Technology News

Fund managers anticipate greater outsourcing to streamline costs, says report

Many fund managers anticipate low returns on their equity products in 2011 – something they predict could lead to an increase in outsourcing, according to a survey by RBC Dexia and Accenture.

Feb 07, 2011

Communication solution to help set and maintain collateral for OTC derivatives transactions unveiled

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), MarkitSERV and AcadiaSoft are working together to deliver a joint solution for improving communication regarding the setting and maintaining of the collateral required between counterparties to over-the-counter (OTC) derivative transactions.

Jan 28, 2011

Bloomberg unveils single platform integrating front to back office for hedge funds

Bloomberg Trading Solutions has launched a single platform integrating front-to-back office tools for hedge funds trading in FX, fixed income and equity.

Jan 26, 2011

BI-SAM continues expansion into Asian markets

BI-SAM (Business Intelligence Solutions for Asset Management), a provider of performance attribution and reporting software solutions for the asset management industry, has increased its presence in Asian markets.

Jan 25, 2011

Clearing OTC derivatives through CCPs could hurt smaller hedge funds

Forcing smaller hedge funds to clear over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives through a central counterparty clearing house (CCP) is misguided and could prove rather costly.

Jan 21, 2011

Hedge fund managers encouraged to use business identifier codes

Hedge fund managers have been encouraged to get a BIC or Business Identifier Code if they want to reduce the possibility of trade settlement failures.

Jan 14, 2011

Portfolio risk management system for carbon-related securities unveiled

South African-based technology firm Risk 101 has launched a portfolio risk management product for carbon-related securities – a trading market it sees as having significant growth potential.

Jan 13, 2011

SEI enhances pricing and valuation validation system for managers

SEI has enhanced its asset pricing and valuation validation solution for investment managers.

Jan 06, 2011

LCH Clearnet makes senior US sales and marketing hire for SwapClear

LCH.Clearnet has appointed Floyd Converse as head of sales and marketing in the US for its interest rate swap (IRS) clearing service, SwapClear.

Jan 06, 2011

Regulation and growth will lead to back office transformation

The influx of regulation and the renewed growth in the investment management industry could deliver a “one-two punch” for fund administrators in 2011, according to Confluence, a provider of automated data management services.

Jan 06, 2011

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