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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. »

Richard Ansyet, Intralinks

Information Rights Management allows hedge fund managers to better control data flow

Tue, 04/08/2015 - 13:50

Over the last 10 years, organisations have undergone a wholesale change in the way they run their businesses. Thanks to cloud-based platforms, wireless Internet, and the proliferation of desktop and mobile device applications, the perimeter of most businesses has moved beyond the four walls of their office. This has revolutionised the way people work: no longer tied to their desks they can be equally as effective aboard an aircraft or sitting next to the beach on vacation.  »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

How to establish Best Practices in cybersecurity

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 11:00

With cyber risks increasing year-on-year, and regulators such as the Securities and Exchange Commission (`SEC') taking an increasingly prominent role in assessing the preparedness of broker-dealers and registered investment advisors, establishing cybersecurity best practices is not only useful; it's a necessity. »

Bob Guilbert, Ezecastle

SEC guidance on cybersecurity

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 11:00

Cybercrime could extract up to 20 per cent of the global economic value created by the Internet through fraud and espionage, according to the Centre for Strategic and International Studies. Following last year's Cyber-Security Risk Alert, the SEC's Division of Investment Management released guidance this April to help investment managers prevent external attacks.  »

Gerhard Grueter

System integration has created cyber threat

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 11:00

Today's world has never been more interwoven. Cybersecurity risks have grown exponentially as global businesses have become more integrated with counterparties and system architectures have grown in complexity. In the opinion of Gerhard Grueter, co-founder of Lawson Conner, a market leader in compliance solutions for the investment fund industry, the topic is only going to get bigger.  »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Cybersecurity trends in an ever-changing landscape

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 11:00

Hedge funds are an integral part of the financial fabric, and, whilst they may not have the same capital profile as large investment banks, the Bank of England is advising that they strengthen their resilience in order to recover quickly from attacks. »

Carl Chapman

Cybersecurity risk is a business issue, not an IT issue

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 11:00

Cyber crime is building to tsunami-like proportions and hedge fund managers are not immune from the threat yet there still appears to be a degree of naivety.  »

James Tedman

Developing a balanced approach to cybersecurity

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 11:00

There is a tendency when faced with a potentially serious threat to take extreme measures in life. Cybersecurity is no different. Many firms are looking for a quick fix, even if it comes with a high price tag. However, should managers take a more balanced and common sense approach to tackling the issue of cybersecurity, before spending vital operating capital on expensive individual solutions? »

Delta Data launches Distribution Oversight solution for asset managers

Delta Data launches Distribution Oversight solution for asset managers

Mon, 27/07/2015 - 07:32

SEC investigations into mutual fund management have made the need for distribution oversight a business critical mission prompting Delta Data to release a product to manage this issue.  »

Mark Hale

CHAPS Payment System Welcomes BNP Paribas as 22nd Direct Participant 

Fri, 17/07/2015 - 07:33

CHAPS, the UK’s same day electronic payment system, has added BNP Paribas as a Direct Participant. BNP Paribas can now directly send and receive irrevocable, guaranteed sterling payments with same day finality, rather than through a third-party.  »

Jun Yoshimura, Nomura

Nomura Securities replaces back-office systems with NRI ASP Solutions in Japan

Tue, 14/07/2015 - 11:37

Nomura Research Institute (NRI) has implemented two ASP back-office systems, THE STAR*1 and I-STAR*2, at Nomura Securities (Nomura), the largest securities firm in Japan. »

Alessander Ferrari

RIMES adds trench of new data sources to meet buy-side requirements

Fri, 10/07/2015 - 07:47

RIMES, a provider of managed data services for the buy-side, has announced a number of new data sources in its portfolio, which were added in the first half of 2015.  »

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. »

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. »

James WIlliams, AlphaQ

Crunch time

Tue, 23/06/2015 - 11:00

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

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.  »

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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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Special report
Cybersecurty for Hedge Funds

Cybersecurity for Hedge Funds

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 11:00

Cybersecurity is no longer simply an IT issue, it is now a business issue. This is the conclusion of the experts and fund managers around the world whose opinions were polled for this landmark Hedgeweek Special Report, which outlines Best Practices for Cybersecurity in a fast-changing environment where managers need to keep several steps ahead of cyber criminals... »

Article
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.  ... »

Special report
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... »

Special report
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... »

Special report
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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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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