Hedge funds: beware the smoke and mirrors

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One of the toughest challenges facing hedge funds today – particularly start-up funds – is how to go about selecting the appropriate software to underpin their trading strategies and back-office environments. This, argues Shabnam Rezaei of Red Spies Consulting, is made all the more complex by vendors not living up to their marketing hype or retrofitting existing buy-side developed systems to appeal to the hedge fund industry.

With hedge funds and start-up investment groups mushrooming all ove

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