Rubik's Cube

The Rubik’s Cube conundrum – How to build a better data infrastructure

“The analogy I like to use is the Rubik’s Cube with all the colours mixed up. What we do is take clients through the process of realigning all their data – getting the colours of each block to match – to transform their data infrastructure,” says David van Rooyen, one of the founders of London-based Pomerol Partners. »


Music festival

NYC and Chicago to host Rocktoberfest ALTSO fundraisers

Hedge Fund Rocktoberfest, the annual fundraiser for children's charity A Leg To Stand On (ALTSO), will celebrate its 11th anniversary on 22 October at Capitale on 130 Bowery in New York City. »


James Williams, Hedgeweek

Industry’s largest hedge fund managers still see appeal for alternative UCITS… Bovill issues alert update on UCITS V Directive…

Some of the largest hedge fund managers such as BlueBay Asset Management LLP, Marshall Wace LLP and Brevan Howard are piling in to the liquid alternative fund space as demand shows no sign of abating reported Bloomberg this week. »


Laurence Wormald, SunGard

The power of integrated risk management

“We’ve risen to the challenge to offer a truly integrated risk management approach with APT Enterprise,” comments Laurence Wormald, COO and head of research, SunGard APT, adding: »


Luxembourg

ALFI appoints director of legal and tax

The Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI) has appointed Marc-André Bechet as director of legal and tax. »


Fred Hefer, Pomerol

Pomerol Partners releases white paper on how to enhance front office analytics

Pomerol Partners, a business intelligence consultancy that specialises in advanced data visualisations, has released a white paper that aims to help sell-side institutions entangle the complexity of their IT infrastructures. »


Accounts

Gottex reports ‘good performance’ in six months to end of June

Gottex Fund Management has reported strong performance from its core products in the six month period ended 30 June 2014. »


Risk

Liquid Holdings Group strengthens risk team

Liquid Holdings Group has appointed financial services industry veterans Jeremy Shaw, Richard Boesch and Isaac Babani as senior financial engineers in the firm’s risk analytics team. »


Handshake

Apex appoints chief executive

Apex Fund Services has named Bill Salus as chief executive officer with immediate effect. »


Electronic trading floor

Buy-side firms complete first trades on ParFX as Prime service goes live

ParFX, the wholesale global spot FX electronic trading platform, has completed the first trades via ParFX Prime, its new prime brokerage service for the buy-side FX community.  »


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