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Data: The buy side’s new KPI

Thu, 14/08/2014 - 10:03

Running a successful hedge fund trading strategy requires high levels of skill, research, idea generation and a clear understanding of market dynamics. Such perspicacity, however, is becoming just as important in how a fund’s operations run. »

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FNEX partners with Buttonwood Group Advisors

Wed, 13/08/2014 - 14:04

Buttonwood Group Advisors is to list on the FNEX online alternative investment platform via its placement agent, affiliated broker-dealer Joseph Gunnar & Co. »

Risk

Imagine Software develops risk and compliance management system for Larch Lane 40 Act Fund

Wed, 13/08/2014 - 12:00

Imagine Software has developed a portfolio risk and compliance management system that will be used by Rothschild Larch Lane Management Company for its new alternatives 40 Act Fund. »

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Eurex expands distribution network of its Trade Entry Services

Wed, 06/08/2014 - 10:08

Eurex Group has introduced connectivity of Trade Capture Platforms (TCPs) via the enhanced Multilateral Trade Registration (MTR) Service. »

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Adaptive Consulting and Software AG form strategic partnership

Tue, 05/08/2014 - 06:31

Software AG and Adaptive Consulting have formed a strategic partnership combing Adaptive’s front office applications expertise with Software AG's streaming analytics, complex event processing (CEP), in-memory data management and universal messaging solutions. »

Data

DTCC launches client data and documentation utility

Wed, 30/07/2014 - 14:45

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) has teamed up with six banks to launch Clarient Entity Hub, which is designed to provide increased controls, standardisation and transparency during the client on-boarding process and ongoing client lifecycle events. »

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Cordium partners with IP Sentinel

Wed, 30/07/2014 - 14:08

Cordium, a provider of compliance consulting, accounting, tax and software to the financial services industry, has partnered with IP Sentinel, a provider of IT solutions, cybersecurity, monitoring and audit services to regulated entities. 

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Risk

Atreaus Capital selects SunGard’s Hedge360 Risk Reporting Service

Mon, 28/07/2014 - 10:24

New York-based macro hedge fund manager Atreaus Capital is now live with SunGard’s Hedge360 Risk Reporting Service. »

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LME and Colt collaborate to launch LMEnet

Fri, 25/07/2014 - 06:01

The London Metal Exchange (LME) is working with Colt Technology Services to launch LMEnet, a dedicated network providing a fast and secure connection to the exchange’s electronic systems, including LME Clear. »

Regulation

Chatham Financial expands regulatory services ahead of EMIR and AIFMD deadlines

Thu, 17/07/2014 - 14:00

Chatham Financial has launched new services within its consulting practice and ChathamDirect Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform to help fund managers navigate the Alternative Investment Fund Management Directive (AIFMD) and the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR). »

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Risk-AI launches hedge fund analysis and research app for iPad

Thu, 17/07/2014 - 12:05

Investors, consultants and hedge fund managers are now able to conduct risk analysis and generate reports on hedge funds' performance and risk via a native iOS Risk-AI Fusion app. »

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GFI goes live with Torstone’s Inferno for Reconciliations

Thu, 17/07/2014 - 06:04

GFI Group, a global OTC and listed markets intermediary, has signed a multi-year contract for the use of Torstone Technology’s Inferno back office technology for Reconciliations. »

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Options partners with Orchestrade to deliver fully managed platform for cross-asset trading

Wed, 16/07/2014 - 16:01

Private financial cloud provider Options has partnered with Orchestrade Financial Systems to deploy its fully integrated position keeping, operations and risk management software to the Options platform. »

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Convergence launches new product suite and website

Mon, 14/07/2014 - 16:10

Convergence, an information and advisory services provider to alternative asset managers, service providers and investors, has launched a new product suite and website. »

London

RFA launches London office

Mon, 14/07/2014 - 13:21

RFA, a technology advisor to investment management clients, has opened a London office in the heart of Mayfair. »

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Imatchative targets institutional investors with online AltX hedge fund search solution

Wed, 09/07/2014 - 12:03

Imatchative, founded and led by prime brokerage industry veteran Sam Hocking, has launched AltX, an online solution for ensuring institutional investors are connecting with the most appropriate hedge funds. »

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BlueBay selects Confluence for automated regulatory reporting solutions

Wed, 02/07/2014 - 06:29

BlueBay Asset Management, a manager of fixed income and alternative investment products, has chosen Confluence’s Unity NXT regulatory reporting solutions to automate its data reporting processes. »

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Thomson Reuters and ICAP expand 19901 service for swap rates

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 06:01

Thomson Reuters and ICAP Information Services (IIS) have renewed a distribution agreement which adds new electronic data sources to the 19901 service – a reference source for USD interest rate swaps and US Treasuries. »

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KNEIP partners with AssetLogic to launch Fund Information Network

