AlphaDesk.was founded in 2008 with the sole purpose of providing exceptional software to fund managers. In 2019 it was acquired by Refinitiv, one of the world’s largest providers of financial markets data and infrastructure, serving over 40,000 institutions in over 190 countries. Refinitiv provides leading data and insights, trading platforms, and open data and technology platforms that connect a thriving global financial markets community – driving performance in trading, investment, wealth management, regulatory compliance, market data management, enterprise risk and fighting financial crime. www.refinitiv.com
We've put together a team with exceptional experience in fund operations and financial markets technology. Before building AlphaDesk members of our team had previously developed trading and risk software for many of the world's largest hedge funds, as well as major sell-side firms and traditional asset managers. We also have extensive experience in fund accounting, performance measurement, and portfolio management.
By using recent advances in technology and design, we've produced a system that avoids the problems of older systems - complexity and high costs - and can be extended and customized without affecting upgrades and product improvements.
- Cloud service architecture. We are leaders in using cloud services for order and portfolio management. Our cients have had access to cloud based data storage and computing services since 2009.
- Open source. We make extensive use of some excellent open source software components. This gives us full control over the system, with the benefits of lower costs and well-tested components.
- Component design. The use of distinct software components reduces complexity and simplifies development and maintenance. For example, security types are defined in plug-ins, so new security types can be added with minimal code changes. The components are tightly integrated into one application.
- Managed code. Managed code has revolutionized software development in the last decade, and provides superior reliability and much faster development. Our software is written entirely in managed code.