The 'Technology Innovations 2019' special report comprises six separate articles listed below, these can be read individually or as a sequence.

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Insights on technology advances shaping the hedge fund industry

Insights on technology advances shaping the hedge fund industry

Data processing power has helped to transform the financial industry, thanks to the rise of GPU-powered applications; GPUs are Graphics Processing Units, commonly used by video game developers. Today, not only hedge fund managers but all asset managers, are looking for ways to deploy next generation technologies to improve the way they absorb and process vast data sets. The aim being to improve data management, liquidity management, cost of execution, margin management. The list goes on. 

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Cloud hosting can help improve system agility

Cloud hosting can help improve system agility

Security concerns will always occupy the thoughts of any hedge fund COO, given the extent to which the cyber threat landscape has evolved in recent times. This can present a challenge when determining how much IT budget should be allocated to keep a hedge fund’s data safe and secure. However, advances in cloud technology mean that a more cost-efficient, robust solution now exists for COOs and CTOs to consider.

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Simplicity can often lead to the best outcomes

Simplicity can often lead to the best outcomes

Innovation in the funds industry tends to be an overused buzzword. This is understandable, given that innovation touches all aspects of our daily lives, from the way we measure our health and fitness to the way we travel and work. There is a natural tendency, therefore, for companies to say that they are constantly innovating as if, by not doing so, they risk being seen as obsolete.