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HSBC launches automated liquidity and investment solution

HSBC launches automated liquidity and investment solution

Wed, 20/07/2016 - 09:31

HSBC has launched a tool that will enable treasurers to automate the allocation and investment of excess cash. »

Tower Trading Group selects Ancoa platform to monitor multi-asset trading activities

Tower Trading Group selects Ancoa platform to monitor multi-asset trading activities

Wed, 20/07/2016 - 08:18

Tower Trading Group (TTG), a trading firm delivering bespoke commercial and technical solutions for professional traders, has selected Ancoa’s market surveillance platform to monitor its multi-asset trading activities across all exchanges and independent services providers (ISVs). »

Japan Exchange Group launches technology suite powered by Nasdaq

Japan Exchange Group launches technology suite powered by Nasdaq

Tue, 19/07/2016 - 09:27

Japan Exchange Group (JPX) has gone live with a new Nasdaq-powered trading system for its subsidiary, Osaka Exchange. »

Northern Trust helps clients evaluate costs

Northern Trust helps clients evaluate costs

Fri, 15/07/2016 - 08:45

Northern Trust is collaborating with CEM Benchmarking to offer a peer group, cost-benchmarking solution, comparing cost of services with the value provided by the service. »

Marathon Asset Management chooses SimCorp Coric for client reporting

Marathon Asset Management chooses SimCorp Coric for client reporting

Fri, 15/07/2016 - 08:07

Marathon Asset Management has chosen SimCorp’s end-to-end client communications and reporting suite, SimCorp Coric, to improve its client communication and reporting capabilities. »

Rothesay Life appoints Northern Trust to provide middle office services

Rothesay Life appoints Northern Trust to provide middle office services

Thu, 14/07/2016 - 09:38

Northern Trust has been appointed by Rothesay Life, a provider of regulated insurance solutions in the UK pension risk transfer market, to provide middle office services for a portfolio of over GBP20 billion in assets under management. »

Donna Milrod

DTCC’s Avox adopts Amazon Web Services Cloud

Thu, 14/07/2016 - 09:09

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation’s (DTCC) Avox Data Services has migrated its data servers to Amazon Web Services (AWS). »

FINCAD enhances F3 WorkStation

FINCAD enhances F3 WorkStation

Thu, 14/07/2016 - 08:57

FINCAD, a provider of valuation and risk analytics for multi-asset derivatives portfolios, has made enhancements to F3, its advanced valuation and risk solution. »

TMX Insights enhances TMX Analytics product suite with global forex

TMX Insights enhances TMX Analytics product suite with global forex

Thu, 14/07/2016 - 08:40

TMX Insights has enhanced its TMX Analytics Product Suite with a full offering of tools and applications for the global foreign exchange (FX) market. »

State Street to pilot GlobalCollateral’s settlement messaging service

State Street to pilot GlobalCollateral’s settlement messaging service

Tue, 12/07/2016 - 09:50

State Street Corporation has agreed to participate in a pilot programme to test DTCC-Euroclear GlobalCollateral’s Margin Settlement Messaging Service. »

Northern Trust boosts peer comparison for asset owners

Northern Trust boosts peer comparison for asset owners

Fri, 08/07/2016 - 09:36

Northern Trust has enhanced its peer universe comparison capabilities with the addition of intelligence derived from eVestment universe data. »

Technology

Chapter 5: Technology considerations

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 15:44

Cloud technology - The scale of a manager's IT infrastructure will largely depend on the type of trading strategy. A quantitative market neutral statistical arbitrage fund is likely going to spend more capital on front-office portfolio management, risk management systems and server storage capabilities than a specialist credit strategy that trades infrequently.  »

Dean Hill

For start-ups: Four pillars of cyber security defence

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 15:38

By Dean Hill, Executive Director, Eze Castle Integration - There is no shortage of threats to financial services firms, and the list of requirements from investors and regulators alike is growing at a rapid pace. As a startup, it's important to demonstrate to investors that you take your business seriously, hence, investments in operational excellence are required. On the cybersecurity front, that means leveraging technology infrastructure with robust, security-rich features including intrusion detection and ongoing traffic monitoring, regular vulnerability assessments and next-generation software, firewalls and patches to keep hackers out and firm assets secure. »

Morningstar launches Global Risk Model to help investors analyse stocks and equity portfolios

Morningstar launches Global Risk Model to help investors analyse stocks and equity portfolios

Wed, 06/07/2016 - 12:39

Morningstar has launched a Global Risk Model with 36 factors across style, sector, region and currency characteristics to help investors understand an investment’s factor exposures and forecast the future return distribution of individual stocks and equity portfolios. »

Advicent launches new integration with BNY Mellon’s Pershing

Advicent launches new integration with BNY Mellon’s Pershing

Wed, 06/07/2016 - 12:28

Advicent has launched a new integration with Pershing’s NetX360 and its own NaviPlan financial planning tool. »

Investment managers must embrace technological innovation or risk being displaced, says SEI

Investment managers must embrace technological innovation or risk being displaced, says SEI

Wed, 06/07/2016 - 09:51

The investment management industry is lagging others in exploiting the vast potential of information technologies, and asset managers are under growing pressure to be more innovative and leverage emerging disruptions occurring in other industries. »

