In this podcast produced by Hedgeweek, in association with SEI, we examine how asset managers need to carefully engineer the way they optimise alternative data, in order to generate incremental insights to support their investment programmes.
Technology & software solutions
QuantConnect, an open-source algorithmic trading platform, has launched a cloud-based parameter optimisation service to help quants detect overfit parameters.
Electra Information Systems (Electra), a provider of award-winning post-trade solutions for the buy-side investment management industry, has introduced a unified application programming interface (API) for its Electra Data aggregation service to help investment managers meet their evolving data aggregation and normalisation requirements.
Torstone Technology, an SaaS platform for post-trade securities and derivatives processing, has continued to achieve significant growth throughout 2020, driven in part by volatile trading conditions leading to increased appetite among market participants for flexible and scalable automated post-trade solutions, as well as by accelerating industry adoption of cloud services.
The alternatives and offshore business is gathering momentum in Tokyo as industry players witness growing demand and as government initiatives begin to bear fruit. This trend has led to changing technology needs as managers seek to accommodate global investors and adapt their infrastructure.
Accern, a no-code AI platform, has launched the Accern AI Marketplace, which dramatically increases the speed enterprises can deploy and begin reaping the benefits of AI across their businesses.
AIMA CEO Jack Inglis sees hedge fund “renaissance” next year as ESG, blockchain and digitalisation accelerate changes
2021 will see an “acceleration of trends” across the hedge fund industry, according to Jack Inglis, CEO of the Alternative Investment Management Association, with the sector becoming more digitalised and more socially conscious, as managers play an “integral part” in the economic recovery following the coronavirus crisis.
CLSA, Asia’s leading capital markets and investment group, has deployed GigaSpaces In-Memory Computing Platform for algorithmic trade execution and for all client and exchange-facing management systems.
RFA: Best Outsourced IT Provider – While security has always been at the forefront for funds, this year has tested defence practices and security frameworks utilised by the sector globally. The Covid-19 pandemic has pushed firms to identify and quickly mitigate any new security gaps. This new landscape has accelerated the adoption of advanced security and control measures to survive.
Eze Castle Integration: Best Cybersecurity Provider – In today’s remote world, firms now more than ever need to ensure the security of their distributed workforces. The Covid-19 pandemic had a profound impact on global businesses as well as their employees who have had to adapt to new environments and adopt new collaboration methods.