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Maples and Calder Advises on LATAM Airlines' first EETC issue

Tue, 19/05/2015 - 12:00

Maples and Calder has advised LATAM Airlines Group on a private offering of two tranches of Enhanced Equipment Trust Certificates (EETCs) priced on Thursday, 14 May 2015.  »

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Hedgeweek USA Awards 2015 – voting now open

Tue, 19/05/2015 - 11:34

Voting for the 5th edition of the Hedgeweek USA Awards, which recognise excellence among hedge fund managers and service providers around the world, is now open. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Focus on customisation to support HF operational workflows

Tue, 19/05/2015 - 11:00

Technologists are responding rapidly to the operational demands of hedge fund managers as COOs and CCOs search for greater simplicity in an increasingly complex business environment. Compliance and regulatory demands are manifold. As such, managers need the confidence, and, importantly, the customisation of software solutions to help them integrate their operational workflows.  »

Chris DeNigris, Global Marketing Manager, Backstop

How technology is helping to shape IR functions

Tue, 19/05/2015 - 11:00

With institutional dollars now dominating the hedge fund industry, managers are facing far more stringent operational due diligence assessments. Pension funds and endowments are hiring dedicated ODD teams simply to go in and find reasons not to invest in managers. The bar, when it comes to raising capital, has never been higher. »

Chad Allen, Managing Director of Alternative Investments, UMB Fund Services.

Solutions to growing demand for access

Tue, 19/05/2015 - 11:00

“The major changes we see are in demands for access to data and demands for accuracy. Our clients want to see data more in real-time, anytime, anywhere. There is a lot more information that has to be managed and accuracy is required,” observes Bob Forsythe, IT Manager at UMB Fund Services.  »

Bennett Egeth, President, Broadridge Investment Management Solutions

Putting industrial-grade infrastructure in place

Tue, 19/05/2015 - 11:00

There has been an acceptance across many top-tier hedge funds that some of the operations they perform, whilst important, are not clear differentiators but rather diversions to their core task.  »

Robert Roley, Vice President of Solutions, Advent

Innovation comes from identifying client challenges

Tue, 19/05/2015 - 11:00

The word “innovation” is used far too casually, not just in financial services but across industries. At Advent Software, a pioneer of fund accounting technology for more than 30 years, the focus isn’t on delivering innovation for innovation’s sake. Rather, it is on taking a forward-looking stance, understanding where the industry is headed and listening to its clients’ needs. »

Jayesh Punater, founder and CEO, Gravitas Technology Services

Helping hedge funds achieve “smart scale”

Tue, 19/05/2015 - 11:00

As the asset management industry continues to grow, driving investors’ appetite for more transparency, reporting and risk controls, the biggest challenge hedge fund managers face is how to create scale.  »

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The sky is the limit for cloud-based hedge fund solutions

Tue, 19/05/2015 - 11:00

According to Alexei Miller, head of the Financial Services practice and managing director at DataArt, a technology consulting firm that designs and builds custom software systems, data and data management remains front and centre of managers’ minds in the alternatives industry. Regardless of their size, hedge fund managers face the same data management demands, which is leading to a lot of data-related projects and keeping Miller’s team busy. These projects range from data acquisition, data cleansing to customising data feeds and data visualisation.  »

Erol Dusi, founder and president, Imagineer Technology Group

Helping hedge funds build best workflow practices

Tue, 19/05/2015 - 11:00

New York-based Imagineer Technology Group (‘ITG’) offers award-winning solutions to help hedge fund managers address the transparency and workflow demands necessary to stand out and succeed in today’s marketplace.  »

MediaWatch WA awards 2015

See interviews and presentation at the Wealth Adviser 2015 awards ceremony, held at Sketch, Mayfair on the 15th May .... »

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