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TECHNOLOGY

New Computer Programs Help Hedge Fund AHL's Revival
By Reuters
11/11/2010 11:08:42 AM ET

LONDON (Reuters)—New computer programs designed to cope with choppy markets have helped Man Group's flagship hedge fund AHL produce stronger returns after last year's damaging losses, its manager told Reuters. Tim Wong, chief executive of AHL, a $22.
Buy Side Steps Up, and Streamlines: TABB Group Study
By Rich Blake, HedgeWorld
05/04/2010 10:02:17 AM ET

NEW YORK (HedgeWorld.com)—As money managers engage in increasingly sophisticated trading methods while encountering more compliance pressures, the push to invest in technologically advanced Order Management Systems (OMS), and separate Execution Management Systems (EMS), has never been greater, according to a soon to be released TABB Group study which surveyed 118 buy-side trading desks.
FSA Trading Probes hikes Demand for New Software
By Reuters
04/21/2010 2:44:44 PM ET

LONDON (Reuters)—The specter of insider trading investigations is boosting demand for order systems that generate a single audit trail from initial investment idea to execution, according to software makers. From top management and heads of trading desks down to individual traders, there are fears of being embroiled in investigations, said Alex Iwinski, an institutional asset management expert at Linedata Services, which develops and sells order management systems, among other businesses.
Technology Briefs
By HedgeWorld Staff
08/20/2008 3:59:29 PM ET

Penserra, BIDS Trading in Agreement NEW YORK (HedgeWorld.com)—Agency broker Penserra Securities and BIDS Trading on Wednesday [Aug. 20] announced an agreement whereby Penserra's institutional investor client base will get direct access to the BIDS Trading crossing system.
Technology Briefs
By HedgeWorld Staff
07/31/2008 1:36:33 PM ET

Sybase, QlikTech Join to Offer Data Tool LONDON (HedgeWorld.com)—Sybase Inc., the enterprise software group, and QlikTech Inc., a business intelligence display software maker, are linking to offer a new data analytics solution that offers speeded up processing and advanced graphic display reporting tools.
Technology Briefs
By HedgeWorld Staff
07/29/2008 5:20:06 PM ET

Citi Offers Market Access Solution LONDON (HedgeWorld.com)—Citigroup Inc.'s Global Transaction Services business launched a solution that offers multiple market access throughout Europe with a consolidation of securities and cash accounts.
DTCC, Markit Form OTC Initiative
By Maggie Shea, Financial Correspondent
07/21/2008 6:04:47 PM ET

LONDON (HedgeWorld.com)—Clearing and settlement provider The Depository Trust & Clearing Corp. and information services firm Markit have formed a new company combining Markit's front- and middle-office trade processing services with DTCC's Deriv/SERV matching and confirmation service.
Technology Briefs
By HedgeWorld Staff
07/09/2008 1:07:12 PM ET

Citi's OpenPrime Adds Three Clients NEW YORK (HedgeWorld.com)—Citigroup Inc.'s OpenPrime, a front-to-back operating platform for hedge funds and 130/30 funds, recently added three new clients.
Technology Briefs
By HedgeWorld Staff
07/02/2008 5:32:13 PM ET

Pivot Enhances Pivot 360° JERSEY CITY, N.J. (HedgeWorld.com)—Inter-enterprise network Pivot Inc. has upgraded its Pivot 360°; application with the introduction of Pivot Instant Markets, its third module add-on that offers over-the-counter derivatives traders electronic communication surrounding trading activities.
LSE, Lehman Start European Dark Pool Platform
By Reuters
06/26/2008 3:59:59 PM ET

LONDON (Reuters)—The London Stock Exchange plans to set up a pan-European, off-bourse trading platform with Lehman Brothers, the groups said, to fend off start-up rivals hurting the LSE's business. The joint venture called Baikal, named after the Russian lake that is the world's deepest, would offer access to securities across 14 European countries in a so-called dark liquidity trading pool that also offered algorithmic, or computer-driven, trading functions.
Technology Briefs
By HedgeWorld Staff
06/19/2008 12:33:23 PM ET

CEP Vendors Approved For Sybase RAP Platform LONDON (HedgeWorld.com)—Three of the top complex event processing (CEP) vendors have completed integration certification with RAP-The Trading Edition, Sybase Inc.
Technology Briefs
By HedgeWorld Staff
06/05/2008 5:15:15 PM ET

ConvergEx Launches Dark Desk NEW YORK (HedgeWorld.com)—BNY ConvergEx Group LLC has launched a trading desk that will provide complete coverage of all major dark liquidity pools to buy-side clients.
Technology Briefs
By HedgeWorld Staff
05/20/2008 6:41:00 PM ET

SunGard Releases Compliance Module PARIS (HedgeWorld.com)—SunGard, a financial services software provider, announced Tuesday [May 20] the release of a new module of its Asset Arena solutions suite designed to address compliance issues.
Sybase Launches Platform for Exchanges, Funds
By Bill McIntosh, Senior Financial Correspondent
05/20/2008 3:43:13 PM ET

LONDON (HedgeWorld.com)—Sybase Inc., an enterprise software and services provider, has launched RAP—The Trading Edition, a next-generation market analytics platform.
Lyxor Launches Range of Hedge Fund Indexes
By Bill McIntosh, Senior Financial Correspondent
05/08/2008 3:27:51 PM ET

LONDON (HedgeWorld.com)—Lyxor Asset Management has launched a new range of 16 fully investable indexes to offer investors access to all the major hedge fund strategies.
Technology Briefs
By HedgeWorld Staff
04/30/2008 3:08:56 PM ET

GL Trade Launches Trading Solution PARIS (HedgeWorld.com)—GL Trade will launch MarketMap Plus, the newest solution in its market data product suite, to support traders in the price discovery and decision-making processes.
Deutsche Bank to Launch Short Sovereign ETF
By Martin de Sa'Pinto, Senior Financial Correspondent
04/29/2008 12:24:33 PM ET

LONDON (HedgeWorld.com)—Deutsche Bank is to launch an exchange-traded fund that will reflect a short position in sovereign Eurozone bonds. The new ETF, whose launch has been set for May, will be the world's first short bond ETF according to Marco Montanari, head of fixed-income ETF structuring at Deutsche Bank.
New Product Insures Against HF Fraud
By Martin de Sa'Pinto, Senior Financial Correspondent
04/24/2008 12:20:08 PM ET

LONDON (HedgeWorld.com)—Insurance firm Protean Investment Risks is looking at a potentially promising market for a new product designed to protect hedge fund investors from losses resulting from fraud by their managers.
Instinet, Nomura Team Up on Algo Suite
By Chris Clair, Managing Editor
04/14/2008 6:17:23 PM ET

NEW YORK (HedgeWorld.com)—Since acquiring Instinet Inc. in early 2007, Nomura Holdings Inc. has kept its distance, mostly so as not to compromise Instinet's reputation as an independent securities firm.
Technology Briefs
By HedgeWorld Staff
04/14/2008 1:48:58 PM ET

Tullett Prebon Signs Data Deal SHANGHAI, China (HedgeWorld.com)—Financial market data provider Tullett Prebon Information Ltd. signed a multi-year agreement with Shanghai Wind Information Co.






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