Information security climbs boardroom agendas

Firms increasingly appoint chief information security officers to boards, research shows

Messaging service Symphony valued at $1bn after new raise

BNP Paribas lead the funding round for Bloomberg-rival

SEC highlights lack of pen testing in latest cyber-alert

Sources say the WannaCry attacks left some firms “scrambling to install patches”

Jabre implements Broadridge front, middle, back office platform

Multi-strategy manager replaces existing, locally installed systems

Algomi scoops up AllianceBernstein bond trading technology

Software vendor acquires in-house liquidity tool from buy-side manager

AI virtual assistant for trade validation launched

Software company Misys rolls out additional component using machine learning techniques

AI company files patent on voice-recording solution for Mifid II

Product automatically transcribes conversations and extracts structured data

Global fintech hedge fund surges 89% this year

Silver 8 Capital combines long/short investments in blockchain securities with venture capital investments in fintech start-ups

HedgePort hires ex-Pershing Square CTO Joe Sutton

Sutton joins Andrew Springer’s LA-headquartered service provider after 10 years with Bill Ackman’s firm

Piquant Technologies appoints ex-Winton scientist as CIO

Alexander Thomas worked on projects at Winton with Piquant’s previous CIO

Dow Jones opens up news archive for analysts and developers

The Data, News and Analytics product makes archives available for first time in 130 years

Eze Software EMEA managing director departs in restructure

David Quinlan moves to London to take over from outgoing EMEA director

Pershing Square hires former TPG-Axon CTO

Bill Ackman’s $10.9bn firm adds new tech head 

Balyasny and AB among new clients using Symphony

Many of the new customers, including Balyasny, Boston Partners and BNP Paribas, are not investors in the company

Ex-Bridgewater technologist joins Sixty Capital

Clifton King joined the investment research team earlier this year

Winton Ventures makes Exonar investment

Injects £750,000 into data protection compliance firm alongside Amadeus Capital

Former Twitter exec joins Neudata to expand US business

Stephen Morse to lead business development in New York

Trump administration targets H-1B visas for tech workers

Additional requirements to prove specialised skills and higher minimum salaries could hit hedge fund tech teams, but others say impact could end up being small