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Donnacha Loughrey, Crossroads Capital Management

Crossroads Capital Management and AlphaDesk form partnership

Thu, 08/12/2016 - 07:27

Irish independent investment management service provider Crossroads Capital Management (CCM) has licensed AlphaDesk, the cloud-based software provider to hedge funds and other investment managers. »

Eze Software simplifies private equity accounting

Tue, 06/12/2016 - 09:12

Eze Software Group has rolled out a series of enhancements to its back-office operations workflows for private equity funds, simplifying a series of complex tasks to a single click. »

Watson Wheatley implements iRecs reconciliation at P2P lender Thincats

Thu, 01/12/2016 - 10:05

Watson Wheatley Financial Systems (WWFS) has implemented the iRecs reconciliation solution at online peer-to-peer SME business loan specialists ThinCats. »

Philip Tham, Citco

Citco launches enhanced risk and transparency offering

Thu, 01/12/2016 - 07:07

Citco has launched an enhanced version of its risk and transparency offering which will enable clients to monitor and assess risk using flexible, customisable tools. »

Viktor Tadijanovic, Abacus

Security and communications enhancements added to AbacusFLEX Private Cloud

Wed, 30/11/2016 - 07:51

Abacus Group, a provider of hosted cloud IT solutions for alternative investment funds, has added security and communications enhancements to its AbacusFlex Private Cloud platform. »

Lionpoint partners with eFront and Foresight to deliver front to back office solution

Wed, 16/11/2016 - 09:48

Alternative investment consultancy Lionpoint Group has partnered with eFront and Foresight Group to implement a fully integrated front-to-back office solution across all of Foresight's investment activities. »

John Truscott, Liberum

Liberum adopts Torstone’s Inferno

Tue, 15/11/2016 - 09:55

Liberum, a pan-European investment bank, signed a multi-year deal with Torstone Technology to use Inferno in July and went live last week, implementing a complete back office system within four months. »

Carlo Reding, Grant Thornton ABAX Investment Services

Grant Thornton ABAX Investment Services selects PFS‐PAXUS fund admin software

Mon, 14/11/2016 - 08:28

Grant Thornton ABAX Investment Services, based in Luxembourg, has selected PFS‐PAXUS for the administration of its funds services. »

CEPRES launches PE.Analyzer3

Thu, 10/11/2016 - 14:06

CEPRES has launched PE.Analyzer3, a fundamental benchmarking platform for private capital markets. »

Ross Ellis, SEI

Five key trends in disruptive technology - No4: Uberisation

Thu, 10/11/2016 - 12:39

Sat here writing this article in one of London’s many coffee shops there are at least half a dozen others tapping away on their MacBooks. By 2020, it is estimated that 40 to 50 per cent of the global workforce will work for themselves, in a freelance or independent consultant capacity, collaborating with people on platforms to deliver a particular service or solution.  »

Bill Stone, SS&C

Grand Coast Capital selects SS&C for loan solution and fund admin

Tue, 08/11/2016 - 09:27

Grand Coast Capital Group has selected SS&C's Precision LM loan servicing and accounting solution and SS&C's fund administration services. »

Jesper Steiness, SS&C Advent

Fintech helps automate alternative funds

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 11:09

At SS&C Advent, an independent unit of SS&C Technologies who collectively support more than 10,000 customers worldwide, there has been, according to Jesper Steiness (pictured), Director of Global Accounts, a clear growth of interest among fund managers and service providers to improve automation with respect to alternative portfolio accounting and reporting.  »

Thierry Soret, Linedata

Updated Linedata Icon provides enhanced workflow features

Tue, 25/10/2016 - 10:57

Linedata, a software solution provider to the investment management and credit industries, has released the latest version of Linedata Icon, the firm’s flagship fund accounting solution. »

Katipult and Mangopay launch UK P2P lending solution

Fri, 21/10/2016 - 09:44

Katipult has partnered with Mangopay to launch a disruptive lending solution in the UK, providing what it says is a “secure and flexible transaction environment to manage the incoming and outgoing payment flows”. »

Abacus Group opens second London data centre

Abacus Group opens second London data centre

Wed, 19/10/2016 - 10:01

Abacus Group, a provider of hosted cloud IT solutions for alternative investment funds, has opened a second London data centre. »

Hamilton Lane partners with Bison to launch analytics and data platform Cobalt

Wed, 12/10/2016 - 09:54

Hamilton Lane, a private markets asset management firm, has invested in and formed a strategic partnership with Bison (Boston Illiquid Securities Offering Network), a company focused on creating analytical systems for the private markets industry.  »

