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Digitisation of the investment sector

Thu, 14/12/2017 - 10:35

By George Ralph, RFA – As a technologist, it’s apparent to me that the road to success lies with digitisation, but it can be hard to bring a traditional industry into the digital age. The alternative investment industry is one which is still heavily reliant on tried and tested and partially manual processes throughout the front and back office. However, I think we’ve reached a tipping point whereby not digitising, or using technology to best effect is actually harming profits, and increasing the levels of risk that a firm is exposed to.  »

Jeremy Davies, RSRCHXchange

Commcise partners with RSRCHXchange to deliver end-to-end MIFID II research solution

Thu, 14/12/2017 - 10:04

Commcise, a buy-side focused commission management, research valuation and research accounting platform, and RSRCHXchange, an aggregator and marketplace for institutional research, have teamed up to deliver an integrated research solution to support the research consumption, valuation and accounting data requirements of buy-side and sell-side firms. »

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Quant Insight launches ‘Analytics Dashboard’

Thu, 14/12/2017 - 10:01

Quant Insight, a macro research firm providing discretionary managers with actionable investment ideas, has launched an Analytics Dashboard, which brings together the ability to analyse and visualise patterns between asset prices and the macro forces driving them, and tools to identify the best trading expression across all asset classes. »

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MarketFactory enables bitcoin futures trading on the CME with Whisperer FX API

Thu, 14/12/2017 - 09:58

Market participants using MarketFacory’s ultra-low latency API for foreign exchange trading, Whisperer, will be able to trade Bitcoin futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) when they launch on 18 December. »

Martin Dean, Ultimus

Ultimus Fund Solutions launches post-trade compliance app for fund managers

Thu, 14/12/2017 - 09:56

Ultimus Fund Solutions, one of the largest independent providers of mutual fund, pooled investment and middle office services, has launched uComply, a portfolio compliance application . »

Simon Perry, PwC

PwC in the Channel Islands appoints new senior partner

Thu, 14/12/2017 - 09:53

PwC in the Channel Islands has appointed Simon Perry as its new Senior Partner. With effect from 1 January 2018, Perry will succeed Brendan McMahon, who has held this leadership position since 2012. »

Rob Keller, Eze Software

Eze Software bolsters currency hedging risk management with WiseRisk

Thu, 14/12/2017 - 09:49

Eze Software has partnered with Wise Trading Technologies to enhance its currency offering. With WiseRisk, Eze OMS users will get more automation, visibility and precision in managing currency risk in real-time. »

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CMS adds three to insurance team

Thu, 14/12/2017 - 09:40

CMS has appointed Tristan Hall as a Partner in the firm’s Insurance and Reinsurance team in London. He joins the firm from Sedgwick and brings with him associates Andrew Milne and Luke Gething. They will start at the firm on 2 January. »

Brian J Longe, AST

AST completes successful pilot of blockchain-based proxy voting solution

Thu, 14/12/2017 - 09:35

AST has successfully completed a scaled pilot of its blockchain-enabled proxy voting and tabulation network, developed through its strategic partnership with blockchain specialist firm NuArca. »

Edwin Chan, Northern Trust

Northern Trust hires experienced manager to drive alternative investment business

Wed, 13/12/2017 - 17:59

Northern Trust has hired Edwin Chan (pictured), to spearhead sales across the alternatives fund sectors in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). »


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