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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. »

iPad

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. »

James WIlliams, Hedgeweek

Meeting the institutional challenge

Mon, 03/11/2014 - 11:30

SunGard’s Hedge360, a cloud-based platform that launched in 2012, puts the power of institutional-grade controls firmly in the hands of hedge fund managers as they strive to achieve institutional-grade credibility. The platform supports the full lifecycle of a fund’s activities front through back, seamlessly integrating its full range of solutions from Front Arena, VPM, InvesTier through to risk management via APT. »

Green light

ClearStructure offers ClearStart for emerging hedge fund managers

Wed, 29/10/2014 - 12:22

ClearStructure Financial Technology has launched ClearStart, a programme which provides emerging hedge fund managers ready access to commercial grade portfolio management software. »

Clouds

Eze Castle Integration expands cloud offering

Wed, 22/10/2014 - 16:01

Eze Castle Integration has enhanced its Eze Managed Suite, a fully managed IT solution for hedge funds and alternative investment firms providing flexibility and simplified IT operations via the Eze Private Cloud. »

Trading screens

Charles River expands IBOR solution

Wed, 22/10/2014 - 14:30

Charles River has expanded its Investment Book of Record (IBOR) offering by integrating Interactive Data’s Corporate Actions Service as an integral part of the Charles River Investment Management Solution (IMS). »

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ConvergEx releases new commission management platform

Wed, 22/10/2014 - 11:54

ConvergEx Group’s Westminster Research Associates has released a new Commission Management Platform with enhanced navigation, usability and design features. »

Joined hands

NTT Data and Lombard Risk join forces on collateral management solution

Wed, 22/10/2014 - 11:53

NTT Data and Lombard Risk Management have teamed up to offer a globally-scalable collateral management solution. »

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AltX adds Conifer Financial Services to online network for hedge funds and institutional investors

Wed, 22/10/2014 - 10:00

Conifer Financial Services is the latest addition to the partner list of AltX, a cloud-based data analytic network which combines financial analytics with behavioural dimensions. »

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Pacific Fund Systems delivers automated AIFMD Annex IV reporting solution

Tue, 21/10/2014 - 11:54

Pacific Fund Systems (PFS) has delivered an automated AIFMD Annex IV reporting solution in the latest release of its PFS-PAXUS fund accounting and share registry software platform. »

Software

Liquid Holdings on how to achieve credibility through SaaS

Tue, 21/10/2014 - 09:13

A new white paper by New York-based Liquid Holdings Group Inc addresses the very real issue of credibility that hedge fund managers face in today’s crowded market. »

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Lombard Risk releases Colline V13

Fri, 17/10/2014 - 13:21

Lombard Risk Management has released its latest version of COLLINE -- the company's award-winning collateral management, clearing, inventory management and optimisation solution.  »

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Charles River adds Thomson Reuters pricing and reference data

Thu, 16/10/2014 - 10:00

Charles River, a front- and middle-office investment management solution provider, has enhanced its managed data service with the addition of Thomson Reuters pricing and reference data. »

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eFront and Methys extend partnership

Tue, 14/10/2014 - 10:08

eFront, a software provider of financial solutions for managing alternative investments, has extended its partnership with international technology consulting firm Methys, naming it the integrator for all eFront solutions in Africa. »

iPhone

Liquid Holdings launches beta version of LiquidMobile

Thu, 09/10/2014 - 15:00

Liquid Holdings Group has started rolling out the beta version of LiquidMobile, an app that allows hedge fund managers secure access to real-time risk, performance, P&L and shadow NAV platform via mobile devices. »

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SS&C launches integrated front- to back-office solution for hedge funds

Thu, 09/10/2014 - 12:00

SS&C Technologies has launched an integrated front- to back-office technology platform for hedge funds. »

Bitcoin

Netagio launches Application Programming Interface

Thu, 09/10/2014 - 06:03

Netagio, the first British bitcoin, gold and sterling exchange, has launched an Application Programming Interface (API) which aims to help institutional investors automate their usage of the exchange. »

Advent Software, Martin Sreba

Delivering transparency to run liquid alternatives

Tue, 07/10/2014 - 10:31

“Being able to wrap an alternative trading strategy into a ’40 Act fund structure is going to open up hedge funds to a far wider audience,” comments Martin Sreba (pictured), Senior Director, Global Solutions Management & Sales at Advent Software. »

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Linedata launches automated compliance monitoring service

Tue, 07/10/2014 - 10:00

Linedata has launched Linedata Disclosure Manager, an automated compliance monitoring service. »

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S&P Capital IQ and Kuberre Systems launch event-driven alert tool

Tue, 07/10/2014 - 06:03

S&P Capital IQ, a business unit of McGraw Hill Financial, and Kuberre Systems have launched a tool for traders, market makers and portfolio managers which offers real-time alerts about relevant news and information affecting investment holdings. »

Jigsaw pieces

Hedge Connection launches services to connect alternative investment managers with allocators

Fri, 03/10/2014 - 10:01

Hedge Connection, a platform for connecting investment managers and accredited investors, has launched a suite of new services to facilitate capital raising. »

Clouds

Abacus Group launches client portal to enhance visibility into private cloud environments

Wed, 01/10/2014 - 11:38

Abacus Group has launched the Abacus Client Portal to give its hedge fund and private equity fund clients greater control and transparency into AbacusFLEX services. »

Laurence Wormald, SunGard APT

APT Enterprise: integrated risk management

Mon, 29/09/2014 - 11:30

“We’ve risen to the challenge to offer a truly integrated risk management approach with APT Enterprise,” comments Laurence Wormald (pictured), COO and head of research, SunGard APT, adding: »

risk

Technology helps unravel risk management complexity

Mon, 29/09/2014 - 11:30

Hedge fund investors are taking a more measured approach to their allocation process. They want to understand the alpha proposition and the risk-weighted return profile of a manager but, as important as market risk is, they want assurances that operational risk is being demonstrably managed. »

Brian Storms, Liquid Holdings

Financial intermediaries in the driver’s seat

Mon, 29/09/2014 - 11:30

New York-based Liquid Holdings Group has developed a real-time risk analytics solution for those who manage multiple accounts, traders or strategies, and as a result require an aggregate view of market and liquidity risks. The new solution, LiquidFIRM (Financial Intermediary Risk Management), is the latest addition to Liquid’s cloud solutions and services. »

Lisa Smith, Eze Castle Integration

SEC alert places cyber security risk at forefront

Mon, 29/09/2014 - 11:30

Cyber security has quickly become a headline risk for hedge fund managers. On 15 April 2014, the SEC issued its Cyber-Security Risk Alert, a detailed 26-point questionnaire that aims to address various elements of a hedge fund’s technical and operational infrastructure to determine how vulnerable it is to cyber attacks and data theft. »

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Hedge fund manager outlook on the AIFMD

Wed, 22/07/2015 - 19:52

The introduction of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) into European law in 2013 was part of a series of moves towards greater regulatory oversight of the hedge fund industry in recent years. In our survey, we asked hedge fund managers for their views on the effect of these new regulations on the industry as well as their expectations about the impact of the AIFMD on their firm over the next 12 months, the results of which are analyzed in this extract from the Preqin Special Report: AIFMD in the Hedge Fund Industry – 2015 Update. ... »

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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.  ... »

Article
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.  ... »

Special report
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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North America

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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