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Headed to Palm Beach for the ACA Spring Conference? Here's One Session You Won't Want to Miss.

At Backstop, we strive to partner with organizations that are the very best at what they do. ACA Compliance Group, (ACA) definitely meets that standard. They're a global leader in providing compliance, cybersecurity, risk, performance, and technology solutions to financial services firms.

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The Industry's Best Are Headed to Grand Cayman. And We'll Be Joining Them.

We’re proud to be a Silver Sponsor of Gaim Ops, the leading event for hedge fund operations and compliance professionals. Over 500 industry leaders, including COOs, General Counsels, and CFOs, will converge at the Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman for four informative days of keynotes, presentations, networking events, and much more.

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An Exceptional Event, Designed For Exceptional Women

Women in the financial services industry face unique issues – and that may be putting it very mildly. Consequently, we need to develop unique strategies for dealing with those issues. Working together on these efforts gives us a greater chance of breaking through.

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Operations for Alternatives Miami 2017

At OFA 2017, you'll gain the insights that can help ensure you're prepared. Hope to see you in Miami.

In today's regulatory environment, the only constant is change.

Today’s alternative investment professionals face challenges their predecessors may never have imagined. Enhanced regulatory oversight, increasing compliance requirements, and heightened investor scrutiny are just the beginnings of the list.

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These Were The 5 Hot Topics We Discussed At HFM Europe

By Bob Goldbaum and Craig Rowland

The HFM European Tech Leaders’ Summit, held this year in London, sizzled with energy as senior executives and technology staff engaged in panel discussions and roundtable conversations. A wide range of alternative investment firms was represented, from those who handled $100MM in assets under management (AUM) to those responsible for several billion dollars. As we listened and participated at the summit, we gained many insights:  

1. In the “build vs. buy” debate, “buy” is gaining ground.

Tight budgets and conflicting priorities are driving alternative investment firms to put cost benefits under the microscope in build vs. buy discussions. With the growing availability of off-the-shelf products and third-party service providers, buying is becoming a more and more attractive option, especially when the software or service in question is operational in nature. For example, investor servicing, reporting, and maintaining certain aspects of compliance can all be administered with purchased products or services.

Choosing to buy rather than build cuts development costs and allows alternative investment firms to repurpose their internal resources on strategic business interests and activities such as refining their trading algorithms.

2. Cloud-based solutions: shunned no longer.

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