Technology and software solutions http://www.hedgeweek.com/taxonomy/term/64/opinion en How to establish Best Practices in cybersecurity http://www.hedgeweek.com/2015/07/30/227598/how-establish-best%C2%A0practices-cybersecurity <p><em><strong>With cyber risks increasing year-on-year, and regulators such as the Securities and Exchange Commission (`SEC&#39;) taking an increasingly prominent role in assessing the preparedness of broker-dealers and registered investment advisors, establishing cybersecurity best practices is not only useful; it&#39;s a necessity.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2015/07/30/227598/how-establish-best%C2%A0practices-cybersecurity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports Technology and software solutions Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:00:00 +0000 James.Williams 227598 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Cybersecurity trends in an ever-changing landscape http://www.hedgeweek.com/2015/07/30/227615/cybersecurity-trends-ever-changing-landscape <p><em><strong>Hedge funds are an integral part of the financial fabric, and, whilst they may not have the same capital profile as large investment banks, the Bank of England is advising that they strengthen their resilience in order to recover quickly from attacks.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2015/07/30/227615/cybersecurity-trends-ever-changing-landscape" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports Technology and software solutions Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:00:00 +0000 James.Williams 227615 at http://www.hedgeweek.com System integration has created cyber threat http://www.hedgeweek.com/2015/07/30/227614/system-integration-has-created-cyber-threat <p><em><strong>Today&#39;s world has never been more interwoven. Cybersecurity risks have grown exponentially as global businesses have become more integrated with counterparties and system architectures have grown in complexity. In the opinion of Gerhard Grueter, co-founder of Lawson Conner, a market leader in compliance solutions for the investment fund industry, the topic is only going to get bigger.&nbsp;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2015/07/30/227614/system-integration-has-created-cyber-threat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports Technology and software solutions Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:00:00 +0000 mkitchen 227614 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Developing a balanced approach to cybersecurity http://www.hedgeweek.com/2015/07/30/227613/developing-balanced-approach-cybersecurity <p><em><strong>There is a tendency when faced with a potentially serious threat to take extreme measures in life. Cybersecurity is no different. Many firms are looking for a quick fix, even if it comes with a high price tag. However, should managers take a more balanced and common sense approach to tackling the issue of cybersecurity, before spending vital operating capital on expensive individual solutions?</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2015/07/30/227613/developing-balanced-approach-cybersecurity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports Technology and software solutions Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:00:00 +0000 mkitchen 227613 at http://www.hedgeweek.com SEC guidance on cybersecurity http://www.hedgeweek.com/2015/07/30/227606/sec-guidance-cybersecurity <p><em><strong>Cybercrime could extract up to 20 per cent of the global economic value created by the Internet through fraud and espionage, according to the Centre for Strategic and International Studies. Following last year&#39;s Cyber-Security Risk Alert, the SEC&#39;s Division of Investment Management released guidance this April to help investment managers prevent external attacks.&nbsp;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2015/07/30/227606/sec-guidance-cybersecurity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports Technology and software solutions Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:00:00 +0000 mkitchen 227606 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Cybersecurity risk is a business issue, not an IT issue http://www.hedgeweek.com/2015/07/30/227616/cybersecurity-risk-business-issue-not-it%C2%A0issue <p><em><strong>Cyber crime is building to tsunami-like proportions and hedge fund managers are not immune from the threat yet there still appears to be a degree of naivety.&nbsp;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2015/07/30/227616/cybersecurity-risk-business-issue-not-it%C2%A0issue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports Technology and software solutions Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:00:00 +0000 mkitchen 227616 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Euronext adds options on IMCD to Spotlight segment http://www.hedgeweek.com/2015/07/21/227184/euronext-adds-options-imcd-spotlight-segment <a href="http://www.globalfunddata.com/funds/search/hedge'?title=&status=Active&return_date=2012-08-02&searchType=advanced" title="See all Hedge funds" alt="See all Hedge funds">Hedge</a> <p><strong><em>Euronext has expanded it Spotlight options offering with new options on IMCD, a distributor of speciality chemicals and food ingredients (ticker symbol: IMD).</em></strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2015/07/21/227184/euronext-adds-options-imcd-spotlight-segment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Technology and software solutions Tue, 21 Jul 2015 12:08:11 +0000 Leah.Cunningham 227184 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Synthetic finance tech systems and operating models insufficient for increasing volumes, says survey http://www.hedgeweek.com/2015/07/21/227164/synthetic-finance-tech-systems-and-operating-models-insufficient-increasing-volume <p><em><strong>A survey of 56 market participants carried out by swaps technology provider 4sight and consultancy The Field Effect has revealed that 32 per cent of participants are currently booking Synthetic Financing transactions such as Total Return Swaps and Portfolio Swaps. A further 18 per cent plan to in the near future. Firms surveyed included a range of tier one and tier two investment banks and asset managers.