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December 2021

A Data-Driven Future for Institutional Asset Managers

The impact of the recent pandemic drove many institutional asset managers to revisit legacy data management strategies as they moved to keep their staff and clients connected during a period of dislocation. These challenges have contributed to a generational movement in how firms of all sizes address their technology stack, approach enterprise data management, and consider the future of their back- and middle-office operations. Our latest whitepaper discusses the results of our recent survey with Institutional Asset Manager (IAM) and how your firm can apply these learnings to benefit from a data-driven future.

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October 2020

LIBOR Sunset: Replacing The Most Important Number in The World

Widely considered to be "the world's most important number," the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) is set to be permanently retired at the end of 2021. The process of replacing LIBOR and other IBORs with a new set of risk-free rates is already well underway and is expected to impact the majority of financial services firms. Significant conversion activity is expected throughout the remainder of 2020 and 2021. Our latest whitepaper provides guidance on the transition from IBORs to new RFRs, including our plans to support clients through the change.

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March 2020

Preparing for Uncleared Margin Rules

Global regulators have announced new international standards for regulatory margin requirements on non-centrally cleared OTC derivatives. These standards, known as Uncleared Margin Rules (UMR), come into effect in waves, and as phases V and VI approach, thousands of asset managers will now be in scope. Understanding the relevant timelines, thresholds, and operational changes affecting your business is the first critical step in planning your firm’s approach to UMR. Read our whitepaper as we have broken this complex planning process down into five parts to better prepare you.

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June 2019

Eliminating Information Asymmetry in Treasury: Navigating the Complex Modern Landscape

Treasury has evolved - so have the tools needed to support it. Under pressures from a wide range of stakeholders and today's ever-increasing abundance of information, a Treasurer's decisions and recommendations have never needed to be more accurate. With the right technology, Treasurers can develop a comprehensive house view of their data and use that information to act more proactively in responding to stakeholders, their counterparties, and future market changes.

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December 2021

Arcesium Expands Geographic Footprint with Delhi NCR Office

Arcesium announced it has expanded its India-based operations with a new office in Delhi NCR. The Delhi office will initially staff over 300 employees and is expected to triple in size to 1000 employees over the next two years. The new office will be located in DLF Cyber Park, a technology hub in Gurugram with state-of-the-art infrastructure. This expansion follows the company’s recent office openings in Bengaluru and London. The Delhi office will be Arcesium’s third office in India and fifth worldwide. Read the press release to learn more.

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December 2021

Arcesium Expands Commitment to Private Capital Markets with Key Leadership Appointment

Arcesium welcomes Private Markets segment head, Cesar Estrada, to spearhead the firm’s practice in this new market segment. In this role, Cesar will be responsible for applying the firm’s core competencies in data integration and harmonization to the investment lifecycle of managers in private capital markets. Read the press release for more information.

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November 2021

Americas Fund Services Insights Report 2021: Arcesium, Winner of Best Data Management Solution

In the latest Hedgeweek Insights Report, Dmitry Miller, SVP and Head of Technical Relationship Management at Arcesium, discusses how developments in modern, cloud-based data stacks can present both opportunities and challenges for clients. Recently recognized at the Hedgeweek Americas Awards as this year's winner of Best Data Management solution, Arcesium brings together its investment expertise and practical experience with modern cloud technologies to rapidly solve clients' data challenges.

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August 2021

5 minutes with... David Nable

As interest in technology solutions surges throughout the private equity industry, software vendors are seeing significant opportunities to help these firms set up a stronger enterprise data management framework. David Nable, Arcesium’s Head of Client & Partner Development, sits with The Drawdown to discuss how Arcesium is innovating new solutions for the private equity industry.

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August 2021

Cloud-based data solutions unlock big benefits for the asset management industry

The advantages of the cloud extend beyond the ability to access highly scalable storage and computing power. Firms that leverage cloud-based software solutions reap many benefits; however, it has taken a global pandemic to encourage many organizations to finally leave behind their legacy technology. Alex Dobson, SVP of Product at Arcesium, discusses how making the shift to the cloud allows financial services firms to free up internal resources and discover new ways to collaborate.

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July 2021

Hill Country Asset Management to Join Arcesium's Technology and Services Platform through Existing Joint Offering with J.P. Morgan

Arcesium announced today that Hill Country Asset Management has chosen to deploy Arcesium’s joint offering with J.P. Morgan’s Securities Services. Through their existing strategic partnership, Arcesium and J.P. Morgan will address Hill Country’s middle office, back office, and fund administration needs with a seamlessly integrated solution. Arcesium will provide technology and services for enterprise data management, internal books and records, reconciliation, and treasury workflows, and J.P. Morgan will act as Hill Country’s fund administrator.

