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Hedge Fund Technology Behind the Trade

March 7, 2012

You could run a hedge fund from your laptop. The way things are going, you’ll probably be able to run one from your phone soon. But it’ll be a long time before that becomes a good idea. The main thing investors are concerned about is returns. Still, assuming that there are others in your niche [...]

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Hedge Fund Disaster Recovery Infrastructure Checklist

September 22, 2011

Hedge funds have known for some time the importance of having an effective disaster recovery solution in place. Recent regulations increasingly enforce this as a key principle for business operations. For any system to be effective, however, there are a number of factors which need to be considered prior to implementation. The following disaster recovery [...]

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Difference Between Business Continuity Planning and Disaster Recovery

September 8, 2011

Business continuity planning. Disaster recovery. BCP. DR. You know the terms. You know investors are looking for them. But do you know what the real differences are between them? Business Continuity Planning and Disaster Recovery have the same goal: to implement procedures that will enable a business to recover in the event of a disaster [...]

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Hedge Fund Technology Moves to the Clouds

March 30, 2011

Cloud computing is attracting a lot of attention these days based on the operational, efficiency and cost-saving benefits these services can provide.  Rather than purchasing costly equipment, cloud services allowing fund managers to outsource hedge fund technology infrastructure or applications to a third-party who manages and maintains everything.  Cloud services also allow firms to only [...]

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Hedge Fund Technology for a Start Up Fund

March 9, 2011

Hedge fund technology is an integral part of operations and something that must not be overlooked during the launch process. It is important that a hedge fund manager define the firm’s needs and then map and budget technology accordingly. One area of caution when it comes to technology is looking for the “perfect” solution, as [...]

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Hedge Fund Interview with Laurent Favre

July 12, 2010

Recently, we had the opportunity to speak with Laurent Favre, CEO of Alternative Soft, a quantitative hedge fund software solution for portfolio construction, funds selection and tactical asset allocation using hedge fund strategies. In the interview we cover changes in the hedge fund industry, the outlook for the next few years, and evaluating hedge fund [...]

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