Buy-Side Technology - 2010-02-01

Progressive embraces business continuity challenge

Business continuity rose to prominence in the wake of the September 11 attacks, as firms of all sizes sought to develop contingency plans as a way of mitigating the business and operational risks resulting from systems failures. By Victor Anderson*

Charles River launches Charles River IMS Version 9.1

Charles River Development has released Version 9.1 of the Charles River Investment Management System (Charles River IMS). This release, which completes Charles River's transition to a service-oriented architecture (SOA), integrates order and execution…

Spotlight on John Lehner

Having served as president of Eagle Investment Systems for many years, John Lehner has now assumed greater control of the buy-side technology provider after his promotion to chief executive. He talks with Stewart Eisenhart about the parameters of his…

Transaction monitoring: driving efficiency in real-time trading

The dire effects of the recession on certain financial services firms has forced CIOs and other IT managers to examine new technologies that could improve online transactional efficiencies across all aspects of the business. As early adopters of…

Operations: the way forward

The last decade has produced a remarkable transformation in the front office - especially from a buy-side perspective - although current trends suggest that operations and risk management will hold the spotlight over the next 10 years. More than ever,…

Interactive Data adds new features to PrimeTerminal offering

Interactive Data Corporation has added a range of portfolio analysis functions to its PrimeTerminal Professional financial desktop. The enhancements are designed to allow investment advisers and wealth managers to access and analyse their customer…

Prop trading: RIP?

Once when I was 16, about six months after I started driving to school and work, my heavy foot got me two speeding tickets within 24 hours. A major component of the parental wrath incurred was the loss of my car keys for a fortnight. The thrill (and…

Month in Numbers

"With CEP, we were able to develop our first strategy - of course it was a simple one - within days. We were able to connect that strategy, locally test it, and now we're running it in Brazil and the US"

SunGard's Ambit receives Swift interface qualification

SunGard's Ambit Messaging Hub has passed the Swift interface qualification for FIN interfaces. The Ambit Messaging Hub, which provides a single platform on which customers can consolidate all financial messaging activity (regardless of format) has been…

Stralem live on Advent's APX platform

Stralem & Company, a New York-based investment manager with $2.2 billion under management, has implemented the performance analytics capabilities of Advent Software's Advent Portfolio Exchange (APX) platform to better compare its portfolios internally…

Reduced latency for SunGard's GL Net global order-routing service

SunGard has deployed new ultra-low latency market data distribution (MDD) servers for GL Net, its market-data and order-routing network. GL Net customers are now able to access highly scalable and enriched market-data flows delivered at a microsecond…

Holland Park selects Algo Risk Service

Holland Park Risk Management (HPRM), a Toronto-based independent risk management adviser to pension fund managers in the US and Canada, has signed a three-year contract for the Algo Risk Service, Algorithmics' outsourced risk management and portfolio…

Thomson Reuters launches TSE Arrowhead platform

Thomson Reuters has announced the live launch of a market-data delivery service for the Tokyo Stock Exchange's (TSE) new Arrowhead Platform. According to the vendor, delivery options offered by Thomson Reuters Data Feed Direct include both TSE…

Evercore takes Advent's APX and Moxy applications

Evercore Pan-Asset Capital Management will imple ment Advent's Moxy OMS and the vendor's Advent Portfolio Exchange (APX), an integrated portfolio and client-relationship management platform. According to Advent, Evercore had previously relied on…

Daiwa looks to Syncova OPTIMA/Broker for margining support

Daiwa Securities Europe, the European arm of Japanese investment bank Daiwa Securities, has deployed Syncova's OPTIMA/Broker platform, with a global licence, to support its expanding synthetic prime brokerage business line. OPTIMA/Broker is a prime…

Aviva Investors connects to Calastone

Aviva Investors, the global asset management business and wholly owned subsidiary of Aviva plc, has signed an agreement to make its UK-domiciled retail funds available via the global Calastone transaction network. Aviva Investors' third-party…

Buy-side risk projects set to increase in 2010

Following mounting evidence that risk management processes in the traditional asset management and hedge fund industries proved alarmingly inadequate in the midst of the global credit crisis, investment managers are now intending to beef-up risk…

SunGard unveils VPM version 9.0

SunGard has released a new version of its VPM portfolio accounting platform for hedge funds. According to SunGard, VPM version 9.0 provides funds with an enterprise-level portfolio accounting application built on a service-oriented architecture for plug…

Quantifi releases Version 9.3

London-based Quantifi, a provider of analytics and risk management products to the global credit markets, has released Version 9.3 of its pricing, hedging and risk analysis platform. Quantifi says V9.3 provides more robust risk reporting, streamlined…

Editor's Letter - The greed for speed

Speed is good. At least, when it comes to the increasingly popular phenomenon of high-frequency trading it is. Speed plays such a crucial role in this respect that if it were absent, high-frequency trading (HFT) would simply be known as... trading.

Buy-side compliance and risk functions to align more closely

Compliance and risk operations at some investment management firms appear likely to integrate more closely - or in some instances may even combine outright - over the course of 2010, according to projections by financial technology consultancy Aite Group.

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