Orchestrade wins “Best Risk Management Solution” in Fund Intelligence Operations & Services Awards 2024

Orchestrade has won an award in the With Intelligence Fund Intelligence Operations & Services Awards for the first time.

This award recognizes Orchestrade’s innovation, capabilities, and growth as an institutional trading risk solution that provides traders, portfolio and risk managers with superior risk, scenarios and portfolio analytics across complex and multi-asset investment portfolios

The awards consider fund service providers who have demonstrated exceptional client service, innovative product development, and strong and sustainable business growth.

The rigorous judging process, based on the views of a panel of leading industry experts ensures that the Awards recognize those driving up service standards across the sector and stand out from the crowd as the ones the big providers really want to win.


 

We have seen phenomenal growth in the hedge fund space over the past couple of years and we now support a number of the largest and most complex funds in Europe, the US and Asia. 

Orchestrade is natively cross asset and manages the entire range of products including complex Equities and Fixed Income. Coverage encompasses crypto currency assets, and energy markets with a full Energy Trading & Risk Management (ETRM) offering.

We support the full range of investment strategies – be they multi-strategy, global macro and CTA and include Credit, Fixed Income, Convertible & Volatility Arbitrage, and Quantitative Strategies. We excel in strategies and portfolios that contain OTC and listed derivatives and structured products, alongside cash products.

Unlike our competitors, Orchestrade is designed as an integrated cross-asset front to back solution, not a platform that has been expanded and bolted together from different technology stacks and data models.

Our clients can manage the most complex structured products or simple flow products, in a single open and high-performance front to back-office platform. This is fundamentally different from all other vendor platforms in the market.

Orchestrade Sailing Ahead – CTRMCenter

Dr. Gary M. Vasey of CTRM Centre talked with Dale Emmerson, Head of Commodities at Orchestrade. 

At the back end of last week, I spoke with Dale Emmerson of Orchestrade. It has just signed a very large deal apparently with an oil and gas entity covering renewables, PPA’s and more. “It’s a big win for us and validation that Orchestrade can compete and win at the tier one level in energy,” he said. He went on to inform us that Orchestrade is also building out US power for a customer located there, and is building out base metals for another customer including LME Sword integration. They have also deployed gas storage for another  European customer. The vendor now has around half a dozen customers in energy and appears to be gaining significant traction. Orchestrade has grown its team based on the success to date in energy and commodities, Dale said.

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Orchestrade wins “Best Portfolio Management Software” in Hedgeweek European Awards 2024

Orchestrade wins Best Portfolio Management Software at Hedgeweek European Awards 2024
Orchestrade wins Best Portfolio Management Software at Hedgeweek European Awards 2024
Orchestrade wins Best Portfolio Management Software at Hedgeweek European Awards 2024
Orchestrade wins Best Portfolio Management Software at Hedgeweek European Awards 2024

For the first time, Orchestrade has been recognised in the prestigious Hedgeweek European Awards. The selection was based on votes from qualified industry participants,  and we give many thanks to all who supported us.

We have seen phenomenal growth in the hedge fund space over the past couple of years and we now support a number of the largest and most complex funds in Europe, the US and Asia. 

Orchestrade is natively cross asset and manages the entire range of products including complex Equities and Fixed Income. Coverage encompasses crypto currency assets, and energy markets with a full Energy Trading & Risk Management (ETRM) offering.

We support the full range of investment strategies – be they multi-strategy, global macro and CTA and include Credit, Fixed Income, Convertible & Volatility Arbitrage, and Quantitative Strategies. We excel in strategies and portfolios that contain OTC and listed derivatives and structured products, alongside cash products.

Unlike our competitors, Orchestrade is designed as an integrated cross-asset front to back solution, not a platform that has been expanded and bolted together from different technology stacks and data models.

Our clients can manage the most complex structured products or simple flow products, in a single open and high-performance front to back-office platform. This is fundamentally different from all other vendor platforms in the market.

Feature in The Hedge Fund Journal

Hamlin Lovell, Contributing Editor of The Hedge Fund Journal, talked to the key leadership at Orchestrade about the founding principles of the firm and the phenomenal growth that we have seen in the Hedge Fund space in the past couple of years.

