Linedata is a global solutions provider serving the investment management and credit community. Headquartered in France, with offices in Europe, North America and Asia, Linedata was established in September 1998. More than 700 clients operating out of 50 countries now count Linedata as a service provider, from global banks and major financial institutions to small asset managers and start-up hedge funds.
With respect to its corporate structure, Linedata has a four-person executive board headed by founder and chief executive Anvaraly Jiva, who joined the GSI group, one of Linedata’s three predecessor firms, in 1978. Yves Stucki heads product development and Michael De Verteuil focuses on the firm’s acquisition process, while Denis Bley has been chief financial officer following his arrival at the firm in May 2008.
Linedata has an active acquisition and integration strategy. A notable recent acquisition, in December 2005, was Beauchamp Financial Technology, a firm specialising in portfolio management software solutions for hedge fund managers. Since this acquisition, Linedata has been committed to and is an active participant in the hedge fund community.
Its core hedge fund product is Linedata Beauchamp, winner of the 2011 Hedgeweek Award for Best Fund Accounting and Reporting System. Beauchamp and other complementary products within the hedge fund solution set have helped Linedata position itself to target the growing hedge fund markets in the US, Asia and the UK.
Linedata Beauchamp, the firm’s real-time portfolio management solution, is currently used by more than 275 fund managers worldwide. Its power lies in its flexibility to handle all the complex assets and strategies employed by hedge funds today, while at the same time giving funds the ability, in real time, to manage and report on their NAV, P&L and exposures as needed. Transparency is delivered through in-depth historic position-keeping, providing a full audit trail to help fund managers meet investors’ growing due diligence demands.
Every trading position and exposure can be aggregated by fund, asset class, sector and strategy, a firm-wide view that enables traders to react quickly to market fluctuations. Linedata Beauchamp is designed with a FIX-enabled multi-asset class trade blotter, making the creation and allocation of orders between funds, books, strategies and prime brokers a simple process.
Electronically-received trade executions are automatically booked and allocated, enabling managers to see trading positions updated in real time. In addition, the product’s trading ledger module allows fund managers to produce standard accounting reports such as trial balance and balance sheet reports.
Linedata Beauchamp’s clients include some of the world’s largest and most successful hedge fund managers. The vast majority signed up as start-ups; helping new funds get up and running quickly is a major strength for Linedata.
The Alpha Approach, a dedicated offering of products, services and connectivity, was designed specifically with the needs of the start-up in mind, and built around Linedata Beauchamp and the firm’s order management system, Linedata Longview.
On winning the award, Jiva says: “We are very proud to have been selected by Hedgeweek’s readers as the Best Fund Accounting and Reporting Solution. Being chosen by hedge fund industry participants is a huge accolade; it reflects our continued investment in our hedge fund solutions and spurs us on to improve our offering in all respects.”
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