Mon, 30/06/2014 - 16:03

KNEIP, a service provider for the fund industry, has partnered with AssetLogic to launch the Fund Information Network. »

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Omgeo Protocol links to DTCC Global Trade Repository

Mon, 30/06/2014 - 13:03

Omgeo ProtoColl, Omgeo’s automated collateral and margin management solution, is offering a standard interface to The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) Global Trade Repository (GTR).  »

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Indus Valley Partners launches IVP Thesis

Mon, 30/06/2014 - 12:00

Indus Valley Partners (IVP), has launched IVP Thesis, allowing alternative asset managers and research analysts to manage their investment thesis and price targets from within their existing email system. »

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Castle Hall Alternatives launches online due diligence platform

Fri, 27/06/2014 - 14:01

Castle Hall Alternatives has launched OpsDiligence, an online platform allowing investors to build due diligence programmes across all asset classes, including hedge fund, private equity and long only portfolios. »

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Novus partners with USD1.8bn Swiss-based fund of hedge funds provider

Wed, 25/06/2014 - 14:05

Portfolio analytics and intelligence platform Novus has partnered with Thalia, a provider of hedge fund investment solutions based in Switzerland with USD1.8 billion in assets under management and advisory. »

Retirement

FNEX partners with Vantage self-directed retirement plans

Wed, 25/06/2014 - 11:36

Clients of self-directed retirement plan administration company Vantage can now access FNEX.com to source, review and invest their funds in a wide variety of alternative investments. »

Report

Gravitas white paper provides actionable layered strategy for asset management firms

Fri, 20/06/2014 - 11:46

A white paper from Gravitas provides alternative investment companies with a layered cybersecurity strategy including a six-point framework of actionable steps to address a range of cyber-threats head on. »

Clouds

Financial sector adopting poor ‘cloud practice’

Thu, 19/06/2014 - 11:37

A large number of businesses in the financial services sector are putting their IT systems and data at risk by failing to adopt good cloud computing practices, according to research from NCC Group. »

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BNY Mellon launches MyOnCore portal

Wed, 18/06/2014 - 16:00

BNY Mellon has launched MyOnCore, an online portal that offers transparency and oversight to investment managers who have outsourced their middle-office operations. »

Confusion

Half of buy-side firms struggling with client reporting technology, says white paper

Wed, 18/06/2014 - 11:32

Over 50 per cent of firms are struggling with the technology challenges required to deliver competitive, quality reports, according to a white paper released by VistaOne Solutions, a division of CoreOne Technologies. »

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Latest Linedata Mshare release addresses regulation and growth

Tue, 17/06/2014 - 14:33

Linedata has released a new version of its transfer agency software Linedata Mshare, which is designed to address client concerns over both regulatory compliance and how to attract new business. »

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Velocimetrics adds real-time latency monitoring to Options’ ultra low latency platform

Mon, 16/06/2014 - 10:08

The Velocimetrics solution has been integrated with private financial cloud provider Options’ ultra low latency product offering, Velocity. »

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Special report
Cybersecurty for Hedge Funds

Cybersecurity for Hedge Funds

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 11:00

Cybersecurity is no longer simply an IT issue, it is now a business issue. This is the conclusion of the experts and fund managers around the world whose opinions were polled for this landmark Hedgeweek Special Report, which outlines Best Practices for Cybersecurity in a fast-changing environment where managers need to keep several steps ahead of cyber criminals... »

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Hedge fund manager outlook on the AIFMD

Wed, 22/07/2015 - 19:52

The introduction of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) into European law in 2013 was part of a series of moves towards greater regulatory oversight of the hedge fund industry in recent years. In our survey, we asked hedge fund managers for their views on the effect of these new regulations on the industry as well as their expectations about the impact of the AIFMD on their firm over the next 12 months, the results of which are analyzed in this extract from the Preqin Special Report: AIFMD in the Hedge Fund Industry – 2015 Update. ... »

Article
Ken MacCuish, Intralinks

A couple of years ago, the title Chief Information Security Officer, or CISO for short, was a foreign concept within the hedge fund community. The winds have changed, however, as hedge funds become increasingly targeted by cyber hackers, causing many to hire a CISO to uphold the network integrity of the firm.  ... »

Article
Sovereign Wealth Funds

Sovereign wealth funds, though small in number and secretive in nature, wield considerable influence as investors as a result of their sizeable assets under management. This extract is taken from Preqin’s latest report which features exclusive content from the 2015 Preqin Sovereign Wealth Fund Review.  ... »

Special report
Hedgeweek Special Report: Hedge Fund Administration

Hedge Fund Administration 2015

Tue, 16/06/2015 - 09:57

Mergers and acquisitions in recent years have changed the face of hedge fund administration. Big custodial banks are likely to dominate the HFA space in years to come, forming one part of a barbell with a number of well-run, well-capitalised independent HFAs on the other end. This report examines the implications for both hedge funds and their administrators... »

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