Our Hedge fund clients now include some giants of the industry, such as several of the largest funds in the US, Europe and  Asia. Of our buy side clients, a significant number run over USD15 billion. Taken together, the top five clients manage over USD120 billion.

New Orchestrade office in Paris

Welcome to our new office in #Paris. Come and take the tour. This is the latest part of our ongoing program of investment and expansion across the firm to support our clients.

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Orchestrade making waves – CTRMCenter

Orchestrade making waves - CTRMCenter

Dr. Gary M. Vasey of CTRM Centre talked with Dale Emmerson, Global Head of ETRM at Orchestrade. 

“Orchestrade is making waves. Targeting the top tier in energy and commodities with a modern scalable event-driven architecture and deep ETRM functionality courtesy of its sponsoring client in energy, it is winning significant new customers in Europe and north America according to Dale Emmerson amidst what he calls ‘massive activity in the sector.’ It is finding traction in segments like merchant trading, utilities, and hedge funds, he told me and credits a build out of PPA, certificates and renewable functionality completed last year in part. It has also built out natural gas storage. The vendor also does well on the financial institution side of the business by virtue of handling equities, crypto, FX, IR and commodities all in the same application. “Often, entities get stuck with two separate systems to handle all those asset classes,” he said, “now they can do it all in one – Orchestrade.”

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KWA Analytics and Orchestrade partner for ETRM solution delivery

Orchestrade and KWA Analytics, an award-winning, capital and energy market system specialist consulting group, have announced a strategic partnership to deliver Energy Trading and Risk Management (ETRM) systems to companies across the globe.

This partnership comes at a pivotal moment as energy markets have experienced unprecedented changes over the past five years. The global focus on achieving Net Zero, coupled with several significant geopolitical events, has spurred many companies to embark on ambitious digital transformation agendas. However, whilst many clients would like to move to a modern IT landscape centred around one or several ETRM’s, migrating to a new landscape is a complex project that extends beyond the boundaries of the ETRM system(s), especially when cross asset requirements are considered.

Orchestrade offers an award-winning top tier ETRM solution, specifically designed for today’s ever-changing energy markets. KWA Analytics is an award-winning consultancy and one of the world’s leading ETRM implementation specialists. Together, they will deliver transformative solutions for their global clients navigating the transition to new, efficient systems.

Phil Walsh, Director at KWA, shared his excitement about the collaboration, “KWA are extremely proud to be selected by Orchestrade as their ETRM delivery partner. We very much share Orchestrade’s vision of the combined value of their open, highly performant architecture and KWA’s track record of service delivery for sophisticated trading systems. I’m very excited to welcome Orchestrade to the leading systems that we provide services for.  The opportunity to provide the trading and risk management community with an expanded range of high value system implementation, integration and advisory services is the key strategic aim of KWA.”

Dale Emmerson, Global Lead – ETRM, at Orchestrade, said, “I have known the leadership team of KWA for a number of years and have always been impressed by their deep business and technical expertise around ETRM and their reputation in the market around client delivery. Orchestrade has always been focused on engineering the highest quality software and this partnership provides clients with access to a step-change ETRM platform combined with world leading project implementation. We are both motivated to improve the client experience.”

About KWA Analytics

Award-winning Technology Services and Advisory Firm KWA Analytics is a unique consultancy in its focus and experience in advising, implementing and supporting trading and risk management applications. KWA has unrivalled expertise in successful implementations across commodity and capital markets, and digital transformation projects, as well as defining market solutions that have become system industry standards.

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Orchestrade partner with Alpha Financial Software to enhance mortgage-backed securities trading

Alpha Financial Software, the fintech leader in U.S Agency Mortgage-Backed Securities (MBS) Clearance and Settlement automation, has partnered with Orchestrade, the cross-asset capital markets trading, operations, and risk technology firm, to deliver comprehensive clearance and settlement to common clients managing mortgage products.

As forward-looking asset managers and dealers embrace automation in their U.S. MBS operations, they progress from a human capital-intensive business into a fully automated environment that delivers significant benefits in terms of profitability, efficiency and speed.

