Lightkeeper, LLC® ("Lightkeeper"), ("Lightkeeper"), the leading provider of portfolio intelligence tools and customized reporting solutions for the financial services industry, is pleased to announce that Stuart J. Hendel ("Stu") has joined its executive management team as a Senior Managing Director.
Stu has spent his career in the Hedge Fund industry, with leadership roles on both the buy and sell side. "Stu has been at the forefront of the evolution and growth of Hedge Funds, almost from the very beginning. Stu has always been focused on shaping the Hedge Fund industry, and on the needs of customers. Given his experience and insight, we believe that Stu will help Lightkeeper become an even more important part of current and future clients' portfolio analytics and reporting workflow," stated Danny Dias, CEO of Lightkeeper.
Stu spent 18 years at Morgan Stanley, where he was a Managing Director and became head of the Global Prime Brokerage, