Trying to Make Disruptive Technologies Less Disruptive

NATAS 2013 End-User Panel

Over the last two years, hedge fund CIFC Asset Management has moved away from operating primarily on spreadsheets, which are often cumbersome and largely manual.

This automation has brought much-needed straight-through processing (STP), supporting a number of different product sets, from trade through clearing, says Enrique Smith, CTO at CIFC, who spoke on a panel at this year's North American Trading Architecture Summit.

Most importantly, he says, is that the front office didn't consider this m