’s cloud-based ASP solution for real-time P&L and risk management. BlueBay a manager of fixed income credit and alternative products, manages a combination of long-only and alternative debt strategies covering investment grade, high yield, convertibles and emerging markets. »

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SunGard launches Hedge360

Wed, 29/02/2012 - 06:00

SunGard has launched Hedge360, an integrated, hosted service that supports the complete investment lifecycle for hedge funds and alternative asset management firms, from portfolio management to risk management, portfolio accounting and reporting with dedicated coverage of convertible arbitrage strategies and independent valuation. »

Mal Cullen,  head of Canadian Operations and Eagle ACCESS, Eagle

Sentry Investments deploys Eagle's hosted investment management suite

Tue, 24/01/2012 - 12:13

Sentry Investments, a Toronto-based investment management firm, has deployed Eagle Investment System’s hosted suite of solutions for data management, investment accounting, performance measurement and attribution, as well as the Eagle Analytics platform incorporating FINCAD Analytics. »

Hakan Valberg, senior vice president and general manager, Advent Software, EMEA

Advent launches Tradex 4.0

Wed, 30/11/2011 - 14:00

Advent Software, Inc has launched Tradex 4.0, the newest version of Advent’s industry leading solution for fund order management and distribution, in EMEA markets. »

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Benros opts for Imagine's ASP service

Tue, 22/11/2011 - 16:17

Benros Capital recently implemented the Imagine Software's award-winning, cloud-based ASP service. Benros, a newly-formed European event-driven hedge fund founded by former Goldman Sachs proprietary traders Daniele Benatoff and Ariel Roskis, employs the system to provide real-time portfolio and risk management of its global equity, derivative, and FX operations. »

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Conifer Group launches first complete cloud-based risk and attribution reporting portal for hedge funds

Thu, 20/10/2011 - 11:22

The Conifer Group has launched Conifer iCon, the first cloud-based solution delivering an entire suite of asset servicing processes, including a data repository and in-depth attribution reporting, from one customisable portal. »

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. »

man speaking through loud hailer

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. »

side pocket on a pool table

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. »

ariel view of Malta

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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