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Chris Addy, Castle Hall

Castle Hall expands OpsMonitor with financial statement and ADV review services

Tue, 18/04/2017 - 09:18

Due diligence company Castle Hall Alternatives has expanded its OpsMonitor due diligence monitoring platform with a range of new features, accessed through the firm’s DueDiligenceProfessional online app, include detailed financial statement and ADV reviews, dashboards and analytics. »

SEI's Codify takes on three new participants

Tue, 11/04/2017 - 10:00

SEI has welcomed three new participants to Codify, the company’s new Regulation Technology (RegTech) incubator. Codify is the first London-based incubator designed solely for financial regulation technology developers. »

Stairway to clouds

When to make the move to the cloud: typical inflection points

Fri, 07/04/2017 - 09:37

For newly emerging investment firms or long-standing established ones, the choice to adopt a cloud-based architecture is becoming an easy one. Few firms have a business model where an in-house Comm. Room makes strategic or economic sense. And even for those who have the means to do so, managing and maintaining all levels of IT on-premise may not always make the most business sense. »

Craig Bridgewater, KPMG

KPMG survey reveals the impact of technology

Fri, 24/03/2017 - 14:00

To investigate the extent to which technology is disrupting the financial services sector, KPMG recently partnered with the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) and the Managed Funds Association (MFA) to determine how managers are responding.  »

Armando Gonzalez, RavenPack

RavenPack launches big-data analytics and visualisation platform

Wed, 22/03/2017 - 08:58

RavenPack, a big data analytics provider for financial services, has launched a self-service data and visualisation platform that enables financial professionals to analyse unstructured data for investing and trading and to support risk management and compliance. »

Niels Nielsen, ZEDRA

ZEDRA signs Sovos to automate multi-jurisdiction AEOI tax reporting

Tue, 21/03/2017 - 10:05

ZEDRA, an independent fund specialist in trust, corporate and fund services, has placed an order with Sovos – the tax compliance software experts – for its AEOI Reporting solution. »

Johan Glozman, ACA

Backstop and ACA complete cloud-to-ground database integration

Thu, 16/03/2017 - 12:47

Backstop Solutions Group, a provider of cloud-based productivity solutions for hedge funds, funds of funds, pensions, endowments, foundations, private equity firms, consultants and family offices, and ACA Technology Solutions, a provider of investment management and regulatory technology solutions, have completed an API integration of their solutions. »

Mary Beth Hamilton, Eze Castle Integration

Where CFOs/COOs and CTOs agree and disagree on outsourcing

Thu, 16/03/2017 - 10:35

By Mary Beth Hamilton (pictured), Vice President, Eze Castle Integration – It’s inevitable for C-level execs at hedge funds and private equity firms to have differing opinions from time to time, and outsourced IT can sometimes be an area that breeds tension at the management level. On one hand, Chief technology officers (CTOs) are engrossed in every level of technology, from application management to security to disaster recovery, and they have a vested interest in concerns from user experience to business continuity and beyond.  »

Paul Kneen, Pacific Fund Systems

Pacific Fund Systems appoints cloud services manager

Tue, 14/03/2017 - 13:13

Pacific Fund Systems (PFS), a provider of fully integrated fund administration software via its PFS-PAXUS application, has appointed Didier Lucotte as cloud services manager in the firm’s European operations team. »

Cloud jigsaw

Five reasons why it’s time to consider the cloud

Fri, 10/03/2017 - 08:39

Traditionally, hedge funds and private equity firms have allocated significant capital budgets to build out their own sophisticated Communication (Comm.) Rooms, which can take months to provision and bring online. With servers to buy and install, software to license and configure, and voice/networks to deploy – not to mention recruiting, hiring, and managing expensive and hard-to-find IT talent – it’s no wonder cloud solutions have emerged as the dominant choice for computing infrastructures at investment firms large and small. »

