Issue 2 2019

Acquisition International - Issue 2 2019 19 WR180081 Halcyon Financial Technology (HalcyonFT) provides information technology solutions to private equity, hedge fund, investment management firms, and family offices. Recently, we profiled the firm and spoke to Rodric O’Connor who provided us with insight into the innerworkings of the company and the award-winning solutions they offer to clients. alcyon Financial Technology (HalcyonFT) was formed in 2010 by industry veteran Rodric O’Connor to address a gap in the market serving small to mid-size financial services firms with best practice IT support. HalcyonFT’s team of experienced IT professionals brings decades of experience in the financial services industry and a proven history of working together at financial services firms in key IT roles. Since HalcyonFT exclusively serves the financial industry, its team has a comprehensive understanding of the unique developments, as well as the trends, challenges, and high expectations of investment firms. Going into further detail, Rodric began by providing us with a description of the services the team offers to their clients. “At HalcyonFT, we provide tailored Information Technology services for Private Equity, Hedge Funds, and financial investment management firms. We focus exclusively on this vertical. “In total, our clients manage in excess of $195 billion of assets. They are typically regulated by the SEC and/or FINRA. Currently, we provide service in the major US domestic financial metropolitan areas with offices in San Francisco, Palo Alto, New York, Los Angeles and Newport Beach.” The team at HalcyonFT strive to provide excellent client service at every level and with every interaction. Client service is taken incredibly seriously at HalcyonFT, and client satisfaction is the only SLA the firm guarantees to their clients, as Rodric explains: “We work as a team to meet the ever-evolving needs of our clients. As such, we never settle for the easiest or quickest solution. Instead, Excellence In IT “Due to our focus on the Financial services industry, we are in a great position to see what technology works and does not work across many firms.” Contact Name: Rodric O’Connor Company: Halcyon Financial Technology, L.P. Address: One Montgomery Street, Suite 3450, San Francisco, CA 94104 Telephone: 415 683 0740 Web Address: H we seek out the best long-term solution for our clients. We never get bored and we never slow down. There is a sense of urgency in everything we do. Our clients expect more, and so we deliver more.” As for how the team are able to ensure that they deliver a service which surpasses their clients’ expectations, Rodric highlights how HalcyonFT have been pushing to find the best solutions for their clients. “Throughout the years, we have observed that newer emerging technology often have the potential for a much greater ROI than legacy and traditionally dominant technology. We help our clients to implement cloud infrastructure and applications for their whole technology architecture. “Due to our focus on the Financial services industry, we are in a great position to see what technology works and does not work across many firms. We help our smaller clients adopt newer technology early to maximize their ROI with smaller capital costs.” Looking ahead to what the future holds, Rodric signs off by revealing the exciting plans which lie in the pipeline for the firm, especially following their recent success as being selected as the Best Financial services IT Provider. “Moving forward, we would like to expand outside of our US market. I think the model and service level that we have provide is applicable to other global financial centers. In addition to this, our service product focused on the ultra-high net worth families is growing strongly. Ultimately, we think this has great potential in other US metropolitan areas.”