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IPC taps Post-Quantum to boost security solutions for Connexus Cloud community

IPC taps Post-Quantum to boost security solutions for Connexus Cloud community

Fri, 26/08/2016 - 06:39

IPC, a provider of secure, compliant communications and networking solutions for the financial markets community, tis collaborating with UK-based cybersecurity firm Post-Quantum to integrate biometric, encryption and blockchain technologies as a service via IPC's Connexus Cloud ecosystem. »

Russell Investments RFX Network extends accessibility via Eze Software

Russell Investments RFX Network extends accessibility via Eze Software

Wed, 24/08/2016 - 08:53

Global asset manager Russell Investments’ Russell FX Network is now accessible to clients via Eze Software Group’s order management system, expanding RFX Network’s real-time connectivity to the global financial community. »

Redline Trading Solutions supports India’s BSE

Redline Trading Solutions supports India’s BSE

Mon, 22/08/2016 - 10:48

BSE – formerly Bombay Stock Exchange – is now supported by Redline’s market data and order execution gateway solutions, enabling firms trading on the exchange to receive and act upon real-time price and order book information faster than before. »

Satuit selects CenturyLink as its hosting partner

Satuit selects CenturyLink as its hosting partner

Mon, 22/08/2016 - 10:10

Satuit Technologies, a provider of software solutions for the professional investment market, has partnered with CenturyLink to offer cloud-based hosting of its SatuitCRM and SatuitCRA software. »

Convergex enhances small cap algorithm

Convergex enhances small cap algorithm

Mon, 22/08/2016 - 09:55

Agency-focused brokerage and trading services provider Convergex has enhanced its recently launched Small Cap Algorithm by improving the algo's fair price model. »

Nasdaq extends market surveillance contract with BM&F Bovespa

Nasdaq extends market surveillance contract with BM&F Bovespa

Fri, 19/08/2016 - 07:49

Nasdaq has extended its contract with BM&F Bovespa – the largest stock exchange in Latin America – for the use of the SMARTS Market Surveillance platform across Brazil's equities, commodities and futures markets. »

Nuveen teams with Artivest to provide easier access to alternative investments

Nuveen teams with Artivest to provide easier access to alternative investments

Wed, 10/08/2016 - 07:11

Nuveen has teamed with Artivest, a technology-driven alternatives investment platform, to bring alternative investments capabilities to RIAs, family offices, private banks and other financial advisers serving qualified high-net-worth investors. »

Marc Schroter

New SimCorp Dimension release strengthens front office, performance and reconciliation functionality

Thu, 04/08/2016 - 09:42

SimCorp has released version 6.0 of its integrated investment management solution, SimCorp Dimension. The new release, which is the second of this year’s two releases, introduces a number of new modules and enhancements across front, middle and back office. »

Activist hedge fund manager Legion Partners selects ClearStructure's Sentry PM

Activist hedge fund manager Legion Partners selects ClearStructure's Sentry PM

Fri, 29/07/2016 - 10:02

Legion Partners, a California-based, long-term-oriented activist hedge fund manager, has elected ClearStructure Financial Technology's portfolio management solution Sentry PM. »

Intellect launches OneMARKETS platform for securities trading and asset services

Intellect launches OneMARKETS platform for securities trading and asset services

Thu, 28/07/2016 - 07:12

Intellect Design Arena has launched Intellect OneMARKETS, an end-to-end platform encompassing the complete spectrum of securities trading and asset services. »

Alpima selects Advent Portfolio Exchange and Moxy

Alpima selects Advent Portfolio Exchange and Moxy

Tue, 26/07/2016 - 14:55

Alpima, a London-based advisory firm serving professional and institutional clients, has selected SS&C’s Advent Portfolio Exchange (APX) and Moxy to support its digital advisory platform. »

Tower Trading Group selects Ancoa platform to monitor multi-asset trading activities

Tower Trading Group selects Ancoa platform to monitor multi-asset trading activities

Wed, 20/07/2016 - 08:18

Tower Trading Group (TTG), a trading firm delivering bespoke commercial and technical solutions for professional traders, has selected Ancoa’s market surveillance platform to monitor its multi-asset trading activities across all exchanges and independent services providers (ISVs). »

Japan Exchange Group launches technology suite powered by Nasdaq

Japan Exchange Group launches technology suite powered by Nasdaq

Tue, 19/07/2016 - 09:27

Japan Exchange Group (JPX) has gone live with a new Nasdaq-powered trading system for its subsidiary, Osaka Exchange. »

AltX reveals return data on 80 per cent of ‘Billion Dollar Club’

AltX reveals return data on 80 per cent of ‘Billion Dollar Club’

Fri, 15/07/2016 - 07:53

AltX, the San Francisco based hedge fund intelligence platform, has launched AltX Estimates, providing clients with return data on more than 17,000 funds, including performance data on over 80 per cent of the ‘Billion Dollar Club’ funds. »

FINCAD enhances F3 WorkStation

FINCAD enhances F3 WorkStation

Thu, 14/07/2016 - 08:57

FINCAD, a provider of valuation and risk analytics for multi-asset derivatives portfolios, has made enhancements to F3, its advanced valuation and risk solution. »

State Street to pilot GlobalCollateral’s settlement messaging service

State Street to pilot GlobalCollateral’s settlement messaging service

Tue, 12/07/2016 - 09:50

State Street Corporation has agreed to participate in a pilot programme to test DTCC-Euroclear GlobalCollateral’s Margin Settlement Messaging Service. »

