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Nikko Asset Management adopts SmartStream’s TLM OnDemand for reconciliations

Nikko Asset Management adopts SmartStream’s TLM OnDemand for reconciliations

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 09:45

Nikko Asset Management has implemented SmartStream’s TLM OnDemand as its cloud-based reconciliations solution. »

Linedata launches Linedata Mobil'Ekip

Linedata launches Linedata Mobil'Ekip

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 09:42

Linedata has launched its digital Linedata Mobil'Ekip solution, which allows key tasks and information to be managed and accessed from mobile platforms, such as smart phones and tablets. It operates in conjunction with the core Linedata Ekip360 system. »

Pete Sinisgalli

Eze Software Group sees record growth in 2015

Fri, 29/01/2016 - 10:21

Eze Software Group experienced record growth in 2015 across its product lines within the Eze Software Investment Suite.  »

James Church

FINCAD helps buy-side increase investment returns with advanced valuation and risk

Thu, 28/01/2016 - 11:17

FINCAD, a provider of valuation and risk analytics for multi-asset, multi-currency portfolios, has added several key enhancements to F3, its object-oriented valuation and risk platform.  »

McKay Brothers completes UK local wireless network at lowest known latency

McKay Brothers completes UK local wireless network at lowest known latency

Thu, 17/12/2015 - 15:16

McKay Brothers International’s (MBI) Central London POP, adjacent to the London Stock Exchange, is now live, completing MBI’s UK Local millimeter wave network. »

James Willaims, Hedgeweek

Man & machine: Building a knowledge platform to develop predictive prowess in asset management

Thu, 17/12/2015 - 12:38

Big changes are afoot across a broad spectrum of the financial services industry. For example, in the wealth management and investment advisory space, thanks to huge technological developments in recent years, traditional wealth managers have a new competitor to face; the robo adviser, which sounds exciting but it is less the Terminator and more machine learning software, using algorithms to learn investor behaviour and automatically invest into portfolios based on clients' goals and risk threshold.  »

Jeffrey Shoreman, Eze Software Group

Using systems integration to drive efficiency

Wed, 09/12/2015 - 10:14

These are exciting times for the financial technology sector. In the last few years, market complexity has grown in response to increased regulatory demands, increased investor due diligence requirements, more complex fund strategies and even how hedge funds manage their balance sheets with their prime brokers.  »

GFSC updates handbooks on use of technology in due diligence process

GFSC updates handbooks on use of technology in due diligence process

Thu, 26/11/2015 - 15:28

The Guernsey Financial Services Commission (GFSC) has issued annexes to the Handbooks for Financial Services Businesses and Prescribed Businesses on Countering Financial Crime and Terrorist Financing on the use of technology in the customer due diligence process. »

John Groetch, Lombard Risk

Canadian bank and US buy-side investment firm opt for COLLINE

Thu, 05/11/2015 - 11:41

A major bank in Canada and a long-established North American buy-side investment firm have recently selected Lombard Risk Management’s COLLINE as their collateral management solution. »

 Black Mountain targets ’40 Act, private equity and hedge funds with Direct Lending Solutions Via SaaS

Black Mountain targets ’40 Act, private equity and hedge funds with Direct Lending Solutions Via SaaS

Tue, 03/11/2015 - 15:41

Black Mountain’s Direct Lending Solutions are now offered via Software as a Service (SaaS). The firm’s clients include investment managers, credit funds, hedge funds, private equity firms, direct lenders and banks. »

Martin Toyer. TFG

Delivering real-time risk that reflects the speed of the market

Thu, 15/10/2015 - 12:12

The markets have experienced significant volatility in the last few months. China's decision to devalue its currency, the collapse of commodity prices and the uncertainty caused by global quantitative easing have all caused significant disruption to financial markets. In August, all three major equity indices in the US suffered their biggest losses since 2011.     »

Ittai Korin, PortfolioScience

A fully hosted and customisable risk solution

Thu, 15/10/2015 - 12:07

The RiskAPI service, developed by PortfolioScience, is a fully hosted and customisable risk solution that integrates seamlessly with existing applications and programming frameworks to generate risk calculations for multi-asset, multi-currency portfolios and individual positions. It is available as both an Enterprise software API and an Excel Add-In. »

NRI adds new functions to I-STAR/LC for phase two updates of BOJ-NET

NRI adds new functions to I-STAR/LC for phase two updates of BOJ-NET

Thu, 15/10/2015 - 10:28

Nomura Research Institute (NRI), a provider of consulting services and system solutions, has released the latest upgrades to its real-time clearing and settlement solution I-STAR/LC. »

Dragon Capital and Standard Chartered sponsor launch of FinTech Club in Vietnam

Dragon Capital and Standard Chartered sponsor launch of FinTech Club in Vietnam

Wed, 14/10/2015 - 15:20

Standard Chartered Bank Vietnam and Dragon Capital have jointly hosted the inaugural meeting of the Vietnam FinTech Club in Ho Chi Minh City. »

Buddy Doyle, Oyster Consulting

SEC could start issuing more exam fines for poor cybersecurity controls

Tue, 13/10/2015 - 09:41

The saying goes that ‘familiarity breeds contempt’ but when it comes to staying cyber secure, nothing could be further from the truth. Fact is, investment managers should be integrating cybersecurity issues, be they regulatory updates, software updates from their IT vendors, into their weekly meetings.  »