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July 2021

Accessing Millions of Financial Data Points Using Snowflake Secure Data Sharing

Arcesium processes millions of trades a day, generating profit and loss information for hundreds of thousands of holdings. Our latest case study explains how we partner with Snowflake to drive a 75% reduction in ETL steps performed by Arcesium and our clients. Through this partnership, we can now offer clients a way to access their data directly as database to improve downstream reporting, analytics, and data warehousing. Read more to learn about how we're working with Snowflake to provide secure data sharing, instant elasticity, and advanced data security.

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July 2021

Arcesium Enters into Partnership with Snowflake

Arcesium announced that Snowflake, the Data Cloud company, will serve as its foundational database and extend its data platform capabilities. By partnering with Snowflake, Arcesium is equipping clients with full access to and complete control over their transactional data from any location on a daily basis. The relationship also serves to accelerate Arcesium's continued investment in innovative cloud-native solutions for the financial services industry. To learn more, read our latest press release and case study on the partnership.

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June 2021

Arcesium Launches PerformA, a New Performance Allocations Product for Hedge Funds, Fund Administrators, and Private Equity

Arcesium today announced the official launch of PerformASM, a performance allocations product designed to simplify the investor accounting process and reduce the risks, costs, and manual errors associated with typical spreadsheet-based fund accounting. PerformA is tailored for different client types, including hedge funds, fund administrators, and private equity firms. The move to commercialize PerformA reflects the industry’s growing demand for technology solutions across the spectrum of post-investment processes. To learn more, read our latest press release and visit PerformA product page.

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May 2021

Arcesium Enhances Sales Team with Strategic Senior Hires

Brian Dalia will spearhead the sales efforts for Arcesium's Institutional Asset Management (IAM) practice, joined by Matt Weisman. Keith Raftery also joins to focus on alternative asset management sales. "We are pleased to welcome Brian, Keith, and Matt to Arcesium. Their broad experience will allow us to extend our reach into new market segments and broader client types," said David Nable, Head of Client and Partner Development.

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April 2021

Centralising Technology Provision

Following the initial surge of the Covid-19 pandemic, many hedge funds began re-evaluating their internal infrastructure and operations in favor of centralized, cloud-based solutions. “There is a general trend among professionals towards ease of use, with organisations consolidating and amalgamating the technology they use,” explained Chris Barrow, Head of European Business Development at Arcesium.

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March 2021

Arcesium Uses Amazon EBS and Amazon FSR for Faster Database Refreshes

Using Amazon EBS and Amazon FSR to build our high-performing infrastructure, Arcesium is able to provide some of the world's most sophisticated financial institutions with more rapid and reliable service. As we continue to innovate our cloud-based technology, Amazon Web Services (AWS) helps Arcesium make improvements to our client experience, such as generating faster database refresh times, without compromising performance or incurring downtime. Read our latest case study to learn more about how Arcesium leverages AWS tools to create seamless backups and reduce our database refresh time by 59%.

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February 2021

Arcesium Welcomes Alternative Investment Firm, Broad Reach, To Its Platform

"We were looking to amplify our treasury operations through scalable technology and we could not have chosen a better time to leverage Arcesium's Treasury Suite," said Eddie Steel, Chief Operating Officer of Broad Reach Investment Management. The news that Broad Reach has joined Arcesium's community of clients follows Arcesium's recent expansion into Europe with the opening of a London office.

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February 2021

Retiring LIBOR: Timelines and Best Practices

As the world of finance prepares for the impending retirement of the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) at the end of 2021, Ted O'Connor, Arcesium's Head of Treasury Sales, discusses how to properly prepare for the transition over the coming months.

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December 2020

Supporting clients' evolving needs through technology

Arcesium's Bob Longden, Head of Partnership Channel Management, discusses how technology providers can leverage agile systems to support a client's need to constantly adapt in an ever-evolving market, something that legacy technologies often cannot deliver. David Nable, Head of Client and Partner Development, offers additional perspective on Arcesium's innovation philosophy and 2021 predictions.

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October 2020

Arcesium Continues Expansion, Opening Bengaluru Office

Arcesium announced that it has recently expanded its India-based operations with the addition of a new office in Bengaluru. The new Bengaluru office is expected to commence its operations in the second quarter of 2021 with 200 employees, with potential to grow to 500 employees over the upcoming year. The expansion comes as the company looks to support a rapidly growing client base across North America, Europe, and Asia. This marks Arcesium's second office in India and fourth worldwide.

