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Eze London 10 Years Later: Visiting the Past and Looking to the Future

By Kulvinder Gill ,
Thursday, July 6th, 2017

Last month, the Eze Castle Integration team in London celebrated its 10th anniversary. The momentous milestone was marked with a staff party at a traditional pub on the River Thames with panoramic views of the city. I recently sat down with Simon Eyre, director of service, who was one of the three employees transferred over from New York to help setup the London office, to talk about the ten years in an ever-changing technology landscape and look into the future. 

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Best of the Hedge IT Blog: 2016’s Most Popular Financial Technology Articles

By Lauren Zdanis,
Thursday, December 29th, 2016

2017 is quickly approaching and so are a plethora of new financial technology and operations articles here on Hedge IT. As we wrap up 2016, let’s take a look back and share some of our readers’ favorite articles from this past year.

How to Launch a Hedge Fund: Cap Intro, Legal & Tech Tips

Tips for launching a hedge fund are always popular on Hedge IT, and 2016 was no different. Earlier this year, Eze hosted a webinar featuring speakers Paul Schultz from Wells Fargo, Michael Mavrides from Proskauer Rose LLP, and Bob Guilbert from Eze Castle Integration. A few key takeaways from the 1-hour event include:

  • Understand that investors will expect enterprise-grade technology built in from Day 1.

  • Remember the advantages of the cloud: a predictable cost, flexibility and scalability (“tech on demand”), enterprise security, and professional management and monitoring.

  • Compare both the benefits and disadvantages of a “master fund” versus a “side-by-side” structure (e.g. the master fund allows for one set of books and trades, while the side-by-side structure allows for more tax flexibility)

  • Show investors that you have a 3+ year budget for working capital without any performance fees.

Categorized under: Eze Castle Milestones  Launching A Hedge Fund  Cloud Computing  Security  Private Equity  Outsourcing  Trends We're Seeing 



Happy Holidays from Eze Castle Integration!

By Mary Beth Hamilton,
Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

With the holiday season upon us, we'd like to wish all of our clients, partners, friends and colleagues Happy Holidays and a healthy, successful 2017!

Click below to view our 2016 holiday e-card.

Happy Holidays from Eze Castle Integration

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Cloud, Cyber Security and Managed Services: Putting Eze Castle Over the Top in Waters Rankings (Video)

By Katelyn Orrok,
Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

We're thrilled to share that Eze Castle Integration has won the coveted awards for Best Cloud Infrastructure Provider and Best Cyber-Security Provider in the 2016 Waters Rankings. Vinod Paul, Managing Director of Eze Castle Integration, spoke with Dan DeFrancesco, Deputy Editor of Sell-Side Technology and Waters Technology about how Eze Castle Integration differentiates itself from other cloud and security providers. 

Watch Vinod's video interview below or scroll down for some quick takeaways.

 

 

Categorized under: Cloud Computing  Security  Outsourcing  Videos And Infographics  Eze Castle Milestones 



Eze Castle Is Bringing Security to a Hedge Fund Near You

By Mary Beth Hamilton,
Monday, October 5th, 2015

The security threat landscape continues to evolve, and security through obscurity is no longer (and probably never was) an ideal approach to protecting the sensitive data of the hedge fund industry. A 2015 Cyber Security Intelligence Index study by IBM found that over 62 percent of cyber incidents targeted three industries -- Finance, Insurance, and Information and Communications -- highlighting the serious risk cyber intrusions present to financial firms.eSentire intrusion detection with Eze ATP

The report found that in 55 percent of all cyber attacks in 2014 were carried out by either malicious insiders or inadvertent actors and that unauthorized access triggered nearly twice as many incidents in 2014 compared with 2013. According to the report, “certain types of unauthorized access incidents rocketed to the top, accounting for 37 percent of the total—nearly doubling from 19 percent in 2013. ShellShock and Heartbleed were the game changers here.”

Another example cited was that malicious code and sustained probes together accounted for 40 percent of all the incidents observed. According to IBM, with an ever expanding array of malware from which attackers may choose— including viruses, worms, Trojans, bots, backdoors, spyware and adware—it seems fairly certain that malicious code incidents will continue to wreak havoc for the foreseeable future.”

These examples demonstrate that the risks facing large organizations and smaller firms (read: hedge funds) are just as real. To that end, we regularly team with eSentire to speak with hedge fund CTOs about the security landscape and their managed security technology. Additionally, Eze Castle Integration utilizes eSentire intrusion detection technology within our Eze Private Cloud and to power our Eze Active Threat Protection services.

Feedback on eSentire’s offering and approach is always received positively and the spark for this tech spotlight article.

