Buy-Side Technology - 2007-07-01

Start-up energy fund takes Kiodex ASP

ETG Capital, a recently launched hedge fund manager focused on energy and commodities, has implemented SunGard's Kiodex Risk Workbench hosted commodity risk management, reporting, market data and valuation platform in order to develop efficient front…

European equity markets ripe for electronic advance

Stewart Eisenhart covers the recently published Tabb Group report, European institutional equity trading 2007: The buy-side perspective, concluding that the rise in electronic pan-European execution volumes in the post-Mifid era is set to impact buy…

Kiodex extends LME support by adding daily contracts

Kiodex, the SunGard business unit and provider of Kiodex Workbench, a web-based commodities risk management platform, is set to roll out support for all daily commodities contracts listed on the London Metals Exchange (LME). Kiodex also confirmed that it…

Sky sees scalability benefits with Indata

Sky Investment Group, a $200 million investment and wealth manager primarily serving private clients, has achieved operational scalability and automated data management capabilities following its implementation of Indata's Investment Management System …

SunGard unveils Asset Arena on the shores of Lake Como

At this year's SunGard Europa conference held in Como, Italy last month, SunGard announced that it had launched Asset Arena, its new 'umbrella' platform comprising the firm's buy-side-focused products and services.

Month in Numbers

'There would not be an instance where two different hedge fund clients were on the same hardware platform. Data lapses cannot happen, not even accidentally'

Fimat's French connection

Victor Anderson speaks with Philippe Teilhard, managing director of alternative investment solutions at Fimat, about his firm’s reliance on proprietary technology – most notably its cross-margining tools – and the firm’s solid derivatives foundation.

Delaware installs Quantifi XL

Solution. Advisors can deploy the system, add their clients' individual holdings and interests into their Salesforce contacts and the Dow Jones system will immediately return client news matches, enabling them to better engage affluent clients.

The scheming of the green

How do you know when an environmentalist is exaggerating about the dangers of climate change? Easy: their lips are moving. By Phil Albinus

Tapping technology – Joel Clark addresses the perennially topical issue of the ASP (application service provider) model across the buy side, and finds that it is not only end-user firms opting for the ASP route – Credit Suisse’s prime brokerage is already

Vendor-hosted technology, or 'apps-on-tap', is not a new phenomenon but it is a changing one. Gone are the days when ASP was confined to back-office technologies at funds on tight IT budgets; ASPs have permeated every facet of the buy side, so that only…

Voltrex goes live with FX

Voltrex, an alternative investment and brokerage services specialist based in London, has launched a foreign exchange service to meet the needs of financial institutions, corporates and private individuals.

Spotlight on Rinando Soto

Stewart Eisenhart speaks with Eze Castle Integration’s Rinando Soto about the changes he’s experienced resulting from his recent move from the prime brokerage industry to the buy-side technology vendor community, which services ostensibly the same…

Lessons to be learned

What appears to be the first major demonstration of how problematic pension fund managers' inclination to increase allocations to hedge funds are proving to be, is unfolding in the wake of last year's Amaranth Advisors collapse. By Stewart Eisenhart

CMA: Tackling transparency

CMA is one of a number of technology vendors that provides financial institutions with pricing and evaluations data, although the firm is quick to point out that what makes it unique in this space is that it focuses exclusively on the buy side. By …

Essential ingredients

City Practitioners’ Neil Hookway address the numerous communications challenges facing hedge funds and their technology providers when establishing the technical parameters of new projects.

Australian manager live on Charles River for fixed income

Australian asset manager, Tyndall Investment Management, with $9.5 billion under management, has deployed Charles River Develop-ment's Charles River Investment Management System (IMS) to support expansion of its fixed-income business in Australia and New…

Q-Wixx rolls out flagship CDS trading platform

Q-Wixx, a recently-launched utility assisting buy-side credit trading desks with the processing of credit default swaps (CDSs), has launched a new platform to automate the entire process.

Editor’s letter: What have we done to deserve this?

That must have been the question on the lips of the conference organisers at this year's SunGard Europa event held on the shores of Lake Como in early June. Highlights of events such as these usually take place on the penultimate evening of the gathering…