Wed, Oct 22, 2014
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Alternative Market Briefing

SunGard expands offering for boutique asset managers

Friday, September 28, 2012

amb
Paul Compton
By Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:

SunGard has added to its hosted application suite for asset managers with the launch of Asset Arena 360, aimed at boutique asset managers. Earlier this year, SunGard launched the hedge-targeted product Hedge360, as reported on in Opalesque. Firms using the Hedge360 product already number in the double figures, says Paul Compton, head of strategy at SunGard’s asset management’s business.

In an interview with Opalesque, Compton said: "We engaged in some work last year looking at opportunities in the asset management area and from our conversations it became apparent that there was an opportunity to provide an innovative solution targeted at more boutique scale asset management companies."

These he identifies as fund management firms that are run as an entrepreneurial business and that employ a few dozen people not a couple of hundred. "What we have picked up is that if you are the owner operator or partner of that type of asset management company, you do lots of jobs – you’re the entrepreneur; the business leader; you’re involved in the investment management process; you’re engaged with customers on a personal basis and you are also trying to run the shop" Compton says.

It became apparent that some of the technology choices available were not designed for these entrepreneurial fund ma......................

To view our full article Click here

Banner

Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing


  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. Commodities - Oil wreaking havoc on small-cap energy stocks sliding 36%[more]

    From Bloomberg.com: Owning almost anything in the U.S. stock market has been a losing proposition since September. Owning smaller energy companies has been a catastrophe. Hercules Offshore Inc. and Resolute Energy Corp. are among 19 oil-and-gas equities in the Russell 2000 Index that lost more than

  2. Investing - Hedge funds favor equity long/short, Strategic bond managers hedge against further high yield sell-off[more]

    Hedge funds favor equity long/short From Securitieslendingtimes.com: Equity long/short strategies will generate good returns for hedge funds in the future, according to a panel at this year’s Risk Management Association Conference on Securities Lending in Naples, Florida. Panellists Sand

  3. Legal - Ex-hedge fund analyst weeps as judge hands down 5 year sentence, Former Columbus investment manager Steven P. Moore indicted on theft charges, SEBI confirms ban for Hong Kong hedge fund, SEC announces enforcement action against compliance officer[more]

    Ex-hedge fund analyst weeps as judge hands down 5 year sentence From Hereisthecity.com: An ex-hedge fund analyst was sentenced to 5 years in prison for his role in insider-trading scheme. The New York Post reports that former hedge fund analyst Matthew Teeple was sentenced Thursday to fiv

  4. Goldman in talks to acquire IndexIQ[more]

    From Bloomberg.com: Can Goldman Sachs put ETF investors on a liquid diet? Goldman is in talks to acquire IndexIQ, Reuters has reported. Index IQ is a small exchange-traded-fund firm known mostly for products that replicate hedge fund strategies, called "liquid alternative" ETFs. While IndexIQ has 11

  5. Other Voices: CALPERS dilemma should be a warning to hedge funds wanting institutional investors[more]

    From Ian Hamilton, founder of IDS Group. A quick comment on the CALPERS’ disinvestment from the hedge fund market and the jitters it is causing. Pension Funds should not be sheep and follow CALPERS’ decision as the issues that CALPERS has with hedge fund investments are in many ways unique t