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New hedge fund managers ought to get scalable infrastructure from the start

Monday, June 02, 2014

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Bob Guilbert
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers:

As you might have heard from Opalesque back in March, Eze Castle Integration, a provider of IT solutions and cloud services, issued a manual for budding fund entrepreneurs called "A Manager's Guide to Establishing a Hedge Fund."

Eze Castle Integration has helped more than 1,000 hedge funds launch, and over the years has "found that many firms start out the same way -- with a small set of equipment and software capable of servicing them year one but unable to scale as their business grows. This approach leads to wasted resources and new capital expenditures that could have been avoided had the firms aligned their business plan to their technology roadmap from the start," according to Mary Beth Hamilton, Vice President at Eze Castle.

We spoke with Bob Guilbert, Managing Director at Eze Castle, about what he thinks new hedge fund managers should do and avoid doing.

"One mistake that we've seen that people typically underestimate is management," he starts. "They are always looking for the right solution that’s going to meet their needs immediately, and that includes the factor: 'do I do things in-house or do I outsource?’ &......................

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