Unfortunately, many institutional funds have invested little more than a retail trader would, when trading from their home. Little thought or concern for security, resilience, failover, data storage and ultimately the infrastructure of that which now is a technology dependant industry. There is still an overall disjointed approach to team investment and trading, with disparate teams unable to operate together in an efficient and effective manner.
Fund management and trading as a whole has since migrated from the old world trade floors and the London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange (LIFFE). It now operates in a modern high speed and high impact IT driven landscape.
At Avem Capital we have placed great emphasis on technology. Our CEO, Steven Jupp has injected over £1M of technology infrastructure into Avem Capital, delivering a technology focused corporate backbone into how we trade. From vast Cisco based internal security, routing and switching services, through to enterprise edge intrusion detection, prevention and masquerading services – Avem take security of our infrastructure more than seriously.
Despite having a team of four software developers working continuously on new algorithms, we do not use these to trade. Our algorithms are there specifically to manage our traders and keep a close, careful eye on risk, capital management, margin use and runaway trades.
With our algorithms working 24×7, we ensure every trade, trader and risk manager are performing to the level we expect. Rewriting the book on how technology is used within the industry we have utilised a pioneer of data security, MSP technologies and leading high speed, low latency networking. As a result, Avem Capital has changed the world of algorithm use in trading.
Taking this further, Avem have partnered with SKS Financial Technologies Limited. Being their first client for a new team based risk, trading and financial operations system, SKS’s technology has been developed to integrate directly into our Salesforce CRM and financial planning system. The software is the first system globally to incorporate real team based investment and fund management.