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Hedge Fund Technology Innovations 2017

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 16:09

This Hedgeweek Special Report looks at how AI and robotics are set to play key roles in solving the complexities of managing data in this complex regulatory environment.

The 'Hedge Fund Technology Innovations 2017' special report comprises 7 separate articles listed below, these can be read individually or as a sequence.
James Williams, Hedgeweek

The impact of AI and machine learning on the hedge fund industry

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 16:19

Data re-use is likely going to become a critical feature of the industry, moving forward. Not only will fund managers want to be able to access data in a consistent fashion, they will also want to make sure it is accurate across different reports as regulators pay ever closer attention.  »

David Quinlan, Eze Software

Optimising the investment process using technology

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 16:25

With so much change happening in the funds industry, it is imperative that technologists keep pace to help hedge funds optimise operations. In that regard, Eze Software has been busy developing new functionality across the Eze Investment Suite, with MiFID II as a big focus.  »

Michael O'Brien, NASDAQ

What buy side traders should know about insider trading

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 16:32

By Michael O’Brien (pictured), Nasdaq – Ask buy side firms about the areas where they are most vulnerable to legal action, and they will likely put insider trading on the list. In the last few years, regulators around the world have shown their willingness to investigate and prosecute insider trading cases, and levy severe fines and penalties. Importantly, the firms involved have suffered significant damage to their reputation. »

Thomas Pfister, Confluence

Confluence seeks to automate regulatory reporting complexity

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 16:40

Confluence, one of the investment management industry's leading reporting, data management and analytics companies, delivers technology as a solution to enhance the operational efficiency of its clients. The platform supports a vast array of clients globally running mutual funds, ETFs, alternative investments, institutional portfolios and UCITS funds, as well as eight of the 10 largest global fund administrators.  »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

RPA technology and AI will enhance hedge fund client relationships

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 16:48

Hedge fund managers are leaning on their technology partners more than ever as they seek to automate the investment management lifecycle, front through back. With regulation such as MiFID II just around the corner (it comes into effect 3 January 2018), European firms in particular will need to address gaps in their IT infrastructure to ensure they adjust to the regulation as seamlessly as possible. As we reveal below, robotics and AI could solve many of the complexities of managing data in this complex regulatory environment.  »

Robin Bedford, Opus Fund Services

The convergence of fund administration and FinTech

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 16:54

By Robin Bedford (pictured), Opus Fund Services – As the rate of change in the fund administration industry continues to increase, the ability to remain nimble becomes of critical importance. In a period of active industry consolidation, failure to remain `relevant' results in being absorbed into a stronger more dynamic competitor.  »

Eric Bernstein, President of Broadridge Investment Management Solutions

The virtues of best-of-suite system technology

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 16:59

What started off as a niche trend, whereby start-up fund managers would pick more suite-based technology solutions because they lacked the capital, or manpower, to operate multiple systems, has widened out in recent times.  »

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