Buy-Side Technology - 2008-08-01

The back-office battleground

The intensely competitive and lucrative land-grab traditionally associated with the front office has slowly shifted towards the back office. Nowhere is this more prevalent than in the portfolio accounting, investor reporting, and in some cases, OTC…

SWX Europe joins dark pool fray

SWX Europe, the London-based stock exchange owned by SWX Swiss Exchange and formerly known as virt-x, this month launches Europe's first exchange-owned non-displayed liquidity pool.

Safe Harbour for start-ups

Harbour Capital Partners, a recently launched London-based hedge fund hotel, became the first such UK-based operation boasting FSA regulatory approval. Victor Anderson speaks with Steve Williams, Harbour's chief executive, about what he believes makes…

Spotlight on Daemon Bear

With expansion on its collective mind, FIX Protocol Limited (FPL) has tapped Daemon Bear of JPMorgan Asset Management to co-chair its EMEA regional committee along with ITG's Alasdair Haynes. Bear talks to Stewart Eisenhart about his efforts to expand…

Following the leader

From its inception, Markit had the necessary ingredients for remarkable growth across the financial services industry: it identified (and focused on) a number of the most acute operational challenges for buy- and sell side firms; it attracted the…

Gravitas extends hosting, DR services to smaller funds

New York-based hedge fund technology service provider and consultancy Gravitas Technologies has opened a data centre in the north eastern US to provide co-location services such as application and data hosting and disaster recovery to small- and mid…

Thames River moves to portfolio management with CRD

Thames River Capital, a London- based hedge fund manager with $13 billion (£6.5 billion) under management, is user-testing two of its eight investment teams on Charles River Development's portfolio management system, set to go live next month.

Today's SEC: Helping you un-break the law

As the US economy stares down the abyss of a de facto recession, in no small part due to lack of meaningful regulatory oversight of dubious financial practices, it appears the Securities and Exchange Commission's leadership has no intention of altering…

Fund administrator ATC takes Linedata back-office products

ATC Fund Services, a Curaçao- based hedge fund administration unit of Dutch financial services firm The ATC Group, has begun implementing Linedata Services' combined MShare transfer agency and MPartner partnership accounting systems to handle its growth…

Closing the Gap

At the risk of repeating a trite cliché, India really is a land of contrasts. According to a recent report from the Indian National Commission for Enterprises in the Unorganised Sector, four of the world's ten wealthiest billionaires are Indian citizens,…

Compliant derivatives

After 85 years at the heart of Wall Street, Bear Stearns is no more. But even before the highest profile and most celebrated casualty of the credit crunch closed its doors, the inevitable questions about who was next in line were already doing the rounds…

SunGard, PerTrac ally to support FOHFs

Global software giant SunGard has partnered with PerTrac Financial Solutions, a NY-based provider of front- and middle-office technology, to create a more complete offering for funds of hedge funds (FOHFs) and their administrators.

Editor's letter - Are you going soft?

The bicycle industry has changed a lot in recent years. Back in the mid-eighties, before frame manufacturers started dabbling with aluminium and carbon fibre, frames were made almost exclusively of steel, a material that required precision and experience…