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Eze Castle Integration earns UK government Cyber Essentials Certification

Wed, 25/03/2015 - 09:00

Eze Castle Integration has received the UK Government Cyber Essential Certification following a review of the company’s security controls by certification-body Indelible Data. »

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Tower Fund Services releases new video guide for hedge fund managers

Fri, 20/03/2015 - 20:00

Tower Fund Services today released the second video in a series designed to guide hedge fund managers through the common challenges faced by the emerging fund manager.  »

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Eze Software enhances portfolio management system

Fri, 20/03/2015 - 13:00

Eze Software Group has completed a series of enhancements to its portfolio accounting and reporting system, Tradar PMS, improving asset class coverage across instruments and regions.  »

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Clarient Entity Hub goes live

Thu, 19/03/2015 - 11:00

Clarient Entity Hub, a new service designed to simplify client data and document management, is now live and operational with five of the world’s leading banks and asset managers inc »

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MUGC Lux Management implements Linedata AIFMD regulatory reporting tech

Wed, 18/03/2015 - 16:30

MUGC Lux Management, the management company of Mitsubishi UFJ Global Custody, has implemented Linedata AIFMD Regulatory Reporting. »

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Novus announces updated hedge fund overlap matrix for investment managers

Wed, 18/03/2015 - 13:30

Novus, a portfolio analytics and intelligence platform that helps institutional investors analyse their portfolios, has released an updated Hedge Fund Overlap Matrix, a free interactive tool that allows users to access public holdings data.  »

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Trading Technologies to connect to Nasdaq energy futures

Thu, 12/03/2015 - 13:30

Trading Technologies (TT) is to introduce connectivity to Nasdaq Futures (NFX), the exchange group's US-based designated contract market (DCM), on day-one of trading through both its TT and X_TRADER platforms.  »

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OptionsCity selected as preferred vendor for Nasdaq Energy Futures

Thu, 12/03/2015 - 12:30

OptionsCity has been selected as a preferred independent software vendor for Nasdaq Futures (NFX), the exchange group's US-based designated contract market (DCM).  »

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ASPN Solutions voted Best Aggregation and Reporting System in 2015 Hedgeweek Awards

Wed, 11/03/2015 - 19:00

ASPN Solutions has been named Best Aggregation and Reporting System for its front, middle, and back office technology platform, ASPN in the 2015 Hedgeweek Awards »

George Kaye, Derivitec

The impact of the cloud on the hedge fund industry

Tue, 10/03/2015 - 09:57

With cloud-based processing and data storage being embraced by hedge funds and fast becoming the norm, there are enormous opportunites to be harnessed. Derivitec has turned to Microsoft’s hybrid offering – Windows Server 2012 & Windows Azure. Here, Derivitec’s George Kaye (pictured) and Microsoft’s Rob Fraser weigh up the benefits and explore the ramifications of implementing such a system… »

Mike Asher, Fleischmann & Associates

How hedge funds need to address cybersecurity threats

Mon, 09/03/2015 - 22:26

The threat of cyberattacks is growing within the hedge fund community, requiring managers to put in place policies and procedures that address the cybersecurity risks unique to their firm. This goes beyond merely acquiring technology and hoping for the best.   »

Richard A Kimball, Jr, co-founder and CEO of HEXL,

HEXL: A new disruptive player in the US healthcare system

Fri, 06/03/2015 - 08:12

“Most people think that of the USD3tn we spend on healthcare in the US, USD1tn is wasted. If we succeeded in taking out that waste and were paid 20 per cent of the cost savings, it’s a USD200bn annual revenue opportunity for. It’s massive,” says Richard A Kimball, Jr, co-founder and CEO of HEXL, a healthcare technology business focused on designing beneficial programs to change the industry incentives and leverage tele-health, home healthcare, preventative care and chronic disease management.  »

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Gravitas enhances cybersecurity threat management offering

Thu, 05/03/2015 - 12:30

Gravitas has improved its Cybersecurity Threat Management Service offering with upgrades to its Information Security Practices.  »

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CME Group, LOOP and NEO Markets to develop first physically delivered crude oil storage futures contract

Thu, 05/03/2015 - 09:00

CME Group, LOOP and NEO Market are teaming up to develop the first-ever physically delivered crude oil storage futures contract.  »

