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Anthony says that while new reporting guidelines and technologies will help firms to make the business case to move away from spreadsheets in favor of automated systems, investors will hold the most sway in making this a reality.
Microsoft Excel spreadsheets will continue to be widely used at asset management firms for the foreseeable future. But new regulations, technological advancements, and risk management concerns are leading buy-side firms to examine ways to lessen their dependencies on these ubiquitous, manual solutions. By Anthony Malakian
In response to demands for unique tools, an open marketplace for third party and collaborative applications has been well received.
Imagine Software has launched Imagine Risk Services, a cloud-based solution enabling investment managers to integrate risk analytics on a bespoke basis.
The hedge fund sector, long a bastion for entrepreneurs and technological innovation, is facing the dilemma on how best to allocate investor capital to infrastructure and internal system development. Now with ‘plug and play’ cloud offerings is there a value proposition in developing so ware in-house?
New CFTC guidelines around the clearing of swaps are putting unprecedented demands on futures commission merchants (FCMs). With the timeframe to accept or reject a trade for clearing now slashed down to exactly a minute, FCMs are grappling with the challenge of implementing systems to simultaneously calculate and monitor multiple measures of risk at high speeds and high volumes.
New York-based, portfolio technology provider, Imagine Software has launched the Imagine Financial Platform (IFP) and the Imagine Marketplace. Together, the solutions provide a portfolio management platform for financial professionals in addition to an App Store-like marketplace for fund professionals to access and build applications for their portfolios and strategies.
Even a modest breakup of the euro, such as the departure of Greece, would send the S&P 500 down 10 percent and with contagion effects knock 17 percent off the value of a long/short equity portfolio, said Dr. Lance Smith, CEO of Imagine Software.