Buy-Side Technology - 2008-03-01

Commodities start-up manager live on SunGard Kiodex

Clive Capital, a recently launched London-based commodities hedge fund manager, has implemented SunGard's Kiodex Risk Workbench browser-based commodities risk management product in order to rapidly deploy trade capture and risk capabilities for its new…

Spotlight on Christopher Russo

Citisoft has added another managing director, Christopher Russo, to its line-up of buy-side technology consultants. Russo discusses his previous role as executive director of client operations at Omgeo, as well as the issues he anticipates tackling for…

Fund of funds market shows healthy growth

Research note illustrates the extent to which the global fund of hedge funds industry is expected to flourish, even though this growth will be concentrated within a handful of the largest fund managers and administrators. By Victor Anderson

Smart Order Routing gains intelligence

Smart order routing (SOR) has become synonymous with the new European trading landscape precipitated by the adoption of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive added to the statute books at the start of November last year. But as Ian Salmon argues…

In for a penny...

TKS Solutions' Penny offering is, like a number of buy-side specific technologies, a relatively new addition to the market place, having been 'soft-launched' to client firms 18 months ago. Since then, however, it has established a healthy following…

Adust or Bust When financial markets started heading south last summer, quantitative investment managers constituted the first wave of casualties. Various factors rendered these organisations especially vulnerable to market fluctuations, and with current

When financial markets started heading south last summer, quantitative investment managers constituted the first wave of casualties. Various factors rendered these organisations especially vulnerable to market fluctuations, and with current liquidity and…

Ready for the recovery

The worst may not be over, but things will definitely get better. By Phil Albinus

IT budgets: back on the chopping block?

When I first started reporting for Buy-Side Technology's predecessor BuySide IT (previous even to Hedge Fund & Investment Technology) in early 2003, financial markets were just starting to show signs of recovery following the September 11 attacks…

Investor demand for customised benchmarks on the rise

According to new research, pension funds in the US and Europe are set to rely on more customised benchmarks in order to accurately measure the performances of the buy-side institutions to which they allocate capital and the instruments in which they…

Northern Trust signs with youDevise for FOHFs

Northern Trust, the Chicago-based provider of investment management and fund administration services, is to use youDevise's Hedge Information Provider (HIP) for the benefit of its fund of hedge funds (FOHFs) clients.

Developing diversity

Phil Sturgess, chief operations officer of Cadiz African Harvest Asset Management, made the move to the buy side ten years ago after a lengthy career in the corporate world. He speaks with Victor Anderson about Cadiz's growth during the past decade, the…

FXall connects to ITG

Foreign exchange trading platform FXall has signed a deal to make its services available through the front-end systems of technology firm and agency brokerage ITG.

Editor's Letter: Was the financial gain worth all the pain?

I met a technology consultant the other day for lunch in the West End. It was memorable for two reasons: first, we ate at Gaucho, a restaurant specialising in Argentine beef in a Nosferatu -esque atmosphere, which, while I am no ardent carnivore, was…