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Technology and software solutions

Bhawana Khurana, The Smart Cube

The Smart Cube: Think outsourced data scientist

Tue, 18/04/2017 - 12:55

James Williams explains that The Smart Cube is designed to give companies access to insights to help them establish a competitive advantage in the marketplace. »

SEI's Codify takes on three new participants

Tue, 11/04/2017 - 10:00

SEI has welcomed three new participants to Codify, the company’s new Regulation Technology (RegTech) incubator. Codify is the first London-based incubator designed solely for financial regulation technology developers. »

Alap Shah. Sentieo

Consumer-grade apps don’t work for equity analysts

Mon, 20/03/2017 - 09:13

By Alap Shah, Co-Founder and CEO of Sentieo – Investment analysts, by and large, are a pretty smart group. If they can find a better way to do their job, they will. So it’s no surprise that an industry that relies so heavily on information has adopted a number of consumer-grade apps to enhance their workflow. And while better than nothing, this practice can create more problems than it tries to solve. »

Twitter tool sees exponential rise in business post Trump victory

Tue, 17/01/2017 - 10:24

Danny Watkins, CEO of Market EarlyBird, a Twitter monitoring service, reports exponential growth in sales to banks and traders in the last six months as they try to keep up with Donald Trump and his ‘fire from the hip’ Tweets. »

InvestCloud buys Babel Systems

Tue, 10/01/2017 - 12:06

California-based fintech firm InvestCloud Inc has acquired London-based Babel Systems Limited for USD20 million. Babel’s client base includes robo-adviser Nutmeg among other wealth managers and family offices. »

Aon launches Brexit Navigator

Tue, 10/01/2017 - 08:50

Aon plc has launched Brexit Navigator, a bespoke and proprietary three step solution designed to help organisations quantify the impact of Brexit risk exposures, and redesign risk management and risk financing structures. »

Brock Arnason, Droit

Easing regulatory compliance

Mon, 19/12/2016 - 11:10

James Williams profiles Droit, a New York-based financial technology company whose platform, ADEPT, has been engineered to help both sell‑side and buy-side institutions address the increasingly complex issue of regulatory compliance… »

Brock Arnason, Droit

Easing regulatory compliance

Mon, 19/12/2016 - 11:09

James Williams profiles Droit, a New York-based financial technology company whose platform, ADEPT, has been engineered to help both sell‑side and buy-side institutions address the increasingly complex issue of regulatory compliance… »

Jesper Steiness, SS&C Advent

Fintech helps automate alternative funds

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 11:09

At SS&C Advent, an independent unit of SS&C Technologies who collectively support more than 10,000 customers worldwide, there has been, according to Jesper Steiness (pictured), Director of Global Accounts, a clear growth of interest among fund managers and service providers to improve automation with respect to alternative portfolio accounting and reporting.  »

Jack Inglis, AIMA

Innovation to play critical role in managing hedge funds, says KPMG/AIMA survey

Thu, 20/10/2016 - 07:44

Hedge fund managers are innovating and increasing their investment in technology to create new competitive advantages and to address regulatory and operational issues, according to a new study. »

Marko Djukic, Hentsu

Cloud solutions

Wed, 19/10/2016 - 10:49

James Williams writes that cloud platforms are revolutionising the way hedge funds manage their businesses. »

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. »

James Williams

The rise of the machine

Wed, 15/06/2016 - 08:53

James Williams finds out how machine learning strategies are using pricing patterns to drive returns. »

Stewart Foster

Third Financial Software - Best Technology Provider - Transaction Processing

Tue, 24/05/2016 - 09:45

Third Financial Software has enjoyed another record year of growth, reports chief executive Stewart Foster, (pictured) and has almost doubled in size. Founded in 2008, Third Financial has gone from simple software to offering a software platform business and is now looking at the direct to consumer market.  »

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.  »

Beverly Chandler

Tech City UK partners with Cooley for ‘Upscale’ programme

Tue, 17/11/2015 - 16:47

The legal partner for Tech City UK’s Upscale, Cooley, has commented on latest developments within the firm. Upscale connects 25 of the UK’s fast growth tech companies with world class entrepreneurs, expertise and advice designed to successfully grow their businesses.  »

Nutmeg goes live on Babel Systems

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 09:16

Portfolio management firm Nutmeg has gone live on Babel Systems’ open back-office system to support growth in trading volumes, as well as operational efficiencies through its middle and back office.  »

Magister Advisors warns of cargo-cult mindset

Tue, 10/11/2015 - 08:47

M&A advisers to the technology industry, Magister Advisors, believes that the cries of ‘shockwave’ and ‘bursting bubble’ that greeted Square’s recent IPO pricing are based on Square’s last private round and not on real-world metrics that point to excellent public market prospects.  »

John Skelly, Carne Group

Fund managers gain access to holistic approach to cybersecurity

Tue, 20/10/2015 - 14:10

The increasing complexity of the cybersecurity threat to the fund industry has given rise to a new venture from global governance providers Carne Group and CalQRisk, a developer of enterprise-wide risk management technology solutions.  »

James Williams, AlphaQ

Anti-social media

Tue, 20/10/2015 - 14:06

Social media is a potential cybersecurity weak link for hedge fund managers writes James Williams (pictured). »

Timothy Reilly, SS&C Technologies

Insurers seeking yield gain help

Tue, 20/10/2015 - 13:37

Managing non-traditional assets requires complex investment accounting and reporting often not supported by insurance companies' legacy systems, writes Timothy Reilly (pictured), SVP, institutional & investment management at SS&C Technologies. »

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. »

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… »

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… »

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