Financial technology insights and research for hedge funds.

5 Things About Implementing Operations Automation Hedge Fund Managers Should Know

Published on February 4, 2019

Operational efficiency is named as the #1 area of focus for hedge fund managers to apply technology and innovation, according to the EY - 2017 Global Hedge Fund and Investor Survey. In fact, of all hedge fund managers interviewed, nearly 60% said their organization is investing in or plans to invest in innovative technology solutions to drive operational efficiency. There is little doubt that more hedge fund managers are looking for innovative ways to improve operational efficiency in order to maximize alpha.

As hedge funds look to...Continue Reading »

Top 3 Advantages of Centralizing Data for Hedge Funds

Published on January 28, 2019

One way to quickly measure the operational efficiency of a hedge fund is to see how tightly coupled the decision-making process of an investment manager is with vast amount of data available to the hedge fund. Most hedge funds have access to multiple sources of data, but a lot of that data is not utilized to its full potential, because it is not available during the decision-making process. In fact, most hedge funds continue to struggle with maintaining consistent and accurate data.

So, how can hedge funds ensure that consistent an...Continue Reading »

How Hedge Funds Can Leverage Private Cloud - 5 Excellent Use Cases

Published on January 21, 2019

Hedge funds and other alternative investment managers are looking to cloud computing to improve operational efficiency and reduce information technology infrastructure expenses. 

Private Cloud provides several advantages for hedge funds. It provides the flexibility and scalability they desire, while satisfying their security and regulatory concerns. In addition, when done correctly, the Cloud also increases speed of deployment of new applications, as well as simplifies IT management and support.

How do you go about s...Continue Reading »

How to Prepare Your Hedge Fund for a Cyber Attack

Published on January 14, 2019

Cyberattacks are becoming more common place these days. 2017 saw an increase in cyber attack incidents all over the world. In the U.S., Equifax saw one of the largest cyber incidents with personal and financial information of over 143 million customers being stolen in one cyber attack. 

According to Bloomberg, “Extra spending on security and lawyers in the wake of the hacking helped push third-quarter operating expenses to the highest on record, the Atlanta-based company said Thursday in a statement. The company also sai...Continue Reading »

Hedge Fund Managers' Guide to Choosing the Right Technology Partner

Published on January 7, 2019

Technology is driving huge changes in the financial services industry. In the alternative investment space, according to the Ernst & Young - 2017 Global Hedge Fund and Investor Survey, in the coming year, 50% of hedge fund managers have plans to implement something innovative with their technology investments, and 40% said that they plan on automating manual processes. With constantly evolving...Continue Reading »

Secrets of a Successful Hedge Fund CTO: #3 - Understand Your Employees

Published on December 17, 2018

One of the most compelling tasks as a Chief Technology Officer, or anyone in management position, is learning how to best work with your employees. You can get any degree, certification, or obtain expertise in a skillset, but it will not prepare you for dealing with others. It will, also, not warn you of how diverse and complex people are, and that they all have specific objectives for their jobs and careers. Getting to know your employees and what drives them will set you up for success in many aspects, and will allow you to achieve company...Continue Reading »

Secrets of a Successful Hedge Fund CTO: #2 - Be a Master of Prioritization

Published on December 10, 2018

Defining a technology roadmap for your company is your main task as Chief Information Officer. In order to do this, you must determine the priority of ongoing projects and project requests. Factors that help in this process include identifying return on investment (ROI), technology resource allocation, interdisciplinary guidance, and management approval. Once you have these key factors down, it will become more streamlined for you to build out roadmaps for the near future and beyond.

Be a Master of Prioritization: Know the Importa...Continue Reading »

Secrets of a Successful Hedge Fund CTO: #1 - Be Well Informed

Published on December 4, 2018

As a Chief Information Officer, it may seem like a daunting task to know the ins and outs of every project your employees are working on. This is not to say you need to know all the details, but you need to know the trajectory of a certain project or the workings of a certain software service being utilized. For example, an employee is working on implementing live chat to your ecommerce website. Do you need to know that the service is implemented using JavaScript? Does it make a difference that code is on a specific number of pages in order ...Continue Reading »

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