Raising launch capital whilst navigating the regulatory process for authorisation and building an infrastructure are the key challenges facing Financial Services start-ups. Chepstow Lane Capital LLP (“Chepstow”), a European-focused, opportunistic credit manager, partnered with Lanware to deliver its secure managed technology service, Finance Forward 365, as the foundation of Chepstow’s infrastructure.
Chepstow, investing in European credit opportunities across the credit spectrum and capital structure, selected Lanware after a formal process to set up its day-one and ongoing technology needs. The hedge fund manager went live with Finance Forward 365 in under a month thanks to Lanware’s agile execution.
The end-to-end solution from Lanware delivers all the benefits of Microsoft Cloud and includes modern workplace technology, unified communications and cyber security. Lanware’s Security Operations Centre protects against cyber threats and ensures the firm can adhere to strict regulatory requirements. Third-party applications including Bloomberg are also managed and governed seamlessly within the service.
Raza Khan, COO at Chepstow, “Finding the right technology partner who understands both the specific technical requirements as well as the business and culture of Hedge Funds was of material importance. We could not afford to get this wrong. Lanware were recommended to us by a trusted and experienced operator in the industry who uniquely understands our specific needs and the few providers positioned to deliver a service that allows us to focus on our core business.”
Henry Duncombe, MD at Lanware says, “To succeed, Hedge Fund start-ups need an instant, cloud-based platform and a white glove service tailored to their specific type of business. We’re delighted to be working with Chepstow Lane Capital LLP who have adopted our flagship Finance Forward 365 service.”