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Allianz Risk Transfer and Nephila pilot blockchain technology or catastrophe swaps and bonds

Allianz Risk Transfer and Nephila pilot blockchain technology or catastrophe swaps and bonds

Thu, 16/06/2016 - 09:22

Allianz Risk Transfer (ART) and Nephila Capital (Nephila) they have successfully piloted the use of blockchain smart contract technology for transacting a natural catastrophe swap.  »

Erol Dusi

Enhancing workflows and investor communications

Thu, 09/06/2016 - 12:04

New York-based Imagineer Technology Group offers award-winning solutions to help hedge fund managers address the transparency and workflow demands necessary to succeed in today's marketplace. These solutions, which include an industry-specific client relationship management (Clienteer CRM) software, a web reporting portal (WebVision) and a fund research and due diligence platform (FundInsight), have been designed to build workflow efficiency and help firms communicate more effectively with investors and prospects.  »

Lee Godfrey

Regulatory reporting the smart way

Thu, 09/06/2016 - 12:01

KNEIP is one of the fund industry's foremost legal and regulatory report providers. Over the years it has helped traditional asset managers overcome the data management complexities of regulated UCITS funds. »

Bennett Egeth

The virtues of outsourcing technology and operations

Thu, 09/06/2016 - 11:58

How hedge funds view their technology and operational models is fast evolving. Consider a simple example: the need to reconcile with half a dozen prime brokers and an administrator.  »

Todd Moyer

Data management is Mount Everest challenge

Thu, 09/06/2016 - 11:54

"One of the things we see across our organisation is that data management is becoming a much bigger priority and focus among asset managers," asserts Todd Moyer (pictured), Executive Vice President of Global Business Development, Confluence. "The complexities related both to institutional investor reporting and regulatory reporting are making data management a significant challenge. With Form-PF alone, managers might be looking at 30 to 35 different data sources across a dozen systems in order to meet the transparency requirements." »

Rob Keller

Using tech integration to simplify workflows

Thu, 09/06/2016 - 11:51

By Rob Keller (pictured), CFA, Executive Managing Director, Product Management and Development, Eze Software Group – In today's world, increased regulatory pressures make collaboration between compliance and trading departments critical. The growing demands of compliance departments for pre-trade checks can potentially disrupt workflows and take valuable time away from trade creation and execution. According to TABB Group, many investment managers have issues with their current pre-trade compliance technology setup. Many firms have trading and compliance in disparate systems resulting in inefficient and slow trading workflows. These inefficiencies are driving the demand for tighter integration between execution management and order management systems. »

Michael Medvinsky

Enhancing hedge fund reporting in a mobile age

Thu, 09/06/2016 - 11:45

The Portfolio Amalfi platform by Nedelma offers multi-asset, multi-language, multi-currency dynamic reporting and data visualisation, as well as analytical capabilities to the asset management industry.  »

Joel Anderson

Driving straight-through processing within alternatives

Thu, 09/06/2016 - 11:41

Ever since the DTCC's Alternative Investment Product (AIP) Services initiative was introduced in 2008, the goal has been to replicate the success of the NSCC's Fund/SERV and Networking service for mutual funds and apply it to the alternative investment industry.  »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Technology sharpens hedge fund operational efficiency

Thu, 09/06/2016 - 11:37

According to consultancy firm MackayWilliams, the quality of fund reporting is the third most important criterion when selecting a fund manager, after risk management and the quality of the fund management team.  »

CME Group and CloudMargin collaborate on integrated collateral management service for cleared and non-cleared margin

Wed, 08/06/2016 - 16:26

CME Group and CloudMargin have collaborated to offer CME Clearing and CME Clearing Europe customers the first cloud-based software service that integrates and automates the management of collateral in one place.  »

Mesirow Financial goes live on Clarient Entity Hub

Mesirow Financial goes live on Clarient Entity Hub

Thu, 02/06/2016 - 09:22

Mesirow Financial, an independent diversified financial services firm, has gone live on Clarient Entity Hub, a utility-based service designed to simplify client data and document management.  »

Bennett Egeth

Three-stage evolution of the hedge fund operating model

Wed, 25/05/2016 - 11:43

Over the last decade the approach to running a hedge fund’s operations has changed markedly, thanks largely to improvements in technology. »

Bob Guilbert

Grading your cloud provider: four critical criteria

Mon, 16/05/2016 - 13:08

By Bob Guilbert – You're a new fund manager, and somewhere on your task list the letters "IT" are probably followed by a question mark. Odds are, you don't have a technology background, so as your firm's Chief Operating/Financial/Compliance Officer (or in some cases, Portfolio Manager), the sudden responsibility you've undertaken as your firm's de facto IT Manager is intimidating at best.  »

Clouds

Chapter 4: Technology considerations

Mon, 16/05/2016 - 13:05

Cloud technology – The scale of a manager's IT infrastructure will largely depend on the type of trading strategy. A quantitative market neutral statistical arbitrage fund is likely going to spend more capital on front-office portfolio management, risk management systems and server storage capabilities than a specialist credit strategy that trades infrequently.  »

