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responsAbility Investments opts for eFront’s FrontPM Solution

Wed, 27/05/2015 - 10:00

responsAbility Investments AG, a specialist in development investments, has chosen eFront’s FrontPM portfolio monitoring solution.  »

Ross Ellis, SEI

Setting up the Middle Office Part 2: Turning data into information and insight 

Tue, 26/05/2015 - 11:03

Once a fund manager has got the middle office infrastructure in place – the hardware as it were – the logical next step is to work out how best to utilise it. How can the flow of data – and flow of data is not simply the software – be used in a smart, intelligent fashion to bring incremental gains to the way that the manager runs its business? »

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Cim Fund Services goes live with eFront’s FrontInvest solution

Fri, 22/05/2015 - 16:00

Cim Fund Services, one of the largest fund administrators in Mauritius, is going live with the eFront’s flagship FrontInvest solution.  »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Cybersecurity threat to hedge funds requires closer communication between legal and IT teams

Thu, 21/05/2015 - 12:18

By James Williams – Global law firms need to work closely with hedge funds to improve their cybersecurity risk management by identifying at-risk assets and coming up with a legal risk mitigation response.  »

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CRYEX to establish crypto currency exchange and clearinghouse

Tue, 19/05/2015 - 18:30

A new start-up in digital currency, CRYEX, has filed an application with the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority (Finansinspektionen) to become one of the world’s first regulated crypto currency clearing organisations.  »

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The sky is the limit for cloud-based hedge fund solutions

Tue, 19/05/2015 - 11:00

According to Alexei Miller, head of the Financial Services practice and managing director at DataArt, a technology consulting firm that designs and builds custom software systems, data and data management remains front and centre of managers’ minds in the alternatives industry. Regardless of their size, hedge fund managers face the same data management demands, which is leading to a lot of data-related projects and keeping Miller’s team busy. These projects range from data acquisition, data cleansing to customising data feeds and data visualisation.  »

Jayesh Punater, founder and CEO, Gravitas Technology Services

Helping hedge funds achieve “smart scale”

Tue, 19/05/2015 - 11:00

As the asset management industry continues to grow, driving investors’ appetite for more transparency, reporting and risk controls, the biggest challenge hedge fund managers face is how to create scale.  »

Robert Roley, Vice President of Solutions, Advent

Innovation comes from identifying client challenges

Tue, 19/05/2015 - 11:00

The word “innovation” is used far too casually, not just in financial services but across industries. At Advent Software, a pioneer of fund accounting technology for more than 30 years, the focus isn’t on delivering innovation for innovation’s sake. Rather, it is on taking a forward-looking stance, understanding where the industry is headed and listening to its clients’ needs. »

Bennett Egeth, President, Broadridge Investment Management Solutions

Putting industrial-grade infrastructure in place

Tue, 19/05/2015 - 11:00

There has been an acceptance across many top-tier hedge funds that some of the operations they perform, whilst important, are not clear differentiators but rather diversions to their core task.  »

Chad Allen, Managing Director of Alternative Investments, UMB Fund Services.

Solutions to growing demand for access

Tue, 19/05/2015 - 11:00

“The major changes we see are in demands for access to data and demands for accuracy. Our clients want to see data more in real-time, anytime, anywhere. There is a lot more information that has to be managed and accuracy is required,” observes Bob Forsythe, IT Manager at UMB Fund Services.  »

Chris DeNigris, Global Marketing Manager, Backstop

How technology is helping to shape IR functions

Tue, 19/05/2015 - 11:00

With institutional dollars now dominating the hedge fund industry, managers are facing far more stringent operational due diligence assessments. Pension funds and endowments are hiring dedicated ODD teams simply to go in and find reasons not to invest in managers. The bar, when it comes to raising capital, has never been higher. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Focus on customisation to support HF operational workflows

Tue, 19/05/2015 - 11:00

Technologists are responding rapidly to the operational demands of hedge fund managers as COOs and CCOs search for greater simplicity in an increasingly complex business environment. Compliance and regulatory demands are manifold. As such, managers need the confidence, and, importantly, the customisation of software solutions to help them integrate their operational workflows.  »

Nicola Le Brocq, regulatory and compliance analyst, Confluence

Disruptive technology drives data management solutions

Tue, 19/05/2015 - 11:00

Confluence is a data management and software company whose heritage lies in US mutual funds. The firm started out providing technology to automate the calculation and distribution of NAV prices for US mutual funds. Over time, the Confluence platform has grown to encompass financial reporting, expense management, regulatory reporting, etc.  »

Eamonn Greaves, Head of Business Development, SS&C GlobeOp

Technology solutions that level the playing field

Tue, 19/05/2015 - 11:00

Hedge funds today expect their appointed administrator to do a lot more than merely strike the NAV and keep the Investment Book of Records up-to-date. Value-add services, such as data management, regulatory and compliance, risk, and performance and attribution – all of which utilise the same underlying dataset – are becoming an increasingly important diversifier.  »

EJ Liotta, Global Head, PrimeOne Solutions

The transformation of swaps processing

Tue, 19/05/2015 - 11:00

Over the last two decades there have been significant limitations in the way that technology to manage swaps processing has been deployed to hedge funds. »

