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eVestment separate account and hedge fund data coming to Morningstar Direct

Tue, 19/11/2013 - 11:42

Morningstar is to make eVestment separate account and hedge fund data available to users of Morningstar Direct, the company's investment analysis platform for institutional investors. »

Trading screens

Volante Technologies launches SWIFT Funds Migration Accelerator

Tue, 19/11/2013 - 06:00

Volante Technologies has launched its SWIFT Funds Migration Accelerator, which is designed to increase firms’ readiness to support ISO 20022 funds message types. »

Social media

HedgeChatter launches financial social media analytics platform

Fri, 15/11/2013 - 12:16

HedgeChatter has launched an online SaaS dashboard that allows investors, traders and hedge funds to see how key influencers on social media are affecting stock price and view price trends based on real-time social media data (chatter). »

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Midland IRA added to FNEX.com

Thu, 14/11/2013 - 12:11

Midland IRA has been added to FNEX’s self-directed IRA network.  »

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FactRight launches alternative investment product and sponsor due diligence report centre

Tue, 12/11/2013 - 15:06

FactRight has launched a secure online report centre to better serve the alternative investment due diligence community. »

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Global Prime Partners selects netConsult for integrated IT platform services

Tue, 12/11/2013 - 10:05

Global Prime Partners (GPP) has become the latest asset management services client to transfer its back office and account administration and reporting to netConsult's private cloud based hosting infrastructure.  »

Report

Cor Financial’s Salerio explores benefits of ‘appropriate’ automation in hedge funds

Tue, 12/11/2013 - 08:03

Cor Financial’s Salerio has published a whitepaper examining how automation in appropriate business critical areas of hedge funds operations can deliver meaningful commercial advantages. »

Mark Beeston, chief executive of portfolio risk services for ICAP

ICAP and Interactive Data form collaboration for OTC data distribution

Fri, 08/11/2013 - 12:07

ICAP and Interactive Data Corporation have formed a new collaboration for over-the-counter data distribution. »

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AllianceBernstein launches digital education campaign for liquid alternatives

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 16:10

AllianceBernstein has launched a digital education campaign to equip financial advisors with the right tools to help their clients navigate the growing liquid alternative investments category. »

Doug Lawson, chief executive, Kingdom Trust

FNEX adds Kingdom Trust Company to its online investment marketplace

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 12:34

Kingdom Trust Company’s accredited investors will now have access to FNEX.com through the Kingdom Trust Company platform.  »

Bud Daleiden, Eze Software

Eze Software’s RealTick EMS integrates CQG order routing network to expand futures connectivity

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 12:14

CQG’s Continuum Order Routing Network is now available in Eze Software’s multi-broker, cross-asset electronic execution platform, the RealTick EMS. »

Clouds

Apex Technologies selects Eze Castle for private cloud services

Wed, 06/11/2013 - 16:02

Apex Technologies has selected Eze Castle’s Eze Private Cloud to deliver cloud services to its hedge fund and alternative investment firm customers. »

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Advise Technologies releases upgraded AIFMD e-filing solution

Wed, 06/11/2013 - 12:16

Advise Technologies has released upgraded reporting and electronic filing software for the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) to coincide with the new guidelines released by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA). »

Trading screens

Pershing enhances PrimeConnect collateral management application

Wed, 06/11/2013 - 10:42

Pershing has made enhancements to its PrimeConnect application, including adding a link to Pershing's Fully Paid Securities Lending programme. »

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eVestment revamps suite of analytics tools for institutional investing community

Tue, 05/11/2013 - 14:09

eVestment, a provider of institutional investment data and analytics, has launched the first offerings in a revamped suite of solutions designed to analyse and report on both traditional and alternative investment strategies. »

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Maxim Group selects SunGard’s VPM

Wed, 30/10/2013 - 15:10

Maxim Group, a full service investment banking and brokerage firm providing services to hedge funds, investment advisors, family offices and high net worth individuals, has selected SunGard’s VPM. »

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Eze Castle Integration releases next generation of disaster recovery service

Wed, 30/10/2013 - 14:11

Eze Castle Integration, a provider of IT solutions and private cloud services to hedge funds and alternative investment firms, has released the next generation of its Eze Disaster Recovery (Eze DR) service. »

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Fidelity launches alternative investments platform

Tue, 29/10/2013 - 14:13

Fidelity Institutional has launched a new solution for accessing alternative investments. »

Liquidity

BNY Mellon launches Liquidity Aggregator

Tue, 29/10/2013 - 10:02

BNY Mellon has added to its line-up of risk and collateral management-related services with the launch of the Liquidity Aggregator, available through the company's Liquidity DIRECT portal. »

Jason Elmer, director of business development, Abacus Group

Abacus Group opens Dallas office after adding over 50 new funds

Thu, 24/10/2013 - 12:00

Abacus Group, a provider of hosted IT solutions for hedge funds and private equity funds, has opened an office in Dallas to help support a growing client base in that market. »

Clock

Time synchronisation critical for trading firms to stay compliant and profitable in 2014

Thu, 24/10/2013 - 10:04

To successfully execute on complex trading strategies and to stay in compliance, a firm must know the exact time that events happen, such as ticks, trades and computed correlations. »

Computers

BCS partners with ARQA to implement back-office automation software

Wed, 23/10/2013 - 16:02

BCS Prime Brokerage has partnered with ARQA Technologies to implement backQRT, ARQA’s automated back-office software. »

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Omgeo partners with TriOptima and AcadiaSoft to streamline collateral management processes

Wed, 23/10/2013 - 15:15

Omgeo has partnered with TriOptima and AcadiaSoft to extend straight-through processing (STP) for users of Omgeo ProtoColl, its automated collateral and margin management solution. »

Trading screens

Napier Park completes trading infrastructure spinout from Citi

Wed, 23/10/2013 - 10:06

Napier Park Global Capital, an alternative asset management firm with USD6.7bn in assets under management, has completed its trading application infrastructure spinout from Citigroup. »

Jigsaw pieces

Deltix integrates software with Object Trading’s global DMA platform

Tue, 22/10/2013 - 12:15

Deltix, a provider of software for the development of advanced quantitative strategies, has integrated its quantitative analytics and trading technology with Object Trading’s global DMA platform for equity, derivative and FX markets. »

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Gravitas launches secure file sync and share service for alternative investment industry

Fri, 11/10/2013 - 06:02

Gravitas has launched Gravitas Atmosphere, a secure, private, cloud-based online file sharing, sync and storage service, for the alternative investment industry. »

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ARQA Technologies leverages ConsolidatedFEED from S&P Capital IQ Real-Time Solutions

Tue, 08/10/2013 - 13:27

ARQA Technologies, the independent financial markets software provider, is to provide clients with a consolidated financial data feed provided by S&P Capital IQ Real-Time Solutions. »

Trading screens

Global Prime Partners to offer Liquid platform to hedge fund clients

Fri, 04/10/2013 - 12:07

Global Prime Partners is to offer Liquid Group’s Liquid platform to its portfolio of existing European clients as well as all new prime brokerage clients, becoming the exclusive prime brokerage partner of Liquid in Europe. »

Trading screens

Hedgebay launches electronic settlement service for hedge fund secondary market

Thu, 26/09/2013 - 12:16

Hedgebay Trading has launched an electronic settlement service for the hedge fund secondary market. »

Trader at screen

Linedata strengthens real-time hedge fund portfolio management capability

Tue, 24/09/2013 - 13:11

Lindeata has strengthened its real-time hedge fund portfolio management offering with new intelligent data visualisation and portfolio monitoring via Linedata Global Hedge. »

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