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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.  »

Clouds

Chapter 4: Technology considerations

Mon, 16/05/2016 - 13:05

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.  »

Imagine Software reveals clients’ most popular risk apps

Imagine Software reveals clients’ most popular risk apps

Wed, 11/05/2016 - 09:37

Imagine Software, a provider of front-to-back office risk and portfolio management to asset managers, investment banks, prime brokers, hedge funds, and institutional investors, has revealed that more than 85 per cent of its clients are using apps or leveraging their financial platform to gain an edge in the market or to streamline operations. »

New data on OTC equity trading now available, says FINRA

New data on OTC equity trading now available, says FINRA

Wed, 27/04/2016 - 15:55

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has gone live with expanded data on over-the-counter (OTC) trading in equity securities is now live, extending the authority’s trading-volume transparency to all of the OTC market. »

Bennett Egeth

Broadridge Financial Solutions - Best Risk Management Software Provider

Tue, 05/04/2016 - 12:00

Whereas previously investment managers might have looked at risk from a `check-the-box' perspective, today's regulatory environment and the growing sophistication of institutional investors is requiring them take it more seriously. There is, according to Bennett Egeth, President of Broadridge Investment Management Solutions, a need to generate consistent, reproducible risk reporting for regulators.  »

Carl Chapman

Capital Support - Best Global Cloud Services Provider

Tue, 05/04/2016 - 11:04

Capital Support is a leading managed IT services provider. Midway through 2015, it was acquired by Six Degrees Group. Being able to rely on a stronger balance sheet, coupled with the fact that Six Degrees Group owns data centres and network assets, has helped Capital Support win larger and more complex customers, according to COO, Carl Chapman. »

ProTrak International releases CRM 11.0 software

ProTrak International releases CRM 11.0 software

Fri, 18/03/2016 - 09:11

ProTrak International has released a major upgrade to its CRM platform for investment managers, hedge funds and private equity firms, Release 11.0. »

AcadiaSoft unveils central margining hub for derivatives

AcadiaSoft unveils central margining hub for derivatives

Wed, 09/03/2016 - 09:31

Twenty-eight of the world’s largest banks are participating in industrywide testing of the first ever Central Margining service for non-cleared OTC derivatives, which was released by AcadiaSoft and delivered in collaboration with TriOptima last month. »

BCV adds smartTrade Technologies to e-FX Trading Offering

BCV adds smartTrade Technologies to e-FX Trading Offering

Fri, 04/03/2016 - 09:20

Banque Cantonale Vaudoise (BCV), a Swiss cantonal bank, has released a new hosted FX solution to trade Spot, Forward, Swaps and Precious Metals based on smartTrade’s LiquidityFX. »

Volante Technologies supports SWIFT Standards Release 2016

Volante Technologies supports SWIFT Standards Release 2016

Mon, 29/02/2016 - 09:13

Volante Technologies, a provider of software for the integration, processing and orchestration of financial messages, is supporting the latest SWIFT Standards 2016 update. »

FxPro enhances infrastructure with Solace messaging and web streaming technology

FxPro enhances infrastructure with Solace messaging and web streaming technology

Tue, 16/02/2016 - 16:37

Online broker FxPro has partnered with Solace Systems to boost the capacity and performance of its messaging infrastructure, in what is the latest strategic step for meeting the demands of its growing client base. »

ICDA to hold London Blockchain conference

ICDA to hold London Blockchain conference

Mon, 15/02/2016 - 09:35

The International Commodities and Derivatives Association (ICDA) is to hold a Blockchain Conference in the City of London in April 2016. »

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.  »

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Awards

Hedgeweek Global Awards 2016

Hedgeweek Global Awards 2016

Tue, 05/04/2016 - 10:29

Special Reports

Switzerland Hedge Fund Services 2016

Switzerland Hedge Fund Services 2016

Thu, 24/03/2016 - 10:12

AIFMD Fund Services 2016

AIFMD Fund Services 2016

Tue, 08/03/2016 - 13:00

BVI Hedge Fund Services 2016

BVI Hedge Fund Services 2016

Mon, 01/02/2016 - 22:20

Cayman Islands Hedge Fund Services 2016

Cayman Islands Hedge Fund Services 2016

Tue, 26/01/2016 - 13:38

Prime Brokerage 2015

Prime Brokerage 2015

Thu, 17/12/2015 - 10:44

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