Should hedge funds buy or build?

While catching up with a former hedge fund colleague the topic of ‘buy’ or ‘build’ a solution dominated our discussion.  He spoke about his frustration with the Investment Management System (‘IMS’) he purchased that unexpectedly caused his team hundreds of man hours to implement into their fund accountant’s general ledger system. He finished the conversation with, “I paid over 100 percent but only needed 20 perecent of its capability!”

How to future proof regulatory change?

The business requirement

A major financial institution engaged Eikos Partners to determine how their current risk and financial systems needed to be changed to future proof regulatory change as well as its business requirements. We concluded that a structural change had to be put in place so that our client would be able to reconciliate its data from all required – and disparate – sources.