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Kepos Capital selects MSCI for Open Protocol reporting

Fri, 24/01/2014 - 13:08

Kepos Capital has selected MSCI for Open Protocol reporting, an industry wide risk reporting initiative. »

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FX Transparency launches FXT Analytics

Fri, 24/01/2014 - 10:10

FX Transparency (FXT) has released FXT Analytics, a hosted application that will allow clients to create their own custom reports as well as explore new ways to reduce trading costs. »

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NorthStar launches centralised managed account platform for alternatives

Wed, 22/01/2014 - 14:31

NorthStar Financial Services Group has launched a new subsidiary, Gemini Alternative Funds, which serves as a centralised platform for delivering a wide range of operational services to the alternative investment community. »

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UBS Fund Services teams up with SunGard and HazelTree to provide UBS Frontier Platform

Tue, 21/01/2014 - 06:00

UBS Fund Services has signed agreements with SunGard and HazelTree to offer UBS Frontier Platform – a front and middle office solution.  »

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CITIC Capital launches multi-strategy hedge fund platform for global clients

Fri, 17/01/2014 - 13:25

CITIC Capital has launched CCTrack Solutions, a multi-strategy hedge fund platform aimed at institutional investors in North America, Europe and Asia. »

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HedgeGuard launches UK business

Thu, 16/01/2014 - 13:51

Hedge fund and asset management technology provider HedgeGuard has launched its UK business as it begins the rollout of a new cloud technology platform and international expansion. »

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Markit enters OMS Arena with acquisition of thinkFolio

Tue, 14/01/2014 - 15:00

Financial information services company Markit has acquired thinkFolio, a London-based maker of portfolio management software. »

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Deutsche Börse acquires enterprise software firm Impendium Systems

Tue, 14/01/2014 - 12:01

Deutsche Börse Market Data + Services has acquired Impendium Systems, a London-based firm that deploys cloud-based software solutions to help customers’ achieve regulatory compliance in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific. »

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Athena Systems releases 64-bit version of flagship "Aura" hedge fund platform

Tue, 17/12/2013 - 10:04

Athena Systems has released the latest 64-bit version of its “Aura” software. »

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LME completes technical delivery for EMIR

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 11:41

The London Metal Exchange (LME) has delivered the systems modifications to support its members and clearing house in response to the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) requirements. »

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Ledgex Systems launches next generation of portfolio management platform

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 06:05

Ledgex Systems, a provider of portfolio management solutions for fund of funds and multi-fund managers, has released the next generation of the Ledgex portfolio management platform. »

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More than half of hedge fund firms using Advent Software for portfolio accounting

Wed, 11/12/2013 - 12:09

Eze Castle Integration has published its 2013 Global Hedge Fund Technology Benchmark Study, which provides insight into front, middle and back office technology choices at buy-side firms. »

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Northern Trust enhances collateral management capabilities for mortgage-backed securities

Tue, 10/12/2013 - 16:01

Northern Trust has enhanced its collateral management system to include forward settling mortgage-backed securities (MBS) in response to new margin recommendations affecting asset managers that use the securities in a variety of fixed income trading strategies. »

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Abacus Group expands application hosting services partnership network

Tue, 10/12/2013 - 14:09

Abacus Group, a provider of hosted IT solutions for hedge funds and private equity funds, has expanded its application hosting service partnership network. »

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DealVector launches InvestorLink

Tue, 10/12/2013 - 10:05

DealVector, a provider of a secure electronic communication network for the fixed income and structured credit space, has launched InvestorLink to streamline communication in the structured credit markets. »

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Vichara Technologies joins Markit’s Global Alliance Programme

Fri, 06/12/2013 - 06:06

Vichara Technologies, a provider of valuation and risk management solutions for structured finance, has integrated its V* CLO solution with Markit’s pricing services. »

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GMEX Technologies launches trade reporting service for derivatives with CoDiese

Thu, 05/12/2013 - 14:27

GMEX Technologies has launched Global Reporting Company Limited (GRC) in partnership with Paris based regulatory and market infrastructure advisory firm CoDiese. »

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BNY Mellon enhances AccessEdge collateral management portal

Thu, 05/12/2013 - 12:30

BNY Mellon is enhancing its AccessEdge portal via a new link with Bloomberg to help clients further optimise their collateral management. »

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Advent releases updates and enhancements across product portfolio

Wed, 04/12/2013 - 14:16

Advent Software has made enhancements to several key products that provide new functionality for more than 1,000 asset and wealth management firms, hedge funds, and family offices. »

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Eze Software Group releases latest version of Tradar PMS

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 16:00

Eze Software Group has launched a new version of the Tradar PMS, its portfolio management system for buy-side institutions. »

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Citicom Solutions partners with Doran Jones to distribute flagship compliance solution

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 14:09

Citicom Solutions has partnered with Doran Jones, a full-service financial services consultancy, to sell Citicom Assure, a product designed to provide proactive, real-time analysis of data, including instant messages (IMs), emails, text messages and mobile- and fixed-voice recordings. »

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Object Trading adds NYSE Technologies’ OpenMAMA interface to global DMA platform

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 12:22

Object Trading, a provider of global direct market access (DMA), is adding support for NYSE Technologies’ Middleware Agnostic Messaging API (OpenMAMA) to its FrontRunner DMA suite. »

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Korea Securities Depository and Clearstream agree on investment fund cooperation

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 11:00

Korea Securities Depository (KSD) and Clearstream are supporting cross-border investment fund distribution by linking KSD’s FundNet and Clearstream’s global funds processing platform Vestima. »

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Traiana launches cross jurisdiction UTI management solution

Thu, 28/11/2013 - 06:02

Traiana, a provider of pre-trade risk and post-trade processing solutions, has launched a Unique Trade Identifier (UTI) management solution using the Harmony network. »

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Four more UK TPAs select Calastone for auto re-registration

Mon, 25/11/2013 - 16:01

Four third party administrators (TPAs) have selected Calastone for automated re-registration. »

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Volante Technologies launches T2S Accelerator

Thu, 21/11/2013 - 13:35

Financial data integration specialist Volante Technologies has launched its TARGET2 Securities (T2S) Accelerator. »

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eVestment offers access to BarclayHedge data through eVestment Analytics Solutions

Thu, 21/11/2013 - 12:14

eVestment is to offer clients of its suite of analytic solutions for institutional investors access to BarclayHedge’s alternatives data. »

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Linedata strengthens European custodian and fund administrator presence

Thu, 21/11/2013 - 11:54

Linedata has recently upgraded four Luxembourg-based custodian and fund administrator clients to the latest version of Linedata Compliance.  »

Commodities

Commodities hedge fund Sadrian Bownman selects TFG Complete

Wed, 20/11/2013 - 15:01

Sadrian Bowman, a discretionary commodities hedge fund investing across energy, metals and agriculture markets, has selected TFG Complete for real time risk, portfolio and cash management services. »

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HFR and Risk-AI launch HFR2GO mobile app

Wed, 20/11/2013 - 13:45

Hedge Fund Research (HFR) and Risk-AI have teamed up to launch a mobile application, HFR2GO, for iPad and iPhone, which allows users to track global hedge fund industry performance by strategy and region of investment. »

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