Tag Archives: Buy-Side

“What Is” the Buy-Side?

 In short, the buy side consists of firms looking to purchase assets or securities from the sell side, which offers these assets and other investment opportunities. The buy side mostly refers to the major institutions such as pension funds and … Continue reading

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FTF’s Latest Special Report: Mobile Technology

If you are attending SIBOS this week, or at least reading some of the news coming out of SIBOS, then you’ve probably seen that the topic of mobile technology is a hot issue this year.  In anticipation of this being a … Continue reading

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Fall Classes in Session

Well, folks, it appears summer is officially over.  With that comes the start of a new training season.  We here at FTF will miss the warm summer days but are looking forward to once again bringing knowledge and insight to … Continue reading

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All Roads Lead to the Smart Router

Guest Contributor: Renée Colyer, CEO, Forefactor As if it wasn’t complicated enough before – now, because of the OPR (Order Protection Rule) in Canada, there are two types of smart order routers (venue and broker offered) that the buyside needs … Continue reading

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Fragmentation v Consolidation

Guest Contributor: Steve Grob, Fidessa Seems like equity and other capital marketplaces are going through the ying and yang of fragmentation and consolidation. Just as we hear about another merger, we read about another new venue going live or more … Continue reading

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Overcoming the Challenges of Managing Separately Managed Accounts

Guest Contributer: Joseph Amarante, Senior Vice President of Professional Services, NorthPoint Hedge fund managers often seek additional AUM by providing access to their investment strategies through the on-boarding of separately managed accounts (SMAs). In this scenario, a manager allocates assets, … Continue reading

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The CIO – Your Translator for 2011

Have you ever had to call a tech-support line, whether it was to sort out a smart-phone issue or because your company web site just crashed? If yes, then I’m sure you can relate to the frustration this call can … Continue reading

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