Hedge funds' biggest IT hurdle...

tete à tete: information technology

"Come to me with solutions, not acronyms," said a delegate at a recent hedge fund IT event. STP, BAM, CRM - information technology (IT) may seem to some more a flurry of three-letter acronyms (TLAs) than an essential business tool.

But get the selection of your information technology systems wrong, my dear chap, and it could seriously damage your financial health, not to mention the attractiveness of your set-up in the eyes of some hedge fund allocators. Tim Dodd from Sungard sums up the impo