Many start-up financial firms face numerous challenges related to Information
Technology. These challenges include costs, amount of effort and amount of
administrative overhead required to implement and provide ongoing support for
an in-house IT infrastructure. In addition to various regulatory compliance
matters, today’s investors are beginning to closely evaluate technology
platforms of the money managers they invest with.
InfoHedge Hosted Platform
is a service that delivers full-featured enterprise-grade infrastructure over
the wire, thus eliminating many hurdles associated with implementing and
supporting an in-house IT infrastructure. InfoHedge Hosted Platform is a
solution that caters to financial firms that wish to enjoy the benefits of
enterprise-grade IT infrastructure without having to invest a fortune into
designing, implementing and supporting one using in-house resources. Services
provided by InfoHedge allow money managers to concentrate on their core
expertise – investment process, while InfoHedge utilizes its core expertise in
Information Technology to ensure that its Hosted Platform service adheres to
the highest standards of security, reliability and usability.
InfoHedge Hosted Platform functionality includes features including but not
Carrier-grade IP-Based telephone service with various enterprise-class
telephony features, such as conferencing, unified messaging, ability to manage
most phone parameters (forwarding, location services, call logs, voice mail
access” via a web browser from anywhere in the world, etc). Advanced features
such as Voice recording and ring down line functionality are available upon
Microsoft Exchange 2007-based email system, which includes multi-layer
antivirus protection, spam filtering, and automatic disclaimer.
Compliance - Full suite of SEC-approved communications compliance
solutions, including full capture and archival of email messages, Instant
messages (AOL Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, MSN Messenger, etc), as well as full
capture and archival of all Bloomberg communications (Bloomberg email,
Bloomberg IM and Instant Bloomberg messages). All captured communications are
searchable from a single web browser-based interface by designated company
compliance personnel. Any and all archived messages can be seamlessly exported
for a transfer to a 3rd
party (such as a law firm retained by the client) upon request.
Disaster Recovery –
built-in Disaster Recovery with boiler plate plans for SEC registration
Files & Backup
- Secure file storage, which includes locations for each user’s private files,
as well as a location accessible by all users in a company. All files are
backed up on and off site, as well as replicated between multiple data centers.
Mobile Messaging -
our platform supports a full range of Blackberry devices, as well as
selected Windows Mobile devices.
Remote Access -
Full VPN-based secure remote access to the platform from anywhere in the world.
Applications Hosting – we have an ability to seamlessly integrate any 3rd-party
software application (such as Portfolio & Risk Management, Trade Order
Management, Portfolio Accounting etc..) into the platform and deliver them in
Market Data - Ability to seamlessly integrate any 3rd party
connectivity solution (i.e. Market Data, FIX, Private Networks etc…)
Benefits of using InfoHedge Hosted Platform include, but are not limited to:
No need to invest large amounts of money into building a climate-controlled,
secure datacenter (an area that houses all in-house infrastructure components)
No need to dedicate valuable real estate space to a datacenter
No need to hire and retain in-house IT staff. InfoHedge Hosted Platform
includes 24-hour support.
No need to worry about disaster recovery of IT infrastructure – InfoHedge
Hosted Platform has it built in.
No need to invest large amounts of money into building an alternative DR office
location – InfoHedge Hosted Platform provides turn-key DR office space as an
option to all customers of the platform.
No need to invest in expensive remote access solutions – InfoHedge platform is
accessible securely from anywhere in the world.
No need to worry about scalability – InfoHedge Hosted Platform customers can
seamlessly add/remove users by sending a single email request or making a
single phone call
No need to worry about backups, redundancy, equipment support, warranties, etc
– InfoHedge Hosted Platform includes these services at no cost to customers.
Modular platform architecture allows nearly infinite scalability.