Wed, Jun 29, 2016
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Industry Updates

Two Asia hedge funds select Linedata to support their businesses

Monday, January 14, 2013
Opalesque Industry Update – Two hedge funds in Asia have selected Linedata Global Hedge to support their businesses. Linedata is a global solutions provider dedicated to the investment management and credit industries.

One of these, Magenta Advisors PTE Ltd (Magenta), an independent boutique asset management and investment advisory firm based in Singapore, selected the portfolio management and middle office module of Linedata Global Hedge to support its start-up hedge fund business. Magenta will rely on Linedata to host and manage the software.

Recent analysis of the hedge fund industry in Asia shows strong performance and a record number of 1,128 hedge funds in the third quarter of 2012. With growing competition and volatile market conditions, it is important for hedge funds to have robust, trusted systems in place to support more complex requirements, deliver transparency and control, and ultimately attract investors. It was these factors that lead Magenta to search for a system.

Magenta conducted a thorough selection process based on vendors’ reputation in the industry, as well as the range and scalability of the product offering. They were particularly impressed with Linedata Global Hedge’s comprehensive handling of multiple asset types, its user friendly interface, strong technical support and its reputation in both the long only and alternative space. After shortlisting their preferred systems and trialling Linedata Global Hedge for a couple of weeks, Magenta chose Linedata.

May Lim, COO and Executive Director at Magenta, commented, “Linedata offers us both the functionality and scalable technology that we require to support our business. As a start-up, it is crucial for us to have control of our costs without sacrificing the integrity of the firm. We chose Linedata’s hosted solution as it gives us peace of mind regarding the system and data availability, it takes away the need for us to perform costly data backups and allows us to make the most effective use of our time by focusing on our core business. Looking forward, the ease of adding new funds and structures to the system means that we can launch a new product offering to our investors quickly and without incurring hefty implementation costs.”

“We are delighted to welcome Magenta Advisors to our client base,” said Sally Crane, Managing Director of Linedata Asia. “Having worked with over 200 start-ups around the world, we understood Magenta’s requirements for scalability, broad functional coverage, excellent support and choice of deployment. The addition of two clients, a start-up hedge fund and a well-established, China-focused long/short equity fund with AUM of $2bn, is affirmation that our offering is strong and well placed to meet business requirements now and in the future.”

Press release

www.linedata.com

Bg

What do you think?

   Use "anonymous" as my name    |   Alert me via email on new comments   |   
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. Blackstone buys minority stake in New York-based credit hedge fund Marathon[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Blackstone Strategic Capital Holdings Fund, a vehicle managed by Blackstone Alternative Asset Management (BAAM), has acquired a passive, minority interest in Marathon Asset Management, for an undisclosed sum. Based in New York,

  2. Investing - Soros, Druckenmiller among hedgies profiting in market plunge, Hedge funds were most bullish on bonds since 2004 before Brexit, Surprise Brexit vote unleashes scramble for dollars, High-yield hit on Brexit but no panic selling, Scientist turned hedge fund founder lured to pound, euro, Hedge fund avoids commodities, posts big gains[more]

    Soros, Druckenmiller among hedgies profiting in market plunge From HITC.com: Bullish positions in gold and volatility and well-timed short bets on China and emerging markets, among other areas, were some of the trades that benefited hedge funds on Friday as markets digested Britons' s

  3. Manager Profile - A 26-year old hedge fund manager called Brexit — here's what he thinks about the historic vote[more]

    From Businessinsider.com: Taylor Mann is not your typical fund manager. The twenty-six year old Texas A&M graduate manages Pine Capital in Larue, Texas (population 160), where he resides with his three-year old daughter. Also atypical compared with many of the largest funds out there, Mann makes

  4. Visium hedge fund manager Sanjay Valvani found dead[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque London: A hedge fund manager connected with an insider trading case has apparently committed suicide. Sanjay Valvani, 44, a hedge fund manager at New York-based Visium Asset Management, was found dead in an apparent suicide on 21 June in his Brooklyn residence,

  5. People - Mariner Investment’s co-CIO Williams to leave $5.5bn firm, IOOF hires new alternatives portfolio manager[more]

    Mariner Investment’s co-CIO Williams to leave $5.5bn firm From Bloomberg.com: Basil Williams, co-chief investment officer of Mariner Investment Group, is leaving the $5.5 billion hedge-fund firm after negotiations to renew his contract failed. Williams will stay in his role until t