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Linedata launches Linedata Mobil'Ekip

Linedata launches Linedata Mobil'Ekip

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 09:42

Linedata has launched its digital Linedata Mobil'Ekip solution, which allows key tasks and information to be managed and accessed from mobile platforms, such as smart phones and tablets. It operates in conjunction with the core Linedata Ekip360 system. »

Pete Sinisgalli

Eze Software Group sees record growth in 2015

Fri, 29/01/2016 - 10:21

Eze Software Group experienced record growth in 2015 across its product lines within the Eze Software Investment Suite.  »

James Church

FINCAD helps buy-side increase investment returns with advanced valuation and risk

Thu, 28/01/2016 - 11:17

FINCAD, a provider of valuation and risk analytics for multi-asset, multi-currency portfolios, has added several key enhancements to F3, its object-oriented valuation and risk platform.  »

HFSB holds cyber-attack simulation roundtable for hedge fund managers

HFSB holds cyber-attack simulation roundtable for hedge fund managers

Wed, 20/01/2016 - 09:18

The Hedge Fund Standards Board (HFSB), the standard-setting body for the hedge fund industry, has held its first table top cyber-attack simulation for hedge fund managers in London. »

Nigel Kneafsey, Options

Options and GoldenSource partner to provide fully managed enterprise data management solution

Tue, 19/01/2016 - 14:00

Options, a managed service and IT infrastructure provider, and enterprise data management (EDM) solutions specialist GoldenSource, are partnering to offer a fully managed solution to capital markets clients seeking to improve their (EDM) capabilities.  »

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Institutionalisation raises operational bar for hedge funds, says survey

Mon, 18/01/2016 - 08:33

Institutionalisation of the hedge fund industry continues apace. According to Credit Suisse’s mid-year Hedge Fund Investor Sentiment Survey, 93 per cent of institutional investors plan to maintain or increase their allocations to the sector in the second half of this year. »

Hedge fund Prophet Capital adopts Broadridge’s trading, portfolio management and operating Solution

Hedge fund Prophet Capital adopts Broadridge’s trading, portfolio management and operating Solution

Fri, 08/01/2016 - 09:11

Prophet Capital Asset Management, a USD2.3 billion structured credit hedge fund, has adopted Broadridge Financial Solutions’ integrated trading, portfolio management and operating platform. »

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The springboard to profitable growth

Thu, 07/01/2016 - 09:14

Keen to grow your business? The big question is can you do it profitably, without suffering significant increases in staff and costs? »

McKay Brothers completes UK local wireless network at lowest known latency

McKay Brothers completes UK local wireless network at lowest known latency

Thu, 17/12/2015 - 15:16

McKay Brothers International’s (MBI) Central London POP, adjacent to the London Stock Exchange, is now live, completing MBI’s UK Local millimeter wave network. »

James Willaims, Hedgeweek

Man & machine: Building a knowledge platform to develop predictive prowess in asset management

Thu, 17/12/2015 - 12:38

Big changes are afoot across a broad spectrum of the financial services industry. For example, in the wealth management and investment advisory space, thanks to huge technological developments in recent years, traditional wealth managers have a new competitor to face; the robo adviser, which sounds exciting but it is less the Terminator and more machine learning software, using algorithms to learn investor behaviour and automatically invest into portfolios based on clients' goals and risk threshold.  »

Macro hedge fund Guard Capital chooses TFG Financial Systems for multi-asset portfolio and risk management

Macro hedge fund Guard Capital chooses TFG Financial Systems for multi-asset portfolio and risk management

Thu, 17/12/2015 - 10:54

Hong Kong-based macro-economic hedge fund Guard Capital is now using TFG Financial System cloud-based, cross-asset technology solution for its multi-asset portfolio and risk management requirements. »

Jeffrey Shoreman, Eze Software Group

Using systems integration to drive efficiency

Wed, 09/12/2015 - 10:14

These are exciting times for the financial technology sector. In the last few years, market complexity has grown in response to increased regulatory demands, increased investor due diligence requirements, more complex fund strategies and even how hedge funds manage their balance sheets with their prime brokers.  »

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Profiting from a culture of compliance

Tue, 01/12/2015 - 13:36

Multiple and powerful pressures are impacting the hedge fund industry, but two are particularly prominent: a dramatically increased regulatory burden, and investor demands for greater transparency and lower fees.  »

Marcus Lewis, Capital Support

New Capital Support security service aims to protect hedge funds from cyber-attack

Mon, 30/11/2015 - 09:45

Capital Support has released an new service, Cyber Secure, to meet the cybersecurity needs of alternative investment managers. Capital support says that Cyber Secure combines strong perimeter protection with live intelligent analysis to provide effective cybersecurity protection. »

 Black Mountain targets ’40 Act, private equity and hedge funds with Direct Lending Solutions Via SaaS

Black Mountain targets ’40 Act, private equity and hedge funds with Direct Lending Solutions Via SaaS

Tue, 03/11/2015 - 15:41

Black Mountain’s Direct Lending Solutions are now offered via Software as a Service (SaaS). The firm’s clients include investment managers, credit funds, hedge funds, private equity firms, direct lenders and banks. »

EzeVoice to be heard in UK

EzeVoice to be heard in UK

Tue, 20/10/2015 - 09:36

Eze Castle Integration has brought its cloud-based voice solution, Eze Voice, to the United Kingdom with the aim of ‘increasing efficiencies for the hedge fund and alternative investment verticals’. »

Martin Toyer. TFG

Delivering real-time risk that reflects the speed of the market

Thu, 15/10/2015 - 12:12

The markets have experienced significant volatility in the last few months. China's decision to devalue its currency, the collapse of commodity prices and the uncertainty caused by global quantitative easing have all caused significant disruption to financial markets. In August, all three major equity indices in the US suffered their biggest losses since 2011.     »

Ittai Korin, PortfolioScience

A fully hosted and customisable risk solution

Thu, 15/10/2015 - 12:07

The RiskAPI service, developed by PortfolioScience, is a fully hosted and customisable risk solution that integrates seamlessly with existing applications and programming frameworks to generate risk calculations for multi-asset, multi-currency portfolios and individual positions. It is available as both an Enterprise software API and an Excel Add-In. »

Abacus Group recognised for exceptional client service

Abacus Group recognised for exceptional client service

Wed, 14/10/2015 - 14:36

Abacus Group, a provider of hosted IT solutions for hedge funds and private equity funds, has been recognised by both Hedgeweek and Talkin’ Cloud as a distinguished cloud service provider. »

Hedge funds a prime target for cyber insurgency

Hedge funds a prime target for cyber insurgency

Wed, 14/10/2015 - 10:12

Paul Didyk, Chief Technology Officer, MUFG Fund Services, on Aima’s warning that hedge fund managers cannot fly under the radar of cyber criminals… »

Buddy Doyle, Oyster Consulting

SEC could start issuing more exam fines for poor cybersecurity controls

Tue, 13/10/2015 - 09:41

The saying goes that ‘familiarity breeds contempt’ but when it comes to staying cyber secure, nothing could be further from the truth. Fact is, investment managers should be integrating cybersecurity issues, be they regulatory updates, software updates from their IT vendors, into their weekly meetings.  »

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. »

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