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Linedata reinforces portfolio management tools

Linedata reinforces portfolio management tools

Tue, 06/10/2015 - 14:11

Linedata has released the latest version of Linedata Longview for Asset Managers, which offers an integrated approach to portfolio management, trading and compliance. »

Richard Anstey, Intralinks

Social media a potential cybersecurity weak link for hedge fund managers

Tue, 06/10/2015 - 08:55

Over the last 12 months there has been enormous media coverage of cybersecurity, and seemingly endless headlines. Anyone could be forgiven for thinking the end of the world was nigh.  »

AQMetrics adds EDI market and corporate actions data to cloud-based risk and compliance software

AQMetrics adds EDI market and corporate actions data to cloud-based risk and compliance software

Tue, 29/09/2015 - 13:50

Exchange Date International (EDI) is to provide Market and Corporate Actions data to AQMetrics clients through AQMetrics cloud based risk and compliance software.  »

TraderServe connects to Colt PrizmNet

TraderServe connects to Colt PrizmNet

Tue, 15/09/2015 - 12:51

TraderServe has been added to Colt PrizmNet, a financial services extranet connecting providers of financial content to Capital Markets firms. TraderServe will provide access to Algoguard – a validation engine for MiFID II compliance – via PrizmNet from next month. »

Arthur J Gallagher enhances IMI Pro

Arthur J Gallagher enhances IMI Pro

Fri, 11/09/2015 - 14:37

Arthur J Gallagher has enhanced its liability and crime insurance solution for investment managers IMI Pro to provide its broadest cover yet. »

FIX Flyer integrates ZeroGC, Groovy, Java 8 and Latency Dashboard into upgraded product suite

FIX Flyer integrates ZeroGC, Groovy, Java 8 and Latency Dashboard into upgraded product suite

Fri, 11/09/2015 - 10:00

FIX Flyer, a provider of electronic trading software to financial firms and the global capital markets, has integrated ZeroGC into its offering, which is designed to eliminate performance spikes while reducing overall latency.  »

Thomas Deinet, HFSB

Hedge Fund Standards Board to unveil cybersecurity memorandum

Thu, 10/09/2015 - 11:49

Cybersecurity has become a focus of the hedge fund industry lately and regulators are taking an increasing interest in assessing the resilience of firms to cyber attacks. The problem that hedge fund managers face, when starting to do such an assessment, is trying to find the right level of response; no easy task given the plethora of reports, commentaries on this subject. »

Guggenheim Securities deploys Autonomy from Clearpool Group

Guggenheim Securities deploys Autonomy from Clearpool Group

Thu, 10/09/2015 - 10:09

Guggenheim Securities has agreed a software licensing agreement for Autonomy, Clearpool’s private label algorithmic trading platform introduced earlier this year. Clearpool is a next-generation trading software development and agency execution business. »

EBS BrokerTec licenses FX Bridge’s FX options software

EBS BrokerTec licenses FX Bridge’s FX options software

Wed, 09/09/2015 - 14:53

EBS BrokerTec, ICAP’s electronic foreign exchange (FX) and fixed income business, has licensed software from derivatives trading technology company, FX Bridge Technologies Corp allowing it to develop a relationship-based FX options solution for the professional trading community. »

Euronext adds options on flow traders to Spotlight segment

Euronext adds options on flow traders to Spotlight segment

Wed, 09/09/2015 - 14:17

Euronext has expanded its Spotlight options offering with new options on Flow Traders NV (FLW), a technology-enabled liquidity provider that specialises in exchange traded products (ETPs).  »

Bloomberg and Traiana develop solution for FX options post-trade processing

Bloomberg and Traiana develop solution for FX options post-trade processing

Tue, 08/09/2015 - 14:22

Bloomberg STP Solutions and Traiana have developed a straight-through processing infrastructure to further streamline the workflow of foreign exchange (FX) options. The solution integrates Traiana's Harmony messaging network with Bloomberg's trade processing tools. »

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.  »

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. »

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? »

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.  »

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 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. »

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.  »

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). »


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.  »


Asia-based fund manager outlook

Fri, 09/10/2015 - 09:29

In June 2015, Preqin surveyed 61 Asia-based private equity and venture capital fund managers to gain insight into their attitudes towards the fundraising environment, deals landscape and issues affecting the private equity industry as a whole. This extract from the Preqin Special Report: Asian Private Equity analyses the key findings from the survey, highlighting the overarching trends and outlook for Asian GP activity for the next 12 months.  ... »

Special report
US Hedge Fund Services 2015

US Hedge Fund Services 2015

Wed, 30/09/2015 - 11:21

A rising tide of regulation is threatening to swamp US hedge funds with significant trading, distribution and reporting issues.This Hedgeweek Special Report unravels these issues, guides managers through the solutions currently available to them, and examines the challenges of running activist hedge funds, where assets have grown to USD120 billion over the past decade... »

Special report
The TYVIX Index: Navigating through interest rate volatility

With interest rates set to rise, this Hedgeweek Special Report examines the the latest tools available to fixed income investors and traders in the form of the CBOE/CBOT 10-year US Treasury Note Volatility Index (The TYVIX Index) and TYVIX futures, which give traders an effective way to hedge, gain exposure to, or trade interest rate volatility.... »

Preqin Special Report: Hedge Fund Manager Outlook – Augst 2015

Unrealised assets in tail-end funds

Mon, 28/09/2015 - 14:40

Distributions from private equity funds have improved greatly in recent years as managers have taken advantage of improving market conditions to realise value from remaining assets in their portfolios. This has gone some way to alleviating concerns regarding the overhang of unrealised value in ageing funds; however, the issue has not yet been fully rectified, particularly as funds raised in the boom years of 2005-2008 reach the 10-year mark. ... »

Index options & futures

John Angelos, CBOE

Interest rate volatility is like a storm cloud building on the horizon. The US Federal Reserve has kept rates stable for nigh on a decade, but global asset managers are now preparing for their fixed income portfolios to feel the impact of a rate rise later this year.  ... »

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