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Drumming Up Business With a Different Drummer

March 18, 2014

Counting the number of hedge funds in the world is like trying to follow the Major League pitching career of Octavio Dotel. It’s incredibly complicated and subject to sudden change. The former Met-Astro-A-Yank-Royal-Brave-Northsider-Buc-Dodger-Rockie-Jay-Card-Tiger free agent might be running out of teams, though, but the tally of hedge funds just keeps growing. At Hedge Fund Research’s last [...]

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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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Why List with Hedge Fund Databases?

December 7, 2011

An earlier article on this site explained how you can use databases for marketing your hedge fund to investors who might be interested in your investment strategy. But capital introduction is a two-way street, so it’s just as important that you make it easy for investors to find you. There are two kinds of hedge [...]

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Choosing a Cap Intro Hedge Fund Database

November 30, 2011

As you go about starting a hedge fund, one of the first decisions you’ll need to make is how you intend to go about the process of capital introduction, and one of the first things you’ll realize is that there’s no such thing as enough resources to dedicate to it. Marketing a hedge fund to [...]

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Citi Introduces New Technology for Hedge Fund Launches

November 14, 2011

Citi Group has introduced a new operating model to help managers launch, manage and build successful hedge funds without making a huge investment in hedge fund technology and non-core functions. Dubbed Citi Prime Finance Hedge Fund 3.0, the outsourcing and partnership framework is designed to help managers achieve greater efficiency across their support functions and [...]

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Hedge Fund Trading Technology Moving Further into Currencies

October 24, 2011

The Wall Street Journal reports that computerized, high-frequency trading is now making greater inroads into the hedge fund sector of currency derivatives. A growing number of hedge funds, plus large banks such as Credit Suisse Group AG and Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC, are automating a process that used to eat up 25% to [...]

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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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Disaster Recovery Considerations for Hedge Funds

September 15, 2011

For many firms, hedge fund disaster recovery remains an Achilles’ heel – an expensive and seemingly distracting proposition. But planning for potential disruptions and taking the right steps to develop a comprehensive, customized IT disaster recovery plan will allow your firm to be fully prepared for unexpected events. What factors should you take into consideration [...]

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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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How Algorithms Shape Our World

August 29, 2011

We’ve written before on how high frequency trading and black box technology are changing the face of hedge fund technology. By some estimates, such algorithmic trading accounts for 70 percent of all trades taking place today. Now Kevin Slavin, co-founder of the game development company Area/Code, takes things a step further with an entertaining and [...]

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