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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.  »

Clouds

Chapter 4: Technology considerations

Mon, 16/05/2016 - 13:05

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.  »

Arle Capital Partners completes the Initial Public Offering of Technogym

Fri, 29/04/2016 - 11:10

The Initial Public Offering (“IPO”) of ordinary shares of Technogym, a world leading supplier of technology and design-driven products and services in the Wellness and Fitness industry, yesterday completed  for a listing on the Mercato Telematico Azionario (MTA), organised and managed by the Borsa Italiana SpA.  »

RegTech companies are boosting Ireland’s technology ecosystem

RegTech companies are boosting Ireland’s technology ecosystem

Fri, 22/04/2016 - 09:51

Regulatory technology, or ‘RegTech’ as it is known, is building momentum in Ireland as the country looks to embrace the Financial Technology revolution.  »

Jason Gabbard

Counselytics launches fund of funds AI technology

Mon, 28/03/2016 - 12:50

Counselytics has deployed its  AI technology in the alternatives investment space. Using machine learning technology, Counselytics is aimed at providing a fast, economical and automated process to find and analyse limited partnership agreements wherever they reside.  »

ProTrak International releases CRM 11.0 software

ProTrak International releases CRM 11.0 software

Fri, 18/03/2016 - 09:11

ProTrak International has released a major upgrade to its CRM platform for investment managers, hedge funds and private equity firms, Release 11.0. »

Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP) to operate tech incubator under Israel's national incubator program

Thu, 17/03/2016 - 09:20

Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP) has been chosen by Israel's National Innovation Authority (Office of the Chief Scientist) to operate a Jerusalem-based technological incubator.  »

Private equity investment in tech hits four-year high

Tue, 08/03/2016 - 16:22

Investment in UK technology companies by private equity firms has reached its highest level since 2012, totalling GBP1.93 billion in 2015, according to international investment bank Altium. »

CVC Capital Partners closes on USD1bn for tech-focused growth fund

Wed, 24/02/2016 - 10:26

CVC Capital Partners (CVC) has held the the final closing of CVC Growth Partners, a new fund dedicated to investing in high-growth, middle-market companies in the software and technology-enabled business services sectors. »

James Willaims, Hedgeweek

Man & machine: Building a knowledge platform to develop predictive prowess in asset management

Thu, 17/12/2015 - 12:38

Big changes are afoot across a broad spectrum of the financial services industry. For example, in the wealth management and investment advisory space, thanks to huge technological developments in recent years, traditional wealth managers have a new competitor to face; the robo adviser, which sounds exciting but it is less the Terminator and more machine learning software, using algorithms to learn investor behaviour and automatically invest into portfolios based on clients' goals and risk threshold.  »

Vector Capital combines Freedom Scientific and Optelec

Tue, 17/11/2015 - 10:04

Vector Capital has combined portfolio companies Freedom Scientific and Optelec to create the world's largest assistive technology provider for the visually impaired. »

 Black Mountain targets ’40 Act, private equity and hedge funds with Direct Lending Solutions Via SaaS

Black Mountain targets ’40 Act, private equity and hedge funds with Direct Lending Solutions Via SaaS

Tue, 03/11/2015 - 15:41

Black Mountain’s Direct Lending Solutions are now offered via Software as a Service (SaaS). The firm’s clients include investment managers, credit funds, hedge funds, private equity firms, direct lenders and banks. »

Dragon Capital and Standard Chartered sponsor launch of FinTech Club in Vietnam

Dragon Capital and Standard Chartered sponsor launch of FinTech Club in Vietnam

Wed, 14/10/2015 - 15:20

Standard Chartered Bank Vietnam and Dragon Capital have jointly hosted the inaugural meeting of the Vietnam FinTech Club in Ho Chi Minh City. »

Buddy Doyle, Oyster Consulting

SEC could start issuing more exam fines for poor cybersecurity controls

Tue, 13/10/2015 - 09:41

The saying goes that ‘familiarity breeds contempt’ but when it comes to staying cyber secure, nothing could be further from the truth. Fact is, investment managers should be integrating cybersecurity issues, be they regulatory updates, software updates from their IT vendors, into their weekly meetings.  »

Richard Anstey, Intralinks

Social media a potential cybersecurity weak link for hedge fund managers

Tue, 06/10/2015 - 08:55

Over the last 12 months there has been enormous media coverage of cybersecurity, and seemingly endless headlines. Anyone could be forgiven for thinking the end of the world was nigh.  »

Arthur J Gallagher enhances IMI Pro

Arthur J Gallagher enhances IMI Pro

Fri, 11/09/2015 - 14:37

Arthur J Gallagher has enhanced its liability and crime insurance solution for investment managers IMI Pro to provide its broadest cover yet. »

Thomas Deinet, HFSB

Hedge Fund Standards Board to unveil cybersecurity memorandum

Thu, 10/09/2015 - 11:49

Cybersecurity has become a focus of the hedge fund industry lately and regulators are taking an increasing interest in assessing the resilience of firms to cyber attacks. The problem that hedge fund managers face, when starting to do such an assessment, is trying to find the right level of response; no easy task given the plethora of reports, commentaries on this subject. »

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