Buy-Side Technology - 2007-08-01

Beachy keen

BST Columnist Phil Albinus prepares for his August vacation by taking a tongue-in-cheek look at a number of buy-side technology issues likely to be addressed in the second half of 2007, including preparing Mifid ‘alibis’ in anticipation of your firm’s…

Pyxis clients prefer mobile technology for business continuity

Asset management clients of mobile technology developer Pyxis Mobile have indicated their preference for hand-held devices rather than laptop computers in disaster recovery and business continuity scenarios in a recent survey conducted by the vendor.

Spotlight on Gavin Little-Gill

Stewart Eisenhart speaks with Gavin Little-Gill about his move from the financial services analyst community where he was research director at TowerGroup to Linedata Services where he now heads up front-office product development.

Bain Capital rolls out ClariFI's ModelStation

Bain Capital, the Boston-based private investment firm with $40 billion under management, has deployed ModelStation, a strategy simulation platform developed by NY-based vendor ClariFI.

Spanish alternative industry primed for boom

Stewart Eisenhart looks at the recently published Tabb Group report, Cross-asset trading systems: Controlling the trader’s desktop, and finds the broker community under increasing pressure to provide their buy-side clients with more integrated, multi…

Viteos boards Credit Suisse's ASP bandwagon

Viteos Fund Services, a Somerset, NJ-based provider of middle-office, accounting and administration services, has partnered with the prime brokerage division of Credit Suisse to deliver its services to the bank's hedge fund clients.

Brokers under pressure to provide more multi-asset tools

Demand for integrated, multi-asset trading front-ends is growing on the buy side as asset managers seek returns from an increasingly wide range of asset classes. The brokers who best address this need stand to gain a significant advantage over their…

Fimat launches clearing, execution and financing group

Fimat, a global brokerage and subsidiary of Société Générale, has established a dedicated business line to provide global clearing, execution and financing services across asset classes for professional trading groups. The team, known as 'Professional…

Corporate firefighters – Joel Clark looks at enterprise data management initiatives on the buy side and concludes that firms’ approaches to managing data is more reactive than proactive due to spiralling costs and debilitating time frames.

As buy-side firms trade increasingly complex instruments and new regulations demand stronger evidence of best execution, it seems a natural time to streamline the processes governing the management of data across the organisation. But as Joel Clark …

More lip service to oversight

Readers are no doubt becoming tired of my editorialising of hedge fund regulation in the US, but so long as government officials and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) provide more fodder for the keyboard, I'm not really in a position to resist.

Editor’s letter: As dull as ditchwater

Few would argue that data management is as dull as ditchwater. It is, it has been, and in my opinion, it always will be. But efficient and logical data management is also important – very important. So much so that poor data management – which, for the…

French fund administrator rolls out Capstone Minerva

Natixis Investor Servicing (NIS), a French fund administrator and provider of middle- and back-office services to the asset management industry, has gone live with Capstone Minerva, the flagship order management system (OMS) from Fidessa LatentZero.