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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. »

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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.  »

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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? »

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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. »

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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. »

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Kelso Selects iLEVEL for portfolio monitoring

Thu, 06/11/2014 - 16:01

Middle market private equity firm Kelso has selected the iLEVEL Private Capital Data Platform to automate its quarterly review process and track its investment performance in greater detail. »

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Meeschaert implements Linedata for front-to-back asset management workflows

Mon, 03/11/2014 - 14:00

Meeschaert Asset Management has implemented Linedata Front Office Platform to manage its complete front-to-back asset management workflow across its business. »

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First Reserve selects iLEVEL to monitor portfolio

Tue, 28/10/2014 - 12:03

First Reserve has selected the iLEVEL Private Capital Data Platform to streamline its portfolio data collection process and to manage the performance data of its portfolio of energy assets. »

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NICE Actimize partners with Alacra

Wed, 22/10/2014 - 13:03

NICE Actimize has partnered with Alacra to integrate Alacra's customer onboarding and Know-Your-Customer tool, Alacra Compliance Enterprise (ACE) and Alacra's Reference Data Platform, into NICE Actimize's Customer Due Diligence (CDD) anti-money laundering solution. »

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Pacific Fund Systems delivers automated AIFMD Annex IV reporting solution

Tue, 21/10/2014 - 11:54

Pacific Fund Systems (PFS) has delivered an automated AIFMD Annex IV reporting solution in the latest release of its PFS-PAXUS fund accounting and share registry software platform. »

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FlashFunders launches no-fee online equity funding platform

Fri, 17/10/2014 - 14:05

FlashFunders has launched a no-fee, online equity funding platform aimed at helping start-ups raise capital efficiently, while also opening up access to start-up investing for accredited investors. »

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eFront and Methys extend partnership

Tue, 14/10/2014 - 10:08

eFront, a software provider of financial solutions for managing alternative investments, has extended its partnership with international technology consulting firm Methys, naming it the integrator for all eFront solutions in Africa. »

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Comvest Partners selects iLEVEL for portfolio monitoring

Fri, 03/10/2014 - 11:21

Comvest Partners has selected the iLEVEL Private Capital Data Platform to monitor and analyse portfolio performance. »

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iCapital Network connects qualified investors with PE fund managers

Thu, 02/10/2014 - 14:00

iCapital Network has launched an online marketplace connecting qualified investors with private equity fund managers. »

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Abacus Group launches client portal to enhance visibility into private cloud environments

Wed, 01/10/2014 - 11:38

Abacus Group has launched the Abacus Client Portal to give its hedge fund and private equity fund clients greater control and transparency into AbacusFLEX services. »

Lisa Smith, Eze Castle Integration

SEC alert places cyber security risk at forefront

Mon, 29/09/2014 - 11:30

Cyber security has quickly become a headline risk for hedge fund managers. On 15 April 2014, the SEC issued its Cyber-Security Risk Alert, a detailed 26-point questionnaire that aims to address various elements of a hedge fund’s technical and operational infrastructure to determine how vulnerable it is to cyber attacks and data theft. »

Brian Storms, Liquid Holdings

Financial intermediaries in the driver’s seat

Mon, 29/09/2014 - 11:30

New York-based Liquid Holdings Group has developed a real-time risk analytics solution for those who manage multiple accounts, traders or strategies, and as a result require an aggregate view of market and liquidity risks. The new solution, LiquidFIRM (Financial Intermediary Risk Management), is the latest addition to Liquid’s cloud solutions and services. »

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Technology helps unravel risk management complexity

Mon, 29/09/2014 - 11:30

Hedge fund investors are taking a more measured approach to their allocation process. They want to understand the alpha proposition and the risk-weighted return profile of a manager but, as important as market risk is, they want assurances that operational risk is being demonstrably managed. »

Laurence Wormald, SunGard APT

APT Enterprise: integrated risk management

Mon, 29/09/2014 - 11:30

“We’ve risen to the challenge to offer a truly integrated risk management approach with APT Enterprise,” comments Laurence Wormald (pictured), COO and head of research, SunGard APT, adding: »

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Augentius partners with KNEIP to launch complete AIFMD reporting solution

Thu, 25/09/2014 - 14:02

Augentius has launched a new AIFMD Reporter service, developed in conjunction with software provider KNEIP. »

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iLEVEL opens European data centre for private equity industry

Wed, 24/09/2014 - 16:05

iLEVEL, a cloud-based software provider to the private capital market, has opened a European data centre in the UK. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Data management and reporting solutions are key to achieving operational efficiency

Tue, 23/09/2014 - 15:32

It’s a fair assumption to say that the proliferation of hedge fund regulation has spurred technology providers to produce newer, innovative solutions.  »

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

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Fund managers and investors are in a tug-of-war over the issue of transparency. Once content with a performance update, basic valuation and general market commentary, Limited Partners (LPs) are now digging deeper, asking more questions and requiring more information from General Partners (GPs) than ever before. ... »

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Richard Hoey, BNY Mellon

Global gross domestic product (GDP) growth should accelerate somewhat in 2015 and 2016 from the pace of the last three years because of much lower oil prices, the avoidance of special drags on the world economy, and continuing easy monetary policies from global central banks, according to  BNY Mellon Chief Economist Richard Hoey. Hoey (pictured) made the comments in his February outlook.  ... »

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