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Steve Silberstein, SunGard

SunGard’s global code-a-thon to tackle big data and analytics at Camp Nou

Thu, 03/09/2015 - 08:29

From 8-10 September, 2015, 11 teams from five countries will compete in the championship round of SunGard’s Global Coder Cup ’15, a financial technology code-a-thon, to be held at FC Barcelona’s Camp Nou stadium. »

John Bryant, Options

Hedgeweek cybersecurity interview with Options CTO, John Bryant

Wed, 02/09/2015 - 11:57

Options Chief Technology Officer John Bryant (pictured) explains how the company is constantly working to stay ahead of the risks posed to the hedge fund industry by cybersecurity issues… »

AlternativeSoft releases v3.5 of buy-side fund analysis software

AlternativeSoft releases v3.5 of buy-side fund analysis software

Wed, 02/09/2015 - 07:36

AlternativeSoft, a provider of buy-side analytics for manager research and portfolio construction in the alternatives and long only markets has announced AlternativeSoft v3.5. »

Eze Software rolls out mobile app on iPhone 6

Eze Software rolls out mobile app on iPhone 6

Thu, 20/08/2015 - 15:14

Eze Software Group has enhanced its mobile offerings with the release of Eze Mobile for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. The app gives users of the Eze Software OMS access to critical compliance, trading and portfolio management functionality on the go. »

Instinet Europe receives FCA authorisation as a Payment Institution

Instinet Europe receives FCA authorisation as a Payment Institution

Tue, 18/08/2015 - 13:41

Instinet Europe has received FCA authorisation as a Payment Institution, allowing the firm to offer a safeguarded cash management and payment service solution to clients looking to purchase investment research through ‘hard dollar’ research payments. »

Eze Software enhances buy-side and sell-side capabilities of EMS

Eze Software enhances buy-side and sell-side capabilities of EMS

Wed, 05/08/2015 - 07:36

Eze Software Group has released a number of new features for the buy-side and the sell-side in the latest version of its EMS. Enhancements include actionable IOI support, securities borrowing improvements and enriched support for ACT reporting. »

Richard Ansyet, Intralinks

Information Rights Management allows hedge fund managers to better control data flow

Tue, 04/08/2015 - 13:50

Over the last 10 years, organisations have undergone a wholesale change in the way they run their businesses. Thanks to cloud-based platforms, wireless Internet, and the proliferation of desktop and mobile device applications, the perimeter of most businesses has moved beyond the four walls of their office. This has revolutionised the way people work: no longer tied to their desks they can be equally as effective aboard an aircraft or sitting next to the beach on vacation.  »

Carl Chapman

Cybersecurity risk is a business issue, not an IT issue

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 11:00

Cyber crime is building to tsunami-like proportions and hedge fund managers are not immune from the threat yet there still appears to be a degree of naivety.  »

James Tedman

Developing a balanced approach to cybersecurity

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 11:00

There is a tendency when faced with a potentially serious threat to take extreme measures in life. Cybersecurity is no different. Many firms are looking for a quick fix, even if it comes with a high price tag. However, should managers take a more balanced and common sense approach to tackling the issue of cybersecurity, before spending vital operating capital on expensive individual solutions? »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Cybersecurity trends in an ever-changing landscape

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 11:00

Hedge funds are an integral part of the financial fabric, and, whilst they may not have the same capital profile as large investment banks, the Bank of England is advising that they strengthen their resilience in order to recover quickly from attacks. »

Gerhard Grueter

System integration has created cyber threat

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 11:00

Today's world has never been more interwoven. Cybersecurity risks have grown exponentially as global businesses have become more integrated with counterparties and system architectures have grown in complexity. In the opinion of Gerhard Grueter, co-founder of Lawson Conner, a market leader in compliance solutions for the investment fund industry, the topic is only going to get bigger.  »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

How to establish Best Practices in cybersecurity

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 11:00

With cyber risks increasing year-on-year, and regulators such as the Securities and Exchange Commission (`SEC') taking an increasingly prominent role in assessing the preparedness of broker-dealers and registered investment advisors, establishing cybersecurity best practices is not only useful; it's a necessity. »

Bob Guilbert, Ezecastle

SEC guidance on cybersecurity

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 11:00

Cybercrime could extract up to 20 per cent of the global economic value created by the Internet through fraud and espionage, according to the Centre for Strategic and International Studies. Following last year's Cyber-Security Risk Alert, the SEC's Division of Investment Management released guidance this April to help investment managers prevent external attacks.  »

Euronext adds options on IMCD to Spotlight segment

Euronext adds options on IMCD to Spotlight segment

Tue, 21/07/2015 - 13:08

Euronext has expanded it Spotlight options offering with new options on IMCD, a distributor of speciality chemicals and food ingredients (ticker symbol: IMD). »

Survey

Synthetic finance tech systems and operating models insufficient for increasing volumes, says survey

Tue, 21/07/2015 - 10:21

A survey of 56 market participants carried out by swaps technology provider 4sight and consultancy The Field Effect has revealed that 32 per cent of participants are currently booking Synthetic Financing transactions such as Total Return Swaps and Portfolio Swaps. A further 18 per cent plan to in the near future. Firms surveyed included a range of tier one and tier two investment banks and asset managers. »

Mark Hale

CHAPS Payment System Welcomes BNP Paribas as 22nd Direct Participant 

Fri, 17/07/2015 - 07:33

CHAPS, the UK’s same day electronic payment system, has added BNP Paribas as a Direct Participant. BNP Paribas can now directly send and receive irrevocable, guaranteed sterling payments with same day finality, rather than through a third-party.  »

