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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. »

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. »

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. »

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. »

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: »

IT security

FS-ISAC and DTCC launch cyber security JV Soltra

Thu, 25/09/2014 - 14:01

The Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) and the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) have formed a joint venture to develop and market automation solutions that advance cyber security capabilities and the resilience of critical infrastructure organisations, including financial services firms and others worldwide. »

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Northern Trust to provide delegated client trade reporting through Sapient solution

Thu, 25/09/2014 - 06:10

Northern Trust has deployed a new compliance management reporting solution (CMRS), using technology developed by Sapient Global Markets. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Data management and reporting solutions are key to achieving operational efficiency

Tue, 23/09/2014 - 15:32

It’s a fair assumption to say that the proliferation of hedge fund regulation has spurred technology providers to produce newer, innovative solutions.  »

Laurence Wormald, SunGard

The power of integrated risk management

Mon, 22/09/2014 - 15:44

“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

SunGard launches APT Enterprise platform for integrated view of risk management

Mon, 22/09/2014 - 10:58

SunGard has launched its APT Enterprise platform, which provides integrated risk management through an interactive risk dashboard for buy-side firms. »

Thumbs up

Liquid Holdings helps manager achieve 60% cost saving with its integrated solution

Mon, 22/09/2014 - 06:15

Workflow efficiency is becoming increasingly challenging for hedge fund managers as they look to launch multiple fund structures. Managing multiple hedge funds as well as separately managed accounts often leads to multiple systems, data flow complexity and a web of counterparty relationships to make sense of. »

Regulation

IVP extends Managed Services model to include support for global regulatory filings

Wed, 17/09/2014 - 13:00

Indus Valley Partners (IVP) has extended its Managed Services offering to include regulatory filings for hedge funds, private equity funds and other alternative asset managers. »

Trading screens

LCH.Clearnet implements Calypso Collateral Management solution

Wed, 17/09/2014 - 10:00

LCH.Clearnet has completed its project to introduce the Calypso Collateral Management solution to its collateral and liquidity management offering. »

Rubik's Cube

The Rubik’s Cube conundrum – How to build a better data infrastructure

Mon, 15/09/2014 - 10:08

“The analogy I like to use is the Rubik’s Cube with all the colours mixed up. What we do is take clients through the process of realigning all their data – getting the colours of each block to match – to transform their data infrastructure,” says David van Rooyen, one of the founders of London-based Pomerol Partners. »

Laurence Wormald, SunGard

The power of integrated risk management

Mon, 15/09/2014 - 06:30

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

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Misys launches Misys Connect

Fri, 12/09/2014 - 09:03

Financial software provider Misys has launched Misys Connect, a suite of programmes giving customers direct access and links to the cross-functional teams and expertise they need. »

Jigsaw pieces

HedgeZ launches programme for connecting hedge funds and accredited investors

Fri, 12/09/2014 - 06:03

HedgeZ has launched a fund visibility and investor introduction programme for hedge funds, private equity funds and commodity trading advisers. »

Joined hands

Virtus and SunGard to offer integrated bank debt service

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 14:05

Fixed income asset administrative and middle-office services and data provider Virtus Partners is teaming up with VPM, SunGard’s asset management business, to offer an integrated bank debt service. »

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Broadridge launches performance and attribution solution for hedge funds and investment managers

Mon, 08/09/2014 - 16:00

Broadridge Financial Solutions has launched Broadridge Investment Management Solutions (IMS) Performance Reporting, exclusively designed for institutional asset managers. »

Martin Engdal, Advent

Hunting the elephant in the room – Outsourcing and how the FCA’s thematic review on minimising operational risk could trigger a rise in technology solutions

Mon, 08/09/2014 - 11:17

Technology spend, historically speaking, has never been top of a hedge fund manager’s wish list. There has been a touch of haughtiness, a feeling that technology providers are useful but not vital. But it’s fair to say that regulation is creating a shake-up among managers. »

Electronic trading floor

Calastone listed in Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100

Mon, 08/09/2014 - 11:05

Global funds transaction network Calastone has been listed at number 42 in the Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100, published on 7 September.  »

Trader at screen

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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Tue, 19/05/2015 - 11:00

This keynote Hedgeweek Special Report surveys the key technology products and software solutions available to hedge funds,, and drills down into each one through interviews and analysis to summarise their benefits to COOs, CTOs and CFOs at hedge funds... »

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