Iris Financial launches ˜eqTrader' trading system

London's Iris Financial Systems has launched software in Europe allowing statistical arbitrage hedge fund managers to identify opportunities and execute trades while keeping their portfolios within defined risk parameters.

Iris's eqTrader has been used by two hedge fund managers in the US for up to six years, offering their managers, who key in their own alpha model, an optimal trading strategy, down to recommended individual trades. The system, which can be run on the portfolio as often as nee