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What the coming tech crash could look like

What the coming tech crash could look like

Wed, 19/08/2015 - 14:25

Fifteen years after the dotcom collapse we see another tech crash approaching. ‘Bubble’ and ‘unicorn’ are entering the mainstream vernacular. We are becoming comfortably numb with tech company overvaluations, says Victor Basta, managing partner at Magister Advisors… »

Richard Ansyet, Intralinks

Information Rights Management allows hedge fund managers to better control data flow

Tue, 04/08/2015 - 13:50

Over the last 10 years, organisations have undergone a wholesale change in the way they run their businesses. Thanks to cloud-based platforms, wireless Internet, and the proliferation of desktop and mobile device applications, the perimeter of most businesses has moved beyond the four walls of their office. This has revolutionised the way people work: no longer tied to their desks they can be equally as effective aboard an aircraft or sitting next to the beach on vacation.  »

Joseph Henkel, SEI

Big data: How data warehouses are streamlining bespoke LP reporting for PE managers

Wed, 15/07/2015 - 13:05

To help overcome the increased reporting burden faced by private equity managers, SEI has developed an automated end-client reporting capability. It comes at a time when global PE firms are having to adapt to regulation in the form of AIFMD and Annex IV reporting, not to mention a desire by LPs to derive greater transparency from their PE allocations.  »

Rich Lawson

HGGC backs marketing automation software specialist Selligent

Mon, 13/07/2015 - 07:35

Private equity firm HGGC has completed the equity recapitalisation of Selligent SA, a Belgium-based B2C marketing automation software provider.   »

Ken MacCuish, Intralinks

What hedge fund CISOs need to consider when appointing a SaaS provider

Thu, 02/07/2015 - 15:51

A couple of years ago, the title Chief Information Security Officer, or CISO for short, was a foreign concept within the hedge fund community. The winds have changed, however, as hedge funds become increasingly targeted by cyber hackers, causing many to hire a CISO to uphold the network integrity of the firm.  »

Beverly Chandler

Study finds private equity faces fee pressure as it expands and grows

Mon, 29/06/2015 - 11:22

A survey of general and limited partners conducted by SunGard and Longitude Research has found that the private equity industry has good opportunities to grow and expand its reach, but its leaders predict mounting pressure on fees, costs and the amount of information provided. »

Striking the balance

Hedge fund managers striking the balance between cybersecurity protection and cost

Sat, 20/06/2015 - 11:39

As the costs of doing business have increased, more and more hedge fund managers are adopting the cloud; this has revolutionised the way all businesses operate, not just hedge funds.  »

Lena Ng, Intralinks

Cybersecurity: A global legal perspective

Wed, 10/06/2015 - 11:22

On Wednesday 22 April, the House of Representatives passed a new cybersecurity bill – the Protecting Cyber Networks Act (PCNA) – to allow file sharing between government intelligence agencies and private companies and raise the overall awareness of hacking.  »

Locked door

Lock up the front door: cybersecurity perspectives of FoHF managers

Fri, 05/06/2015 - 10:43

Cybersecurity issues have existed as long as the internet. What seems to have changed in the last 18 months is not only that the nature of the breaches has become more sophisticated, but also the fact that hedge funds have become a much bigger target.  »

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Custom House Fund Services enhances Gateway portal for US market 

Wed, 03/06/2015 - 09:00

Custom House Fund Services, a provider of financial services to the alternative investment sector, is to release significant enhancements to its Gateway technology platform over the next few months.  »

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Cybersecurity: Walking a tight rope between transparency and control

Tue, 02/06/2015 - 09:55

Trevor Chisholm, Director of Alternative Investments at Intralinks has appeared in a new video on Asset TV. The interview discusses how managers can achieve transparency whilst still maintaining control.  »

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Cim Fund Services goes live with eFront’s FrontInvest solution

Fri, 22/05/2015 - 16:00

Cim Fund Services, one of the largest fund administrators in Mauritius, is going live with the eFront’s flagship FrontInvest solution.  »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Cybersecurity threat to hedge funds requires closer communication between legal and IT teams

Thu, 21/05/2015 - 12:18

By James Williams – Global law firms need to work closely with hedge funds to improve their cybersecurity risk management by identifying at-risk assets and coming up with a legal risk mitigation response.  »

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Changes to Significant Investor Visa program good news for Australian startups and SMEs

Mon, 18/05/2015 - 06:00

Startups and small to medium-sized enterprises stand to be the big winners from an expected increase in the pool of much-needed investment capital, according to the Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCAL).  »

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Tullett Prebon launches screen-based matching engine for alternative assets

Tue, 12/05/2015 - 19:00

Tullett Prebon Alternative Investments (TPAI) has developed and launched a screen-based matching engine called TP-AIME (Tullett Prebon Alternative Investments Matching Engine) to better facilitate transactions in alternative investments.  »

