Buy-Side Technology - 2007-03-01

Month in Numbers

'You also have to deal with a number of technology partners and all the conversations are technology based; you need to know when you are being 'told a story'

Buy-side EMS spending gradually on the rise

BST analyses a recent Aite Group report on Execution Management Systems (EMS), concluding that, although EMS adoption across the buy side is set to increase in the coming years, growth will not be a swift as anticipated.

Riding the risk

The US hedge fund industry had a close call last month when the President's Working Group on Financial Markets decided that while greater oversight of hedge funds was needed, no new regulations would be imposed on this growing and sizeable portion of the…

Pivotal to the future of the buy side

Utilising Instant Messaging (IM) technologies is not new to the buy side, although technologies that automatically translate IMs to FIX messages in real-time in order to convey trade-related data, are finding traction. BST investigates Pivot Solutions’…

Spotlight on Ben Jackson

Stewart Eisenhart speaks with Ben Jackson, SunGard Kiodex’s recently appointed chief operating officer, about his plans for the firm’s commodities trading platform.

Shedding the shackles

Chris Sims, head of investment operations at Gartmore Investment Management, speaks with Victor Anderson about his new role at the investment manager, and how Gartmore has changed since its leveraged management buy-out last year.

Technology the key to e-trading of equity options

Equity options trade volumes among US-based buy-side firms are set to increase significantly in the coming years on the back of more sophisticated technology and associated services. By Victor Anderson

Data-driven decisions

Quantitative techniques are increasingly becoming a major component of equity-based investment products for money managers of all sizes and styles. Benefiting from a quantitative methodology, however, requires a comprehensive strategy and technology…

A chilling confluence

US hedge fund managers face a potentially frosty spring. After dodging the bullet of mandatory SEC registration last summer, the small- and mid-tier sectors of the industry – that is to say, the bulk of it – could run up against a pair of seemingly…

Addressing multi-strategy hurdles

City Practitioners’ Robert Norris details the technology and operational hurdles buy-side firms need to address when embarking on a multi-strategy investment operation.