Jordan Schwartz, Director of Global Software Solutions, Cordium

A manager’s compliance filing cabinet

Tue, 19/05/2015 - 11:00

On 15 April 2015, Cordium, a leading global compliance consulting, accounting, tax and software provider to the financial services industry, introduced a new compliance software solution called Pilot.  »

Jeffrey Shoreman, president, Eze Software Group

Using systems integration to drive efficiency

Tue, 19/05/2015 - 11:00

In the last few years, market complexity has grown in response to increased regulatory demands, increased investor due diligence requirements, more complex fund strategies and even how hedge funds manage their balance sheets with their prime brokers.  »

Erol Dusi, founder and president, Imagineer Technology Group

Helping hedge funds build best workflow practices

Tue, 19/05/2015 - 11:00

New York-based Imagineer Technology Group (‘ITG’) offers award-winning solutions to help hedge fund managers address the transparency and workflow demands necessary to stand out and succeed in today’s marketplace.  »

Lena Ng, Intralinks

Cybersecurity: A global legal perspective

Mon, 18/05/2015 - 17:30

On Wednesday 22 April, the House of Representatives passed a new cybersecurity bill – the Protecting Cyber Networks Act (PCNA) – to allow file sharing between government intelligence agencies and private companies and raise the overall awareness of hacking.  »

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Northern Trust Hedge Fund Services calls for industry standards in reporting

Wed, 13/05/2015 - 06:00

Northern Trust Hedge Fund Services has called on the hedge fund industry to leverage technology and adopt clearer industry standards in data management to help close a gap in transparency expectations between fund managers and investors. »

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Tullett Prebon launches screen-based matching engine for alternative assets

Tue, 12/05/2015 - 19:00

Tullett Prebon Alternative Investments (TPAI) has developed and launched a screen-based matching engine called TP-AIME (Tullett Prebon Alternative Investments Matching Engine) to better facilitate transactions in alternative investments.  »

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Interoperability boosts legacy and upgraded systems

Thu, 07/05/2015 - 10:55

Years of history and painstaking development — component by component, some proprietary and some purchased — have shaped the operational frameworks that distinguish midsize to large hedge fund managers from each other. These substantial investments in back- and middle-office technologies — including general ledger, data warehousing, and shadow books and records — result in a level of business intelligence unique to each manager, says Viteos Fund Services… »

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Lock up the front door: cybersecurity perspectives of FoHF managers

Thu, 07/05/2015 - 09:37

Cybersecurity issues have existed as long as the internet. What seems to have changed in the last 18 months is not only that the nature of the breaches has become more sophisticated, but also the fact that hedge funds have become a much bigger target.  »

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TIG Advisors adopts Eze Software’s full investment suite

Wed, 06/05/2015 - 18:00

TIG Advisors, an investment management firm with approximately USD3 billion in assets under management, has gone live with Eze Software Group’s investment suite. »

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Start-up hedge fund CloudAlpha selects Linedata Global Hedge for portfolio management

Thu, 23/04/2015 - 06:00

CloudAlpha Capital Management, a start-up hedge fund, has chosen Linedata’s flagship hedge fund solution, Global Hedge, as its portfolio management technology solution.  »

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DTCC’s Omgeo’s ProtoColl links with GlobalCollateral’s Margin Transit Utility

Wed, 22/04/2015 - 11:00

The Depository Trust & Clearing (DTCC) is linking its front-end collateral management system Omgeo ProtoColl with GlobalCollateral’s Margin Transit Utility (MTU), a straight through processing solution for the settlement of margin obligations.  »

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Cybersecurity: Walking a tight rope between transparency and control

Mon, 20/04/2015 - 11:02

Trevor Chisholm, Director of Alternative Investments at Intralinks has appeared in a new video on Asset TV. The interview discusses how managers can achieve transparency whilst still maintaining control.  »

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Institutional investors adopting LinkedIn and other social media platforms for investment information

Mon, 20/04/2015 - 08:03

Social media is joining traditional financial news media as a key source of information used by institutional investors in their investment processes, according to a new study from Greenwich Associates. »

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BI-SAM launches BI-SAM GO

Fri, 17/04/2015 - 14:00

BI-SAM has launched BI-SAM GO, a flexible solution providing asset managers with daily and transactional performance and attribution analytics, plus high-quality cleansed and validated data, via a flexible, secure web-based platform.  »

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Cordium launches new compliance software solution Pilot

Wed, 15/04/2015 - 17:00

Cordium, a provider of compliance consulting, accounting, tax and software to the financial services industry, has launched Pilot, its latest compliance software solution. »

MediaWatch WA awards 2015

See interviews and presentation at the Wealth Adviser 2015 awards ceremony, held at Sketch, Mayfair on the 15th May .... »

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State Street Global Advisors – Volatility and the benefits of downside protection strategies

State Street Global Advisors has unveiled the results of an in-depth survey of 420 senior executives within global private and public pension plans, endowments, foundations and sovereign wealth funds, summarised in this keynote Hedgeweek Special Report... »

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Hedge Fund Technology 2015

Hedge Fund Technology 2015

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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Voting for the 5th edition of the Hedgeweek USA Awards, which recognise excellence among hedge fund managers and service providers around the world, is now open. ... »

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Locked door

Cybersecurity issues have existed as long as the internet. What seems to have changed in the last 18 months is not only that the nature of the breaches has become more sophisticated, but also the fact that hedge funds have become a much bigger target.  ... »

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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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