Buy-side continues to struggle with legacy and non-integrated technologies, says TABB survey

Buy-side continues to struggle with legacy and non-integrated technologies, says TABB survey

Wed, 06/07/2016 - 09:22

Almost a third (30 per cent) of asset managers outside of North America continue to maintain legacy platforms despite the technology’s role in trade delays and errors, according to a TABB Group survey. »

BBS Securities signs up to Aequitas fintech solution

BBS Securities signs up to Aequitas fintech solution

Tue, 05/07/2016 - 08:19

BBS Securities has signed up to offer Aequitas PTF Connect, the fund technology platform from Aequitas Technology Services (Aequitas Connect). »

Allianz Risk Transfer and Nephila pilot blockchain technology or catastrophe swaps and bonds

Allianz Risk Transfer and Nephila pilot blockchain technology or catastrophe swaps and bonds

Thu, 16/06/2016 - 09:22

Allianz Risk Transfer (ART) and Nephila Capital (Nephila) they have successfully piloted the use of blockchain smart contract technology for transacting a natural catastrophe swap.  »

Erol Dusi

Enhancing workflows and investor communications

Thu, 09/06/2016 - 12:04

New York-based Imagineer Technology Group offers award-winning solutions to help hedge fund managers address the transparency and workflow demands necessary to succeed in today's marketplace. These solutions, which include an industry-specific client relationship management (Clienteer CRM) software, a web reporting portal (WebVision) and a fund research and due diligence platform (FundInsight), have been designed to build workflow efficiency and help firms communicate more effectively with investors and prospects.  »

Lee Godfrey

Regulatory reporting the smart way

Thu, 09/06/2016 - 12:01

KNEIP is one of the fund industry's foremost legal and regulatory report providers. Over the years it has helped traditional asset managers overcome the data management complexities of regulated UCITS funds. »

Bennett Egeth

The virtues of outsourcing technology and operations

Thu, 09/06/2016 - 11:58

How hedge funds view their technology and operational models is fast evolving. Consider a simple example: the need to reconcile with half a dozen prime brokers and an administrator.  »

Todd Moyer

Data management is Mount Everest challenge

Thu, 09/06/2016 - 11:54

"One of the things we see across our organisation is that data management is becoming a much bigger priority and focus among asset managers," asserts Todd Moyer (pictured), Executive Vice President of Global Business Development, Confluence. "The complexities related both to institutional investor reporting and regulatory reporting are making data management a significant challenge. With Form-PF alone, managers might be looking at 30 to 35 different data sources across a dozen systems in order to meet the transparency requirements." »

Rob Keller

Using tech integration to simplify workflows

Thu, 09/06/2016 - 11:51

By Rob Keller (pictured), CFA, Executive Managing Director, Product Management and Development, Eze Software Group – In today's world, increased regulatory pressures make collaboration between compliance and trading departments critical. The growing demands of compliance departments for pre-trade checks can potentially disrupt workflows and take valuable time away from trade creation and execution. According to TABB Group, many investment managers have issues with their current pre-trade compliance technology setup. Many firms have trading and compliance in disparate systems resulting in inefficient and slow trading workflows. These inefficiencies are driving the demand for tighter integration between execution management and order management systems. »

Michael Medvinsky

Enhancing hedge fund reporting in a mobile age

Thu, 09/06/2016 - 11:45

The Portfolio Amalfi platform by Nedelma offers multi-asset, multi-language, multi-currency dynamic reporting and data visualisation, as well as analytical capabilities to the asset management industry.  »

Joel Anderson

Driving straight-through processing within alternatives

Thu, 09/06/2016 - 11:41

Ever since the DTCC's Alternative Investment Product (AIP) Services initiative was introduced in 2008, the goal has been to replicate the success of the NSCC's Fund/SERV and Networking service for mutual funds and apply it to the alternative investment industry.  »

CME Group and CloudMargin collaborate on integrated collateral management service for cleared and non-cleared margin

Wed, 08/06/2016 - 16:26

CME Group and CloudMargin have collaborated to offer CME Clearing and CME Clearing Europe customers the first cloud-based software service that integrates and automates the management of collateral in one place.  »

Mesirow Financial goes live on Clarient Entity Hub

Mesirow Financial goes live on Clarient Entity Hub

Thu, 02/06/2016 - 09:22

Mesirow Financial, an independent diversified financial services firm, has gone live on Clarient Entity Hub, a utility-based service designed to simplify client data and document management.  »

Ryan Labs enhanced lineup of institutional investment solutions with overlay strategies

Ryan Labs enhanced lineup of institutional investment solutions with overlay strategies

Fri, 20/05/2016 - 07:16

Ryan Labs Asset Management has broadened its base of institutional investment solutions with the introduction of customised overlay strategies for defined benefit pension plans and other institutional clients. »

Bob Guilbert

Grading your cloud provider: four critical criteria

Mon, 16/05/2016 - 13:08

By Bob Guilbert – You're a new fund manager, and somewhere on your task list the letters "IT" are probably followed by a question mark. Odds are, you don't have a technology background, so as your firm's Chief Operating/Financial/Compliance Officer (or in some cases, Portfolio Manager), the sudden responsibility you've undertaken as your firm's de facto IT Manager is intimidating at best.  »

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