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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. »

Laptop

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. »

Man with laptop

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. »

Man with laptop

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. »

Computer

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. »

Computer screen

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. »

Man with laptop

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. »

Computer

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. »

Trader at screen

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. »

Computer screen

FNEX launches online platform for alternative investments

Tue, 24/09/2013 - 12:00

FNEX has launched FNEX.com, an online marketplace for alternative investments, including placements in private companies, hedge funds and managed futures accounts. »

Trading screens

Liquid Holdings releases new version of cloud-based hedge fund platform

Mon, 23/09/2013 - 06:28

Liquid Holdings Group has released version 3.5 of its cloud-based hedge fund platform, Liquid. »

Jon Robson, chief executive, NYSE Technologies

First Derivatives collaborates with NYSE Technologies on “as-a-service” trading solutions

Fri, 20/09/2013 - 12:14

First Derivatives is teaming up with NYSE Technologies to create a suite of historical data “as a service” solutions for NYX clients using First Derivatives’ Delta product suite. »

Research

Hedge fund survey demonstrates critical value of research

Fri, 20/09/2013 - 10:00

Advent Software has released the results of a survey on how investors select hedge funds titled, “Pitch Perfect, How Investors Choose Funds.” »

Man with laptop

Convergence launches new website

Wed, 18/09/2013 - 06:02

Convergence, a provider of data, tools and models to asset managers, investors and service providers, has launched a new website – www.convergencellc.us. »

Globe

Omgeo and DTCC team up to develop global hub for SSIs

Tue, 17/09/2013 - 14:32

Omgeo and the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) are to establish a user-governed global repository to store and communicate the “golden copy” of standing settlement instructions (SSIs).  »

Globe

Omgeo CTM attracts 220 new clients in 2013

Tue, 17/09/2013 - 06:31

Omgeo’s Central Trade Manager (Omgeo CTM) community has grown by more than 17 per cent during 2013, with the addition of 220 investment management and broker/dealer clients worldwide.  »

Trading screens

S&P Capital IQ partners with Arista Networks to enhance DMA technology

Tue, 17/09/2013 - 06:02

S&P Capital IQ Real-Time Solutions has partnered with Arista Networks to provide its clients with advanced data transfer speeds and improved performance via the firm’s QuantLINK offering. »

Electronic trading floor

Lombard Risk releases new version of COLLINE

Wed, 11/09/2013 - 10:11

Lombard Risk Management has released a new version (V12.3) of COLLINE for collateral management and clearing, providing enhanced and new functionality for collateral management, clearing and regulatory demands.    »

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