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smartTrade upgrades order management system

Thu, 04/09/2014 - 11:08

smartTrade Technologies has released a new version of its order management system (OMS), which has been adopted by clients in Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific. »

Trading screens

iTB upgrades trading interface for posting bids and offers

Wed, 03/09/2014 - 16:09

iTB Holdings has upgraded the interface for iTBconnect, a platform that connects market participants to the electronic fixed income trading venues of their choice. »

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Castle Hall launches ReportLab-powered platform for HF and PE due diligence reporting

Mon, 01/09/2014 - 14:06

Castle Hall Alternatives, an operational due diligence specialist focused on hedge funds, private equity funds and long-only funds, has teamed up with ReportLab to launch the OpsDiligence platform. »

Clouds

NRI launches first private cloud solution for investment managers in Japan

Wed, 27/08/2014 - 10:05

Nomura Research Institute (NRI) has launched the T-Monolix Arena Private Cloud Service, aimed at asset managers in Japan. »

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Liquid Holdings launches LiquidFIRM for real-time, firm-wide risk monitoring

Mon, 25/08/2014 - 10:03

Liquid Holdings Group has launched Liquid FIRM, a real-time solution that allows firms to actively monitor pre- and post-trade risks at all times across multiple accounts and strategies. »

Cayman Islands

CIMA adopts SQL Power’s XBRL Power Suite

Tue, 19/08/2014 - 06:06

SQL Power is to integrate its pre-engineered, eSignature ready regulatory platform at the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA). »

Electronic trading floor

Options completes expansion into NYSE Euronext’s Mahwah facility

Fri, 15/08/2014 - 17:25

Private financial cloud provider Options has completed the expansion of its hosting platform into the NYSE, NYSE MKT, Arca, Arca Options and Amex Options exchange colocation facility in Mahwah. »

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Accelerate Product Partners launches video due diligence platform

Thu, 14/08/2014 - 16:02

Accelerate Product Partners has launched a video due diligence platform – accelerateproduct.com – for accredited investors and alternative funds. »

data connection

Data: The buy side’s new KPI

Thu, 14/08/2014 - 10:03

Running a successful hedge fund trading strategy requires high levels of skill, research, idea generation and a clear understanding of market dynamics. Such perspicacity, however, is becoming just as important in how a fund’s operations run. »

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FNEX partners with Buttonwood Group Advisors

Wed, 13/08/2014 - 14:04

Buttonwood Group Advisors is to list on the FNEX online alternative investment platform via its placement agent, affiliated broker-dealer Joseph Gunnar & Co. »

Risk

Imagine Software develops risk and compliance management system for Larch Lane 40 Act Fund

Wed, 13/08/2014 - 12:00

Imagine Software has developed a portfolio risk and compliance management system that will be used by Rothschild Larch Lane Management Company for its new alternatives 40 Act Fund. »

Electronic trading floor

Eurex expands distribution network of its Trade Entry Services

Wed, 06/08/2014 - 10:08

Eurex Group has introduced connectivity of Trade Capture Platforms (TCPs) via the enhanced Multilateral Trade Registration (MTR) Service. »

Joined hands

Adaptive Consulting and Software AG form strategic partnership

Tue, 05/08/2014 - 06:31

Software AG and Adaptive Consulting have formed a strategic partnership combing Adaptive’s front office applications expertise with Software AG's streaming analytics, complex event processing (CEP), in-memory data management and universal messaging solutions. »

Data

DTCC launches client data and documentation utility

Wed, 30/07/2014 - 14:45

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) has teamed up with six banks to launch Clarient Entity Hub, which is designed to provide increased controls, standardisation and transparency during the client on-boarding process and ongoing client lifecycle events. »

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Cordium partners with IP Sentinel

Wed, 30/07/2014 - 14:08

Cordium, a provider of compliance consulting, accounting, tax and software to the financial services industry, has partnered with IP Sentinel, a provider of IT solutions, cybersecurity, monitoring and audit services to regulated entities. 

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Risk

Atreaus Capital selects SunGard’s Hedge360 Risk Reporting Service

Mon, 28/07/2014 - 10:24

New York-based macro hedge fund manager Atreaus Capital is now live with SunGard’s Hedge360 Risk Reporting Service. »

Steel pipes

LME and Colt collaborate to launch LMEnet

Fri, 25/07/2014 - 06:01

The London Metal Exchange (LME) is working with Colt Technology Services to launch LMEnet, a dedicated network providing a fast and secure connection to the exchange’s electronic systems, including LME Clear. »

Regulation

Chatham Financial expands regulatory services ahead of EMIR and AIFMD deadlines

Thu, 17/07/2014 - 14:00

Chatham Financial has launched new services within its consulting practice and ChathamDirect Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform to help fund managers navigate the Alternative Investment Fund Management Directive (AIFMD) and the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR). »

iPad

Risk-AI launches hedge fund analysis and research app for iPad

Thu, 17/07/2014 - 12:05

Investors, consultants and hedge fund managers are now able to conduct risk analysis and generate reports on hedge funds' performance and risk via a native iOS Risk-AI Fusion app. »

