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CloudMargin connects with Unavista for EMIR compliant trade reporting

Tue, 11/02/2014 - 11:42

Derivatives collateral management cloud technology provider CloudMargin has connected with Unavista, part of the London Stock Exchange Group, to offer EMIR compliant trade reporting. »

Clouds

SunGard launches cloud-based Asset Arena Data Connect for alternatives

Mon, 10/02/2014 - 14:14

SunGard has launched Asset Arena Data Connect, a fully automated order processing and control solution for hedge fund managers, private equity firms and fund administrators. »

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Eze Software Group experiences record growth

Thu, 06/02/2014 - 12:10

Eze Software Group has experienced record growth for each of its three product lines in the first year of operations under the Eze Software brand. »

Accounts

Ingenious Initiatives issues new version of hedge fund accounting software

Thu, 06/02/2014 - 06:03

Ingenious Initiatives has issued version 10.1 of Penny – It Works, an accounting software solution for hedge funds, fund administrators, private equity firms, investment management companies and family offices. »

Electronic trading floor

Options expands low latency offering

Wed, 05/02/2014 - 12:10

Private financial cloud provider Options is to offer Quincy Data’s Quincy Extreme Data (QED) service, enabling it to offer data at the lowest known latencies to customers trading across markets in Equinix NY4 and the CME.

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Trading screens

Shifts in market structure drive investors to consider changes to trading desk technology

Wed, 05/02/2014 - 11:36

Changes in market structure are prompting institutional investors to consider the potential expensive and disruptive step of changing the technology that services their trading desks. »

Trading screens

BofA Merrill rolls out Broker-Dealer Instinct

Wed, 05/02/2014 - 10:08

Trader Instinct, Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s global equities trading and consulting platform, is now available to sell-side brokers via Broker-Dealer Instinct, a trading, clearing and order flow management platform. »

Trader at screen

Liquid updates platform with more complete pre-trade risk and compliance toolkit

Thu, 30/01/2014 - 12:00

Liquid Holdings Group has launched version 3.6 of its Liquid platform, which integrates order and execution management with real-time risk, reporting, shadow NAV, and managed services in the cloud. »

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Wharton Research Data Services adds Morningstar CISDM data

Wed, 29/01/2014 - 16:08

Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) has added Morningstar CISDM data to its data offerings. »

Trading screens

FSMLabs launches TimeKeeper Cloud on AWS Marketplace

Tue, 28/01/2014 - 16:01

FSMLabs’s TimeKeeper Cloud is now available on AWS Marketplace.  »

Clouds

Abacus Group forms partnership with Global Relay

Tue, 28/01/2014 - 12:09

Abacus Group, a provider of hosted IT solutions for hedge funds and private equity funds, has formed a partnership with Global Relay, a specialist in hosted email archiving, messaging and compliance services. »

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PrimeOne Solutions launches PrimeOne Canada

Fri, 24/01/2014 - 14:10

PrimeOne Solutions, a division of CoreOne Technologies, has launched an end-to-end solution for Canadian prime brokers, accommodating the specific interfaces and regulations of the Canadian securities ecosystem.  »

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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. »

Clouds

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. »

Clouds

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. »

Metal

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. »

Mortgage

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. »

Laptops and globe

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. »

Man with laptop

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. »

Trading screens

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. »

Trader at screen

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. »

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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