Categorized under: Security  Cloud Computing  Hedge Fund Operations  Infrastructure  Trends We're Seeing  Eze Castle Milestones 



From NT to Cloud: A Look at Eze Castle's 20 Years of Achievements

By Mary Beth Hamilton,
Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

20 years. 400 incredible employees. 650 clients. 3 continents. 10 offices. Countless services.

June 2015 marked the 20-year anniversary of Eze Castle Integration’s founding. We have reached many milestones over the years thanks to our dedicated employees and loyal client base.

From building the world’s first all NT trading floor (as Eze Castle Consulting) to building the hedge fund industry’s first private cloud platform (as Eze Castle Integration), the Eze Castle name represents innovation, quality and excellence.

We could go on and on but we’d rather show you some of our proudest accomplishments from the last decade.

First hedge fund cloud

20 years – Wow. So many milestones and so many more to come.
 

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Wexford Capital Moves to Eze Private Cloud Platform to Power Operations, Increase IT Agility

By Katie Sloane,
Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

Wexford Capital Selects Eze Castle Integration

We take great pride in helping solve our clients' IT needs and highlighting recent success stories. Our client Wexford Capital LP is one such example who selected the Eze Private Cloud platform for its fully managed, enterprise-grade environment. Wexford Capital gravitated away from its on-premise IT infrastructure and towards the Eze Private Cloud for its multifaceted suite of services and measurable benefits, such as, cost optimization and increased business agility.

Dante Domenichelli, Chief Operating Officer at Wexford Capital, said, “Eze Castle Integration delivers the comprehensive services and expert, reliable support we had been searching for in an IT provider. Transitioning to the Eze Private Cloud has enabled seamless business expansion and improved our operational efficiencies while providing assurances of performance and security.

Categorized under: Cloud Computing  Outsourcing  Hedge Fund Operations  Infrastructure  Trends We're Seeing  Eze Castle Milestones 



Astellon Capital Partners Deploys Eze Private Cloud Services to Support Worldwide Growth

By Mary Beth Hamilton,
Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

We love showcasing our work with clients and one such client is Astellon Capital Partners who selected the award-winning Eze Private Cloud for all of its IT needs. Astellon moved to the Eze Private Cloud because of Eze Castle Integration's leadership role in bringing cloud services to the investment community, as well as its ability to deliver the high performance, applications and exceptional user experience the investment firm demands.

Established in 2011, Astellon Capital Partners is a twelve user alternative investment manager based in London focusing on European event-driven value-investing with a particular focus on German-speaking countries.

Davi Vieira, head of operations at Astellon Capital Partners, said, "Our move to the Eze Private Cloud was born out of the need to have a secure, reliable and institutional-grade IT platform that matches our focus on implementing strong financial, operational and infrastructure controls. Eze Castle Integration is the driving force behind the adoption of cloud services in the hedge fund industry and the optimal partner to help us run our business for many years to come."

Categorized under: Launching A Hedge Fund  Cloud Computing  Eze Castle Milestones  Hedge Fund Operations  Infrastructure 



Hedge IT Blog Awards: Cheers to 500 Posts!

By Katie Sloane,
Thursday, March 5th, 2015

We recently hit our 500th post here on Hedge IT! To commemorate, we are hosting our annual blog awards! We've gathered the most thought-provoking, popular articles according to our readers and included a few of our personal favorites, as well. 

We hope you enjoy!

Categorized under: Eze Castle Milestones  Cloud Computing  Disaster Recovery  Security  Communications  Videos And Infographics 



Throwback Thursday: History of the Eze Private Cloud

By Katie Sloane,
Thursday, December 4th, 2014

Less than ten short years ago, Eze Castle Integration saw a shift in the market and gap in the cloud space. Eze Private Cloud HistoryFirms had to hire multiple third-party vendors to fully outsource their IT needs, public cloud environments fell short of hedge fund security demands and service level contracts varied drastically. Fast-forward to today, and that very same spark of ideation has progressed to completely revolutionize hedge fund IT.  In the spirit of Throwback Thursday, today we're reflecting on the journey and growth of our very own Eze Private Cloud.  

In 2005, Eze Castle built and deployed the first hosted cloud platform for a large hedge fund based in New York City. By 2007, 18 funds spun out from the initial firm, each selecting Eze Castle as their trusted cloud platform provider. The following year, the company began building the foundation for the Eze Private Cloud.  The same year marked the opening of Eze Castle’s hedge fund hotel in New York City. The environment, which supported more than 200 users, united the company’s cloud computing platform and fully managed office suites for startup funds.   

Categorized under: Eze Castle Milestones  Launching A Hedge Fund  Cloud Computing  Hedge Fund Operations  Infrastructure  Communications  Software  Trends We're Seeing 



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