Metrica Partners Teamed Up with ECI to Leverage an Outsourced IT Function as they Launched their New Fund
Singapore-based hedge fund, Metrica Partners, partnered with ECI to leverage an outsourced IT function, as they launched their new fund.
Launched in 2017
About Metrica Partners
Metrica Partners is an event driven fund that is focused on Asia Pacific. Investors of the fund include foundations, family offices, funds-of-funds, accredited individuals and Metrica's employees. Metrica Partners promotes good corporate governance and works with its portfolio companies to enhance shareholder value.
"As a hedge fund, we operate in an industry where down time can jeopardise revenue and reputation. Thus, it was vital for us to find an established managed service provider to ensure uptime and operational efficiency. And, this is exactly what our partnership with ECI has delivered.
As a start-up fund of less than ten users, it made sense for us to partner with an IT provider who understands the hedge fund space and technology requirements right from the start. So, instead of employing and maintaining an in-house IT team, we decided it would be best to partner with ECI - they live and breathe IT. ECI is also our trusted partner when it comes to any due diligence around our technology and infrastructure, helping us to continue to win the trust of investors.”
“Continued IT support, since the launch of our business, has enabled us to build and maintain a risk averse industry profile. In fact, in a recent power grid failure which affected the business district of Central Singapore, we were able to see ECI's business continuity plan in action and were proud to be one of the few firms in the area to remain connected and continue trading.”
-David Mulvenna, Chief Operating Officer, Metrica Partners
How ECI has helped: From a New Office Build-Out
to Archiving and Vault Services, to the ECI's Managed Suite.
ECI's Project Technology Management team partnered with Metrica Partners in all aspects of building out their new office. The team handled the selection and installation of workstations, switches, firewalls, printers, etc. Choosing to host their servers in ECI's secure data centre meant the firm was able to save on the cost and space associated with hosting servers onsite. This also adds an extra layer of security by making the physical equipment inaccessible for unauthorised personnel.
Metrica Partners leverages the ECI's Managed Suite, which consists of private cloud, cybersecurity and business continuity services. The Private Cloud provides the firm's users access to key business applications, as well as secure files, email and data. And, is enabled by ECI's in-house fully managed infrastructure. As part of the suite, the firm can also count on the support of a highly knowledgeable Global Support Desk, which operates 24x7x365.
With Archive and Vault, Metrica Partners' email and instant messaging traffic is securely archived, which means the firm can rest assured knowing that it can be retieved at any time.