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Hiltmonisms for Hedge Funds

This post is another part in a series on Hedge Fund Systems, a series of posts based on my experience in the design, implementation, issues and thoughts involved in crafting an end-to-end platform for a complex Hedge Fund.

One of the things I have been writing about on my personal blog over the past few years is a set of Hiltmonisms - a bunch of maxims based on the collected experiences of my mentors and my own - on how to best create software and systems for businesses.

In this series on Hedge Fund Systems I have referred to these maxims in passing. In this post I spend a bit of time looking at the Hiltmonisms most applicable to Hedge Fund systems software design and development.

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A Hedge Fund Technology Architecture

This post is another part in a series on Hedge Fund Systems, a series of posts based on my experience in the design, implementation, issues and thoughts involved in crafting an end-to-end platform for a complex Hedge Fund.

This is a modified version of my original 2004 architecture plan for a Hedge Fund. See The Opportunity for how it came about.

In this post I cover the objectives of the architecture, walk through the architecture itself and provide an overview of The Greeks, our implementation thereof.

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The Opportunity

This post is the first part of a series on Hedge Fund Systems, a series of posts based on my experience in the design, implementation, issues and thoughts involved in crafting an end-to-end platform for a complex Hedge Fund.

The year was 2004 and I was being offered a new job to be the Chief Technology Officer of a brand spanking new Hedge Fund that would trade everything and launch within 6 months. Would I be interested in creating and managing a completely new technology platform to handle the end-to-end business needs of this new Wall Street firm?

Would I? You bet I would!

This is the story of how I got the chance to design, create and grow a new financial business’s technology platform from scratch. And as amazing as it sounds, it all happened, it’s all true.

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TimeToCall Released to the App Store

Noverse is very pleased to announce that TimeToCall v1.0 has shipped and can be downloaded on the App Store. TimeToCall is a universal iPhone and iPad application to help you choose the best time to call people in other countries based on timezones. Over 4000 locations to choose from Multiple Times to Call to lots of places Choose a Time to Call from different places Get a feel for when they are awake or asleep Play with Time to find the best Time to Call Available in Japanese as そっちは何時 Universal: iPhone or iPad (iOS 5.

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Time To Call - Coming Soon

“Ring Ring” … “Hmmmm Hello” … “Er Hi Mum” … “Mum” … “MUUUM” … “Do you know what the time is?” … “I know it’s after work in Sydney, but it’s 3AM here in New York” … “Yes I was sleeping” … “No, no, I’m awake now” … “Just please check the time before you call” Never know when is the best time to call people overseas? TimeToCall is coming soon for the iPhone and iPad.

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Hit by a Bus

What would happen to my clients and my products if I got hit by a bus? It’s a fair question given that I am an indie, and not part of a large company full of backup resources. These are things my clients do worry about, and a question all indies need to be able to answer. Well, firstly, if I am going to get “taken out”, I’d prefer something better than a dirty old MTA bus.

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Thank You for 2012

We at Noverse wish to thank all our wonderful clients and partners for such a brilliant third year in business. Unfortunately, most of our clients prefer to remain private, as in: The first rule of Fight Club is: You do not talk about Fight Club. The second rule of Fight Club is: You do not talk about Fight Club. No matter, you know who you are. Thank you for taking a chance on a growing business to service your needs.

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Doing Software Demos Right

Over the past few years, I have been regularly demonstrating the huge complex end-to-end software platform that I developed in my last hedge fund. Before that, as a CTO, I sat through hundreds of software demonstrations. If you have complex software that requires a demo, and if you are going to demo it, here are some software demo do’s and don’ts that I apply in my demos to others, and expect in demos to me

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The Hedge Fund CTO Role

In this article, I intend to describe what a Chief Technology Officer does for an Asset Manager. Its not a comprehensive list, but will give you a feel for what I used to do in my previous jobs. I created this document as part of a presentation to a client and thought it may be useful to publish parts of it. At a very high level, the CTO’s primary job is to make sure that the company’s technology strategy serves it’s business strategy.

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Kifu v1.0 Released

Noverse, via the The Shukai Company LLC, is very pleased to announce that Kifu v1.0.0 has shipped. And our first customers are already happily using Kifu in production. We want to thank all our beta testers and beta clients for testing Kifu and helping us make such a great product. But we’re not stopping or even slowing down. We have the core platform, and we know it works. We also have many, many ideas and features we wish to add to help you maximize the value you get from Kifu in your small non-profit.

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