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Imagine Software capitalises on Asian hedge fund industry growth


Imagine Software, a provider of real-time portfolio and risk management systems, views the burgeoning hedge fund industry in Asia –particularly China – and the imminent spin-off of proprietary trading desks by investment banks as areas of future growth.

Lance Smith

The New York-based firm is seeing a dramatic rise in demand from start-up funds and other financial institutions in Asia, outpacing the rate of growth in the North American and European markets, according to Lance Smith, the CEO of Imagine.

The software group serves mostly hedge funds, in addition to prime brokerages, pension and sovereign wealth funds,