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Blog Entries from 03/2013

Our 60-Second Answer to Why Go Eze Private Cloud?

By Mary Beth Hamilton,
Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Why Go Eze Private Cloud VideoCloud computing is becoming a standard IT deployment method for the investment management industry. In fact, our 2012 survey found that 8 in 10 investment management firms are either currently or planning to use a cloud service. So once a hedge fund or alternative decides to go cloud the next question is "why go Eze Private Cloud?"

Well, we have the perfect answer to that, and you can have it in just 60-seconds. Watch our quick video and learn why Eze Private Cloud is the investment industry standard for cloud services. 


Categorized under: Cloud Computing  Eze Castle Milestones  Infrastructure  Launching A Hedge Fund  Outsourcing  Trends We're Seeing  Videos And Infographics 

Recapping the 2013 London Hedge Fund Cloud Summit

By Kulvinder Gill,
Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

On 19th March, the Eze Castle Integration team in London hosted their first-ever Hedge Fund Cloud Summit at the Prince Philip House. 

Eze Castle Integration along with leading experts in the financial services industry - INDOS Financial Limited, Morgan Stanley Prime Brokerage, Bloomberg, Credit Suisse Prime Services, Lucidus Capital Partners LLP, Portman Square, LLP, eSentire, Global Relay, and Simmons & Simmons - came together to provide a half day educational seminar featuring a wealth of information on the cloud to over 100 hedge fund and alternative investments firms.

Categorized under: Cloud Computing  Security  Infrastructure  Outsourcing  Trends We're Seeing 

Best Practices for Managing Security Risks (Webinar Recap)

By Jessica Sipprelle,
Thursday, March 21st, 2013

in case of security break glassLast week, we hosted a webinar with eSentire on best practices for managing security risks. eSentire is the leading managed security service vendor protecting 25% of the global hedge fund market by AuM. During the webinar, the company's director of marketing, Mark Sangster, and our own vice president of client technology, Steve Schoener, explored topics including the scope of cyber threats, the anatomy of a cyber attack, continuous security monitoring and security policies and procedures for hedge funds to consider. Read on for a full recap of the information covered during the event.

Categorized under: Security  Disaster Recovery  Hedge Fund Operations  Trends We're Seeing 

Hedge Fund Infographic: You know you're a Private Cloud User if...

By Jessica Sipprelle,
Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Today, we're excited be hosting the 2013 London Hedge Fund Cloud Summit at the Prince Philip House in London. The event features a variety of industry experts participating in thought-provoking panel disccussions focused on the cloud adoption trends shaping the investment industry. Conversations will touch on everything from the differences between public and private clouds to cloud security and application hosting.

In honor of this event and to provide a visual to help encapsulate the many benefits that come from leveraging a private cloud, we have published a new infographic entitled “You Might be a Private Cloud User If…” Check it out to see the top 10 signs that you are likely a private cloud user. For more information and details on the 2013 London Hedge Fund Cloud Summit please visit the event page. Also, be sure to look out for a recap of the event here on the Hedge IT blog next week!

you know you're a private cloud user if...infographic

Categorized under: Cloud Computing  Launching A Hedge Fund  Hedge Fund Operations  Hedge Fund Regulation  Trends We're Seeing  Videos And Infographics  Eze Castle Milestones 

What are Investors Thinking...When it Comes to Hedge Fund IT?

By Mary Beth Hamilton,
Thursday, March 14th, 2013

Yesterday our VP of client technology, Steve Schoener, presented on a California Hedge Fund Association webinar about building an institutional infrastructure at today’s hedge funds. A lofty topic (so consider this a basic primer), Steve focused on four key discussion areas, which we’ll recap here. They were:

  • Investor Expectations of IT

  • On-premise & Cloud solutions: Which is right?

  • Security Risks & Best Practices

  • Disaster Recovery How-Tos

You can watch the 30-minute webinar now or keep reading below.

Categorized under: Infrastructure  Cloud Computing  Hedge Fund Operations  Launching A Hedge Fund  Outsourcing  Security  Trends We're Seeing 

Is the Asia Hedge Fund Market Going Cloud? A Q&A with Serge Bukhar

By Kulvinder Gill,
Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Last year, Eze Castle Integration expanded their award winning Eze Private Cloud services to Asia. The Eze Private Cloud is used by more than 2,000 hedge fund professionals worldwide to simplify operations, minimise upfront capital costs and gain a highly resilient, enterprise-grade IT infrastructure on par with billion-dollar funds.Serge Bukhar

I recently sat down with Serge Bukhar, Executive Director of International Operations at Eze Castle Integration, to talk about the hedge fund market in Asia, and the attitude and adoption of cloud computing.

What is the current state of the hedge fund industry in Asia?

Singapore and Hong Kong are the hedge fund capitals in Asia.  We have seen a contrast between the status of large and small hedge funds in Asia.  Many larger funds are struggling, with some shutting down, while smaller funds are increasingly doing well and delivering positive results to their investors.  Both groups, however, are looking for ways to increase efficiencies and reduce costs.

Categorized under: Trends We're Seeing  Cloud Computing 

AIFMD’s Impact on US Hedge Funds: An Expert's View

By Jessica Sipprelle,
Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Last week, we hosted a webinar covering AIFMD’s impact on US based hedge funds. The event featured Bill Prew, Founder of INDOS Financial Limited, and provided a high level overview of the changes that AIFMD will potentially bring to the alternative investment industry. Prew specifically focused on how US based managers will be impacted by this legislation. Read on for a summary of the main topics covered during the event, including an overview of AIFMD and the considerations and upcoming changes for US managers.  
Bill Prew
About the Expert
Bill Prew is the founder of INDOS Financial Limited. Before founding INDOS, he was the chief operating officer at James Caird Asset Management, a hedge fund with offices in London and New York. He has also served in various senior roles at Barclays Global Investors and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Following a summary of the information presented by Mr. Prew during our recent webinar.


Categorized under: Hedge Fund Regulation  Launching A Hedge Fund  Hedge Fund Operations  Communications  Trends We're Seeing 

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