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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.  »

clouds

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. »

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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.  »

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. »

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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. »

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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. »

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