Northern Trust boosts peer comparison for asset owners

Northern Trust boosts peer comparison for asset owners

Fri, 08/07/2016 - 09:36

Northern Trust has enhanced its peer universe comparison capabilities with the addition of intelligence derived from eVestment universe data. »

Technology

Chapter 5: Technology considerations

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 15:44

Cloud technology - The scale of a manager's IT infrastructure will largely depend on the type of trading strategy. A quantitative market neutral statistical arbitrage fund is likely going to spend more capital on front-office portfolio management, risk management systems and server storage capabilities than a specialist credit strategy that trades infrequently.  »

Dean Hill

For start-ups: Four pillars of cyber security defence

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 15:38

By Dean Hill, Executive Director, Eze Castle Integration - There is no shortage of threats to financial services firms, and the list of requirements from investors and regulators alike is growing at a rapid pace. As a startup, it's important to demonstrate to investors that you take your business seriously, hence, investments in operational excellence are required. On the cybersecurity front, that means leveraging technology infrastructure with robust, security-rich features including intrusion detection and ongoing traffic monitoring, regular vulnerability assessments and next-generation software, firewalls and patches to keep hackers out and firm assets secure. »

Investment managers must embrace technological innovation or risk being displaced, says SEI

Investment managers must embrace technological innovation or risk being displaced, says SEI

Wed, 06/07/2016 - 09:51

The investment management industry is lagging others in exploiting the vast potential of information technologies, and asset managers are under growing pressure to be more innovative and leverage emerging disruptions occurring in other industries. »

Buy-side continues to struggle with legacy and non-integrated technologies, says TABB survey

Buy-side continues to struggle with legacy and non-integrated technologies, says TABB survey

Wed, 06/07/2016 - 09:22

Almost a third (30 per cent) of asset managers outside of North America continue to maintain legacy platforms despite the technology’s role in trade delays and errors, according to a TABB Group survey. »

Allianz Risk Transfer and Nephila pilot blockchain technology or catastrophe swaps and bonds

Allianz Risk Transfer and Nephila pilot blockchain technology or catastrophe swaps and bonds

Thu, 16/06/2016 - 09:22

Allianz Risk Transfer (ART) and Nephila Capital (Nephila) they have successfully piloted the use of blockchain smart contract technology for transacting a natural catastrophe swap.  »

Erol Dusi

Enhancing workflows and investor communications

Thu, 09/06/2016 - 12:04

New York-based Imagineer Technology Group offers award-winning solutions to help hedge fund managers address the transparency and workflow demands necessary to succeed in today's marketplace. These solutions, which include an industry-specific client relationship management (Clienteer CRM) software, a web reporting portal (WebVision) and a fund research and due diligence platform (FundInsight), have been designed to build workflow efficiency and help firms communicate more effectively with investors and prospects.  »

Lee Godfrey

Regulatory reporting the smart way

Thu, 09/06/2016 - 12:01

KNEIP is one of the fund industry's foremost legal and regulatory report providers. Over the years it has helped traditional asset managers overcome the data management complexities of regulated UCITS funds. »

Bennett Egeth

The virtues of outsourcing technology and operations

Thu, 09/06/2016 - 11:58

How hedge funds view their technology and operational models is fast evolving. Consider a simple example: the need to reconcile with half a dozen prime brokers and an administrator.  »

Todd Moyer

Data management is Mount Everest challenge

Thu, 09/06/2016 - 11:54

"One of the things we see across our organisation is that data management is becoming a much bigger priority and focus among asset managers," asserts Todd Moyer (pictured), Executive Vice President of Global Business Development, Confluence. "The complexities related both to institutional investor reporting and regulatory reporting are making data management a significant challenge. With Form-PF alone, managers might be looking at 30 to 35 different data sources across a dozen systems in order to meet the transparency requirements." »

Rob Keller

Using tech integration to simplify workflows

Thu, 09/06/2016 - 11:51

By Rob Keller (pictured), CFA, Executive Managing Director, Product Management and Development, Eze Software Group – In today's world, increased regulatory pressures make collaboration between compliance and trading departments critical. The growing demands of compliance departments for pre-trade checks can potentially disrupt workflows and take valuable time away from trade creation and execution. According to TABB Group, many investment managers have issues with their current pre-trade compliance technology setup. Many firms have trading and compliance in disparate systems resulting in inefficient and slow trading workflows. These inefficiencies are driving the demand for tighter integration between execution management and order management systems. »

Michael Medvinsky

Enhancing hedge fund reporting in a mobile age

Thu, 09/06/2016 - 11:45

The Portfolio Amalfi platform by Nedelma offers multi-asset, multi-language, multi-currency dynamic reporting and data visualisation, as well as analytical capabilities to the asset management industry.  »

Joel Anderson

Driving straight-through processing within alternatives

Thu, 09/06/2016 - 11:41

Ever since the DTCC's Alternative Investment Product (AIP) Services initiative was introduced in 2008, the goal has been to replicate the success of the NSCC's Fund/SERV and Networking service for mutual funds and apply it to the alternative investment industry.  »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Technology sharpens hedge fund operational efficiency

Thu, 09/06/2016 - 11:37

According to consultancy firm MackayWilliams, the quality of fund reporting is the third most important criterion when selecting a fund manager, after risk management and the quality of the fund management team.  »

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