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Traiana launches enhanced version of CreditLink for buy-side firms trading on SEFs

Fri, 30/05/2014 - 16:01

Traiana, a provider of pre-trade risk and post-trade processing solutions, has launched an enhanced version of CreditLink with new functionality designed for buy-side market participants trading on swap execution facilities (SEFs). »

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4th Story adds productivity tools for asset managers and hedge funds

Thu, 29/05/2014 - 16:01

4th Story has introduced a new set of tools that aim to simplify workflow and improve efficiency for analysts and portfolio managers. »

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DoubleLine licenses Vichara’s V* CLO platform

Tue, 27/05/2014 - 16:01

DoubleLine Capital has licensed Vichara Technologies’ V*CLO platform for analysis of collateralised loan obligations (CLOs) and their underlying collateral pools.  »

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Calastone implements Proquote connection

Thu, 22/05/2014 - 15:00

Calastone has implemented its Proquote connection, providing real-time market data coverage of the global markets with integrated trading supporting a number of exchange venues. »

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Virtusa and Investor Analytics offer AIFMD reporting for hedge funds and alternative managers

Tue, 20/05/2014 - 10:04

IT service company Virtusa Corporation’s CSalt solution now integrates with Investor Analytics’ risk platform to streamline and simplify Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) Annex IV reporting. »

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Cloud computing could save hedge funds millions, says GA report

Thu, 15/05/2014 - 10:01

Hedge funds could reduce computing costs related to portfolio analysis by 50 per cent by switching to an enterprise cloud offering, according to a report from Greenwich Associates (GA). »

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SunGard identifies global trends driving adoption of managed services across the financial services industry

Wed, 14/05/2014 - 16:00

Regulations, operating costs and back office requirements are draining resources that financial institutions need to focus on core strategic initiatives that will help drive growth and profitability. »

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Indus Valley Partners launches managed services solution

Wed, 14/05/2014 - 06:03

Indus Valley Partners (IVP) has launched IVP Managed Services, an enterprise data management service specifically for alternative asset managers. »

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C&A Consulting launches Managed Technology Services

Tue, 13/05/2014 - 10:01

C&A Consulting has launched Managed Technology Services (MTS) to provide managed outsourced technology infrastructure services to emerging and established hedge funds and financial services firms. »

Risk

SunGard launches Hedge360 Risk Reporting Service

Mon, 12/05/2014 - 06:00

SunGard has the launched Hedge360 Risk Reporting Service, providing hedge funds with independently validated data and analytics to help meet investor demand for due diligence and risk management. »

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Charles River expands trading solution for swaps with integrated SEF support

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 12:07

Charles River has enhanced electronic trading support for swap instruments by integrating workflows from Swap Execution Facilities (SEF) in the Charles River Investment Management Solution (IMS). »

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ED&F Man Capital Markets launches hosting and infrastructure services

Wed, 07/05/2014 - 13:15

Global financial brokerage business ED&F Man Capital Markets has launched a Hosting & Infrastructure Services offering. »

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SVM Asset Management connects to Calastone

Thu, 01/05/2014 - 06:00

SVM Asset Management has chosen Calastone to manage its order routing service and to provide its electronic, interoperable re-registration solution. »

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Eze Castle Integration broadens collaboration with SunGard

Wed, 30/04/2014 - 10:04

Eze Castle Integration is expanding its collaboration with SunGard to provide the global hedge fund industry greater access to trading counterparties. »

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Testing of financial services infrastructure is inadequate, says SunGard survey

Mon, 28/04/2014 - 16:02

The testing of technology infrastructure relied upon by financial services firms to carry out their day-to-day operations is insufficient to protect against failure. »

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HedgeGuard opens Dublin office in Silicon Docks

Mon, 28/04/2014 - 14:31

HedgeGuard, a hedge fund, family office and asset management technology provider headquartered in Paris, has opened a Dublin office following a London launch in January. »

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Volant expands options routing capabilities through REDIPlus EMS

Mon, 28/04/2014 - 10:15

Volant Trading has expanded execution services for options traders with advanced order routing capabilities and availability through the REDIPlus Execution Management System.   »

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Cordium partners with IVP to offer AIFMD Annex IV and Form PF reporting solution

Fri, 25/04/2014 - 06:02

Cordium, a provider of compliance consulting, accounting, tax and software, is partnering with financial services technology specialist Indus Valley Partners (IVP) to help clients meet the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive’s (AIFMD) stringent Annex IV reporting requirements. »

IT security

ACE IT Solutions and IBM launch cyber security and compliance solutions for hedge funds

Wed, 23/04/2014 - 16:03

ACE IT Solutions has partnered with IBM to provide security services that help hedge funds mitigate cyber security risks and meet SEC mandates. »

Social media

Ninety per cent of hedge funds using social media, says Agecroft Partners

Tue, 22/04/2014 - 16:02

The use of social media has increased significantly within the hedge fund industry over the past couple of years, according to a paper from Agecroft Partners. »

Clouds

Liquid Holdings joins FIS Group Ecosystem

Tue, 22/04/2014 - 10:05

Hedge fund cloud services specialist Liquid Holdings Group is to be among the first group of approved service providers included in the FIS Group Ecosystem. »

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Options makes hosting and connectivity upgrades ahead of eSpeed migration

Tue, 22/04/2014 - 06:30

Private financial cloud provider Options has implemented a series of upgrades and expansions to its managed server hosting and connectivity in Carteret, New Jersey. »

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Volante Technologies adds support for Hadoop

Tue, 15/04/2014 - 06:01

Volante Technologies has enhanced Volante Designer version 5.0 to support the Hadoop framework. »

Clouds

BT targets complex trading strategies with Netrix HiTouch

Tue, 08/04/2014 - 14:02

BT has launched a cloud-integrated solution for financial markets designed to keep traders in control of increasingly complex trading strategies and demanding client relationships. »

IT security

I Think Security launches LOQ digital security service for asset managers

Tue, 08/04/2014 - 07:58

Cyber security lab I Think Security Ltd has launched LOQ, a secure information technology that keeps proprietary information and communications secure for asset managers and their high net worth clients. »

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Consumers will embrace mCommerce in 2014, says Prentice Capital

Mon, 07/04/2014 - 10:02

Michael Zimmerman's hedge fund Prentice Capital believes up to 80 per cent of consumers will embrace mCommerce in 2014, and it anticipates significant increases in the amount of money shoppers spend online via mobile. »

Loan

Mitsubishi UFJ Fund Services launches syndicated loan administration solution

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 06:35

Mitsubishi UFJ Fund Services is launching a suite of services for the administration of syndicated loan portfolios using the Wall Street Office (WSO) solution provided by Markit, a financial information services company. »

Data

Options to open giant data centre in Iceland

Wed, 02/04/2014 - 14:06

Options, a private financial cloud provider for the global capital markets industry, plans to build a giant data centre in northwest Iceland, at the very tip of the Arctic Circle. »

Regulation

Misys launches regulatory reporting service

Tue, 01/04/2014 - 16:00

Misys has launched a new regulatory reporting service, enabling corporates, fund managers and smaller banks to meet their EMIR-specific reporting requirements. »

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S&P Capital IQ extends QuantFeed and QuantLink solutions to TMX Group

Tue, 01/04/2014 - 14:00

S&P Capital IQ Real-Time Solutions has extended it QuantFeed and QuantLINK technologies to TMX Group markets and information. »

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.  ... »

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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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