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Eze Castle Integration broadens collaboration with SunGard

Wed, 30/04/2014 - 10:04

Eze Castle Integration is expanding its collaboration with SunGard to provide the global hedge fund industry greater access to trading counterparties. »

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Testing of financial services infrastructure is inadequate, says SunGard survey

Mon, 28/04/2014 - 16:02

The testing of technology infrastructure relied upon by financial services firms to carry out their day-to-day operations is insufficient to protect against failure. »

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HedgeGuard opens Dublin office in Silicon Docks

Mon, 28/04/2014 - 14:31

HedgeGuard, a hedge fund, family office and asset management technology provider headquartered in Paris, has opened a Dublin office following a London launch in January. »

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Volant expands options routing capabilities through REDIPlus EMS

Mon, 28/04/2014 - 10:15

Volant Trading has expanded execution services for options traders with advanced order routing capabilities and availability through the REDIPlus Execution Management System.   »

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Cordium partners with IVP to offer AIFMD Annex IV and Form PF reporting solution

Fri, 25/04/2014 - 06:02

Cordium, a provider of compliance consulting, accounting, tax and software, is partnering with financial services technology specialist Indus Valley Partners (IVP) to help clients meet the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive’s (AIFMD) stringent Annex IV reporting requirements. »

IT security

ACE IT Solutions and IBM launch cyber security and compliance solutions for hedge funds

Wed, 23/04/2014 - 16:03

ACE IT Solutions has partnered with IBM to provide security services that help hedge funds mitigate cyber security risks and meet SEC mandates. »

Social media

Ninety per cent of hedge funds using social media, says Agecroft Partners

Tue, 22/04/2014 - 16:02

The use of social media has increased significantly within the hedge fund industry over the past couple of years, according to a paper from Agecroft Partners. »

Clouds

Liquid Holdings joins FIS Group Ecosystem

Tue, 22/04/2014 - 10:05

Hedge fund cloud services specialist Liquid Holdings Group is to be among the first group of approved service providers included in the FIS Group Ecosystem. »

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Options makes hosting and connectivity upgrades ahead of eSpeed migration

Tue, 22/04/2014 - 06:30

Private financial cloud provider Options has implemented a series of upgrades and expansions to its managed server hosting and connectivity in Carteret, New Jersey. »

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Volante Technologies adds support for Hadoop

Tue, 15/04/2014 - 06:01

Volante Technologies has enhanced Volante Designer version 5.0 to support the Hadoop framework. »

Clouds

BT targets complex trading strategies with Netrix HiTouch

Tue, 08/04/2014 - 14:02

BT has launched a cloud-integrated solution for financial markets designed to keep traders in control of increasingly complex trading strategies and demanding client relationships. »

IT security

I Think Security launches LOQ digital security service for asset managers

Tue, 08/04/2014 - 07:58

Cyber security lab I Think Security Ltd has launched LOQ, a secure information technology that keeps proprietary information and communications secure for asset managers and their high net worth clients. »

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Consumers will embrace mCommerce in 2014, says Prentice Capital

Mon, 07/04/2014 - 10:02

Michael Zimmerman's hedge fund Prentice Capital believes up to 80 per cent of consumers will embrace mCommerce in 2014, and it anticipates significant increases in the amount of money shoppers spend online via mobile. »

Loan

Mitsubishi UFJ Fund Services launches syndicated loan administration solution

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 06:35

Mitsubishi UFJ Fund Services is launching a suite of services for the administration of syndicated loan portfolios using the Wall Street Office (WSO) solution provided by Markit, a financial information services company. »

Data

Options to open giant data centre in Iceland

Wed, 02/04/2014 - 14:06

Options, a private financial cloud provider for the global capital markets industry, plans to build a giant data centre in northwest Iceland, at the very tip of the Arctic Circle. »

Regulation

Misys launches regulatory reporting service

Tue, 01/04/2014 - 16:00

Misys has launched a new regulatory reporting service, enabling corporates, fund managers and smaller banks to meet their EMIR-specific reporting requirements. »

