Top 10 Hedge Fund Solution Companies 2020
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Top 10 Hedge Fund Solution Companies 2020

Technology has proven to be a boon to hedge fund managers and investors over the past few years. The arduous search and investment process primarily performed in person and through word of mouth has now become a seamless process almost entirely managed from the comforts of an office. The introduction and proliferation of hedge fund database and analysis platforms, web sites, web meetings and teleconferencing functions, analysis and monitoring hedge funds has perhaps never been more accessible.

Hedge funds also have unprecedented access to information on other funds in the alternative investment regimes. This information, easily manipulated and studied using analytic platforms, allows hedge funds to construct marketing materials with data-driven insights and peer analysis, helping industry leaders to attract and keep investor allocations.

Also, there is a need for trusted hedge fund services partner to support hedge funds firms with the day-to-day management of funds. There are a few companies that offer comprehensive and dedicated hedge fund services that span the entire investment process across a full spectrum of fund strategies, domiciles and structures.

In an effort to help decision-makers assess the activities of investors as well as understand their prospective clients, a panel of prominent CEOs, CIOs, VCs, analysts, along with the Capital Markets CIO Outlook editorial board has assessed scores of hedge funds technology solution and service providers and picked out a list that highlights the best among the best. We have considered the vendor’s offerings, core competencies, milestones and other capabilities that cater to the requirements of a hedge fund organization. We present to you Capital Markets CIO Outlook’s “Top 10 Hedge Fund Solution Providers - 2020"

Top Hedge Fund Solution Companies

Foreside has grown both organically and through strategic acquisitions in recent years. In 2019, Foreside acquired NCS Regulatory Compliance, a comprehensive provider of outsourced compliance and regulatory solutions to the registered investment advisor and broker-dealer markets. With this acquisition, Foreside added 80 top compliance consultants to its intellectual capital. Foreside provides asset managers, wealth managers, and broker-dealers a range of outsourced and customized business solutions that complement the strategic goals of each client. Foreside’s team of technology-enabled professional consultants bring to the table a depth of experience through which they offer guidance on industry best practices, consultative advice, and transformative technologies. Foreside’s consulting team helps clients design and implement compliance policies and procedures to facilitate meeting their regulatory obligations.

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Arcesium

Arcesium

Arcesium is a post-trade technology and professional services firm. It offer a new way for alternative asset managers to scale their business while maintaining control of critical noninvestment activities. Arcesium combines proprietary software, technology, and an experienced team of professionals to deliver complete post-trade support. Its technology is designed to optimize the daily and monthly middle- and back-office processes of alternative asset managers. Its services complement the technology with exception-driven processes designed to effectively balance efficiency and control

CAIS

CAIS

CAIS is the premier gateway to the multi-trillion dollar independent wealth channel for specialized investment products, delivering a superior experience to wealth managers and product providers alike. As the leading open-architecture financial product platform, CAIS provides streamlined execution for an expanding list of alternative investment funds, IPOs and follow-ons, and structured notes. CAIS complements its fund offerings with independent due diligence provided by Mercer. CAIS is an NFA member with securities offered through CAIS Capital LLC, member FINRA, SIPC.

ComplySci

ComplySci

ComplySci is a leading provider of technology solutions that help compliance organizations identify, monitor, manage and report on conflicts of interest arising from employee activities, including personal trading, gifts and entertainment, political contributions, outside business affiliations, and other code of ethics violations. Founded in 2003 by early pioneers in the development of automated compliance management solutions, ComplySci is now trusted by over 1,000 customers, including some of the world’s largest financial institutions. Compliance Officers rely on ComplySci’s scalable and sophisticated platform to stay ahead of risk.

Enfusion

Enfusion

Enfusion is a leading global provider of investment management software solutions and services. Built with vision, Enfusion ignites growth and turbocharges efficiency. Its award winning, cloud-based software unites front-to-back office through one data set, enabling a real-time enterprise-wide data view. Enfusion Visual Analytics mines this data, delivering clear business drivers. Enfusion Managed Services leverages these drivers by maximizing resources. Enfusion delivers shared insight and consistent control for global capital markets. Our cloud-based investment management software and analytics platform breaks information boundaries, uniting front, middle and back office in one system. We create enterprise-wide cultures of data-driven intelligence, boosting agility, powering growth and rationalizing resources.

Lightkeeper

Lightkeeper

Lightkeeper’s data management tools provide a flexible, scalable and repeatable process which is automated to match your daily workflow. Spend more time analyzing your portfolio and less time wrangling data and creating reports.Lightkeeper automates and streamlines the complete data management process, providing clients with a fully integrated portfolio intelligence platform. Our modern data warehouse is the foundation for intuitive analytics, unique insights and customized reporting. Working with more than 100 firms representing $300B of assets under management, Lightkeeper has established itself as the industry-leading portfolio intelligence solution.

Piedmont Fund Services

Piedmont Fund Services

Provide exceptional back-office administration and accounting services to investment managers so they can focus on managing their portfolios. Our innovative technology solutions and processes reduce transaction friction and provide the superior accuracy and transparency in reporting that discerning investors demand in today’s highly regulated competitive environment. For over a decade, Piedmont Fund Services has been the leading provider of fund administration services to institutional and alternative investment fund managers including hedge funds, private equity, venture capital, real estate funds, impact funds, outsourced CIOs, foundations and endowments.

Portfolio Science

Portfolio Science

PortfolioScience specializes in risk management technology for financial institutions, investment services, financial advisors, and hedge funds. The company's products allow fund managers, traders, and investors alike to access powerful risk analysis capabilities on demand. PortfolioScience creates turn-key risk management systems for institutional financial services, allowing them to provide their clients with portfolio risk analysis services virtually overnight. Founded in 2000, the company serves clients in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa spanning the brokerage, fund administrator, hedge fund, and mutual fund industries.

S4 Market Data

S4 Market Data

S4 Market data was created to help financial institutions with market data vendor management, administration, cost optimization, and compliance. Collectively with over 20 years of experience working for investment banks, asset managers, and hedge funds: S4’s mission is to help firms address the challenges of market data management. With market data spend being a top five direct cost, financial institutions realize that market data management is a strategic asset and seek industry professionals who can help address the growing data procurement and management concerns. Its services help organizations gain access to experienced consultants in order to implement the right cost and risk optimization strategies.

Thinknum Alternative Data

Thinknum Alternative Data

As companies move their business operations to the Internet, new data trails are being created that can provide unique insights on these companies. Thinknum Alternative Data indexes all of these data trails in one platform, providing investors with critical data points that others miss. Thinknum allows investors to get data driven investment ideas by monitoring companies'​ websites.Thinknum aggregates data from the web that provides unique insights into business drivers. Investors can understand general trends or track a company down to its basic building blocks such as individual products or specific locations.