Linedata reinforces portfolio management tools

Linedata reinforces portfolio management tools

Tue, 06/10/2015 - 14:11

Linedata has released the latest version of Linedata Longview for Asset Managers, which offers an integrated approach to portfolio management, trading and compliance. »

Richard Anstey, Intralinks

Social media a potential cybersecurity weak link for hedge fund managers

Tue, 06/10/2015 - 08:55

Over the last 12 months there has been enormous media coverage of cybersecurity, and seemingly endless headlines. Anyone could be forgiven for thinking the end of the world was nigh.  »

AQMetrics adds EDI market and corporate actions data to cloud-based risk and compliance software

AQMetrics adds EDI market and corporate actions data to cloud-based risk and compliance software

Tue, 29/09/2015 - 13:50

Exchange Date International (EDI) is to provide Market and Corporate Actions data to AQMetrics clients through AQMetrics cloud based risk and compliance software.  »

NRI Financial Solutions for Custodians goes live at Golomt Bank of Mongolia

NRI Financial Solutions for Custodians goes live at Golomt Bank of Mongolia

Fri, 25/09/2015 - 09:59

Nomura Research Institute’s (NRI) custody solution is now live with Golomt Bank of Mongolia. »

BoAML expands CashPro Invest to Europe

BoAML expands CashPro Invest to Europe

Thu, 24/09/2015 - 14:02

CashPro Invest, an online liquidity management and investment order entry tool, is now available for use by Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BoAML) clients in Europe. »

TraderServe connects to Colt PrizmNet

TraderServe connects to Colt PrizmNet

Tue, 15/09/2015 - 12:51

TraderServe has been added to Colt PrizmNet, a financial services extranet connecting providers of financial content to Capital Markets firms. TraderServe will provide access to Algoguard – a validation engine for MiFID II compliance – via PrizmNet from next month. »

Arthur J Gallagher enhances IMI Pro

Arthur J Gallagher enhances IMI Pro

Fri, 11/09/2015 - 14:37

Arthur J Gallagher has enhanced its liability and crime insurance solution for investment managers IMI Pro to provide its broadest cover yet. »

FIX Flyer integrates ZeroGC, Groovy, Java 8 and Latency Dashboard into upgraded product suite

FIX Flyer integrates ZeroGC, Groovy, Java 8 and Latency Dashboard into upgraded product suite

Fri, 11/09/2015 - 10:00

FIX Flyer, a provider of electronic trading software to financial firms and the global capital markets, has integrated ZeroGC into its offering, which is designed to eliminate performance spikes while reducing overall latency.  »

Thomas Deinet, HFSB

Hedge Fund Standards Board to unveil cybersecurity memorandum

Thu, 10/09/2015 - 11:49

Cybersecurity has become a focus of the hedge fund industry lately and regulators are taking an increasing interest in assessing the resilience of firms to cyber attacks. The problem that hedge fund managers face, when starting to do such an assessment, is trying to find the right level of response; no easy task given the plethora of reports, commentaries on this subject. »

Guggenheim Securities deploys Autonomy from Clearpool Group

Guggenheim Securities deploys Autonomy from Clearpool Group

Thu, 10/09/2015 - 10:09

Guggenheim Securities has agreed a software licensing agreement for Autonomy, Clearpool’s private label algorithmic trading platform introduced earlier this year. Clearpool is a next-generation trading software development and agency execution business. »

EBS BrokerTec licenses FX Bridge’s FX options software

EBS BrokerTec licenses FX Bridge’s FX options software

Wed, 09/09/2015 - 14:53

EBS BrokerTec, ICAP’s electronic foreign exchange (FX) and fixed income business, has licensed software from derivatives trading technology company, FX Bridge Technologies Corp allowing it to develop a relationship-based FX options solution for the professional trading community. »

Volante Technologies supports Fintech startup IWIAfrica’s

Volante Technologies supports Fintech startup IWIAfrica’s

Wed, 09/09/2015 - 14:51

Fintech startup IWIAfrica is using Volante Technologies’ Volante Designer to enable communication with banks and financial institutions’ systems via SWIFT and FIX messages. »

Bloomberg and Traiana develop solution for FX options post-trade processing

Bloomberg and Traiana develop solution for FX options post-trade processing

Tue, 08/09/2015 - 14:22

Bloomberg STP Solutions and Traiana have developed a straight-through processing infrastructure to further streamline the workflow of foreign exchange (FX) options. The solution integrates Traiana's Harmony messaging network with Bloomberg's trade processing tools. »

UK pension administrator RPMI Railpen adopts Eagle system

UK pension administrator RPMI Railpen adopts Eagle system

Tue, 11/08/2015 - 13:13

RPMI Railpen, a pension provider in the UK, has deployed Eagle Investment System’s enterprise data management solution, using Eagle ACCESS(SM), Eagle’s secure private cloud.  »

Eze Software enhances buy-side and sell-side capabilities of EMS

Eze Software enhances buy-side and sell-side capabilities of EMS

Wed, 05/08/2015 - 07:36

Eze Software Group has released a number of new features for the buy-side and the sell-side in the latest version of its EMS. Enhancements include actionable IOI support, securities borrowing improvements and enriched support for ACT reporting. »

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