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Ken MacCuish, Intralinks

What hedge fund CISOs need to consider when appointing a SaaS provider

Thu, 02/07/2015 - 15:51

A couple of years ago, the title Chief Information Security Officer, or CISO for short, was a foreign concept within the hedge fund community. The winds have changed, however, as hedge funds become increasingly targeted by cyber hackers, causing many to hire a CISO to uphold the network integrity of the firm.  »

Beverly Chandler

Study finds private equity faces fee pressure as it expands and grows

Mon, 29/06/2015 - 11:22

A survey of general and limited partners conducted by SunGard and Longitude Research has found that the private equity industry has good opportunities to grow and expand its reach, but its leaders predict mounting pressure on fees, costs and the amount of information provided. »

James WIlliams, AlphaQ

Crunch time

Tue, 23/06/2015 - 11:00

James Williams (pictured) profiles Heckyl Technologies, providers of information arbitrage. »

Hakan Valberg, Advent Software

Data strategy challenges abound

Tue, 23/06/2015 - 11:00

For investment managers, the single most important factor in their long-term health and success may well be high quality data management, says Hakan Valberg (pictured), President, Advent Software, EMEA. »

Striking the balance

Hedge fund managers striking the balance between cybersecurity protection and cost

Sat, 20/06/2015 - 11:39

As the costs of doing business have increased, more and more hedge fund managers are adopting the cloud; this has revolutionised the way all businesses operate, not just hedge funds.  »

Lena Ng, Intralinks

Cybersecurity: A global legal perspective

Wed, 10/06/2015 - 11:22

On Wednesday 22 April, the House of Representatives passed a new cybersecurity bill – the Protecting Cyber Networks Act (PCNA) – to allow file sharing between government intelligence agencies and private companies and raise the overall awareness of hacking.  »

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Deutsche Börse develops central platform for pan-European intraday power market

Tue, 09/06/2015 - 17:00

Deutsche Börse will develop and operate the technical infrastructure and various IT applications for a joint European intraday power market within the framework of the European Cross Border Intraday Initiative (XBID).  »

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Lock up the front door: cybersecurity perspectives of FoHF managers

Fri, 05/06/2015 - 10:43

Cybersecurity issues have existed as long as the internet. What seems to have changed in the last 18 months is not only that the nature of the breaches has become more sophisticated, but also the fact that hedge funds have become a much bigger target.  »

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Cybersecurity: Walking a tight rope between transparency and control

Tue, 02/06/2015 - 09:55

Trevor Chisholm, Director of Alternative Investments at Intralinks has appeared in a new video on Asset TV. The interview discusses how managers can achieve transparency whilst still maintaining control.  »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Cybersecurity threat to hedge funds requires closer communication between legal and IT teams

Thu, 21/05/2015 - 12:18

By James Williams – Global law firms need to work closely with hedge funds to improve their cybersecurity risk management by identifying at-risk assets and coming up with a legal risk mitigation response.  »

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CRYEX to establish crypto currency exchange and clearinghouse

Tue, 19/05/2015 - 18:30

A new start-up in digital currency, CRYEX, has filed an application with the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority (Finansinspektionen) to become one of the world’s first regulated crypto currency clearing organisations.  »

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Elsen offers asset managers high performance computing in the cloud on Amazon Web Services

Mon, 18/05/2015 - 06:00

Elsen is leveraging the cloud infrastructure from Amazon Web Services (AWS) to accelerate processing of complex time-series calculations for institutional investors. »

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IDB Bank selects FolioDynamix Wealth Management Technology Platform

Thu, 14/05/2015 - 15:00

IDB Bank has selected the FolioDynamix wealth management technology platform, which will provide the firm with a single interface and unified processes for proposal generation, research, investment model management and trade order management.  »

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Macquarie selects SunGard’s Fox River for US electronic trading

Thu, 14/05/2015 - 09:00

Macquarie Securities, the institutional equities arm of Macquarie Group, has selected SunGard’s Fox River Execution Solutions electronic trading software and infrastructure in the US.  »

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Capital Advisors Group selects Linedata to address compliance workflows

Tue, 12/05/2015 - 20:00

Capital Advisors Group has implemented Linedata Compliance for its institutional separate account business. »

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NRI adds new functionality to I-STAR back-office solution

Tue, 12/05/2015 - 09:00

Nomura Research Institute has added new functionality to the I-STAR securities back-office solution for wholesale brokerage firms.  »

Singapore

Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC adopts Omgeo ALERT

Wed, 06/05/2015 - 18:30

Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC Private Limited (GIC) has adopted Omgeo ALERT, a web-based global database for the maintenance and communication of account and Standing Settlement Instructions (SSIs). »

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DTCC’s Omgeo’s ProtoColl links with GlobalCollateral’s Margin Transit Utility

