http://www.acquisition-intl.com/hedge-fund-awards 68 ~ Best Hedge Fund Administrator Clients benefit from years of buy side experience and insights gained during a period of rapid growth in the industry that began in the early nineties. Clients range from emerging managers that engage in relatively sim- ple trading strategies to large well known financial institutions that invest in a broad range of complex trading strategies through various collective investment structures. Their working relationships are collaborative using dedicated teams organized to suit any manager, trading strategy or fund structure. They work closely with prime brokers, technologists, lawyers and accountants to deliver a seamless service. The firm’s industry professionals bring extensive experience in the areas of fund administration, account- ing, risk, asset management, banking and technology. A combination of top calibre staff and a progressive infrastructure enables Harmonic Fund Services to deliver a premium service. They currently operate offices in Cayman, Geneva, Dublin and Toronto. Fund Administration Harmonic offers a comprehensive range of fund administration services for alternative investment managers. Additionally they offer hybrid solutions that typically involve some combination of technology, custom develop- ment and services based on FM3, their asset management platform. The firm’s experience and expertise combined with a culture of collaboration accrue to the benefit of manag- ers and their investors that wish to achieve today’s expected institutional quality operating construct and best practice standards. In-house development capability allows us to respond rapidly to new business initiatives, market and regulatory changes. Harmonic’s processes are SOC 1 certified. Operations Outsourcing Harmonic’s outsourcing operations allows managers to reduce costs, mitigate burdens associated with internal infrastructure, or enhance an existing implementation. They offer full middle and back office services in addi- tion to trade desk support. Clients may choose to fully outsource their operations or select specific services on an à la carte basis, for example assistance with a treasury function such as collateral management. They help to address challenges faced by start-ups, emerging and emerged managers, private banks, pension funds and family offices with customized services, infrastructure and software. Deployed on their institutional-grade FM3 platform, Harmonic service level partnerships deliver dedicated operations excellence across the entire investment process. FM3 Technology The firm provides comprehensive fund management technology for portfolio management, investor manage- ment, multi-currency accounting, compliance and risk. Developed in-house, FM3 was designed to support the range of services they offer and is made available to clients either bundled with fund administration, as stand-alone software or as a software plus services arrangement. It supports front, middle and back office functions and is integrated with a number of third party systems. Among many unique features, it supports specialized functionality for fund of funds and private equity management. Company: Harmonic Fund Services Name: Allen Bernardo Email: Allen.email@example.com Web Address: www.harmonic.ky Address: Cayman Corporate Centre, 27 Hospital Road, 4th floor, P.O. Box 940 GT, KY1-1102 Cayman Islands Telephone: +1 345 949 0090 Harmonic Fund Services is an independent financial services firm specializing in the global alternative investments industry. It was established in 2003 by industry practitioners from a leading alternative investments manager and a well-established fund services provider. They offer services and technology to hedge funds, funds of funds, private equity funds, private banks, pension funds and family offices.