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GFI goes live with Torstone’s Inferno for Reconciliations

Thu, 17/07/2014 - 06:04

GFI Group, a global OTC and listed markets intermediary, has signed a multi-year contract for the use of Torstone Technology’s Inferno back office technology for Reconciliations. »

Electronic trading floor

Options partners with Orchestrade to deliver fully managed platform for cross-asset trading

Wed, 16/07/2014 - 16:01

Private financial cloud provider Options has partnered with Orchestrade Financial Systems to deploy its fully integrated position keeping, operations and risk management software to the Options platform. »

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Convergence launches new product suite and website

Mon, 14/07/2014 - 16:10

Convergence, an information and advisory services provider to alternative asset managers, service providers and investors, has launched a new product suite and website. »

London

RFA launches London office

Mon, 14/07/2014 - 13:21

RFA, a technology advisor to investment management clients, has opened a London office in the heart of Mayfair. »

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Imatchative targets institutional investors with online AltX hedge fund search solution

Wed, 09/07/2014 - 12:03

Imatchative, founded and led by prime brokerage industry veteran Sam Hocking, has launched AltX, an online solution for ensuring institutional investors are connecting with the most appropriate hedge funds. »

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BlueBay selects Confluence for automated regulatory reporting solutions

Wed, 02/07/2014 - 06:29

BlueBay Asset Management, a manager of fixed income and alternative investment products, has chosen Confluence’s Unity NXT regulatory reporting solutions to automate its data reporting processes. »

Trader at screen

Thomson Reuters and ICAP expand 19901 service for swap rates

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 06:01

Thomson Reuters and ICAP Information Services (IIS) have renewed a distribution agreement which adds new electronic data sources to the 19901 service – a reference source for USD interest rate swaps and US Treasuries. »

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KNEIP partners with AssetLogic to launch Fund Information Network

Mon, 30/06/2014 - 16:03

KNEIP, a service provider for the fund industry, has partnered with AssetLogic to launch the Fund Information Network. »

Electronic trading floor

Omgeo Protocol links to DTCC Global Trade Repository

Mon, 30/06/2014 - 13:03

Omgeo ProtoColl, Omgeo’s automated collateral and margin management solution, is offering a standard interface to The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) Global Trade Repository (GTR).  »

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Indus Valley Partners launches IVP Thesis

Mon, 30/06/2014 - 12:00

Indus Valley Partners (IVP), has launched IVP Thesis, allowing alternative asset managers and research analysts to manage their investment thesis and price targets from within their existing email system. »

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Castle Hall Alternatives launches online due diligence platform

Fri, 27/06/2014 - 14:01

Castle Hall Alternatives has launched OpsDiligence, an online platform allowing investors to build due diligence programmes across all asset classes, including hedge fund, private equity and long only portfolios. »

features
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Commodities 2015: The outlook for investors

Investing in commodities can yield handsome returns, but investors need to focus sharply on timing and diversify their portfolios away from traditional safe havens and into sectors such as agriculturals and products such as ETFs. As one expert reveals in this special report, "Gold is not the only yellow commodity one should have in their portfolio"... »

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In an extract from the Preqin Special Report: Asia-Pacific Hedge Funds, we provide an overview of the industry in Asia-Pacific, covering assets under management as well as key locations, strategies, fund structures and more.  ... »

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Assets under management for sovereign wealth funds globally reach USD6.31tn as of March 2015, increasing by more than USD900bn over the past 18 months. This information has been revealed in the 2015 Preqin Sovereign Wealth Fund Review, a comprehensive guide to these influential investors. ... »

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Hedgeweek Global Awards 2015 – The Winners

Read the complete list of Winners and profiles at the sixth edition of the Hedgeweek Awards, presented in London's Mayfair and sponsored by Morgan Stanley, which brought together the leading names in the global hedge funds industry to celebrate the achievements of the best performing managers and service providers in 2014... »

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Hedgeweek Special Report: eVestment – The evolution of hedge fund investing

As revealed in this Hedgeweek Special Report sponsored by eVestment, the data, analytics and market intelligence provider to the institutional investment community, experts agree that investing in hedge funds represents a good way for institutions to access manager skill, which is key in constructing a diversified portfolio to achieve risk and return targets. ... »

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Hedgeweek Special Report: The Bahamas – How it continues to evolve its funds industry

The Bahamas is taking steps to raise its profile as an attractive funds centre, continuing to build out the popular SMART Fund model template to provide a range of solutions for investment managers, plus its new ICON structure designed to appeal specifically to Brazilian investment managers and advisers.... »

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