Technology and software solutions

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Northern Trust enhances asset-liability risk reporting for pensions

Tue, 09/12/2014 - 16:00

Northern Trust has enhanced its suite of asset-liability reporting solutions, enabling pension funds to gain deeper insights into their risk exposure with a cross-balance sheet view of their assets and liabilities. »

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B&Z Global Strategies implements MDXT Collaborate

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 06:00

B&Z Global Strategies, a multi-market, multi-strategy investment fund based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, has selected MDX Technology’s internal data sharing solution, MDXT Collaborate.  »

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SS&C acquires DST Global Solutions

Tue, 02/12/2014 - 15:20

Financial services software provider SS&C Technologies Holdings has acquired DST Global Solutions Ltd, a subsidiary of DST Systems, Inc, for USD95 million in cash.   »

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Social media tips for investment managers

Tue, 18/11/2014 - 13:05

The rise of social media platforms like LinkedIn and Twitter has been unprecedented over the last couple of years. LinkedIn now has some 313 million users and in Q2 2014 its revenues rose by 47 per cent to USD534m reported the Wall Street Journal on 31 July 2014. »

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Capita Asset Services chooses Fund Recs for trade processing

Mon, 17/11/2014 - 15:00

Irish start-up, Fund Recs, a developer of cloud-based reconciliation software to global fund administrators to to provide trade processing solutions for Capita Asset Services fund business in Ireland.  »

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Misys brings next generation digital channels SAAS offering to the US

Fri, 14/11/2014 - 15:36

These mobile and online banking applications are recognised for their uniquely customisable interfaces and advanced sales capabilities. US banks will be able to  turn their mobile and online banking businesses into their most successful sales channels. »

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Meeschaert Asset Management implements Linedata for front-to-back asset management workflows

Fri, 14/11/2014 - 12:16

Meeschaert Asset Management has implemented Linedata Front Office Platform to manage their complete front-to-back asset management workflow across their business.  »

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Irish Stock Exchange launches ISE Fund Hub

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 16:01

The Irish Stock Exchange (ISE) has launched ISE Fund Hub, a web-based information portal for funds which are listed on the ISE. »

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DealVector adds SCI pricing data to BWIC Board

Mon, 10/11/2014 - 10:31

DealVector has added secondary market pricing data from Structured Credit Investor’s (SCI) PriceABS service to its BWIC Board. »

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Williams Trading adds AltX to platform

Wed, 05/11/2014 - 16:01

Williams Trading has become the latest firm to partner with AltX, the cloud-based data analytic network that uses proprietary algorithms to develop relationships between investors and hedge funds. »

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Preqin launches world’s first private debt data and intelligence source

Wed, 05/11/2014 - 15:00

Since the fallout of the financial crisis, the need for alternative providers of credit to companies – public and private – has increased drastically given the restrictions on imposed on more traditional sources of debt financing. »

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Linedata launches Linedata Optima for fund administration

Wed, 05/11/2014 - 14:00

Linedata has launched Linedata Optima, a suite of business process management (BPM) tools designed for fund accounting and administration and which will run across Linedata’s suite of fund servicing solutions. »

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Meeschaert implements Linedata for front-to-back asset management workflows

Mon, 03/11/2014 - 14:00

Meeschaert Asset Management has implemented Linedata Front Office Platform to manage its complete front-to-back asset management workflow across its business. »

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Aegon Asset Management Netherlands chooses SimCorp Dimension

Wed, 29/10/2014 - 13:00

Aegon Asset Management has chosen SimCorp Dimension as the new back-office platform for its Netherlands operations. »

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eVestment launches iPad app for analytics on-the-go

Wed, 29/10/2014 - 11:32

eVestment has launched an iPad app which puts the firm’s data and analytics at the fingertips of institutional investment professionals on-the-go. »

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MPI releases mobile app for advisors and asset management firms

Tue, 28/10/2014 - 14:00

Markov Processes International (MPI), a provider of tools for analysing investment performance and risk, has released MPI Stylus Web as a mobile application for the iPad, Android and Microsoft Surface tablets. »

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SGSS mandated by SCM Private for online wealth management solutions

Tue, 28/10/2014 - 09:35

Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS) in the UK has been mandated by the investment company SCM Private to provide a wealth and investment management administrative outsourcing solution for its three direct-to-consumer online wealth management solutions – SCM Direct.com, MoneyShe.com and SCM 50.com. 

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Charles River expands IBOR solution

Wed, 22/10/2014 - 14:30

Charles River has expanded its Investment Book of Record (IBOR) offering by integrating Interactive Data’s Corporate Actions Service as an integral part of the Charles River Investment Management Solution (IMS). »

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ConvergEx releases new commission management platform

Wed, 22/10/2014 - 11:54

ConvergEx Group’s Westminster Research Associates has released a new Commission Management Platform with enhanced navigation, usability and design features. »

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AltX adds Conifer Financial Services to online network for hedge funds and institutional investors

Wed, 22/10/2014 - 10:00

Conifer Financial Services is the latest addition to the partner list of AltX, a cloud-based data analytic network which combines financial analytics with behavioural dimensions. »

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Charles River adds Thomson Reuters pricing and reference data

Thu, 16/10/2014 - 10:00

Charles River, a front- and middle-office investment management solution provider, has enhanced its managed data service with the addition of Thomson Reuters pricing and reference data. »

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Hermes funds to be distributed over the Calastone Network

Wed, 15/10/2014 - 08:43

Hermes Investment Management has selected Calastone, the global funds transaction network, for the firm’s global order routing services. »

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MSCI launches new equity analytics offerings

Tue, 14/10/2014 - 10:34

MSCI has launched a new generation of models and functionality for its portfolio management and reporting applications. »

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Ortec Finance implements Investment Performance Service for USS

Mon, 13/10/2014 - 14:30

Ortec Finance has implemented its Investment Performance Service at Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), one of the UK's largest pension funds. »

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State Street’s TruCross/FX Solution goes live

Mon, 13/10/2014 - 06:38

State Street Global Markets’ TruCross/FX platform is now live and available to institutional investment managers. »

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Netagio launches Application Programming Interface

Thu, 09/10/2014 - 06:03

Netagio, the first British bitcoin, gold and sterling exchange, has launched an Application Programming Interface (API) which aims to help institutional investors automate their usage of the exchange. »

Liquidity

Citi launches Treasury Vision Liquidity Manager

Wed, 08/10/2014 - 12:03

Citi has launched its TreasuryVision Liquidity Manager, a key component of Citi’s TreasuryVision Analytics toolkit providing interactive balance visibility via the CitiDirect online banking platform. »

Risk

Northern Trust selects SunGard’s Asset Arena Control Center

Tue, 07/10/2014 - 06:03

Northern Trust has chosen SunGard’s Asset Arena Control Center to help it streamline processes and reduce risk. »

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Insurers need to upgrade tech platforms, says State Street

Tue, 30/09/2014 - 11:46

As insurers look to fuel growth, build better relationships with customers and move into new markets, significant investment in technology will be needed in order to keep pace with change, according to a report from State Street. »

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Misys launches integrated corporate banking platform

Mon, 29/09/2014 - 16:07

Misys has launched Misys FusionBanking Corporate FrontOffice, a unified corporate client front end, integrated with enterprise pricing and credit lifecycle management. »

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