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WannaCry Ransomware: What we know, Where we are

The WannaCry ransomware attack is slowing as IT teams across the globe work to deploy patches, disable SMBv1 and recover files, but we are still very much in the midst of the situation. Here’s a look at what we know and what we can do in an effort to prevent future attacks. What is the WannaCry Ransomware? On May 12, 2017, […]

United Airlines: A Lesson For Alternatives Managers

Anyone who’s read the news in the past month will be familiar with the incident involving a United Airlines passenger being dragged off an airplane. This incident caused all kinds of bad press for United Airlines, with negative perceptions of its corporate reputation increasing to 500% according to new research from The Harris Poll. The end of the road for […]

Anatomy of a Real Estate Crowdfunding Transaction

by David Drake Crowdfunding has now grown from a niche to a legitimate platform for funding projects of all kinds by raising money from the public at large. Nowhere has this been more pronounced than the real estate sector where there are now a number of crowdfunding platforms offering investors the chance to participate directly in real estate projects. Traditionally, […]

What is Your Security Attitude? Hedge Funds + Private Equity Firms Take Note

If there’s one thing we’ve learned over the years when it comes to cyber security, it’s that there’s a whole lot more to creating a secure investment firm than robust technology. Before identifying infrastructure components and implementing operational policies, a firm must first be clear on what its attitude is toward security. This attitude will filter through the company from the […]

The Physical Trap for Managers

“THE PHYSICAL TRAP??” Yes! We’re all susceptible to finding ourselves in a comfort zone and not wanting to move out of it (myself included!). We find ourselves stuck in the Physical Trap when we’ve made investments in old systems or equipment, and are hesitant to pursue fresher, more relevant investments. When we ask what technology managers use to manage their […]

It’s Not About Your Legitimacy, It’s About Time…

At the start of any sales process you are competing for time. It’s reached that point. Brain share is the most precious commodity of all. It doesn’t matter what you are selling. In most situations there are four to five immediate substitutes. If you can get the consumer to spend more “time” focused on you, there is greater likelihood they […]

Asset Managers Are Not Well-Rounded

  Are you going to make the roster of a NFL team if you aren’t quick? Will you make the NBA if you can’t play defense? Are you destined to play in the NHL if you can’t skate backwards? No, no and no.   To reach the upper echelon of sport you have to be well rounded. NFL offensive linemen […]

Webinar 101 for Fund Managers

  Just last month, we presented a webinar: ‘Effective Presentation of Complex Financial Concepts’. Missed it? Check out the recorded version HERE. Webinars have seen tremendous growth in the marketing world over the past few years. It’s no longer the ‘next big event’, but something more normal, and something that’s seen more frequently. In that same vein, stay tuned for […]

Showtime’s ‘Billions’ Airs a Lesson in Laptop Security

By: Mary Beth Hamilton, Vice President of Marketing, Eze Castle Integration I just finished Season 1 of Showtime’s ‘Billions’ and can’t resist calling out the horrible IT security on a key character’s laptop. ‘Billions’ centers on a multi-billion dollar CT hedge fund and federal prosecutors looking to take them down for financial crimes. [Spoiler Alert] As season 1 nears an […]

How to Effectively Market A Complex Financial Concept: Engagement to Diligence (Part 3 – Get Buy-In)

  Adhering to our own general rule, you need to make the complex, un-complex. You need to do three things: 1.)   Engage your audience 2.)   Create intrigue 3.)   Get buy-in   [See Related: Part 1 – Engage Your Audience] [See Related: Part 2 – Create Intrigue]   WEBINAR Feb 23, 1:00pm ET: Effective Presentation of Complex Financial Concepts [SIGN-UP HERE] […]