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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.  »

Nicola Le Brocq, regulatory and compliance analyst, Confluence

Disruptive technology drives data management solutions

Tue, 19/05/2015 - 11:00

Confluence is a data management and software company whose heritage lies in US mutual funds. The firm started out providing technology to automate the calculation and distribution of NAV prices for US mutual funds. Over time, the Confluence platform has grown to encompass financial reporting, expense management, regulatory reporting, etc.  »

Eamonn Greaves, Head of Business Development, SS&C GlobeOp

Technology solutions that level the playing field

Tue, 19/05/2015 - 11:00

Hedge funds today expect their appointed administrator to do a lot more than merely strike the NAV and keep the Investment Book of Records up-to-date. Value-add services, such as data management, regulatory and compliance, risk, and performance and attribution – all of which utilise the same underlying dataset – are becoming an increasingly important diversifier.  »

EJ Liotta, Global Head, PrimeOne Solutions

The transformation of swaps processing

Tue, 19/05/2015 - 11:00

Over the last two decades there have been significant limitations in the way that technology to manage swaps processing has been deployed to hedge funds. »

Jordan Schwartz, Director of Global Software Solutions, Cordium

A manager’s compliance filing cabinet

Tue, 19/05/2015 - 11:00

On 15 April 2015, Cordium, a leading global compliance consulting, accounting, tax and software provider to the financial services industry, introduced a new compliance software solution called Pilot.  »

Jeffrey Shoreman, president, Eze Software Group

Using systems integration to drive efficiency

Tue, 19/05/2015 - 11:00

In the last few years, market complexity has grown in response to increased regulatory demands, increased investor due diligence requirements, more complex fund strategies and even how hedge funds manage their balance sheets with their prime brokers.  »

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CME Group launches physically delivered zinc futures

Tue, 19/05/2015 - 09:00

CME Group has launched physically delivered Zinc futures contracts to begin trading on 29 June, 2015, pending all relevant regulatory review periods. »

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Hedge Fund Technology 2015

Hedge Fund Technology 2015

Tue, 19/05/2015 - 11:00

This keynote Hedgeweek Special Report surveys the key technology products and software solutions available to hedge funds,, and drills down into each one through interviews and analysis to summarise their benefits to COOs, CTOs and CFOs at hedge funds... »

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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. ... »

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Cybersecurity issues have existed as long as the internet. What seems to have changed in the last 18 months is not only that the nature of the breaches has become more sophisticated, but also the fact that hedge funds have become a much bigger target.  ... »

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Investing in commodities can yield handsome returns, but investors need to focus sharply on timing and diversify their portfolios away from traditional safe havens and into sectors such as agriculturals and products such as ETFs. As one expert reveals in this special report, "Gold is not the only yellow commodity one should have in their portfolio"... »

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Hedgeweek Global Awards 2015 – The Winners

Read the complete list of Winners and profiles at the sixth edition of the Hedgeweek Awards, presented in London's Mayfair and sponsored by Morgan Stanley, which brought together the leading names in the global hedge funds industry to celebrate the achievements of the best performing managers and service providers in 2014... »

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