Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Setting up and operating a (hedge) fund company, as well as running strategies and funds with external capital, can be a complex task. Not seldom do hedge fund managers trade globally on multiple exchanges across various currencies and instruments, dealing with a broad, diversified number of international investors in a tight regulatory environment. This multifaceted process involves tasks such as renting office space, hiring staff, onboarding a bank, custodians, and brokers, as well as taking care of risk management, research, trading, legal and compliance, ESG, and many more.
Through HedgeNordic’s special report on “Powering Hedge Funds,” we investigate the role that technology, solutions, and service providers play in powering and empowering hedge fund managers to operate and navigate in these complex landscapes. Lotte Tonsberg, Head of EMEA at Enfusion, a provider of software solutions for the global financial industry, starts off by presenting the “Enfusion Platform: An Integrated Front, Middle and Back Office Experience.”
Following this introduction, Scott Rosen and Markus Gronlund from Visible Alpha share valuable insights on “Extracting Maximum Value from Sell-Side Equity Research.” Sukh Bachal and Jarrett Sydell of Neovest, which provides an order and execution management system (OEMS) tailored to the intricate needs of hedge fund managers, go into the topic of “Empowering Hedge Fund Sophistication with Open- Platform OEMS.”
Hannah Smith from Edgefolio contributes with “A Fund Marketer’s Blueprint” guide about “Marketing to Diversified Hedge Fund Investors,” while Levi Morin of SS&C Eze, a unit of SS&C Technologies, discusses “Asset Allocation Agility in an Evolving Landscape.” In “Understanding and Mitigating Unintended Risks,” Fredrik Gärdsfors and Mourad Essofi from Axioma, an investment technology provider currently undergoing a merger with Danish counterpart SimCorp, describe the need for a flexible and holistic approach to portfolio construction and risk management.
In “Expanding Investor Reach via a Third-Party ManCo,” Helena Unander-Scharin, the CEO of ISEC Services, sheds light on the move by ISEC Services that allows local managers to launch Luxembourg- domiciled funds within the Reserved Alternative Investment Fund (RAIF) structure. Concluding the insightful contributions, DiligenceVault, which offers a comprehensive due diligence technology platform, talks about “Quantifying the Value of Operational Due Diligence (ODD).”
We hope you enjoy the read during the upcoming festive season (access report here).