Technical and financial services industry expertise, knowledge of financial markets, various investment strategies, regulatory & compliance issues, deep knowledge of the hedge fund industry makes us uniquely positioned to design technology infrastructure for hedge funds and teams of independent traders to withstand closest scrutiny of regulators and investors and meet required cost efficiency. Our focus is on building long-term relationships and client satisfaction.
Once a hedge fund manager decides on what the organization need, we help to map technology blueprint with the budget, defining the required elements. The key step is the design of the technology footprint and finding the practical solution without sacrifice. The solutions we have designed are well balanced mixtures of in-house infrastructure and cloud-hosted systems, defining framework of services rendered by in-house staff assisted by carefully selected vendors.
We help to address operational and budgetary requirements, select operational and technology support, optimize cost, improve operational efficiency and manage technological risk.
Considering technology is a mere tool to support business processes revolving around the flow of data; we study our client to arrive at “Solution to Product” approach. First steps are:
We design infrastructure based on the business drivers, effectively mixing compact or distributed, virtual and physical hardware platforms, fit-for-task operating systems, relational and non-relational and flat file databases to create robust solutions. Firm's Business model dictates the choice of hosted or cloud infrastructure, proprietary or open source design, scalable or single task oriented solution, re-usable or multipurpose architecture, asset life-cycle and capital investment strategy
We design sustainable infrastructure, searching for self-healing solutions, be it a file system security or using bit-to-bit disaster recovery thin client replication approach. We focusing on process transparency, supported by monitoring and logging, centralized configuration database; measurements to simplify crisis control management in multitier environment that includes:
Systems for high-performance computing, based on traditional or GPU architecture, Hadoop clusters, Data Rendering nodes; Storage Solutions. Custom platforms for data collection to construct marketing materials with complex style and peer analysis, to attract and keep investor allocations
Legacy environment is expensive. The vast portion of inefficiency in technology infrastructure comes from the necessity to maintain a legacy environment, or the cost to redesign it. It takes strong political will and stakeholders support to change. Experience shows that final savings are very much worth the effort, resulting in cost-efficient, robust, error-prone, lean and scalable infrastructure.
Whether we deal with a new business or a legacy environment, the first step is to assess business needs and model a solution against operational risk considering cost factor. The most practical solution will be based on thorough assessments of business realities: budget, hard deadlines, non-negotiable requirements.
It is paramount to confidently demonstrate to regulators and investors that the firm has required transparency and robust infrastructure. Often it is not only about architecture design but also about the ability to prove this in easily understood language and with numbers at hand that the technology is up to the required standards. We design LDAP services according to the firm business structure and information flow model, we design file system security with transparency of access permission structure making sure that all the bases are covered by: