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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.   »

software

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 »

social media

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. »

Traders at their desks

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.  »

Computers

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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Sky Road Motion Services Platform now supports Bloomberg’s B-PIPE

Thu, 06/11/2014 - 14:33

Sky Road, a managed service provider for customisable trade processing and risk platforms, has integrated the Sky Road Motion Services Platform with Bloomberg B-PIPE, a normalised and consolidated real-time market data feed. »

Green light

ConvergEx launches liquid alternatives management solution

Thu, 06/11/2014 - 06:02

ConvergEx Group, a provider of global brokerage and trading-related services, has launched a service to help hedge funds and mutual fund companies manage liquid alternatives. »

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Williams Trading adds AltX to platform

Wed, 05/11/2014 - 16:01

Williams Trading has become the latest firm to partner with AltX, the cloud-based data analytic network that uses proprietary algorithms to develop relationships between investors and hedge funds. »

Graph and pen

Linedata launches Linedata Optima for fund administration

Wed, 05/11/2014 - 14:00

Linedata has launched Linedata Optima, a suite of business process management (BPM) tools designed for fund accounting and administration and which will run across Linedata’s suite of fund servicing solutions. »

iPad

CBOE launches options app for iOS users

Wed, 05/11/2014 - 10:00

The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) has launched the CBOE Mobile options application for iPhone and iPad users. »

Gene Ekster, 1010Data

Finding and using unique datasets by hedge funds

Mon, 03/11/2014 - 13:24

By Gene Ekster – Some historians note that in the 50’s Sam Walton, the founder of Wal-Mart, would get into his silver 75hp two-seater airplane and take to the skies to count cars in parking lots with the aim of making better decisions about his firm’s real estate investments. Today investors, with the help of companies like RS Metrics and their satellite imagery product, can scour the parking lots across the globe from their computers and make trading decisions in the spirit of Sam Walton.  »

Scott Alintoff, SunGard

SunGard’s Hedge360: Bank debt

Mon, 03/11/2014 - 11:41

As global banks deleverage and pursue a course of balance sheet strengthening, the opportunities to build exposure to bank debt have become numerous. Loan trading in 2013 rose to USD530bn. According to eVestment, floating rate bank debt was one of the top 10 most searched universes by consultants towards the end of last year. »

SunGard, Laurence Wormald

SunGard’s Hedge360: Risk reporting

Mon, 03/11/2014 - 11:37

Hedge360’s Risk Reporting Service, as part of the platform’s managed service offering, equips managers with the tools needed to manage and effectively report risk to an institutional standard. »

Dae Kim, SunGard

SunGard’s Hedge360: Managed services

Mon, 03/11/2014 - 11:34

EY (Ernst & Young) last year published an operational efficiency survey and in it, they found that 40 per cent of respondents had already outsourced their middle office functions (26 per cent),  or planned to over the next two years (14 per cent). Aside from the cost benefits, managers have to demonstrate that their operations are institutional-grade quality. Investors now ascribe the same level of importance to a manager’s operational infrastructure as they do the investment thesis and track record. »

James WIlliams, Hedgeweek

Meeting the institutional challenge

Mon, 03/11/2014 - 11:30

SunGard’s Hedge360, a cloud-based platform that launched in 2012, puts the power of institutional-grade controls firmly in the hands of hedge fund managers as they strive to achieve institutional-grade credibility. The platform supports the full lifecycle of a fund’s activities front through back, seamlessly integrating its full range of solutions from Front Arena, VPM, InvesTier through to risk management via APT. »

Green light

ClearStructure offers ClearStart for emerging hedge fund managers

Wed, 29/10/2014 - 12:22

ClearStructure Financial Technology has launched ClearStart, a programme which provides emerging hedge fund managers ready access to commercial grade portfolio management software. »

Clouds

Eze Castle Integration expands cloud offering

Wed, 22/10/2014 - 16:01

Eze Castle Integration has enhanced its Eze Managed Suite, a fully managed IT solution for hedge funds and alternative investment firms providing flexibility and simplified IT operations via the Eze Private Cloud. »

Trading screens

Charles River expands IBOR solution

Wed, 22/10/2014 - 14:30

Charles River has expanded its Investment Book of Record (IBOR) offering by integrating Interactive Data’s Corporate Actions Service as an integral part of the Charles River Investment Management Solution (IMS). »

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ConvergEx releases new commission management platform

Wed, 22/10/2014 - 11:54

ConvergEx Group’s Westminster Research Associates has released a new Commission Management Platform with enhanced navigation, usability and design features. »

Joined hands

NTT Data and Lombard Risk join forces on collateral management solution

Wed, 22/10/2014 - 11:53

NTT Data and Lombard Risk Management have teamed up to offer a globally-scalable collateral management solution. »

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AltX adds Conifer Financial Services to online network for hedge funds and institutional investors

Wed, 22/10/2014 - 10:00

Conifer Financial Services is the latest addition to the partner list of AltX, a cloud-based data analytic network which combines financial analytics with behavioural dimensions. »

Magnifying glass

Pacific Fund Systems delivers automated AIFMD Annex IV reporting solution

Tue, 21/10/2014 - 11:54

Pacific Fund Systems (PFS) has delivered an automated AIFMD Annex IV reporting solution in the latest release of its PFS-PAXUS fund accounting and share registry software platform. »

Software

Liquid Holdings on how to achieve credibility through SaaS

Tue, 21/10/2014 - 09:13

A new white paper by New York-based Liquid Holdings Group Inc addresses the very real issue of credibility that hedge fund managers face in today’s crowded market. »

laptops

Lombard Risk releases Colline V13

Fri, 17/10/2014 - 13:21

Lombard Risk Management has released its latest version of COLLINE -- the company's award-winning collateral management, clearing, inventory management and optimisation solution.  »

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Charles River adds Thomson Reuters pricing and reference data

Thu, 16/10/2014 - 10:00

Charles River, a front- and middle-office investment management solution provider, has enhanced its managed data service with the addition of Thomson Reuters pricing and reference data. »

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eFront and Methys extend partnership

Tue, 14/10/2014 - 10:08

eFront, a software provider of financial solutions for managing alternative investments, has extended its partnership with international technology consulting firm Methys, naming it the integrator for all eFront solutions in Africa. »

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Christiopher Elvin, Preqin

55% of private equity firms surveyed by Preqin at the end of 2014 stated they would deploy greater levels of capital in 2015, although 39% suggested it is more difficult to find attractive investments. Preqin’s Christopher Elvin comments: ... »

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Cayman Islands Hedge Fund Services 2014

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 10:24

With service providers reporting growth in hybrid funds, funds for single investors and bespoke managed accounts, this report examines the regulations and new services being developed in Cayman to tackle the fast-changing offshore funds market... »

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Christopher ELvin, Preqin

977 private equity funds held a final close throughout the year raising a total of USD486bn, higher than any annual amount between 2009 and 2012, and on track to match the 2013 total. Preqin’s Christopher Elvin (pictured) reviews a year of private equity fundraising:  ... »

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