Imagine Software reveals clients’ most popular risk apps

Imagine Software reveals clients’ most popular risk apps

Wed, 11/05/2016 - 09:37

Imagine Software, a provider of front-to-back office risk and portfolio management to asset managers, investment banks, prime brokers, hedge funds, and institutional investors, has revealed that more than 85 per cent of its clients are using apps or leveraging their financial platform to gain an edge in the market or to streamline operations. »

LME Steel Scrap contract sees first voice-brokered trade

LME Steel Scrap contract sees first voice-brokered trade

Tue, 10/05/2016 - 16:25

The London Metal Exchange (LME) has executed the first voice-brokered trade of its LME Steel Scrap contract. The trade was executed on 4 May 2016 by INTL FCStone Ltd on behalf of Stemcor. »

New data on OTC equity trading now available, says FINRA

New data on OTC equity trading now available, says FINRA

Wed, 27/04/2016 - 15:55

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has gone live with expanded data on over-the-counter (OTC) trading in equity securities is now live, extending the authority’s trading-volume transparency to all of the OTC market. »

RegTech companies are boosting Ireland’s technology ecosystem

RegTech companies are boosting Ireland’s technology ecosystem

Fri, 22/04/2016 - 09:51

Regulatory technology, or ‘RegTech’ as it is known, is building momentum in Ireland as the country looks to embrace the Financial Technology revolution.  »

Bennett Egeth

Broadridge Financial Solutions - Best Risk Management Software Provider

Tue, 05/04/2016 - 12:00

Whereas previously investment managers might have looked at risk from a `check-the-box' perspective, today's regulatory environment and the growing sophistication of institutional investors is requiring them take it more seriously. There is, according to Bennett Egeth, President of Broadridge Investment Management Solutions, a need to generate consistent, reproducible risk reporting for regulators.  »

Carl Chapman

Capital Support - Best Global Cloud Services Provider

Tue, 05/04/2016 - 11:04

Capital Support is a leading managed IT services provider. Midway through 2015, it was acquired by Six Degrees Group. Being able to rely on a stronger balance sheet, coupled with the fact that Six Degrees Group owns data centres and network assets, has helped Capital Support win larger and more complex customers, according to COO, Carl Chapman. »

Jason Gabbard

Counselytics launches fund of funds AI technology

Mon, 28/03/2016 - 12:50

Counselytics has deployed its  AI technology in the alternatives investment space. Using machine learning technology, Counselytics is aimed at providing a fast, economical and automated process to find and analyse limited partnership agreements wherever they reside.  »

ProTrak International releases CRM 11.0 software

ProTrak International releases CRM 11.0 software

Fri, 18/03/2016 - 09:11

ProTrak International has released a major upgrade to its CRM platform for investment managers, hedge funds and private equity firms, Release 11.0. »

AcadiaSoft unveils central margining hub for derivatives

AcadiaSoft unveils central margining hub for derivatives

Wed, 09/03/2016 - 09:31

Twenty-eight of the world’s largest banks are participating in industrywide testing of the first ever Central Margining service for non-cleared OTC derivatives, which was released by AcadiaSoft and delivered in collaboration with TriOptima last month. »

Hedgeweek names Broadridge Investment Management Solutions as Best Risk Management Software Firm

Hedgeweek names Broadridge Investment Management Solutions as Best Risk Management Software Firm

Fri, 04/03/2016 - 09:13

Broadridge Financial Solutions has been named as "Best Risk Management Software Firm" at the Hedgeweek Global Awards 2016, which are voted on by industry participants and recognise excellence among hedge fund managers and global service providers. »

Volante Technologies supports SWIFT Standards Release 2016

Volante Technologies supports SWIFT Standards Release 2016

Mon, 29/02/2016 - 09:13

Volante Technologies, a provider of software for the integration, processing and orchestration of financial messages, is supporting the latest SWIFT Standards 2016 update. »

Man AHL announces winner of inaugural coding prize

Man AHL announces winner of inaugural coding prize

Mon, 15/02/2016 - 09:48

Hamed Ahmadi from the University of Oxford, Linacre College has been named as the winner of the inaugural Man AHL Coder Prize, a coding competition for students aged 16 and over. Ahmadi picks up a cash prize of GBP5,000. »

ICDA to hold London Blockchain conference

ICDA to hold London Blockchain conference

Mon, 15/02/2016 - 09:35

The International Commodities and Derivatives Association (ICDA) is to hold a Blockchain Conference in the City of London in April 2016. »

Linedata launches Linedata Mobil'Ekip

Linedata launches Linedata Mobil'Ekip

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 09:42

Linedata has launched its digital Linedata Mobil'Ekip solution, which allows key tasks and information to be managed and accessed from mobile platforms, such as smart phones and tablets. It operates in conjunction with the core Linedata Ekip360 system. »

Pete Sinisgalli

Eze Software Group sees record growth in 2015

Fri, 29/01/2016 - 10:21

Eze Software Group experienced record growth in 2015 across its product lines within the Eze Software Investment Suite.  »

James Church

FINCAD helps buy-side increase investment returns with advanced valuation and risk

Thu, 28/01/2016 - 11:17

FINCAD, a provider of valuation and risk analytics for multi-asset, multi-currency portfolios, has added several key enhancements to F3, its object-oriented valuation and risk platform.  »

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