Buy-Side Technology - 2006-09-01

The evolution of selective outsourcing for hedge funds

As the fast growing hedge fund sector delivers increasingly complex products and services, the selective outsourcing of non-core IT functions is becoming more attractive, especially to those organisations employing innovative technology to stay ahead of…

Hot markets for energy trading and risk applications

The move by hedge funds and traditional asset managers into the energy markets is, if anything, accelerating due to continued high and volatile energy prices. This trend has forced buy-side firms to deploy the types of applications developed specifically…

In search of greener pastures

Volatility retains an irresistible allure for hedge fund managers pursuing alpha. In recent years, energy and commodities markets have proven a dramatic case in point; recurrent factors such as geopolitical instability, disrupted or depleted supply lines…

Briefing: Getting to the heart of the matter

Since Q4 last year – when the well-publicised backlog in the processing of credit derivatives reached critical levels – a number of industry organisations and buy- and sell-side firms have made significant strides in addressing this issue. In a recent…

Can’t hedge funds and corporations just get along?

Managing investor relations has become a crucial aspect of the buy side, not least because of the levels of influence investors can exert under extreme circumstances. Thomson Financial’s Chris Schelling outlines the challenges facing corporations in…