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September 2020

Arcesium's Laurel Hesch Named to Top 25 Women Leaders in Financial Technology in 2020

Laurel Hesch, SVP and Relationship Manager at Arcesium, was recognized amongst the women on Financial Technology Report's 2020 list for her management, mentorship, and decision-making style. Hesch joins a group of women nominated by colleagues and peers for their noteworthy accomplishments within their roles and the industry.

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September 2020

Driving innovation through volatility in 2020

Matthew Katz, VP and Technical Relationship Manager at Arcesium, expresses how the firm has used innovation to overcome 2020's market volatility. "As a result, the Arcesium platform is one that can very much handle, if it comes, the day when a given client experiences a huge market event that causes their volume to triple, quadruple or even quintuple," said Katz. This year, Arcesium has invested heavily to support client business changes and ensure continuous success.

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September 2020

Streamlined data sharing for the future

As hedge funds become more comfortable with cloud database technology, the opportunity for new, more efficient ways of sharing data between organisations is starting to become a reality. Dmitry Miller, SVP of Product Management at Arcesium, discusses how the firm is leveraging modern technologies, such as Snowflake Data Share and Looker, to improve clients' data stories.

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September 2020

From Support to Empowerment

Drawing lessons from Global Custodian's annual Prime Brokerage and Hedge Fund Administration industry surveys, David Nable, head of client and partner development at Arcesium, suggests the lines between technology and business are blurring for the better. In this report, David discusses Arcesium's perspective on current trends and opportunities in the financial services industry.

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September 2020

Arcesium Expands Footprint into Europe, Opening London Office

The firm also announced that Chris Barrow has been appointed as the Head of Business Development for Europe, to be based in the new London office. "As we continue to grow and diversify our client base, we have seen a significant uptick of interest from the European market," said Gaurav Suri, Chief Executive Officer of Arcesium. "Our decision to expand into the European market and open up a London office is a strategic one."

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August 2020

Fir Tree Partners Joins Arcesium Technology and Services Platform

"Arcesium was the first provider to intrinsically recognize the value of complementing technology with services," said Don McCarthy, Co-chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Fir Tree Partners. "Their agile technology enables our firm to shift our primary focus to our core business, our investment process, and, most importantly, our returns."

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May 2020

Data demands shift outsourcing to front office

Delivering on client demands is Arcesium's forte. Vanderkaay comments: "We allow clients the ability to access their data through a multitude of solutions including platform dashboards, data visualisation and business intelligence, and application program interfaces (APIs). We want clients to spend time reacting to data, not pulling data together, and we've invested in our platform to ensure that data is easily accessible and manageable from the managers' perspective."

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April 2020

Mass margin calls spark operational headache for buy-side and brokers

Sharp rises and falls in global financial markets caused by the COVID-19 outbreak has resulted in firms facing huge margin calls, putting additional operational pressure at a crucial time where many are struggling to stay afloat. “There has been a significant increase in volume of margin movements for our clients, both posting and receiving collateral. Our teams have been working unbelievably hard helping clients manage their liquidity in a volatile market,” said David Nable, managing director, Arcesium.

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March 2020

A Dynamic Partner for Complete Post-Trade Support

"For our clients, we want the experience to be like having a great in-house tech team that also has all of the expertise of working at the forefront of the industry," says Libby Vanderkaay, Head of Account Management at Arcesium. By following a partnership model, Arcesium advises the client every step of the way about the different options to add value to their middle and back office.

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February 2020

Arcesium makes senior hires ahead of opening London office

Arcesium, the tech spinout of DE Shaw, has made two senior hires ahead of the opening of its London office this year. Goldman Sachs prime services vet Kimberly Durland joined as SVP of strategic new accounts. Ted O'Connor, formerly the head of sales for North America at CME-owned Enso, joined Arcesium as head of treasury sales.

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February 2020

Arcesium Expands Sales Team with Two Senior Hires

Arcesium announces Kimberly Durland to join as SVP Sales, Strategic New Accounts and Ted O'Connor will serve as Head of Sales for Treasury. "Kim and Ted are key strategic additions to the Arcesium sales team," said David Nable, Head of Commercial Strategy. "We are thrilled to welcome them both to the team."

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January 2020

J.P. Morgan Takes Stake in Tech Company for Alternatives

"Historically, J.P. Morgan only used Arcesium's technology for itself," said David Nable, managing director and head of commercial strategy at Arcesium, in an interview. "Now with the bank's equity stake in the business there will be much more alignment around deploying joint solutions to their massive client base as well."

