With hedge funds continuing to attract institutional capital, the entire approach to investment strategy and operations is being reshaped. Along with regulators, institutional investors demand high standards of infrastructure and operational integrity. FIS™’ Hedge360, our integrated suite of hedge fund software solutions, helps hedge funds stand up to scrutiny and deliver on innovative strategies.
In an environment in which high-quality collateral is a scarce commodity, it’s essential to establish sound collateralization operations and optimization processes that make the most efficient use of collateral. With the FIS™ Apex collateral management solution suite, it’s possible to manage, trade and optimize collateral across multiple trading book products on a single hedge fund software platform.
The regulatory environment is increasingly complex, with stiff consequences for failure to comply. FIS™’ Protegent Surveillance offers a comprehensive suite of compliance software tools to address market manipulation and insider trading concerns. As part of our hedge fund software ecosystem, Protegent increases visibility into market abuse risks and automates monitoring, detection and resolution to mitigate fraud.
Successfully investing in convertible bonds requires sophisticated analysis throughout the instrument’s life cycle, with deep, rapid, accurate insight into the complexities and risks. Integrated with FIS™’ hedge fund software, our Monis convertible bond software suite supports the full investment life cycle, including convertible bond pricing, market data issuance analysis, trading, valuation, portfolio management and risk management.
Corporate actions processing is fraught with complexities from the management of often incomplete data from different sources at different times, through event, position, election and entitlement management – and it must all happen quickly, typically with too few staff. FIS™’ XSP corporate actions software and services help global hedge funds automate end-to-end corporate actions processing.
As derivatives markets face increasing scrutiny, transparency and third-party validation are central to industry reforms, including central clearing of over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives and regulations such as Dodd-Frank, UCITS, FAS 157 and IFRS 7. Part of our hedge fund software ecosystem, FIS™’s FastVal independent valuation service gives you a clear view of the value of your trades and holdings.
Increased regulation and a greater understanding of systemic risk have created a stronger demand for high-quality hedge fund market data. This data has to be verified and accurate, go back further in time, and be stored and accessible for longer periods. Through our hedge fund software ecosystem, FIS™ offers a variety of solution options:
As investors become more sophisticated, hedge funds and their administrators require not only transparency but robust hedge fund software platforms that ensure investment accuracy, accountability and compliance. Firms around the world rely on the FIS™ InvesTier solution for hedge fund partnership, investor accounting and reporting to support both U.S. domestic partnerships and offshore, unitized investment corporations.
Fund managers in this competitive market must account for portfolio transactions across multiple asset classes and currencies, and front-to-back-office operations must be integrated for streamlined workflows. FIS™’ VPM is a hedge fund software solution for all aspects of portfolio accounting, ensuring transparency into data and holdings and providing the foresight needed to adapt trading strategies.
Portfolio managers face increased operational complexity, with the trend for diversified portfolios intensifying and regulatory change ongoing. Front Arena from FIS™ provides a multiasset, front-to-back portfolio and risk management solution with a powerful order management system built in, enabling traders and portfolio managers to explore a greater range of asset classes and strategies.
With increasing regulatory pressure and requirements for processing transparency, choosing the right reconciliation software is essential. The IntelliMatch operational control reconciliation solution suite from FIS™ integrates with our hedge fund software to help you better manage reconciliation and system validation while reducing costs and risk.
Investment firms have begun to recognize great value in using investment risk management to improve internal investment decision-making as well as satisfy external requirements from regulators and investors. FIS™’ hedge fund software ecosystem includes a multiasset class hedge fund risk management and reporting solution serving buy-side firms globally and a comprehensive risk solution for commodities.
The FIS APT hedge fund risk management solution models market risk and liquidity risk across liquid and illiquid asset classes, with what-if scenario analysis, supported by a range of risk models and stress testing. A fully managed service for automated hedge fund risk reporting is also available.
The Kiodex suite, a comprehensive commodity risk solution, combines four key services: independent market data, risk reports, valuation models and deal capture.
SGN Network integrates with FIS™’ hedge fund software ecosystem to address the hedge fund connectivity challenges of trading in new instruments and venues, shifting investment strategies and regulatory changes. SGN Securities provides market data, order routing and FIX services for hedge funds.
Fox River Execution Solutions provides buy- and sell-side firms with trade execution solutions that help improve execution quality, minimize information leakage and decrease execution costs