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Zeptonics to revolutionise securities trading

In the Sydney offices of Zeptonics near Circular Quay, books by the Dalai Lama sit alongside those by Isaac Asimov. Like the famed science-fiction writer, Zeptonics’s staff is dreaming of new technology that will revolutionise trading on Wall Street, hoping it is seamlessly adopted by asset managers, brokers and high-frequency traders. Today Zeptonics unveils its […]
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Sim Corp: transparency pressures building

Pressure from regulators and investors on asset-management companies to improve the transparency of their reporting will only increase, says Peter Hertel, an executive at financial software company Sim Corp. “There is pressure to provide information to investors as if they have invested directly,” says Hertel. Many investors, including Australian superannuation funds, invest in pooled groups […]
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Super funds concerned about tax reporting

Superannuation funds are concerned about product compliance around new demands on pre and post-tax reporting of performance, says the chief executive of  DST Global Solutions, which provides software for asset managers. “We anticipate a lot of changes around tax reporting,” says Tom Abraham. “There will be a whole industry around tax minimisation that will come […]
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Regulatory changes require local expertise

Tora, the software trading platform, says hedge funds want integrated trading solutions that incorporate risk and compliance amid a backdrop of new investment products and regulatory change. Robert Dykes, Tora’s chief executive, says changes in market structures in Asia means that many asset managers are recognising the need to have their personnel based in the […]
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SimCorp expects financial software investments

Torben Munch, chief operating officer of Danish investment-management software company SimCorp, likes to tell a story about his firm’s relationship with Lehman Brothers. The Wall Street firm was a SimCorp client when it collapsed in September 2008. Munch found Lehman’s collapse had created confusion and concern as asset managers and brokers scrambled to find out […]
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Perpetual CEO Geoff Lloyd’s iron fist in a velvet glove

Perpetual Ltd. chief executive Geoff Lloyd was listening patiently to a homophobic rant. Henri Aram, who says he is “close to 90” years old, was railing against “same sex marriage.” “It’s a very, very substantial problem,” says Aram, who arrived in Australia in December 1938 to escape the Holocaust. He says he has held stock […]
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Charles River wins new asset management clients

Asset managers will continue to use software companies to help with trading, analysis and trade settlement as spending on such activity is down by a quarter, according to Charles River Development. Asset managers are “bottom line driven. They divest themselves of a lot of costly systems, data, staff,” says Cameron Field, managing director Asia Pacific […]
Investment Strategy

Charles River wins new asset management clients

Asset managers will continue to use software companies to help with trading, analysis and trade settlement as spending on such activity is down by a quarter, according to Charles River Development. Asset managers are “bottom line driven. They divest themselves of a lot of costly systems, data, staff,” says Cameron Field, managing director Asia Pacific […]
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