Wed, 22/04/2015 - 11:00

The Depository Trust & Clearing (DTCC) is linking its front-end collateral management system Omgeo ProtoColl with GlobalCollateral’s Margin Transit Utility (MTU), a straight through processing solution for the settlement of margin obligations.  »

Beverly Chandler, AlphaQ

The rise and rise of Fintech

Tue, 21/04/2015 - 10:00

Beverly Chandler (pictured) reports on Accenture’s latest annual survey on this fast growing sector… »

Social media

Institutional investors adopting LinkedIn and other social media platforms for investment information

Mon, 20/04/2015 - 08:03

Social media is joining traditional financial news media as a key source of information used by institutional investors in their investment processes, according to a new study from Greenwich Associates. »

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BI-SAM launches BI-SAM GO

Fri, 17/04/2015 - 14:00

BI-SAM has launched BI-SAM GO, a flexible solution providing asset managers with daily and transactional performance and attribution analytics, plus high-quality cleansed and validated data, via a flexible, secure web-based platform.  »

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CNP Assurances uses SimCorp Dimension to optimise management financial assets

Thu, 16/04/2015 - 16:30

CNP Assurances has implemented a "front-to-back-office" platform built on the SimCorp Dimension system. »

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Bondcube fixed income trading platform goes live

Tue, 14/04/2015 - 19:00

Bondcube, the fixed Income trading platform, is now live in Europe and the US, offering full match, negotiation and trading functionality for all to all bond trading. »

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Confluence adds performance calculation and risk analytics to Unity Performance solution

Tue, 14/04/2015 - 14:00

Confluence has enhanced its flagship Unity Performance solution with the addition of options for institutional portfolio returns and performance analytics. »

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E*TRADE launches Apple Watch app

Mon, 13/04/2015 - 09:00

E*TRADE Financial Corporation is to launch an app for the Apple Watch on 24 April, 2015. The app will deliver essential market data in an engaging and simple format to help investors and traders keep a watchful eye on the markets and their portfolios.  »

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Eze Software Group expands commission management offering

Wed, 08/04/2015 - 10:30

Eze Software Group, a premier provider of global investment technology, has made several enhancements to its commission management offering.  »

Cloud derivatives

Cloud derivatives

Wed, 01/04/2015 - 11:59

James Williams meets the Derivitec team who showcase how best to manage derivatives risk through the cloud… »

accounts

Societe Generale Securities Services enhances offering in Germany

Fri, 27/03/2015 - 15:00

Societe Generale Securities Services has enhanced its administration and accounting service offering for direct investments.  »

global currencies

Nasdaq to power digital currency marketplace for Noble Markets

Tue, 24/03/2015 - 21:30

Noble Markets is to implement Nasdaq's X-stream trading technology for the company's soon to be launched digital currency marketplace.  »

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Volante Technologies releases Volante Designer Version 5.1

Mon, 23/03/2015 - 16:30

Volante Technologies, a global leader in the provision of financial messages and data integration, validation and processing software, today announced the release of Volante Designer Version 5.1.   »

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Ken MacCuish, Intralinks

A couple of years ago, the title Chief Information Security Officer, or CISO for short, was a foreign concept within the hedge fund community. The winds have changed, however, as hedge funds become increasingly targeted by cyber hackers, causing many to hire a CISO to uphold the network integrity of the firm.  ... »

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State Street Global Advisors – Volatility and the benefits of downside protection strategies

State Street Global Advisors has unveiled the results of an in-depth survey of 420 senior executives within global private and public pension plans, endowments, foundations and sovereign wealth funds, summarised in this keynote Hedgeweek Special Report... »

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Hedge Fund Technology 2015

Hedge Fund Technology 2015

Tue, 19/05/2015 - 11:00

This keynote Hedgeweek Special Report surveys the key technology products and software solutions available to hedge funds,, and drills down into each one through interviews and analysis to summarise their benefits to COOs, CTOs and CFOs at hedge funds... »

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AlphaQ – April 2015

AlphaQ – April 2015

Tue, 21/04/2015 - 10:00

The hunt for diverse streams of alpha is intensifying, and skill-based risk-adjusted returns are the Holy Grail for all investment managers. Global Fund Media (GFM) brings you AlphaQ, a bi-monthly compendium of investment ideas, skill and talent across all asset classes, and a network of the best asset management talent... »

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Commodities 2015: The outlook for investors

Investing in commodities can yield handsome returns, but investors need to focus sharply on timing and diversify their portfolios away from traditional safe havens and into sectors such as agriculturals and products such as ETFs. As one expert reveals in this special report, "Gold is not the only yellow commodity one should have in their portfolio"... »

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AlphaQ - June 2015

AlphaQ – June 2015

Tue, 23/06/2015 - 11:00

AlphaQ, a bi-monthly compendium of investment ideas, skill and talent across all asset classes, and a network of the best asset management talent... »

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