Mary Beth Hamilton
Eze Castle Integration
Eze Castle Integration Hosts Webinar with Leading Firms on Expanding Hedge Funds Internationally: Operations and Trading Considerations
Industry Experts from Pershing LLC, Westminster Research Associates and BNY ConvergEx Group Join Eze Castle Integration to Discuss Considerations and Best Practices for Worldwide Operational Expansion
BOSTON – September 11, 2008 – Eze Castle Integration, Inc., a leading provider of technology and IT services to hedge funds and investment firms, today announced it is offering a free, live webinar about the benefits, potential pitfalls and considerations for launching a hedge fund internationally. Eze Castle’s Expanding Hedge Funds Internationally: Operations and Trading Considerations will occur on Wednesday, September 17, at 11:00 a.m. ET.
With consolidation and institutionalization continuing rapidly within the investment community, hedge funds are experiencing an increasingly complex and competitive business environment. In today’s market, more hedge funds are evaluating globalization options as a means of revenue and growth expansion. Funds looking to extend their footprint and become a worldwide operation must contend with many potential obstacles and regional and cultural concerns, as well as the time and resources required for expanding services, management and operational support.
Executives from Pershing Prime Services, Westminster Research Associates and BNY ConvergEx Group will join Eze Castle Integration’s Managing Director Vinod Paul in this engaging session on globalization and expansion within the hedge fund market. Eze Castle’s webinar will provide funds and investment firms with an understanding of the steps necessary to establish an international office. Key areas of discussion include:
- Vinod Paul, managing director at Eze Castle, will outline the first steps to opening a new office overseas, including covering the finer points of meeting with your prime(s), lawyers, accountants, real estate brokers and setting up your IT infrastructure.
- Aaron Steinberg, vice president at Pershing, will offer insight from the prime broker viewpoint, discussing what you and your prime broker require for global expansion, how to leverage multi-prime brokers, and clearing and settlement considerations for international offices.
- Scott Daspin, managing director at BNY ConvergEx’s G Trade, will discuss trading technology trends and factors funds should consider when choosing a global trading platform, including agency only vs. proprietary trading firms, DMA, access to dark pools, algorithms and latency.
- Tim O’Halloran, managing director at Westminster Research Associates, will provide insight into Commission Sharing Arrangements and their respective infrastructure requirements.
About Eze Castle Integration
Eze Castle Integration (www.eci.com) is the leading provider of technology and IT services to the investment industry. The company’s products and services include Startup and Relocation, Outsourced Technology Support, Professional Services, Telecommunications, Business Continuity Planning and Disaster Recovery, Archiving, Storage, and Internet Service. Eze Castle Integration is headquartered in Boston and has offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, San Francisco, Stamford and London.