Operations

Swiss love affair with hedge funds firmly over, says expert

Swiss investors are still not allocating to hedge funds and the situation is unlikely to change anytime soon, an expert has warned.

Posted on: 09 Jul, 2012

SS&C launches Form PF reporting system

SS&C Technologies has launched a Form PF reporting solution for hedge funds.

Posted on: 08 Mar, 2012

COO Connect Editorial: Interview with Jeff Jennings, global head of prime services listed derivatives at Credit Suisse, on futures clearing post MF Global

Futures clearing is one area of finance which has not been found wanting despite the market turmoil over the last few years.

Posted on: 23 Dec, 2011
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COO Connect Editorial: Interview with Sandy Kaul, US head of business advisory services at Citi Prime Finance

With the growing institutionalisation of hedge funds, operational infrastructure has come to the fore. However, as many managers have quickly discovered, these overhead costs build up and increasingly squeeze upon alpha generation.

Posted on: 08 Dec, 2011
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CCPs and their implications for the buy-side: Interview with Jon Hitchon, head of Deutsche Bank Market Clearing

Central counterparty (CCP) clearing houses, without doubt, look set to become one of – if not the – most systemically important financial institutions (SIFIs) in the marketplace once clearing reforms are implemented next year under the US Dodd Fra

Posted on: 30 Nov, 2011
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Ucits and Alternative Strategies: Not Necessarily a Match Made in Heaven

Managers in the EU and US are facing up to the hard fact that the freedoms they enjoyed before the financial crisis are now being significantly circumscribed by governments and financial regulators.

Posted on: 20 May, 2011
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COO Connect Editorial: Interview with Jérôme de Lavenère Lussan, chief executive officer of Laven Partners

Prior to 2008, operational due diligence undertaken by sophisticated investors was viewed as intrusive and time consuming by hedge fund managers.

Posted on: 09 May, 2011
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Prime brokerage game changers

When HSBC announced it was forming a Prime Services group to service hedge funds, it was not hard to find scoffers, let alone sceptics. Now 18 months on, HSBC Prime Services is leading a quiet revolution in the prime brokerage industry.

Posted on: 15 Apr, 2011
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Expert Networks: The challenges facing fund managers

“It’s a mystery wrapped in a riddle inside an enigma,” bellows Joe Pesci’s terrified character in Oliver Stone’s conspiracy theory-cum-thriller JFK.He is voicing his bewilderment about the complexity of the motives behind President Kennedy’s assas

Posted on: 07 Mar, 2011
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