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Defining an Asset Manager’s Investment Book of Record

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Traditional IT architecture involves segregated front-office and operational systems, furthermore these systems can be specific to individual asset classes; equities, fixed income, derivatives and structured products. Products are increasing in complexity and higher regulations require portfolio managers to take a consolidated view of their portfolio holdings. Read more “Defining an Asset Manager’s Investment Book of Record”

How To Ace Your Hedge Fund Investor Due Diligence

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Raising AUM is a tough endeavor and one that has become even more so post 2008.  Investor roadshows are akin to marathons and “hit ratios” take all their importance.  Once the initial screening stage (where team pedigree, strategy and returns are discussed) has been successfully passed, investors will want to dive deeper through the means of a detailed due diligence (“DD”) process.
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HedgeGuard’s Expansion Across Regions and Welcomes New COO, Complimented by Rebranding and New Website Launch

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As he often says: “I’m here to help!”

 

2017 has been an exciting year so far here at HedgeGuard. We’ve the opportunity to work with a wide range of new hedge fund and asset management clients, each with their own investment strategies, objectives and requirements. Ensuring that our offering and services are in line with our client’s ambitions has always been one of our key focus areas. Adding to our operational team, we were glad to welcome Damien Duval, COO to the HedgeGuard team last month. Read more “HedgeGuard’s Expansion Across Regions and Welcomes New COO, Complimented by Rebranding and New Website Launch”

Hiring Middle Officers – The three key attributes to look out for

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By David Fernandes, Head of Middle Office – HedgeGuard

When I joined HedgeGuard at the beginning of 2015, our outsourced Middle Office service was composed of 4 people (including myself). Now, a couple of years later, the growth of our activity has seen the team expand to 10 people with members in Paris, London and Beirut. Read more “Hiring Middle Officers – The three key attributes to look out for”

Making the Middle Office Top of Mind: Transforming the Asset Management Middle Office to a Bottom-Line Contributor

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Most asset managers have implemented simplistic, one-dimensional cost-reduction initiatives aimed to reduce middle-office costs. These actions were driven by increasing middle-office operating complexities, escalating regulatory requirements, and a scarcity of talent. The problem? Most of these efforts have led to under-investment in middle-office functions, resulting in an infrastructure that is inflexible and unable to scale for increasing product complexity and regulatory requirements.

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RegTech: The New FinTech – Fundamental Systemic Change in the Back & Middle Office “A Holistic Approach to Compliance & Regulation”

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Here are some of the key characteristics of Reg Tech:

  1. Agility – cluttered and intertwined data sets can be de-coupled and organised through ETL (Extract, Transfer Load) technologies
  2. Speed – Reports can be configured and generated quickly
  3. Integration – short timeframes to get solution up and running
  4. Analytics – A recent Deloitte report quoted biologist Edward Wilson “We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom”. RegTech uses analytic tools to intelligently mine existing “big data” data sets and unlock their true potential e.g. using the same data for multiple purposes.

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