Hedge Invest: Best Liquid Alternative Fund – Credit Hedge – As the market environment is expected to become more volatile, asset managers who can rely on truly absolute return strategies and deep fundamental analysis should outperform.
Technology & software solutions
Options Technology, a provider of cloud-enabled managed services to the global capital markets and a long-term Murex partner, is delivering MX.3 through its enterprise-grade SaaS-enabled Managed Apps platform.
Options: Best Managed Services Provider – Cybersecurity continues to top the list of challenges the hedge fund industry is facing and the key to tackling it is being prepared and ready to react. Transparent and frequent communication is also more important than ever.
SS&C Advent: Best Managed Accounts Technology Provider – As the global asset and fund management markets grow, so do their operational challenges.
Edge Technology Group: Best Cloud Services Provider – Flexible working is likely to be part of the “new normal” as the past year demonstrated the power of the cloud and the benefits enjoyed by firms with a robust digital platform. As managers significantly increased their use of unified communications and collaboration tools, service providers are seeking to better meet their needs in this regard.
SS&C Eze: Best Cloud Based Technology & Best Portfolio Management Software – Complex and volatile market conditions put pressure on the technology tools available to hedge fund managers, especially in the front and middle office. Remote work has heightened cybersecurity and risk management concerns. Additionally, a challenging fundraising environment and complex investor demands drive the need for technology partners to provide a secure and robust infrastructure. Technology vendors like SS&C are rising to the challenge.
Sentieo: Best AI Technology Provider – There is still a lot of friction in the adoption of technologies which could accelerate the move to more efficient and successful research to drive investments. This is despite a growing appetite for cloud solutions and artificial intelligence on behalf of all types of institutional investors.
Linedata: Best Data Management Solution – Existing in a constantly evolving environment means that the ability to be nimble and capture value when it presents itself is a differentiator in the world of hedge funds. Technology is a driver in this as it supports managers getting value faster.
AlternativeSoft: Best Risk Management Software Provider – In the year since the Covid-19 pandemic broke out, investors and managers have had to grapple with shifting due diligence processes to virtual platforms. This has driven innovation among service providers who sought to ensure their clients’ operations remained smooth.
FIS: Best Fund Accounting & Reporting Software – The past year has seen the role of the technology service provider evolve from a more transactional function to a coveted consultative partner.