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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. »

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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. »

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Novus partners with USD1.8bn Swiss-based fund of hedge funds provider

Wed, 25/06/2014 - 14:05

Portfolio analytics and intelligence platform Novus has partnered with Thalia, a provider of hedge fund investment solutions based in Switzerland with USD1.8 billion in assets under management and advisory. »

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FNEX partners with Vantage self-directed retirement plans

Wed, 25/06/2014 - 11:36

Clients of self-directed retirement plan administration company Vantage can now access FNEX.com to source, review and invest their funds in a wide variety of alternative investments. »

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Gravitas white paper provides actionable layered strategy for asset management firms

Fri, 20/06/2014 - 11:46

A white paper from Gravitas provides alternative investment companies with a layered cybersecurity strategy including a six-point framework of actionable steps to address a range of cyber-threats head on. »

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Financial sector adopting poor ‘cloud practice’

Thu, 19/06/2014 - 11:37

A large number of businesses in the financial services sector are putting their IT systems and data at risk by failing to adopt good cloud computing practices, according to research from NCC Group. »

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BNY Mellon launches MyOnCore portal

Wed, 18/06/2014 - 16:00

BNY Mellon has launched MyOnCore, an online portal that offers transparency and oversight to investment managers who have outsourced their middle-office operations. »

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Half of buy-side firms struggling with client reporting technology, says white paper

Wed, 18/06/2014 - 11:32

Over 50 per cent of firms are struggling with the technology challenges required to deliver competitive, quality reports, according to a white paper released by VistaOne Solutions, a division of CoreOne Technologies. »

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Latest Linedata Mshare release addresses regulation and growth

Tue, 17/06/2014 - 14:33

Linedata has released a new version of its transfer agency software Linedata Mshare, which is designed to address client concerns over both regulatory compliance and how to attract new business. »

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Velocimetrics adds real-time latency monitoring to Options’ ultra low latency platform

Mon, 16/06/2014 - 10:08

The Velocimetrics solution has been integrated with private financial cloud provider Options’ ultra low latency product offering, Velocity. »

Commodities

Barchart launches commodity futures APIs

Mon, 16/06/2014 - 06:01

Barchart has launches several application programming interfaces (APIs) through its Barchart OnDemand service, designed to serve the commodity futures industry including agricultural, energy, metals and softs markets.  »

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Markit integrates realtime trade data into derivatives valuation service

Thu, 12/06/2014 - 14:05

Customers of Markit’s Portfolio Valuations service can now elect to have their portfolios updated automatically using a realtime trade feed from MarkitSERV. »

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DET Technologies leverages Rapid Addition’s RA-Cheetah FIX engine in new partnership

Thu, 12/06/2014 - 06:10

Rapid Addition’s RA-Cheetah FIX engine is to support DET Technologies’ flagship DET Hub. »

Regulation

Rise of big data to put UK financial services firms in regulatory firing line

Thu, 12/06/2014 - 06:00

The exponential growth of Big Data will trigger a sharp rise in UK financial services firms being investigated, and potentially fined, by regulators, according to Data-as-a-Service provider Anomaly42. »

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Eurex Clearing launches cross-margining functionality

Wed, 11/06/2014 - 14:09

Eurex Clearing, the clearing house of Deutsche Börse Group, has introduced the second release of the new risk system Eurex Clearing Prisma. »

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Wexford Capital extends fund administration relationship with SS&C GlobeOp

Wed, 11/06/2014 - 10:11

Wexford Capital has selected SS&C GlobeOp to provide an expanded suite of services including middle- and back-office, regulatory reporting and investor solutions for the firm’s private equity funds and hedge funds. »

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Trad-X volumes hit record highs as platform introduces CCP position switch service

Tue, 10/06/2014 - 12:05

Interest rate swaps platform Trad-X has hit record trading volumes for US dollar interest rate swaps. »

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Pershing launches Alternative Investment Center at INSITE 2014

Thu, 05/06/2014 - 16:06

Pershing has launched its Alternative Investment Center, the latest addition to an expanding suite of alternative investment solutions, at its INSITE 2014 conference in Hollywood, Florida. »

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FSMLabs and Spectracom launch 10 GbE high-performance time server

Thu, 05/06/2014 - 14:02

FSMLabs and Spectracom have formed a new partnership to address the most complex synchronization challenges for time-sensitive network operations. »

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Sandell selects SunGard’s Hedge360 as portfolio management platform

Thu, 05/06/2014 - 06:02

Alternative asset management firm Sandell Asset Management has chosen SunGard’s Hedge360 for its portfolio management platform. »

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SS&C GlobeOp notches up 150 customers for regulatory services

Wed, 04/06/2014 - 14:00

SS&C Technologies is now supporting 150 customers through the SS&C GlobeOp Regulatory Solutions Group, which assists funds of all types with Form PF, FATCA, AIFMD and other compliance and reporting rules. »

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First Derivatives extends Delta Flow to include integrated FX trade surveillance capabilities

Mon, 02/06/2014 - 06:00

First Derivatives, a provider of software and consulting services to the capital markets industry, has launched an integrated trade execution, risk management and surveillance solution for FX markets. »

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Traiana launches enhanced version of CreditLink for buy-side firms trading on SEFs

Fri, 30/05/2014 - 16:01

Traiana, a provider of pre-trade risk and post-trade processing solutions, has launched an enhanced version of CreditLink with new functionality designed for buy-side market participants trading on swap execution facilities (SEFs). »

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4th Story adds productivity tools for asset managers and hedge funds

Thu, 29/05/2014 - 16:01

4th Story has introduced a new set of tools that aim to simplify workflow and improve efficiency for analysts and portfolio managers. »

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DoubleLine licenses Vichara’s V* CLO platform

Tue, 27/05/2014 - 16:01

DoubleLine Capital has licensed Vichara Technologies’ V*CLO platform for analysis of collateralised loan obligations (CLOs) and their underlying collateral pools.  »

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Calastone implements Proquote connection

Thu, 22/05/2014 - 15:00

Calastone has implemented its Proquote connection, providing real-time market data coverage of the global markets with integrated trading supporting a number of exchange venues. »

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Virtusa and Investor Analytics offer AIFMD reporting for hedge funds and alternative managers

Tue, 20/05/2014 - 10:04

IT service company Virtusa Corporation’s CSalt solution now integrates with Investor Analytics’ risk platform to streamline and simplify Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) Annex IV reporting. »

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Tue, 10/02/2015 - 08:01

Just 20 years ago, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) were novelties. Now, after two decades of explosive growth, they are firmly entrenched in the asset management landscape. Total US-listed ETF assets reached a record-setting USD2.0 trillion at the end of 2014, up from USD1.7 trillion a year earlier, and inflows totaled USD244 billion for the year. European ETFs also saw record flows in 2014; they attracted USD61.4 billion in new assets, more than three times the 2013 total. ... »

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