Buy-Side Technology - 2008-01-01

New Advent client installing APX and Moxy

Square Capital , a London-based wealth management firm with $500 million under management, is in the process of rolling out Advent applications for portfolio and order management.

Who Said What And When

BST's 'Big Interview' featured a number of buy-side practitioners with a variety of views during 2007...

Credit: the long and short of it

Credit-based hedge funds were particularly hard hit by the US sub-prime fiasco and the ensuing liquidity crisis, most notably in the CDO market. But as Matthew Atwood discovered during Credit magazine's roundtable held last November, credit still has…

Learning on the job

Brian Mitchell, head of dealing and portfolio control at Baring Asset Management, is proof that you don't need an Oxford or MIT education to rise through the buy-side ranks. Victor Anderson speaks with him about how Barings formalised its execution…

The bust of 2008

Making predictions can be either an embarrassing or an enlightening exercise. A recent blog posting that made the Incisive Media rounds last month was a reproduction of a page from a 1900-era edition of the Ladies' Home Journal . In the gloriously dense…

Three new clients in the bag for CRD

Bridgeway Capital Management, the Houston, TX-based adviser to Bridgeway Funds, is to install the Charles River Investment Management System (IMS) to automate portfolio management, trading and compliance in its investment operations across all asset…

The drive to kill operational latency

Last month Omgeo hosted a roundtable in London where the role of the back office in increasing efficiencies across multiple markets and asset classes came under the spotlight. Participants agreed that even though back-office staff remain the unsung…

Swapswire off the Markit as acquisition is signed

Markit, the London-based provider of data, valuations and trade processing technology for OTC derivatives, is to expand its post-trade expertise by acquiring SwapsWire, the provider of OTC derivatives confirmations. The amount paid for the acquisition…

Seascape takes ClariFI's modelling and research platform

Seascape Capital Management, a New Hampshire-based investment manager running separately managed accounts, a mutual fund and a hedge fund, has deployed ModelStation, a quantitative portfolio modelling, research and attribution platform developed by…

The party's over

Like other sectors of the financial services industry, hedge fund and buy-side managers took quite a beating in 2007, and the carnage is expected by all but the most obstinately optimistic observers to continue well into 2008. Despite recent short…

Eze Castle unveils London-based incubation service

Eze Castle Integration (ECI), the Boston-based provider of technology and IT services to the buy side, has announced the London availability of its Eze Managed Suites, a service offering organisations access to hedge fund-specific technology and…

Month in Numbers

'In an ideal world you want everything on a single platform; you want your order generation, your order management, your compliance checking, and probably your settlement functions supported by the same platform'

Spotlight on Tejpal Chadha

Starting over in the financial technology industry carries plenty of risks, but Tejpal Chadha has done just that. The former co-founder and chief technology officer of Vhayu has joined a new hedge fund technology platform developer, Nirvana Financial…

Right place right time

Buy-side organisations have traditionally struggled to objectively measure the value they derive from the services pedalled to them by their sell-side counterparts. Now, with the introduction of Reg NMS in the US and Mifid in Europe, investment managers…

Editor’s Letter - All grown up

December and January editor's letters in just about every magazine ranging from Calligraphy Monthly to GQ are almost certain to carry either a retrospective analysis of the year that's been or a prospective view of the year to come... or both…

Prudential live on SunGard InvestOne in SA

Prudential Portfolio Managers, one of South Africa's largest asset management firms with ZAR71 billion ($10.6 billion) under man-agement, has completed an in-house installation of SunGard's InvestOne Enterprise and Xamin products for portfolio…