Analysis

Regulating alternative data

As European regulators grapple with how to supervise this growing part of the sector, there are calls for some legal clarity around big data usage


New products looking to disrupt the sector

HFMTechnology assesses some of the innovations CTOs are likely to see this year from a range of providers

Due for an Upgrade? Refresh considerations for CTOs

With technology trends constantly moving forward, CTOs can’t afford to be left behind. We explore some of the key update and legacy issues the industry faces



CTO to CEO….. How far will hedge fund technologists rise?

With CTOs increasingly likely to be part of a hedge fund’s management team or sit on the board, are the current crop of technologists the leaders of the future?


Tech planning for scenarios A, B, C, D and E

CTOs note the need to be nimble in an increasingly challenging marketplace


A new industry utility? DE Shaw Group spin-out on changing times

HFMTechnology hears why former DE Shaw Group CTO Gaurav Suri thinks the hedge fund sector is due for a shake-up


The inside story

Following a number of high-profile examples of insider risk in recent years, hedge funds are increasingly having to take a proactive approach towards internal monitoring.US firm RedOwl talks about its services to HFMTechnology


Chain reaction

With the focus on blockchain technology from the financial services industry increasing, HFMTechnology takes a look at how hedge fund firms can incorporate blockchain into their systems


Secret CTO: Top Trump?

With the election of Donald Trump as president, a London-based CTO gives his verdict on what it means for data storage


Mifid II compliance

HFMTechnology (HFMT): Are banks, hedge funds and alternative investment funds you work with on track to meet the Mifid deadline?


Last person standing

CTOs and consultants open up about the challenges of winding down a hedge fund’s IT system


The battle over exchange data

Managers feel they are being exploited with high data prices, but could things be about to change?


Why invest in CRM solutions?

While expensive, CRM programmes are helping IR pros meet their growing client, compliance and marketing needs




Betting on Big Data

HFMTechnology examines how alternative data techniques are becoming more accessible to smaller managers


Muddying the cloudy waters

CTOs and legal experts call for the FCA to provide more clarity on cloud usage


HFM Live: Prioritize Security Before The SEC Comes Knocking

Between audits by the SEC's Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) and the increasing savviness of investors, being able to


From garden shed to Steve Cohen investment: HFMTech talks to Quantopian’s CIO

Landmark investment heralds new chapter for crowd-sourced firm


Hybrid solutions tipped as more managers embrace the cloud

CTOs still wary of security issues but solutions are evolving at a fast pace