Trading Systems Insights

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Case study: How Nishkama Capital grew its operation with Eze Eclipse

13th August 2019

Nishkama Capital, a long/short equity fund based in the US, became one of the first adopters of Eze Eclipse, SS&C Eze’s born-in-the-cloud investment management solution, in 2017. Thanks to the platform’s adaptability and continued support from the Eclipse team, Nishkama’s operation was able to get up and running quickly, and... read more
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Ed comment: Economic headwinds batter, but will regtech bail markets out?

9th August 2019

Company: bobsguide
“This is the beginning of de-globalization and balkanization of the global economy and de-coupling between the US and China,” said economist Nouriel Roubini, in a recent post. “No wonder we are back in risk-off mode markets are sharply down. Even Fed easing cannot backstop markets hit by a double negative supply shock: trade and... read more
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Starting a hedge fund: how to choose your vendors

5th August 2019

Starting a hedge fund these days isn’t just about raising capital and running trades. Today’s regulatory environment, alongside investor scrutiny, means hedge funds need to have reliable and independent partners that will support them in setting up and running their operations. This is especially important for institutional fundraising,... read more
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Report: Asset managers hesitate with Libor transition

2nd August 2019

Company: bobsguide
While asset managers may wait for their counterparty banks to navigate them through the transition away from the London Inter-bank Offered Rate (Libor), the buy side cannot afford to be complacent as the rate gets phased out. But in some instances little preparation has been done. “We’ve been talking to banks primarily but also some... read more
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Switching your investment system: key issues to consider

1st August 2019

Chances are, in the course of the life of your investment firm, there will come a time to take a hard look at whether your investment system still suits your needs. In many cases, if you’re already asking yourself this question, the answer will be “no” — so you’ll need to make a switch. There are some surefire ways to... read more
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Five common challenges emerging managers face

30th July 2019

The good news about these challenges is that if you have them, it likely means you are growing. The bad news is that these problems, if unchecked can delay your rate of growth or in extreme cases can even prevent it altogether. 1. Average pricing can get difficult - quickly Using average pricing is the obvious and easy choice to reduce... read more
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Transforming trade data: how to tap its analytics potential

22nd July 2019

For wholesale banking institutions, trade reporting might appear to be little more than a painful and costly burden. But what if a consolidated, cloud-based approach to trade reporting could also serve as the basis for unprecedented business analysis and insight? In retail banking and credit card provision, as indeed in many other... read more
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Pressure on CTRM/ETRM systems to find arbitrage

22nd July 2019

Company: bobsguide
For years commodity traders and risk managers depended on legacy systems, spreadsheets and paper documentation. But with commodity markets becoming more complex and fast-paced, the race for efficiency and greater profit margins is becoming increasingly difficult as systems are having to evolve rapidly to stay competitive. Commodity trading firms... read more
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Fast and furious: Algo trading pros and cons

17th July 2019

Company: bobsguide
Algorithmic trading, also sometimes referred to as black-box trading, automated trading or algo trading, has developed from its beginnings as the computerization of order flow in the 1970s to a potentially crucial tool for brokers and traders. Theoretically algorithmic trading platforms can create returns at a speed and frequency that... read more