BidFX, a cloud-based provider of electronic foreign exchange (FX) trading solutions, has launched a major upgrade to its mobile app to meet growing demand among hedge funds and asset managers to securely manage and trade their spot FX, forward and NDF positions anywhere in the world, at any time.
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FXCM Group has launched an API-powered integration with TradingView, an all-in-one financial platform for traders in the equity, cryptocurrency, futures, and FX markets.
Vela, an independent provider of trading and market access technology for global multi-asset electronic trading, has expanded its global Product and Account Management teams with new hires in London and New York.
Productivity provides an edge in equity research, and as equity-focused hedge funds navigate the markets this year, any opportunity to use next generation technology tools to trade more adroitly will likely be welcomed. In the following Q&A with Hedgeweek’s managing editor, James Williams, Nick Mazing, Head of Research at Sentieo Inc, discusses how its platform is using the latest AI technology to improve the research workflow and reduce the time taken to ingest structured and textual data sets, and empower portfolio managers as they look to build alpha-generating investment theses.
European software investor Hg is to acquire stakes from Keensight Capital and Pléiade Venture in smartTrade Technologies (“smartTrade”), a specialist in multi-asset electronic trading solutions, headquartered in Aix-en-Provence, France.
AiX has launched what it says is the world’s first natural language Artificial Intelligence (AI) broker platform, facilitating automated peer-to-peer trading in institutional over-the-counter (OTC) markets.
Emerging hedge fund managers looking to succeed in the industry should consider what is most important to their firm and the vision they have for their fund. Then, with this set, the fund should partner with a managed service provider to build the technology infrastructure needed to secure it. Hedge funds can then find the technology components that best suit their business rather than pouring time and money into a complex structure which may not fit their purpose.
When considering hedge funds to invest in, asset allocators place a high value on controls around cyber security, information security and compliance. Therefore, startup hedge funds need to ensure they not only deliver on their investment promises but also that the technology systems underpinning their business are robust.
Options, a provider of cloud-enabled managed services to the global financial markets, has collaborated with Pure Storage to become the first managed service provider (MSP) to deliver all-NVMe, all-flash cloud to all capital markets.