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S&P Capital IQ extends QuantFeed and QuantLink solutions to TMX Group

Tue, 01/04/2014 - 14:00

S&P Capital IQ Real-Time Solutions has extended it QuantFeed and QuantLINK technologies to TMX Group markets and information. »

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Abacus Group forms partnership with LiquidityBook

Tue, 01/04/2014 - 10:05

Abacus Group, a provider of hosted IT solutions for hedge funds and private equity funds, has formed a strategic partnership to host LiquidityBook’s complete buy-side solution, LBX, in the AbacusFLEX private cloud. »

Trading screens

CloudMargin connects to TriOptima’s triResolve to facilitate OTC portfolio reconciliations

Thu, 27/03/2014 - 12:44

Derivatives collateral management cloud technology provider CloudMargin has connected with TriOptima’s triResolve reconciliation service to facilitate OTC portfolio reconciliations. »

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Wilshire chooses InfraHedge for managed accounts platform

Wed, 26/03/2014 - 16:01

Wilshire Funds Management has chosen InfraHedge to provide an operational and risk solution for the Wilshire managed account platform. »

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PENSCO investors get access to FNEX.com

Wed, 26/03/2014 - 12:03

Alternative investment marketplace FNEX has teamed up with PENSCO Trust Company to enable PENSCO clients and their advisors to access FNEX.com through their PENSCO accounts. »

Data

Options upgrades Weehawken to Secaucus connectivity with fastest fibre available

Wed, 26/03/2014 - 10:05

Private financial cloud provider Options has completed the upgrade of the route between its venues in Savvis Weehawken, New Jersey (NJ2) and Equinix Secaucus, New Jersey (NY4). »

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Nomura expands use of Charles River IMS to fixed income, FX and derivatives operations

Tue, 25/03/2014 - 14:00

Nomura Asset Management has migrated its Japanese equity business onto the Charles River Investment Management Solution (Charles River IMS), and is expanding its use across the firm's domestic and international fixed income, foreign exchange and derivatives operations.  »

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Bonaire enhances SaaS offering for asset managers

Fri, 21/03/2014 - 06:40

Bonaire, a Broadridge Financial Solutions company, has migrated its Software as a Service (SaaS) solution to the Broadridge hosting environment.  »

Trading screens

First Derivatives to deliver ‘next generation’ financial applications powered by Pivotal

Thu, 20/03/2014 - 14:03

First Derivatives (FD) is to use the Pivotal One platform to deliver “next-generation” financial applications to the capital markets industry.  »

Marketing

Online marketing platform changing alternatives fundraising

Fri, 07/03/2014 - 12:02

Half (51 per cent) of institutional investors are now actively seeking out investments through proactively contacting fund managers, with 5,600 investment professionals using Preqin’s platform to source potential investments. »

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Advent receives top honours from Hedgeweek readers

Fri, 07/03/2014 - 06:01

Advent Software’s Geneva portfolio management and fund accounting product was named Best Fund Accounting and Reporting System 2014 by the readers of Hedgeweek. »

Liquidity

BNP Paribas Securities Services launches intraday liquidity reporting

Thu, 06/03/2014 - 13:00

BNP Paribas Securities Services has launched a reporting tool enabling intraday liquidity monitoring for investment banks, allowing them to optimise the use of their liquidity as well as prepare for continuing regulatory changes across the globe. »

Announcement

BT launches voice service for financial services market

Thu, 06/03/2014 - 11:49

BT is launching BT One Voice Radianz, a service that unifies voice, mobile and data services and delivers them to members of the BT Radianz Cloud, a secure networked community for the financial services industry. »

Regulation

SEI expands regulatory solution

Wed, 05/03/2014 - 14:11

SEI has expanded the regulatory component of its operating platform, adding technology and process enhancements that enable managers to streamline the regulatory filing process. »

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