Singapore

Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC adopts Omgeo ALERT

Wed, 06/05/2015 - 18:30

Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC Private Limited (GIC) has adopted Omgeo ALERT, a web-based global database for the maintenance and communication of account and Standing Settlement Instructions (SSIs). »

Winner

Mercia launches start-up competition for Life Sciences sector

Tue, 28/04/2015 - 18:30

UK-based technology investor Mercia Fund Management (MFM) has launched its quarterly start-up competition, The Pitch, with the chance for the winner to receive GBP3000. »

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Cordium launches new compliance software solution Pilot

Wed, 15/04/2015 - 17:00

Cordium, a provider of compliance consulting, accounting, tax and software to the financial services industry, has launched Pilot, its latest compliance software solution. »

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Wealth management match-maker secures GBP500,000 from angel investors

Wed, 15/04/2015 - 06:00

findaWEALTHMANAGER.com, an online ‘dating’ service that matches affluent individuals with wealth managers, has secured GBP500,000 from angel investors to finance its development and business expansion. »

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UBS Fund Services implements SunGard’s Investran Insight

Thu, 26/03/2015 - 18:00

UBS Fund Services has implemented SunGard’s Investran Insight to provide investment managers and investors with interactive reporting, advanced analytics, and data visualisation across its private equity value chain.  »

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Intralinks launches Intralinks Dealmanager

Tue, 24/03/2015 - 14:30

Intralinks Holdings has launched Intralinks Dealmanager which is aiming to improve corporate development teams’ capacity and ability to evaluate deals properly by giving them a centralised place to manage deal processes, assign tasks, and report on deal progress.  »

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MUGC Lux Management implements Linedata AIFMD regulatory reporting tech

Wed, 18/03/2015 - 16:30

MUGC Lux Management, the management company of Mitsubishi UFJ Global Custody, has implemented Linedata AIFMD Regulatory Reporting. »

software

Blue Pillar secures USD14m investment round led by EnerTech Capital

Tue, 17/03/2015 - 10:00

Blue Pillar, a provider of software-based solutions that increase real time visibility and control into distributed energy assets, has secured a USD14 million financing led by EnerTech Capital.  »

software

Investindustrial Selects SunGard’s Investran

Mon, 23/02/2015 - 09:00

Investindustrial Advisors, investment manager to the Investindustrial private equity funds, has chosen SunGard’s Investran private equity software solution to provide a centralised accounting and reporting solution.  »

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New angel network to invest in early-stage life science companies

Tue, 10/02/2015 - 09:00

The newly-launched Bio/Med Investor Network is to focus on early-stage investments in bioscience, medical technologies and digital health companies.  »

Jonathan Broch, SunGard

New models of efficiency for private equity general partners

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 16:11

By Jonathan Broch (pictured), Head of Strategy for Private Equity, SunGard – While operational efficiency is a concern for most financial institutions today, private equity general partners (GPs) face their own unique challenges. As the demands for information continue to mount, to what extent can specialist private equity software and the right operating model create a winning combination? »

software

Abacus launches Cloud Panel

Tue, 25/11/2014 - 11:00

Abacus Group, LLC, a provider of hosted IT solutions for hedge funds and private equity funds, has launched the Abacus Cloud Panel »

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Social media for asset managers

Tue, 18/11/2014 - 13:05

SEI’s Lori White explains how social media platforms such as Twitter and LinkedIn can help investment managers market their business. »

Computers

Abacus Group teams up with Varonis Group

Wed, 12/11/2014 - 16:01

Varonis Systems is to supply Abacus Group, a provider of hosted IT solutions for hedge funds and private equity funds, with a platform to monitor, manage and capture unstructured data in the Abacus private cloud. »

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Emerging Crowd to unlock investment opportunities in frontier and emerging markets

Wed, 12/11/2014 - 06:30

A new online platform is, for the first time, giving UK-based investors the chance to invest in some of the most exciting frontier and emerging growth companies in the world. »

MediaWatch WA awards 2015

See interviews and presentation at the Wealth Adviser 2015 awards ceremony, held at Sketch, Mayfair on the 15th May .... »

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Ken MacCuish, Intralinks

A couple of years ago, the title Chief Information Security Officer, or CISO for short, was a foreign concept within the hedge fund community. The winds have changed, however, as hedge funds become increasingly targeted by cyber hackers, causing many to hire a CISO to uphold the network integrity of the firm.  ... »

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Locked door

Cybersecurity issues have existed as long as the internet. What seems to have changed in the last 18 months is not only that the nature of the breaches has become more sophisticated, but also the fact that hedge funds have become a much bigger target.  ... »

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Private equity fundraising through the first quarter is examined in this extract from the Preqin Quarterly Update: Private Equity, Q1 2015. ... »

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Hedgeweek Special Report: The Bahamas – How it continues to evolve its funds industry

The Bahamas is taking steps to raise its profile as an attractive funds centre, continuing to build out the popular SMART Fund model template to provide a range of solutions for investment managers, plus its new ICON structure designed to appeal specifically to Brazilian investment managers and advisers.... »

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