Aquiline Capital Partners launches Togetherwork

Wed, 28/09/2016 - 10:07

New York-based private equity firm Aquiline Capital Partners has launched Togetherwork, a holding company for businesses developing software used to manage and collect payments from groups and organisations. »

Altvia launches Altvia Correspond Market Edition

Wed, 28/09/2016 - 10:05

Private equity software provider Altvia Solutions has launched Altvia Correspond Market Edition, designed for private equity firms to manage mass communications for prospecting, fundraising and deal announcements. »

Ross Ellis

SEI identifies five key trends in disruptive technology - No1: Watsonisation

Mon, 19/09/2016 - 14:46

In the first of a five-part series, SEI discusses the impact of five disruptive technologies and how they can be applied to the financial industry. The first of these five trends relates to IBM Watson, and the power of cognitive computing.  »

Citco launches waterfall calculation tool for private equity firms

Tue, 06/09/2016 - 14:14

Citco has launched Citco Waterfall, a proprietary technology that enables private equity firms to calculate waterfall payments for limited and general partners on a standardised platform. »

GamCrowd launches tech-focused industry learning resource

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 10:39

GamCrowd.com has launched a free-to-access, technology-focused online service, which is set to be the home of innovation and ideas for the gambling industry. »

Lemanik adopts Linedata Compliance

Lemanik adopts Linedata Compliance

Thu, 01/09/2016 - 09:36

Lemanik Asset Management, an independent Luxembourg-based asset manager with USD20 billion of assets held in 230 sub-funds, has chosen Linedata’s compliance monitoring software – Linedata Compliance. »

Ipreo launches private company business

Ipreo launches private company business

Fri, 26/08/2016 - 06:50

Ipreo, a provider of market intelligence and workflow solutions to public issuers, sell-side firms and buy-side investors, is launching a new private company solutions (PCS) solution, Prism. »

Octopus launches fintech business Octopus Labs

Mon, 22/08/2016 - 13:45

Octopus Investments has launched Octopus Labs, a new fintech business which is developing technology-enabled financial solutions for the mainstream. »

Satuit selects CenturyLink as its hosting partner

Satuit selects CenturyLink as its hosting partner

Mon, 22/08/2016 - 10:10

Satuit Technologies, a provider of software solutions for the professional investment market, has partnered with CenturyLink to offer cloud-based hosting of its SatuitCRM and SatuitCRA software. »

Nuveen teams with Artivest to provide easier access to alternative investments

Nuveen teams with Artivest to provide easier access to alternative investments

Wed, 10/08/2016 - 07:11

Nuveen has teamed with Artivest, a technology-driven alternatives investment platform, to bring alternative investments capabilities to RIAs, family offices, private banks and other financial advisers serving qualified high-net-worth investors. »

Nick Eatockm Intelliflo

Intelliflo opens access to Intelligent Office data

Mon, 01/08/2016 - 10:38

HgCapital portfolio company Intelliflo has launched an Open API for its business management system, Intelligent Office (iO), enabling its adviser and supplier partners to integrate their own solutions and processes fully with the data and functionality within iO. »

Technology

Chapter 5: Technology considerations

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 15:44

Cloud technology - The scale of a manager's IT infrastructure will largely depend on the type of trading strategy. A quantitative market neutral statistical arbitrage fund is likely going to spend more capital on front-office portfolio management, risk management systems and server storage capabilities than a specialist credit strategy that trades infrequently.  »

Dean Hill

For start-ups: Four pillars of cyber security defence

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 15:38

By Dean Hill, Executive Director, Eze Castle Integration - There is no shortage of threats to financial services firms, and the list of requirements from investors and regulators alike is growing at a rapid pace. As a startup, it's important to demonstrate to investors that you take your business seriously, hence, investments in operational excellence are required. On the cybersecurity front, that means leveraging technology infrastructure with robust, security-rich features including intrusion detection and ongoing traffic monitoring, regular vulnerability assessments and next-generation software, firewalls and patches to keep hackers out and firm assets secure. »

Bob Guilbert

Grading your cloud provider: four critical criteria

Mon, 16/05/2016 - 13:08

By Bob Guilbert – You're a new fund manager, and somewhere on your task list the letters "IT" are probably followed by a question mark. Odds are, you don't have a technology background, so as your firm's Chief Operating/Financial/Compliance Officer (or in some cases, Portfolio Manager), the sudden responsibility you've undertaken as your firm's de facto IT Manager is intimidating at best.  »

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