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5 Industries that 3D Printing Disrupts most

by David Drake Have you found a technology that cuts across almost  all sectors – transportation,  education, pharmaceuticals, food, medicine, biotechnology, manufacturing, security and more?  Surprisingly, two printing technologies – 3D and 4D  – do intersect with different industries. With 3D printing, you can manufacture a car, construct a house, make packaging materials, design and craft jewelries and objects, prepare […]

Six Myths about Hedge Fund Cybersecurity

The cybersecurity threat landscape constantly evolves, leaving behind significant operational and reputational harm for financial services firms. Cyber-attacks such as those impacting LinkedIn, Talk-Talk, Yahoo and Sony have forced cybersecurity into the limelight via news making headlines, enough to fill any business with trepidation. We hear and see a lot of information floating around – some of which, unfortunately, can […]

Private Equity IT Priorities and CTO Role Explored in Eze Castle Integration 2016 Private Equity CTO Survey

At Eze Castle Integration we just published our 2016 Private Equity CTO Survey, which looks at four key areas: Business priorities, Cybersecurity, Outsourcing trends and the Evolution of the private equity CTO. Here are some of the top-line findings from the 101 person survey or download the full results HERE. Private Equity IT Business Priorities When asked to identify the top drivers […]

5 Alternative financing techniques to Power-up Alternative Energy Market

  by David Drake Renewable energy sources are said to be the way of the future that will supply the energy needs of the future and new generations. These sources are naturally replenished, and include energy from sunlight, rain, wind, geothermal heat, sea waves, plants and tides. However, harnessing some of these renewable energy sources need high capital costs for […]

Social Engineering: The Human Factor to Hedge Fund Hacks

The following article was written by Mark Coriaty, Chief Strategy Officer for Eze Castle Integration, and originally published as part of Opalesque’s ‘Other Voices’.  As financial firms become increasingly interconnected and globalized, their dependence on cyberspace has skyrocketed. While this amplified reliance on the infobahn has accelerated productivity and growth, it has also exposed firms to larger risks, such as […]

All Prospective LPs Are Equal, But Some Prospective LPs Are More Equal Than Others

  Not all prospective LPs are created equal. There are different degrees of “equal”-ness: some can become LPs just over a couple of months, while others can take years before they are invested in your fund.   It is important then, to measure not just the quantity of leads, but the quality of your prospective LPs in order to help […]

Cybersecurity Dos and Don’ts Your Employees Must Follow

October is cybersecurity awareness month so it is important to ensure that your firm and employees are prepared by using best practices, and security policies and procedures. Risk mitigation is needed to protect both the firm and its employees from savvy hackers and cyber attacks. Data breaches continue to wreak havoc on businesses, and the cost is continuously rising. According to the Ponemon Institute, […]

Disruption: Do you prefer buggywhips and typewriters… or self-driving cars?

Times flies, and things are changing fast. Old models are not working – the alternatives industry has been hammered with bad press and hit with a slowdown in capital raising. New models (machine-learning, automation, etc.) are coming in thick and fast.   Because of technology, there is disruption. And it will happen over and over again.   Disruption familiar to […]

Investment Management Tip: Communication is Vital for Business Continuity

Investment managers need to learn a lot about business continuity planning. The SEC not only highlights the importance of being able to access critical systems and applications during a disruption, but also the priority of effective communication. In business continuity planning it is important to communicate with your employees before, during and after an incident. By doing so, you set […]

Five Points from SEC’s 2016 Business Continuity Guidance Update

        In June 2016, the SEC delivered a guidance update for registered advisers regarding how funds (and their service providers) plan for potential business disruptions. Following are key takeaways from Eze Castle Integration’s Certified BCP Planners on how hedge funds and private equity firms can meet the SEC’s expectations around business continuity practices. Capture All Essential Components of […]