“As our asset management and custodial banking clients continue to realize the benefits of our product, TBA Mortgage Master, we welcome the opportunity to broaden our reach with industry-leading firms such as Orchestrade,” said Joe Kohanik, Managing Partner at Alpha Financial Software. “Our MBS Ops Network delivers everything fixed income managers require on a single platform to mitigate the margin, settlement and “fail” risks of their MBS trading strategies. And for our software partners, our comprehensive API makes for ease-of-integration and a shortened time-to-market.”

“TBA Mortgage Master is widely regarded as the leader in providing full life cycle processing for TBA mortgages, including real-time connectivity to payment, matching and settlement systems,” states Gordon Chan, General Manager, Orchestrade. “We are truly excited to offer our customers out-of-the-box integration to this leading fixed income clearing and settlement network.”

About Alpha Financial Software

Alpha Financial Software was founded in 2006 with the goal of providing straight-through-processing automation of U.S. Agency TBA trading to both buy-side and sell-side financial firms. Alpha Financial software provides full lifecycle MBS clearance and settlement solutions to automate front, middle and back-office. Built by veteran fixed income professionals who marry practical experience with advanced technology, Alpha Financial Software supports a broad range of financial services clients trading the MBS/OTC markets.

www.alphafsw.com

Orchestrade partner with Rebar Systems to offer fully integrated front-to-back cross asset trading platfrom

Orchestrade and Rebar Systems have announced a partnership to provide a fully integrated offering of Rebar’s order management and execution platform (ROME™) with Orchestrade’s market leading cross asset front-to-back trading and risk portfolio management system.

The asset management industry faces significant challenges to business operations and budgets when they look to scale, automate, create efficient workflows, and trade more complex products. The root cause is often the inability of a legacy technology stack to adapt and evolve due to the complexity of disparate, integrated systems and siloed solutions. This often results in a reliance on manual and legacy processes and insufficient compliance and risk management.

Complete Trade Lifecycle Management

These challenges are addressed by combining Orchestrade’s award-winning portfolio management system and Rebar’s market proven order and execution management platform. “The combination provides a tightly integrated investment and trading lifecycle solution. Both platforms are designed from the ground-up to be asset agnostic and extremely flexible, allowing asset managers and hedge funds to rapidly respond to evolving market conditions, such as quickly and efficiently adding new portfolio managers, strategies, asset classes, and external data sources,” states Adam Striffler, COO & CFO at Rebar Systems.    

Philip Cushmaro, Co-Founder & CEO of Rebar Systems went on to state, “By selecting this integrated offering from two best in class platforms, both built on modern modular technology, firms will rapidly and cost effectively benefit from seamless workflows and processes across the complete trade lifecycle.”

“Financial markets are ever more interconnected, and managers seek flexibility in how their portfolios are constructed and maintained,” observed Hakim Erhili, Orchestrade Co-Founder.  He went on to say, “By combining two world class products, at a fundamental level of integration, we are solving issues of operational efficiency, data consolidation, and flexibility that are holding back so many firms.”

Jonathan Gane, Global Head of Capital Markets at Orchestrade commented, “As funds grow in size and complexity, they need a best-in-class solution delivered by a modern cloud hosted platform, capable of handling complex products as standard. Orchestrade’s deep cross-asset DNA enables them to future proof their business, bringing new portfolio managers, new trading strategies and accessing new markets at pace and in a robust manner.”

About Rebar Systems

Rebar Systems is a cutting-edge technology solutions provider to some of the world’s most sophisticated asset managers. Leveraging our flagship multi-asset trading platform (ROME™), we provide order and execution management software and professional services. We partner with our clients to simplify, streamline, and transform technology solutions and business processes.

www.rebarsys.com

New Orchestrade office in New York

As our business in North America continues to grow, our team has been expanding. We have upgraded our New York office and we have moved into the iconic PENN 1 at Pennsylvania Plaza. This represents more than just improving the view, it is part of our long-term commitment to supporting our clients and developing our offering across trading, risk management and operations.