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January 2020

Arcesium Announces Strategic Investment from J.P. Morgan

Arcesium, an investment management technology and professional services firm, today announced that J.P. Morgan has invested in the company. This investment serves to deepen Arcesium's strategic partnership with J.P. Morgan, including their Securities Services business, a provider of independent fund administration and comprehensive outsourcing solutions to alternative fund managers, asset managers, and asset owners.

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December 2019

Data-Driven Reconciliation: A Modern Approach to Financial Management

"Our data-driven reconciliation solution compares millions of data records across any two datasets and produces key metrics and metadata which are available to the clients in real-time," notes Alex Dobson, SVP and Services Relationship Manager at Arcesium.

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November 2019

True partners: Arcesium's approach to being an outsourced service provider

"We provide the benefits of scaling and the benefits of a consulting engagement to drive efficiencies, instead of just doing things in the same way as they have always been done," says Alex Dobson, Senior Vice President and Services Relationship Manager at Arcesium.

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September 2019

Rapid, Scalable, Global: The Wide-Ranging Benefits of the Cloud in the Financial Services Space

"Being able to adapt safely, quickly, and at scale is extremely important for the industry and for Arcesium. We’ve been able to leverage the cloud extensively to respond rapidly to customer needs and market events, and this has proven a huge beneficial advantage for us," says Bryan Dougherty, head of technology at Arcesium.

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August 2019

The Chief of Everything

"Current trends in the industry with regards to fees, organisational, regulatory and technology pressures have ramifications on anyone who is working with a hedge fund manager, selling services, financing, or has any sort of relationship with them. It is impacting the dynamic of the relationship, and as it is felt by the COO, it will permeate throughout the organisation," says David Nable, head of commercial strategy at Arcesium.

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June 2019

Overcoming the data management challenge in business scaling

The ability to properly scale and build AUM for long-term success should be top of mind for any hedge fund manager. Luckily, thanks to incredible advances in technology over recent years - particularly in relation to cloud-based platforms - efficient scaling, without losing control, is eminently achievable. Moreover, by partnering with institutional quality technology providers, managers are able to improve their entire data management process through greater automation.

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April 2019

Arcesium: A Modular Approach to Post-Trade

Now a suite of modular technology solutions makes discrete parts of the platform more broadly accessible to meet a demand in the marketplace for targeted solutions. "These will be the go-to solutions for clients looking to improve their existing processes without adding headcount or undertaking a legacy system overhaul," says David Nable, managing director and head of commercial strategy at Arcesium.

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February 2019

Managers Pressure Hedge Admin Shops for Juiced-Up Tech

"The standalone offerings are a natural evolution of our business. We built our full technology platform to better support the most complex operation demands of some of the largest asset managers in the industry," said David Nable, head of commercial strategy at Arcesium. "This demand for innovative technology in the fund admin space will only increase, and, by offering portions of our technology platform á la carte, we're responding to the challenges that managers face when it comes to operations and data management."

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February 2019

Arcesium to hire 100 staff in tech build-out

"Arcesium has built a powerful and fully integrated platform designed to support the most complex operational demands of some of the largest asset managers in the industry. We are thrilled to offer key features of this platform as standalone software and service solutions," said CEO Gaurav Suri.

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February 2019

Arcesium Launches Suite of Modular Technology Solutions for Alternative Asset Managers

Arcesium, a post-trade technology and professional services firm that supports more than $100 billion in client assets, today announced the launch of a suite of modular technology products and solutions for alternative asset managers. These highly configurable tools and services are designed to integrate into a client's existing technology to improve the efficiency and accuracy of their middle- and back-office operations.

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October 2018

Arcesium Technology Boosts Third Party Administration Offering

Arcesium is expanding its strategic partnership with J.P. Morgan Alternative Investment Services, a provider of independent fund administration and comprehensive outsourcing solutions to hedge funds, hybrid funds, and fund of hedge funds, using a first-of-its-kind technology platform. J.P. Morgan in its partnership with Arcesium as a technology provider, has converted a substantial portion of its Alternative Investment Services business to the new technology platform powered by Arcesium.

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October 2018

Admins betting big on evolving technology

When it comes to technology, everybody wants the latest and greatest system to catapult them over the competition, and hedge fund administrators are no exception. "It's a new concept in how managers and administrators work together," says Head of Commercial Strategy at Arcesium David Nable.

