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Hackathon Generates Culture Change and Data Tool

SunGard's hackathon designed to foster innovation drew 425 participants across 17 cities around the world. And now one of the products of the 48-hour coding fest is being integrated into the vendor’s XSP solution.

Buy-Side Technology | Analysis | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 14 Apr 2014

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JSE Preps Co-Lo Center

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange will open a co-location center on its premises in May, to reduce network latency for clients from 2,400 microseconds at present to about 100 microseconds, officials say.

Inside Market Data | News | Exchange Data | 09 Apr 2014


SunGard Introduces Upgrades For Investran 7

New features from the firm's private equity (PE) business unit, which is based in Miami, Fl., will include Data Exchange and Insight tools for better transparency and reporting, as well as customizable interfaces for flexible delivery of information to...

Buy-Side Technology | News | Data Management | 31 Mar 2014


The Rise and Rise of HTML5

Thanks to enhanced browser functionality and an explosion of open-source tools, HTML5 is supplanting Microsoft Silverlight and Adobe Flash as the go-to language for trading application development and mobile functionality. While roadblocks still exist,...

Waters | Feature | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 25 Mar 2014


Byrne Leaves SunGard for Confluence

After almost 20 years at SunGard, Hugh Byrne has taken responsibility for Confluence's European sales

Inside Reference Data | News | People | 14 Mar 2014

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Confluence Taps SunGard Vet Byrne for EU Sales

Pittsburgh-based fund data management software vendor Confluence has hired former SunGard executive Hugh Byrne as managing director of sales, responsible for driving Confluence's strategic sales and growth strategy in Europe.

Inside Market Data | News | People | 14 Mar 2014


KKR's Colorful Personality: CIO Ed Brandman

Ed Brandman’s friendly quirks don’t conjure the conventional image of an IT chief, especially at KKR, one of the more white-shoe firms in a space famous for them. But don’t let the CIO’s charms fool you. He effectively redefined enterprise-grade...

Waters | Feature | People | 27 Feb 2014

Gemini Plumps for SunGard’s Hedge360 Platform

Gemini Hedge Fund Services, the Hauppauge, New York-based hedge fund administrator, has selected SunGard’s Hedge360 application suite as its platform of choice. Hedge360 will enable Gemini Hedge to increase is operational efficiency and by so doing...

Buy-Side Technology | News | Buy-Side Implementations | 20 Feb 2014


Collateral Optimization Still Not Widespread, But Growing

A survey by InteDelta and SunGard conducted last summer revealed a dismally low adoption rate of collateral-optimization systems. Only three percent of respondents called their optimization processes advanced or fully automated.

Sell-Side Technology | Analysis | Risk Management | 17 Feb 2014

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New European Reporting Regs Overwhelm DTCC Data Repository

A tidal wave of interest rate trade data overwhelmed the trade reporting service run by the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) after new European reporting rules came into effect on Wednesday, Feb. 12, leaving users unable to check information...

Inside Market Data | News | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 14 Feb 2014

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