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2015/07/21/227164/synthetic-finance-tech-systems-and-operating-models-insufficient-increasing-volume" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Technology and software solutions Tue, 21 Jul 2015 09:21:35 +0000 mkitchen 227164 at http://www.hedgeweek.com CHAPS Payment System Welcomes BNP Paribas as 22nd Direct Participant  http://www.hedgeweek.com/2015/07/17/227023/chaps-payment-system-welcomes-bnp-paribas-22nd%C2%A0direct-participant%C2%A0 <a href="http://www.globalfunddata.com/funds/search/hedge'?title=&status=Active&return_date=2012-08-02&searchType=advanced" title="See all Hedge funds" alt="See all Hedge funds">Hedge</a> <p><strong><em>CHAPS, the UK&rsquo;s same day electronic payment system, has added BNP Paribas as a Direct Participant. BNP Paribas can now directly send and receive irrevocable, guaranteed sterling payments with same day finality, rather than through a third-party.&nbsp;</em></strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2015/07/17/227023/chaps-payment-system-welcomes-bnp-paribas-22nd%C2%A0direct-participant%C2%A0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Technology and software solutions Fri, 17 Jul 2015 06:33:47 +0000 Leah.Cunningham 227023 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Nomura Securities replaces back-office systems with NRI ASP Solutions in Japan http://www.hedgeweek.com/2015/07/14/226863/nomura-securities-replaces-back-office-systems-nri-asp-solutions-japan <a href="http://www.globalfunddata.com/funds/search/hedge'?title=&status=Active&return_date=2012-08-02&searchType=advanced" title="See all Hedge funds" alt="See all Hedge funds">Hedge</a> <p><strong><em>Nomura Research Institute (NRI) has implemented two ASP back-office systems, THE STAR*1 and I-STAR*2, at Nomura Securities (Nomura), the largest securities firm in Japan.</em></strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2015/07/14/226863/nomura-securities-replaces-back-office-systems-nri-asp-solutions-japan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Technology and software solutions Tue, 14 Jul 2015 10:37:37 +0000 Leah.Cunningham 226863 at http://www.hedgeweek.com RIMES adds trench of new data sources to meet buy-side requirements http://www.hedgeweek.com/2015/07/10/226700/rimes-adds-trench-new-data-sources-meet-buy-side-requirements <a href="http://www.globalfunddata.com/funds/search/hedge'?title=&status=Active&return_date=2012-08-02&searchType=advanced" title="See all Hedge funds" alt="See all Hedge funds">Hedge</a> <p><strong><em>RIMES, a provider of managed data services for the buy-side, has announced a number of new data sources in its portfolio, which were added in the first half of 2015.&nbsp;</em></strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2015/07/10/226700/rimes-adds-trench-new-data-sources-meet-buy-side-requirements" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Technology and software solutions Fri, 10 Jul 2015 06:47:54 +0000 Leah.Cunningham 226700 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Quant funds in a box http://www.hedgeweek.com/2015/07/01/226145/quant-funds-box <p><em><strong>How QuantConnect&rsquo;s open source algorithmic trading platform is empowering quants to launch trading strategies at low cost&hellip;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2015/07/01/226145/quant-funds-box" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Technology and software solutions Wed, 01 Jul 2015 11:53:36 +0000 mkitchen 226145 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Brazil’s Vinci Partners selects Eze Software Group’s OMS and EMS http://www.hedgeweek.com/2015/07/01/226131/brazil%E2%80%99s-vinci-partners-selects-eze-software-group%E2%80%99s-oms-and-ems <p><strong><em>Brazilian asset manager, Vinci Partners, is to implement Eze Software&rsquo;s order management system, Eze OMS, and execution management system, RealTick EMS, to streamline workflows across the investment lifecycle.</em></strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2015/07/01/226131/brazil%E2%80%99s-vinci-partners-selects-eze-software-group%E2%80%99s-oms-and-ems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Technology and software solutions Wed, 01 Jul 2015 11:00:00 +0000 Leah.Cunningham 226131 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Lanware to provide cloud-based, outsourced IT services to hedge fund Finisterre Capital http://www.hedgeweek.com/2015/07/01/226075/lanware-provide-cloud-based-outsourced-it-services-hedge-fund-finisterre-capital <a href="http://www.globalfunddata.com/funds/search/hedge'?title=&status=Active&return_date=2012-08-02&searchType=advanced" title="See all Hedge funds" alt="See all Hedge funds">Hedge</a> <p><strong><em>Lanware has been awarded a three year contract to provide its cloud-based technology outsourcing services to hedge fund Finisterre Capital, part of Principal Global Investors (PGI) who took a majority stake in Finisterre in 2011.</em></strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2015/07/01/226075/lanware-provide-cloud-based-outsourced-it-services-hedge-fund-finisterre-capital" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Technology and software solutions Wed, 01 Jul 2015 05:00:00 +0000 Leah.Cunningham 226075 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Simmons & Simmons helping to demystify the hedge fund start-up process http://www.hedgeweek.com/2015/06/30/226074/simmons-simmons-helping-demystify-hedge-fund-start-process <p><em><strong>Quite aptly, its design logo could be a leaf or a drop of water. Simmons &amp; Simmons, one of the hedge fund industry&rsquo;s leading law firms, has developed a new product LaunchPlus which provides the water needed for new hedge funds to flourish and grow; aqua vitae as it were.&nbsp;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2015/06/30/226074/simmons-simmons-helping-demystify-hedge-fund-start-process" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Services Technology and software solutions Tue, 30 Jun 2015 11:46:01 +0000 James.Williams 226074 at http://www.hedgeweek.com