Buy-Side Technology - 2007-10-01

Derivatives altering buy-side portfolio system requirements

The market for buy-side portfolio systems is expected to total $2.67 billion by 2010 as Asian and European-based buy-side firms' operational and technology requirements increase, and as managers generally extend their use of over-the-counter derivative…

No silver bullet for sub-prime valuation challenge

The dust is yet to settle in the wake of the US sub-prime mortgage fiasco and already the analysts are hard at work suggesting techniques and technologies designed to avert such a crisis in the future. But as RiskMetrics' Christopher Finger explains in a…

Month in Numbers

'All regulatory concerns fundamentally say exactly the same thing - you need to follow your transactions to ensure that you're not funding Taliban Inc'

Laws of attraction – Institutional capital flowing into the hedge fund industry comes at a price – investors expect operational transparency and industry accepted best practices when it comes to risk management. Victor Anderson outlines how funds in the F

Risk management disciplines across the buy side have traditionally ranged from relatively sophisticated - relative that is compared with sell-side organisations - to downright rudimentary. But that is set to change, especially in the Far East where funds…

Spotlight on Sam Somech

Sam Somech knows his middleware. The technology veteran who invented trans-actional messaging has set his sights on derivatives, heading up research and development at SuperDerivatives. He talks with Stewart Eisenhart about why he joined the vendor, and…

Multiple choices – Not all prime brokers are created equal: Joel Clark investigates the criteria employed by hedge funds to differentiate one prime broker from another, and concludes that the multi-broker model is the most feasible and flexible approach f

The relationship between hedge funds and prime brokers has always been complex, but as alpha remains the objective for fund managers and as markets remain volatile, that relationship is changing. Joel Clark investigates the criteria funds employ to…

Know your fund manager

Forget 'Know Your Customer', one of the recent vintage of compliance initiatives that mandates investment firms to know whose money is in their hands. In these days of risky hedge funds with shady characters handling billions of dollars, clients too have…

Pre-trade TCA: New challenges, new technology

Stewart Eisenhart looks at a recent Aite Group report – Multi-asset portfolio systems: the buy side’s new pied piper – and concludes that although there is a sizable market in the US and UK for such systems, vendors are likely to find greater demand…

All carrot, no stick

With credit crunches still front and centre in the minds of hedge fund managers nursing their wounds - or pondering how best to pursue arbitrage opportunities amidst the wreckage - familiar but nonetheless pertinent calls for greater transparency and…

No finish line

It is fair to say that data management issues reside at the heart of most buy-side operational challenges. Mike Atkin , managing director of the EDM Council, speaks with Victor Anderson about the Council's mission, the organisational and management…

Brazilian fund administrator rolls out Charles River IMS

Mellon Serviços Financeiros, a Brazilian fund administrator and subsidiary of the Bank of New York Mellon Corporation with $26 billion under administration, is implementing the Charles River Investment Management System (IMS) to monitor compliance.

Editor's Letter: Wake me up when the data bit's done

Like it or not, data management is boring. It's tedious, it's uninspiring but it's also undeniably crucial to every financial services organisation regardless of their business focus or location. This much emerged during my recent conversation with Mike…