Buy-Side Technology - 2008-05-01

Spotlight on the sell side

In the world of investment banking, few organisations have achieved the same degree of penetration and trust across the buy side as Credit Suisse. The bank's algorithmic trading suite, known as Advanced Execution Services (AES), is used globally by…

More window dressing

The talk-loudly-and-carry-a-small-stick app-roach is alive and well in Washington DC, particularly when it comes to investor protections. The latest egregious example: The US Treasury Department plans to put its weight behind two sets of recently…

Positioned in the buy side's sweet spot

It's unlikely that when Quantifi's founders established the firm some six years ago, they would have foreseen the extent to which the buy side would turn to credit as a source of alpha. However, recent events have revealed credit's more perilous side…

F&C Investments live with Cadis EDM Suite

London-based asset manager F&C Investments, which has €141 billion under management, has implemented the Cadis EDM Suite simultaneously with the Charles River IMS trading platform.

The new crackdown

Just as the yoke of compliance was starting to lift, it looks set to come crashing down once again. In the years following the passage of tight regulatory laws such as Know Your Customer, the Patriot Act, and Sarbanes-Oxley, US lawmakers and financial…

Falling into place

Like so many other buy-side practitioners with closely married business and technology remits, Damian Debellotte 'fell' into the position as head of investment management systems at Newton Investment Management after completing a technology…

Search for alpha to push quant assets towards $7 trillion in 2008

Quantitative investment strategies had amassed an estimated 12 per cent of global assets under management by the close of 2007, a clear indication that more buy-side and hedge fund managers have deployed such models in the pursuit of alpha. Stewart…

ClariFI unveils ModelStation v3.3

ClariFI, a provider of quantitative portfolio management and research software and services, has released ModelStation v3.3. According to ClariFI, the new platform includes a number of perform-ance and usability advancements in portfolio attribution and…

London Capital contracts Penson for outsourced clearing services

London Capital Group, which provides online foreign exchange trading services to institutional clients under the Capital Forex brand, as well as institutional derivatives and equities broking, has selected Penson Financial Services to provide it with…

Paladyne integrates NumeriX pricing models

New York-based hedge fund technology provider Paladyne Systems has partnered with pricing and risk analytics specialist NumeriX to enable its clients to better price complex securities.

Blue Systems first to deliver Xinhua news to mobile users

Blue Systems, the London-based provider of global financial information software, and Xinhua Finance, a China-based financial information provider, have struck a partnership that will deliver real-time financial market news on Blue Systems' market data…

Adopting a do-it-yourself approach to MBS dealings

Sailing remains anything but smooth for the mortgage-backed securities market, a situation exacerbated by a significant lack of third-party support for trading, pricing, and risk management of these instruments. But that hasn't swayed alternative…

Spotlight on Dan Bukowski

After a 22-year stint on the buy side, most recently as chief information officer (CIO) at Citigroup Asset Management, Dan Bukowski has opted to head up research at equity analytics technology developer Quantitative Services Group (QSG). He discusses the…

Editor’s letter: The buy side: more exceptions than rules

It's not often that you come across a buy-side organisation where the level of its technology is considered to be inconsequential to its performance. But that's the impression I got while listening to Simon Hazlitt, co-founder of London-based Majedie…

New pricing tool from Fitch Solutions

Fitch Solutions has launched Fitch ABCDS Pricing in order to meet the increasing demand for an independent source of pricing data that covers the global ABS product spectrum. The new service adds to the firm's existing single-name CDS and Loan CDS…