Buy-Side Technology - 2009-06-01

Born in a storm

James Caird Asset Management could not have launched in a more challenging environment when it opened its doors for business in July last year. Victor Anderson speaks with Olivia Erby about the ongoing challenges facing the fund, its reliance on…

Munder Capital live on Advent APX

Munder Capital Management , the $21 billion Michigan-based investment manager, has implemented Advent Software's Advent Portfolio Exchange (APX) portfolio and client management product in order to run its fixed-income and equity holdings on a single…

Right place right time

Client reporting has taken on new levels of significance over the past 18 months in the wake of the sub-prime fiasco and the ensuing contraction of the global financial services industry. Buy-side firms, arguably more so now than at any time in the past,…

Risk in progress

For years, the notion of real-time risk management to better inform buy-side traders prior to making executions has proven elusive. And now that lessons learned from the ongoing global financial crisis continue to mount, the value of real-time pre-trade…

Risk's rich tapestry

From time to time we at BST select topics for monthly features that prove challenging to contain within three or four pages. This month's article on real-time risk is a case in point; while the meatiest angles of the issue made it into the feature, some…

Spotlight trained on OTC pricing platforms

A new Celent Communications report evaluating providers of pricing tools for OTC derivatives and structured products finds that vendors have stepped up efforts to support clients under pressure from investors and regulators for more transparent and…

It all comes down to data

If there is one thing you would have thought financial firms would have grasped by now, it's that having a centralised source of data - a golden copy if you will - is a good idea. By Emily Fraser . How many times have we heard Mike Atkin of the EDM…

VaR comes in for criticism

The credit crisis has uncovered the weaknesses of many risk management models and risk mitigation approaches. The rating agencies' reputations have also come under the spotlight as their reputations and reliability have been called into question. Value…

Spotlight on David Merrill

FinAnalytica, a portfolio risk management software developer, has appointed David Merrill as chief executive as part of a new management team; Andrew Huddart has been named chairman and Boryana Racheta-Iotova promoted to president. Merrill discusses…

Euro traders struggling with liquidity sourcing

A new Tabb Group report finds that buy-side equity traders in the UK and Europe have encountered greater challenges over the past year sourcing liquidity within new market structures. At the same time, heightened awareness of counterparty risk has begun…

Editor's Letter - Risk is all around

The rate of change across the buy side - when inertia is finally overcome and change takes place - is often swift. The buy-side approach to risk is a case in point. It wasn't long ago that risk was a bit of a giggle for many buy-side firms, which, during…

DSTi changes name and re-launches

DSTi, the UK-based provider of investment management software and services has re-organised the business, changed its name to DST Global Solutions, and re-launched.