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September 2018

Arcesium: Streamlining the Complex Post-Trade Processes

Arcesium offers a unified, open-architecture, fully hosted technology platform for the entire post-trade process. "We have deployed our solution in the cloud, which makes it straightforward for us to scale it up and down to meet the needs of different kinds of funds," begins Bryan Dougherty, managing director and head of technology, Arcesium.

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March 2018

Institutional Investor Names Arcesium CEO Gaurav Suri to 2018 Trading Technology 40

Innovation with a high-tech gloss isn't confined to the front office. Quantitative hedge fund firm D.E. Shaw Group demonstrated that with its 2015 spinoff of posttrade servicer Arcesium. Headed by former D.E. Shaw head of information technology and software development Gaurav Suri, Arcesium offers such services as prime brokerage margin replication, internal books and records, profit-and-loss and portfolio data warehousing, SWIFT-integrated wire platforms, and fund-administration reconcilers.

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March 2018

Banking CIO Outlook Names Arcesium to Top 10 Treasury Management Technology Solution Providers - 2018

Unlike typical startups that develop a product and then search for the best market opportunities, the Arcesium platform was designed, built, and tested to service the sophisticated treasury team within the D.E. Shaw group, a global investment and technology development firm with more than $46 billion in investment capital as of October 1, 2017.

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March 2017

Institutional Investor Names Arcesium CEO Gaurav Suri to 2017 Trading Technology 40

Rare is the start-up that has 300 employees and customers as prestigious as Blackstone Alternative Asset Management and D.E. Shaw & Co. on day one. That was the good fortune of Arcesium, a post trade services specialist that D.E. Shaw spun out of its own operations in 2015 with a management team led by Gaurav Suri, who had been the renowned, high-tech hedge fund firm's head of information technology and software development.

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January 2017

Balyasny Asset Management Joins Arcesium Technology and Services Platform

Arcesium LLC ("Arcesium"), a technology and services company that provides comprehensive post-trade solutions for alternative asset managers, today announced that Balyasny Asset Management L.P. ("Balyasny"), an investment management firm with approximately $13 billion in assets as of December, 2016, has gone live on Arcesium's platform for its middle- and back-office operations.

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November 2016

A New Industry Utility? DE Shaw Group spin-out on changing times.

HFMTechnology hears why former DE Shaw Group CTO Gaurav Suri thinks the hedge fund sector is due for a shake-up. “I really believe a technology solution like ours will be the wave of the future for the industry, so our goal is to have Arcesium’s software solution become the gold standard that any firm can use to manage its posttrade activities,” says Arcesium’s CEO Gaurav Suri.

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May 31, 2016

EJF Capital Joins Arcesium Technology and Services Platform

Arcesium announced today that EJF Capital LLC, an alternative investment firm that currently manages approximately $4.9 billion (as of April 30, 2016) in assets, has chosen Arcesium’s full service platform for its middle and back-office needs.

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March 2016

Institutional Investor Names Arcesium CEO Gaurav Suri to 2016 Trading Technology 40

In March 2015, aiming to capitalize on requirements in the alternative-investment marketplace for greater operational efficiency and transparency, D.E. Shaw Group announced the launch of Arcesium, an independent spin-off to sell posttrade technology that the hedge fund firm had developed.

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March 2015

Institutional Investor: Arcesium Brings Precision to Posttrade Analysis

The Hedge fund giant D.E. Shaw launches an independently operated company to provide sophisticated software and services to handle asset managers’ posttrade activities. In the wake of the financial crisis, and the raft of regulation that resulted from it, investors have been pushing hedge funds to provide greater transparency. As managers step out from the shadows, they are devoting more of their time and resources to shadow accounting — replicating the books and records created by their third-party fund administrators to ensure their accuracy.

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March 2, 2015

Arcesium Launched as Leading Edge Technology Company Providing Asset Managers with Key Software and Services for Post-Trade Activities

The D.E. Shaw Group, a global investment and technology development firm, and Blackstone Alternative Asset Management (BAAM), the world’s largest discretionary allocator to hedge funds, today announced the launch of Arcesium LLC, a new, independently operated technology and service company that will provide asset managers with software and service solutions for their post-trade activities.

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March 2015

DE Shaw, Blackstone Upend Post-Trade for Alternatives, Eye Broader AM Space Next

Major hedge funds adding a new revenue stream by opening up their proprietary technology to the outside world isn’t new, but it’s always notable. This is especially the case with Arcesium, the Blackstone Alternative Asset Management-DE Shaw tie-up.

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