September 18, 2019

New York, NY

MFA DATA 2019 Conference Sponsor Information


For almost 13 years, Amazon Web Services has been the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform. AWS offers over 165 fully featured services for compute, storage, databases, networking, analytics, robotics, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), mobile, security, hybrid, virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR), media, and application development, deployment, and management from 60 Availability Zones (AZs) within 20 geographic regions, spanning the U.S., Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Sweden, and the UK. Millions of customers, including the fastest-growing startups, largest enterprises, and leading government agencies, trust AWS to power their infrastructure, become more agile, and lower costs. To learn more about AWS, visit


Arcesium is a technology and software-enabled services company. We deliver front, middle, and back-office solutions to some of the world’s most sophisticated institutional asset managers, hedge funds, asset allocators, and banks.

Building on a platform developed and tested by one of the world’s leading hedge funds, the D. E. Shaw group launched Arcesium as an independent company in 2015. We received additional equity backing from our second seed client, Blackstone Alternative Asset Management, the world’s largest discretionary allocator to hedge funds. Since then, Arcesium has grown to support over $125 billion in assets, with a staff of 800 professionals.


BNY Mellon is a global investments company dedicated to helping its clients manage and service their financial assets throughout the investment lifecycle. Whether providing financial services for institutions, corporations or individual investors, BNY Mellon delivers informed investment management and investment services in 35 countries. BNY Mellon is a leading fund administrator and custodian of alternative investment assets across credit, hedge, private equity and real estate funds. BNY Mellon also offers cash management, foreign exchange, collateral management, corporate trust and wealth management to the alternative investment industry. As of Sept. 30, 2019, BNY Mellon had $35.8 trillion in assets under custody and/or administration, and $1.9 trillion in assets under management. BNY Mellon can act as a single point of contact for clients looking to create, trade, hold, manage, service, distribute or restructure investments. BNY Mellon is the corporate brand of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (NYSE: BK). Additional information is available on Follow us on Twitter @BNYMellon or visit our newsroom at for the latest company news.


Barclays is a transatlantic consumer and wholesale bank with global reach, offering products and services across personal, corporate and investment banking, credit cards and wealth management, with a strong presence in our two home markets of the UK and the US.

With over 325 years of history and expertise in banking, Barclays operates in over 40 countries and employs approximately 85,000 people. Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for customers and clients worldwide.


Bipsync is the modern Research Management Software (RMS) analysts love to use. Centralize, organize and collaborate on your research assets – models, notes, files, contacts – from a single system of record that’s connected, compliant and always accessible. Fund managers and analysts get one-click access to all past and present content and context related to a position, company or idea at their fingertips. A host of enterprise IT administration capabilities, from advanced deployment, configuration and access controls to APIs and configurable credentials, for larger funds and those with sophisticated internal IT teams. provides a machine learning platform called Boosted Insights to help fund managers enhance their process and improve their accuracy. The manager chooses their unique selection of fundamental, macro or custom variables and the machine learns based on these inputs, generating trade ideas tailored to the manager’s individual investing style and objective. Its development has been led by a team with collectively over 30 years machine learning experience, working at tech industry leaders like Bloomberg, Amazon, Maluuba and Yelp. The software engineers are supported by a C-suite team of senior professionals with decades of experience in financial markets.


Credit Suisse is one of the world’s leading financial services providers and is part of the Credit Suisse group of companies. As an integrated bank, Credit Suisse is able to offer clients its expertise in the areas of private banking, investment banking and asset management from a single source. Credit Suisse provides specialist advisory services, comprehensive solutions and innovative products to companies, institutional clients and high net worth private clients worldwide, and also to retail clients in Switzerland. Credit Suisse is headquartered in Zurich and operates in over 50 countries worldwide.

Further information about Credit Suisse can be found at


Financial firms today are all doing the same work to ingest, validate, standardize and store the same data over and over again. This work is difficult – with enormous complexities – and yet it doesn’t give them a competitive edge. Still, firms are spending ~80% of their time data wrangling and only 20% of their time on analysis and gleaning value from their data.

Crux is an industry utility that focuses exclusively on this work. Crux is able to deliver and operate data feeds at lower cost, more quickly, and at a consistent world-class level of service, while giving its customers full transparency into deep operational metadata. Crux reduces your costs, future proofs your operations and infrastructure, and allows you to focus on your competitive advantage.


CyberGRX provides enterprises and their third parties with the most cost-effective and scalable approach to third-party cyber risk management today. Built on the market’s first third-party cyber risk Exchange, CyberGRX arms organizations with a dynamic stream of third-party data and advanced analytics helping organizations efficiently manage risk in their partner ecosystems.


For more than 165 years, Davis Polk has ranked among the premier law firms with world-class practices across the board. Our leading Investment Management Group has in-depth experience advising some of the largest and most innovative hedge fund managers from around the world on the formation, operation and regulation of private and public funds. We are consistently at the forefront in creating innovative fund structures, and our highly experienced regulatory practice uses its strong ties with regulators to address managers’ most difficult regulatory challenges.


Powerful emerging forces of digital transformation will define success, or failure, in the coming decade. These forces are driven by the billions of connected “things,” distributed computing, 5G, software automation, AI, machine learning and inference from data, and augmented and virtual reality. Every organization needs to be a digital organization, powered by data, running in a multi-cloud world. To achieve this, a new kind of infrastructure is required. Dell Technologies is at the forefront of driving the digital future. With the combined power of seven industry leaders: Dell, Dell EMC, Pivotal, RSA, Secureworks, Virtustream and VMware, we’re committed to transforming lives with world-class technologies.


