Buy-Side Technology - 2008-09-01

Hedge funds managing in tougher operational environment

Despite ongoing turbulence in the global financial markets, some sectors of the hedge fund industry are not only surviving but adapting to successfully achieve their investment mandates. A new Celent report does not discount the casualties among hedge…

Pension tension

Conventional wisdom has it that bruising market conditions bring out the more risk-averse tendencies of pension fund and long-only managers as they buckle down and wait for more favourable trading environments to return. By Stewart Eisenhart

FolioDynamix acquires SunGard investment unit

FolioDynamix, a New York-based unified managed account (UMA) technology developer, has bought SunGard's SunGard Advisory Technologies (SAT) business unit. SAT develops investment and wealth management technology platforms, and has a client base of…

Foreign foibles

Before travelling to an exotic location most people go through a long check-list of precautions to protect themselves from perceived dangers, ranging from sickness to theft. They will pack malaria pills, water-purification tablets, seasickness medicine,…

Doing more with less in 2008

Traditional investment managers are being assailed on all sides. The market volatility of the past twelve months has only served to emphasise legacy challenges, while bringing with it new obstacles to be met and overcome. With revenues squeezed, managers…

Month in Numbers

"Brokers often parcel up the leftover parts of their orders and put them into their dark pool, creating toxic waste that they hope will get matched up"

OTC Val expands derivatives coverage

OTC Valuations, the Vancouver-based provider of independent derivatives valuation and risk reports for structured products and exotic derivatives, has expanded its derivatives coverage for credit, inflation, equity, FX, and fixed-income products. New…

Asset Arena Accounting integrates Swift connectivity

SunGard is set to integrate Swift connectivity into its Asset Arena Investment Accounting system, through the SunGard Transaction Network (STN), the vendor's principle connectivity platform. The move, which will be formally announced at Sibos 2008 in…

Swift to provide post-trade matching with prime brokers

Six leading prime brokers are collaborating to create a new trade-date matching service for fixed-income and equity trades originating from their hedge fund clients. The consortium - which includes Citi, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, Lehman Brothers and…

BNY ConvergEx expands on Fidessa's network

Fidessa has announced that BNY ConvergEx Group has expanded its product offering on Fidessa's network to include DMA, care orders, algorithmic trading tools, and access to ConvergEx Cross. ConvergEx's full suite is now available via:

LV Asset Management chooses StatPro for performance, attribution

Liverpool Victoria Asset Management (LVAM), the fund management arm and wholly-owned subsidiary of Liverpool Victoria Friendly Society (LV=) with approximately £8 billion under management spread across 45 funds, has signed a three-year deal with StatPro…

Spotlight on Anand Pande

Citi veteran Anand Pande has taken the reins as group chief executive at capital markets research and analytics provider Amba Research. He discusses the opportunities and challenges of expanding the firm's buy- and sell-side client base as companies look…

Seeking clarity

ClariFI is a good example of a typical buy-side technology vendor: it is a relatively new, niche player, specialising in a crucial facet of the investment management process; it has found traction among the industry's largest, most celebrated players;…

Returning to her roots

Clare Flynn Levy is accustomed to the hot seat: she founded Avocet Capital Management aged just 27, then headed-up hedge fund technology provider Beauchamp Financial for the three years prior to its acquisition by Linedata Services, before returning to…

Editor's Letter - Coming full circle

Something more than a little quirky emerged from the European and New York art scenes just over 90 years ago: Dadaism. Without going into too much detail about the movement's raison d'être , it bears remembering what the Dadaists aimed to achieve and…

ClariFI releases ModelStation v3.4

New York-based ClariFI, a wholly-owned division of Standard & Poor's and provider of quantitative equity portfolio management technology, has released ModelStation v3.4, featuring the new ClariFI Portfolio Optimiser module. Other ModelStation v3.4…

Danish asset manager rolls out Algo Risk Service

BankInvest, Denmark's third- largest asset management firm, expects to be fully functional on the Algo Risk Service by the end of this year, after Algorithmics announced the contract in July.

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