Nick Ellis, ALA

Advanced Logic Analytics launches ALA OneLogic

Wed, 08/03/2017 - 10:17

Advanced Logic Analytics (ALA), a provider of enterprise wide big data and finance analytics solutions for buy- and sell-side institutions and other financial firms, has launched its core big data analytics platform, ALA OneLogic. »

Mark Coriaty, Eze Castle Integration

Cost, complexity & security drive hedge fund outsourcing

Mon, 06/03/2017 - 14:50

Outsourcing has not only become an accepted practice among hedge fund managers, it has become a necessity as funds large and small seek out ways to control their costs, manage their internal resources more effectively, and overcome the ever growing challenge of regulatory compliance.  »

Matchmaker service launched for businesses seeking cash

Wed, 01/03/2017 - 13:44

A technology business has launched a new way of matching firms starved of cash with businesses who are willing to purchase their invoices. »

Northern Trust and IBM Pioneer build blockchain PE fund management solution

Wed, 22/02/2017 - 09:02

Northern Trust, in collaboration with IBM and other key stakeholders, has launched the first commercial deployment of blockchain technology for the private equity market. »

Michael Gottstein, Berdon Fund Services

Berdon Fund Services selects FundCount software

Tue, 14/02/2017 - 11:06

Berdon Fund Services, a New York-based fund administrator has incorporated FundCount’s accounting and investment software into its service offering.  »

HgCapital-backed Intelliflo integrates with Jitterbit

Thu, 12/01/2017 - 10:49

Intelliflo has integrated its financial adviser business software, Intelligent Office (iO), with Jitterbit to streamline access to its new Open API facility. »

Citco launches automated ILPA fee reporting solution

Thu, 12/01/2017 - 08:39

The Citco Group of Companies has launched an automated system to assist its private equity firm clients with the various ILPA fee reporting requirements. »

Jim Warren, SEI

SEI launches online solution for private fund investor transaction processing

Fri, 06/01/2017 - 14:18

SEI has launched SEI Trade, a cloud-based solution that automates the process of handling, documenting and tracking investors’ private fund transactions. »

Royal London selects Confluence for AIFMD Annex IV reporting

Royal London selects Confluence for AIFMD Annex IV reporting

Fri, 06/01/2017 - 09:07

Royal London Asset Management has selected the Confluence’s Unity NXT AIFMD Annex IV transparency reporting solution to support the company’s growing alternative investment fund business. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

SEI identifies five key trends in disruptive technology

Wed, 04/01/2017 - 12:44

The pace of technological change is unrelenting. The Internet of Things and the rise of the gig economy are changing the way that businesses and consumers interact with each other. It is therefore incumbent upon the asset management industry to embrace technological change and reimagine what is a tried and tested business model. More than ever, fund managers are having to innovate to operate more efficiently, more transparently, and in closer harmony with their end investors.  »

Indus Valley Partners launches PE deal management platform

Wed, 04/01/2017 - 09:11

Indus Valley Partners (IVP), a provider of technology solutions to alternative asset managers, has launched IVP for Private Equity, an end-to-end solution designed to manage portfolio companies, deals, cash flows, water falls and expenses under one platform. »

Pete Sinisgalli, Eze Software

Eze Software opens Toronto office

Wed, 21/12/2016 - 08:20

Eze Software Group, a provider of global investment management technology, has opened an office in Toronto. »

Todd Moyer, Confluence

RegTech to trigger asset management back office transformation in 2017

Fri, 16/12/2016 - 09:10

Confluence predicts that the rise of regulatory technology (RegTech) in 2017 will trigger a transformation of the asset management back office, with improved data management and technology solutions delivering operating model improvements through automation. »

Abraaj implements RAVN’s cognitive search solution

Wed, 14/12/2016 - 14:50

The Abraaj Group has implemented RAVN Connect Enterprise, a cognitive search platform which is designed to transform the way users locate, leverage and collaborate on expertise across networks. »

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. »

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