The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global financial services firm providing investment banking, securities and investment management services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and high-net-worth individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in London, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Hong Kong and other major financial centers around the world. To learn more, visit


Every week, Hedge Fund Alert delivers the fresh intelligence needed to identify money-making openings in the fund-management arena. The newsletter is recognized for routinely spotlighting key industry developments that haven’t been reported anywhere else.


J.P. Morgan’s Corporate & Investment Bank is a global leader across banking, markets and investor services. The world’s most important corporations, governments and institutions entrust us with their business in more than 100 countries. With $25 trillion of assets under custody and $471 billion in deposits, the Corporate & Investment Bank provides strategic advice, raises capital, manages risk and extends liquidity in markets around the world. Further information about J.P. Morgan is available at


Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP is a top-tier law firm with more than 600 attorneys in the United States, London and Shanghai. With one of the largest groups of dedicated financial services attorneys in the country, Katten’s clients benefit from the firm’s unmatched experience in the fields of investment management, securities and futures regulation, structured products, and exchange-traded and over-the-counter derivatives. We frequently advise banks and brokerage firms, insurance companies, domestic and foreign exchanges, clearing organizations, swap execution facilities, domestic and offshore investment funds and their managers, commodity pools and commodity pool operators, investment advisers and commodity trading advisors, and proprietary trading firms. Our experience working for many regulatory agencies offers our clients unparalleled counsel across the globe.


LeapYear provides software for enterprises to securely unlock value from their most sensitive data assets. Privacy, security, and regulatory restrictions limit access to data – without LeapYear, organizations face challenges leveraging data internally, to third parties, and across borders. LeapYear’s system implements patented differentially private algorithms that enable companies to utilize all data, including their most sensitive information, for analysis and machine learning. LeapYear has partnered with the largest companies across financial services, healthcare, technology, and insurance to enable new business opportunities by combining, analyzing, and monetizing previously restricted and siloed sources of information.


With more than 100 attorneys dedicated to serving fund and investor clients, our Investment Management Group is a leader in the United States, distinguished for its client service.

Our clients include established and well-pedigreed emerging managers pursuing a range of structures and strategies.

Our core services include:
– Fund Formation and Structuring
– Regulatory and Compliance
– Broker-Dealer
– Derivatives and Structured Products
– Private Equity, M&S, Debt Financing
– Securities and Capital Markets Litigation
– Tax, T&E, ERISA, Employment, IP, Insurance


Microsoft provides financial services organizations with a highly secure and compliant platform for their business operations and the latest technology needed to reimagine key business processes to address changing customer expectations, complex regulations, new competitors, and increased cyber threats.


To learn how organizations like yours are innovating in ways to transform their business, visit


Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) is a leading global financial services firm providing investment banking, securities, investment management and wealth management services. With offices in more than 43 countries, the Firm’s employees serve clients worldwide including corporations, governments, institutions and individuals. For further information about Morgan Stanley, please visit


Orchestrade enables hedge funds, asset managers and other financial institutions to trade, manage risks and automate their entire operation from trade entry to settlement. It is the only institutional grade capital markets software launched after the 2008 financial crisis, addressing the recovery challenges: reducing cost, serving multiple regulatory regimes and rapid innovation of new products – on an advanced platform design for speed and scale. Orchestrade can scale from $200 million hedge fund start-ups to trillion-dollar global banks. Its award-winning platform has been implemented by leading financial institutions in North America, Europe and Asia to manage some of the world’s most sophisticated trading and risk practices. For more information, please visit:


Proskauer’s global Hedge Funds Group has broad experience in advising hedge fund managers, funds of funds and other institutional as well as individual investors on a variety of matters, including fund structuring and formation, seed investments, management company matters, investment adviser registration and compliance, portfolio management, regulatory examinations, litigation and complex restructurings and other corporate transactions. The group is part of our larger, globally renowned Private Investment Funds Group, which comprises more than 100 lawyers worldwide. The Private Investment Funds Group, in turn, has extensive experience across the universe of hedge funds and funds of funds, both U.S. and non-U.S., employing all types of structures and all types of investment strategies.

For more information, please visit


RIMES is an award-winning data management and regulatory technology specialist that truly understands the challenges faced by its customers. It serves nearly 400 asset managers, owners, servicers and banks in 45 countries including 60 of the 100 largest global asset managers and 9 of the 10 largest asset servicers by TAUM.


Shearman & Sterling is a global law firm with over 850 lawyers around the world speaking more than 60 languages and practicing U.S., English, French, German, Italian, Hong Kong, OHADA and Saudi law. Our success is built on our clients’ success. We have a long and distinguished history of supporting our clients wherever they do business, from major financial centers to emerging and growth markets. We represent many of the world’s leading corporations and major financial institutions, as well as emerging growth companies, governments and state-owned enterprises, often working on ground-breaking, precedent-setting matters. With a deep understanding of our clients’ businesses and the industries they operate in, our work is driven by their need for outstanding legal and commercial advice.


Wells Fargo Prime Services, offers a comprehensive set of services and solutions for alternative asset managers. With a strong focus toward servicing our customers, we help managers meet their operational and financial goals with integrated financing, technology and operational solutions as well as capital introduction, business consulting, risk services and bespoke financing solutions.

As part of Wells Fargo, one of the strongest and best-capitalized banks in the world, we deliver the full resources of a best-in-class financial institution to help managers capture market opportunities and become efficient while growing assets. Our multi-asset class platform delivers critical financing, execution and clearing services while our hands-on service model provides the foundation for partnership.

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For more information regarding sponsorship, please contact Amy D’Annunzio at or call 212.542.8475