Joseph Henkel, SEI

Big data: How data warehouses are streamlining bespoke LP reporting for PE managers

Wed, 15/07/2015 - 13:05

To help overcome the increased reporting burden faced by private equity managers, SEI has developed an automated end-client reporting capability. It comes at a time when global PE firms are having to adapt to regulation in the form of AIFMD and Annex IV reporting, not to mention a desire by LPs to derive greater transparency from their PE allocations.  »

Jun Yoshimura, Nomura

Nomura Securities replaces back-office systems with NRI ASP Solutions in Japan

Tue, 14/07/2015 - 11:37

Nomura Research Institute (NRI) has implemented two ASP back-office systems, THE STAR*1 and I-STAR*2, at Nomura Securities (Nomura), the largest securities firm in Japan. »

Alessander Ferrari

RIMES adds trench of new data sources to meet buy-side requirements

Fri, 10/07/2015 - 07:47

RIMES, a provider of managed data services for the buy-side, has announced a number of new data sources in its portfolio, which were added in the first half of 2015.  »

Ken MacCuish, Intralinks

What hedge fund CISOs need to consider when appointing a SaaS provider

Thu, 02/07/2015 - 15:51

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.  »

Jared Broad, QuantConnect

Quant funds in a box

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 12:53

How QuantConnect’s open source algorithmic trading platform is empowering quants to launch trading strategies at low cost… »

Normando Fay

Brazil’s Vinci Partners selects Eze Software Group’s OMS and EMS

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 12:00

Brazilian asset manager, Vinci Partners, is to implement Eze Software’s order management system, Eze OMS, and execution management system, RealTick EMS, to streamline workflows across the investment lifecycle. »

Henry Duncombe

Lanware to provide cloud-based, outsourced IT services to hedge fund Finisterre Capital

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 06:00

Lanware has been awarded a three year contract to provide its cloud-based technology outsourcing services to hedge fund Finisterre Capital, part of Principal Global Investors (PGI) who took a majority stake in Finisterre in 2011. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Simmons & Simmons helping to demystify the hedge fund start-up process

Tue, 30/06/2015 - 12:46

Quite aptly, its design logo could be a leaf or a drop of water. Simmons & Simmons, one of the hedge fund industry’s leading law firms, has developed a new product LaunchPlus which provides the water needed for new hedge funds to flourish and grow; aqua vitae as it were.  »

Striking the balance

Hedge fund managers striking the balance between cybersecurity protection and cost

Sat, 20/06/2015 - 11:39

As the costs of doing business have increased, more and more hedge fund managers are adopting the cloud; this has revolutionised the way all businesses operate, not just hedge funds.  »

gavel and law book

Simmons & Simmons unveils online hedge fund start-up resource

Thu, 18/06/2015 - 09:00

International law firm Simmons & Simmons has unveiled the first dedicated online resource for start-up hedge fund managers, LaunchPlus, which supports emerging managers in the launch and operation of a new hedge fund management business.  »

video

Man AHL launches ‘AHL Explains’ video series

Thu, 11/06/2015 - 19:00

Man AHL has launched a new video series, ‘AHL Explains’ outlining the key concepts in futures trend following, in a simple and accessible way. »

trader

Stellar Trading Systems to connect to Nasdaq futures

Wed, 10/06/2015 - 17:00

Stellar Trading Systems is to introduce connectivity to Nasdaq Futures, Inc. (NFX), following the official launch of the NFX platform in mid-2015.  »

Lena Ng, Intralinks

Cybersecurity: A global legal perspective

Wed, 10/06/2015 - 11:22

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.  »

European flags

Deutsche Börse develops central platform for pan-European intraday power market

Tue, 09/06/2015 - 17:00

Deutsche Börse will develop and operate the technical infrastructure and various IT applications for a joint European intraday power market within the framework of the European Cross Border Intraday Initiative (XBID).  »

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Giles Travers, SEI

The business of asset management has grown exponentially more complex over the last decade. As system technology and data management improves, managers are devising ever-new investment strategies to find that elusive source of alpha.  ... »

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Richard Ansyet, Intralinks

Over the last 10 years, organisations have undergone a wholesale change in the way they run their businesses. Thanks to cloud-based platforms, wireless Internet, and the proliferation of desktop and mobile device applications, the perimeter of most businesses has moved beyond the four walls of their office. This has revolutionised the way people work: no longer tied to their desks they can be equally as effective aboard an aircraft or sitting next to the beach on vacation.  ... »

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Preqin Special Report: Hedge Fund Manager Outlook – Augst 2015

In this excerpt from Preqin Special Report: Hedge Fund Manager Outlook, we take a closer look at the level of competition in the industry today and use our latest survey results to reveal fund manager predictions for asset growth for the rest of 2015. ... »

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survey

The Preqin Special Report: Private Debt Fund Manager Outlook features exclusive survey results drawn from over 100 private debt fund managers worldwide. This extract discusses what fund managers have highlighted as the biggest issues facing the industry and their views on regulation. ... »

Special report
Cybersecurty for Hedge Funds

Cybersecurity for Hedge Funds

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 11:00

Cybersecurity is no longer simply an IT issue, it is now a business issue. This is the conclusion of the experts and fund managers around the world whose opinions were polled for this landmark Hedgeweek Special Report, which outlines Best Practices for Cybersecurity in a fast-changing environment where managers need to keep several steps ahead of cyber criminals... »

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