Ross Ellis, SEI

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

Wed, 04/03/2015 - 12:24

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? »

IT

Astellon Capital Partners Deploys Eze Castle Integration Private Cloud services

Mon, 02/03/2015 - 21:00

London-based alternative investment manager Astellon Capital Partners has selected the Eze Private Cloud for all of its IT needs.  »

high tech

Trade Informatics launches TI Fact

Wed, 25/02/2015 - 10:00

Quantitative analytics firm Trade Informatics has launched TI Fact, a routing analysis technology that eliminates the agency information advantage, thereby levelling the field for buy-side institutions and asset managers.  »

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NRI adds price in margin and derivative trading functionality to i-STAR back office solution

Tue, 24/02/2015 - 11:30

Nomura Research Institute has added new functionality to the I-STAR securities back-office solution for wholesale brokerage firms.  »

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Elsen accelerates computational finance with NVIDIA Tesla Accelerated Computing Platform

Thu, 19/02/2015 - 09:00

Elsen is using NVIDIA technology to bring massive gains in speed and efficiency to the financial calculations run by hedge funds and other financial institutions. »

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Hedge Connection adds LinkedIn integration and private messaging to The Boardroom

Fri, 13/02/2015 - 06:00

Hedge Connection has released a suite of enhancements to The Boardroom, its social network of alternative investment funds, allocators and thought leaders.   »

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CLSA Americas enhances high touch and electronic capabilities with IEX

Tue, 10/02/2015 - 15:00

CLSA Americas (CLSAA) has integrated the IEX Alternative Trading System (ATS) and Smart Order Router (SOR) across its Electronic Execution algorithms.  »

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Liquid Holdings: Beyond the cloud

Mon, 26/01/2015 - 07:00

With a heavy dose of irony, Robert O’Boyle, Executive Vice President and Director of Sales & Marketing at Liquid Holdings, recalls how last year he commented that all the coverage of the ‘cloud’ was overblown.  »

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SS&C acquires DST Global Solutions

Tue, 02/12/2014 - 15:20

Financial services software provider SS&C Technologies Holdings has acquired DST Global Solutions Ltd, a subsidiary of DST Systems, Inc, for USD95 million in cash.   »

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Abacus launches Cloud Panel

Tue, 25/11/2014 - 11:00

Abacus Group, LLC, a provider of hosted IT solutions for hedge funds and private equity funds, has launched the Abacus Cloud Panel »

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Social media tips for investment managers

Tue, 18/11/2014 - 13:05

The rise of social media platforms like LinkedIn and Twitter has been unprecedented over the last couple of years. LinkedIn now has some 313 million users and in Q2 2014 its revenues rose by 47 per cent to USD534m reported the Wall Street Journal on 31 July 2014. »

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Capita Asset Services chooses Fund Recs for trade processing

Mon, 17/11/2014 - 15:00

Irish start-up, Fund Recs, a developer of cloud-based reconciliation software to global fund administrators to to provide trade processing solutions for Capita Asset Services fund business in Ireland.  »

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Abacus Group teams up with Varonis Group

Wed, 12/11/2014 - 16:01

Varonis Systems is to supply Abacus Group, a provider of hosted IT solutions for hedge funds and private equity funds, with a platform to monitor, manage and capture unstructured data in the Abacus private cloud. »

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Eze Software releases new version of execution management system

Wed, 12/11/2014 - 11:11

Eze Software Group has released a new version of RealTick EMS, its multi-broker, cross-asset electronic execution platform. »

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DealVector adds SCI pricing data to BWIC Board

Mon, 10/11/2014 - 10:31

DealVector has added secondary market pricing data from Structured Credit Investor’s (SCI) PriceABS service to its BWIC Board. »

Sam Hocking, Imatchative

Silicon Valley meets Wall Street

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 07:52

“It is critical to know that what we’re building is a two-sided network that has benefits both for investors and fund managers,” comments Sam Hocking (pictured), founder and CEO of San Francisco-based Imatchative. »

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Work patterns in the alternative investments space have seen a significant shift over the years —from working in the office on a computer, to collaborating remotely via mobile applications and bring your own devices (BYOD). To remain competitive, an enormous amount of data must be shared on-the-go to facilitate investment decisions, but with minimal IT oversight, this trend towards mobile could open the door for increased risk of information leakage. ... »

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