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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. »

Electronic trading floor

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. »

Trading screens

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. »

Commodities

Barchart launches commodity futures APIs

Mon, 16/06/2014 - 06:01

Barchart has launches several application programming interfaces (APIs) through its Barchart OnDemand service, designed to serve the commodity futures industry including agricultural, energy, metals and softs markets.  »

Trader at screen

Markit integrates realtime trade data into derivatives valuation service

Thu, 12/06/2014 - 14:05

Customers of Markit’s Portfolio Valuations service can now elect to have their portfolios updated automatically using a realtime trade feed from MarkitSERV. »

Trader at screen

DET Technologies leverages Rapid Addition’s RA-Cheetah FIX engine in new partnership

Thu, 12/06/2014 - 06:10

Rapid Addition’s RA-Cheetah FIX engine is to support DET Technologies’ flagship DET Hub. »

Regulation

Rise of big data to put UK financial services firms in regulatory firing line

Thu, 12/06/2014 - 06:00

The exponential growth of Big Data will trigger a sharp rise in UK financial services firms being investigated, and potentially fined, by regulators, according to Data-as-a-Service provider Anomaly42. »

Trading screens

Eurex Clearing launches cross-margining functionality

Wed, 11/06/2014 - 14:09

Eurex Clearing, the clearing house of Deutsche Börse Group, has introduced the second release of the new risk system Eurex Clearing Prisma. »

Fund administration

Wexford Capital extends fund administration relationship with SS&C GlobeOp

Wed, 11/06/2014 - 10:11

Wexford Capital has selected SS&C GlobeOp to provide an expanded suite of services including middle- and back-office, regulatory reporting and investor solutions for the firm’s private equity funds and hedge funds. »

Trader

Trad-X volumes hit record highs as platform introduces CCP position switch service

Tue, 10/06/2014 - 12:05

Interest rate swaps platform Trad-X has hit record trading volumes for US dollar interest rate swaps. »

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Pershing launches Alternative Investment Center at INSITE 2014

Thu, 05/06/2014 - 16:06

Pershing has launched its Alternative Investment Center, the latest addition to an expanding suite of alternative investment solutions, at its INSITE 2014 conference in Hollywood, Florida. »

Trading screens

FSMLabs and Spectracom launch 10 GbE high-performance time server

Thu, 05/06/2014 - 14:02

FSMLabs and Spectracom have formed a new partnership to address the most complex synchronization challenges for time-sensitive network operations. »

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Sandell selects SunGard’s Hedge360 as portfolio management platform

Thu, 05/06/2014 - 06:02

Alternative asset management firm Sandell Asset Management has chosen SunGard’s Hedge360 for its portfolio management platform. »

Bill Stone, chairman and chief executive officer, SS&C Technologies

SS&C GlobeOp notches up 150 customers for regulatory services

Wed, 04/06/2014 - 14:00

SS&C Technologies is now supporting 150 customers through the SS&C GlobeOp Regulatory Solutions Group, which assists funds of all types with Form PF, FATCA, AIFMD and other compliance and reporting rules. »

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First Derivatives extends Delta Flow to include integrated FX trade surveillance capabilities

Mon, 02/06/2014 - 06:00

First Derivatives, a provider of software and consulting services to the capital markets industry, has launched an integrated trade execution, risk management and surveillance solution for FX markets. »

features
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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North America

Private debt in North America

Fri, 05/06/2015 - 12:06

The North American private debt industry has seen substantial growth in assets over the last decade. This extract from the Preqin Special Report: Private Debt in North America looks at the current state of private debt fundraising and funds currently in market. ... »

Special report
State Street Global Advisors – Volatility and the benefits of downside protection strategies

State Street Global Advisors has unveiled the results of an in-depth survey of 420 senior executives within global private and public pension plans, endowments, foundations and sovereign wealth funds, summarised in this keynote Hedgeweek Special Report... »

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