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Bennett Egeth

The virtues of outsourcing technology and operations

Thu, 09/06/2016 - 11:58

How hedge funds view their technology and operational models is fast evolving. Consider a simple example: the need to reconcile with half a dozen prime brokers and an administrator.  »

Todd Moyer

Data management is Mount Everest challenge

Thu, 09/06/2016 - 11:54

"One of the things we see across our organisation is that data management is becoming a much bigger priority and focus among asset managers," asserts Todd Moyer (pictured), Executive Vice President of Global Business Development, Confluence. "The complexities related both to institutional investor reporting and regulatory reporting are making data management a significant challenge. With Form-PF alone, managers might be looking at 30 to 35 different data sources across a dozen systems in order to meet the transparency requirements." »

Rob Keller

Using tech integration to simplify workflows

Thu, 09/06/2016 - 11:51

By Rob Keller (pictured), CFA, Executive Managing Director, Product Management and Development, Eze Software Group – In today's world, increased regulatory pressures make collaboration between compliance and trading departments critical. The growing demands of compliance departments for pre-trade checks can potentially disrupt workflows and take valuable time away from trade creation and execution. According to TABB Group, many investment managers have issues with their current pre-trade compliance technology setup. Many firms have trading and compliance in disparate systems resulting in inefficient and slow trading workflows. These inefficiencies are driving the demand for tighter integration between execution management and order management systems. »

Michael Medvinsky

Enhancing hedge fund reporting in a mobile age

Thu, 09/06/2016 - 11:45

The Portfolio Amalfi platform by Nedelma offers multi-asset, multi-language, multi-currency dynamic reporting and data visualisation, as well as analytical capabilities to the asset management industry.  »

Joel Anderson

Driving straight-through processing within alternatives

Thu, 09/06/2016 - 11:41

Ever since the DTCC's Alternative Investment Product (AIP) Services initiative was introduced in 2008, the goal has been to replicate the success of the NSCC's Fund/SERV and Networking service for mutual funds and apply it to the alternative investment industry.  »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Technology sharpens hedge fund operational efficiency

Thu, 09/06/2016 - 11:37

According to consultancy firm MackayWilliams, the quality of fund reporting is the third most important criterion when selecting a fund manager, after risk management and the quality of the fund management team.  »

Alpha Centauri chooses S&P Global Market Intelligence Point-in-Time data for alpha identification

Alpha Centauri chooses S&P Global Market Intelligence Point-in-Time data for alpha identification

Thu, 09/06/2016 - 09:15

Hamburg-based investment house Alpha Centauri, which specialises in risk premia and equity multi-factor investing strategies, is to use S&P Global Market Intelligence’s Point-in-Time fundamental data and consensus estimates to support their quantitative research, modelling efforts and portfolio risk management. »

PhillipCapital UK to raise margins ahead of EU referendum

PhillipCapital UK to raise margins ahead of EU referendum

Thu, 09/06/2016 - 09:14

In a move to help protect clients ahead of the EU referendum on 23 June, PhillipCapital UK will be increasing its margin requirements. This will take place in two stages, with the first increase occurring on the 12th June and the second on the 19 June.  »

BNY Mellon's Pershing adds AltX hedge fund intelligence platform to Alternative Investment Center

Thu, 09/06/2016 - 09:07

Pershing has added the hedge fund intelligence platform, AltX, to its Alternative Investment Center,  which is accessible through NetX360 and provides advisors access to educational resources, research and tools to help inform their alternative investment strategies.  »

CME Group and CloudMargin collaborate on integrated collateral management service for cleared and non-cleared margin

Wed, 08/06/2016 - 16:26

CME Group and CloudMargin have collaborated to offer CME Clearing and CME Clearing Europe customers the first cloud-based software service that integrates and automates the management of collateral in one place.  »

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