Hedge Funds Technology Innovations 2014
Hedge Funds Technology Innovations 2014

Mon, 09/06/2014 - 14:20

The 'Hedge Funds Technology Innovations 2014' special report comprises 6 seperate articles listed below, these can be read individually or as a sequence.

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Cloud technology gives managers an operational edge

Mon, 09/06/2014 - 14:32

“Last November we surveyed over 100 hedge fund managers on their attitudes towards using the cloud, their concerns from a security and data ownership perspective and over 87 of respondents said they were using the cloud in some shape or form today,” comments Bob Guilbert, Managing Director at Eze Castle Integration, a provider of IT solutions and private cloud services to more than 650 global alternative fund managers. “Last year we brought on 102 new clients, 42 of which were start-ups.” »

Robert O'Boyle, Liquid Holdings

True cloud versus impostors

Mon, 09/06/2014 - 14:37

New York-based Liquid Holdings is fast becoming a tour de force in the hedge fund industry. Born in the cloud, the firm offers hedge fund managers (typically USD1bn or less in AuM) a multi-tenant “true cloud” solution. Using cutting edge technology Liquid’s platform brings together low latency OERMS – order, execution and risk – capabilities backed by managed services, giving managers a scalable, cost-effective cloud environment in which to run their operations.  »

Chad Allen, UMB Fund Services

Combining technologies to meet data challenges

Mon, 09/06/2014 - 14:40

One of the unintended consequences of technology improvements in the hedge fund industry has been the sheer volume of data that service providers, in particular fund administrators, are required to manage on a daily basis. ‘Big data’, ‘data management’, ‘data farming’ – these terms are increasingly being used in the current vernacular.  »

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.  »

Clint Coghill, Backstop Solutions Group

Helping managers respond to due diligence demands

Mon, 09/06/2014 - 15:07

Technology innovation sits naturally with software provider Backstop Solutions Group. After all, it was one of the pioneers of providing a Software-as-a-service platform to the alternative funds industry back in 2003 to help managers operate more efficiently. »

John Landy, Intralinks

What the Heartbleed bug means to hedge fund managers

Mon, 09/06/2014 - 15:12

By John Landy, Intralinks – The discovery of the Heartbleed bug serves as a wake-up call to hedge funds and alternative investment managers. A single line of buggy code has put millions of web servers and users at risk of having their secure information stolen. If you think your business hasn’t been affected, it will be soon. »

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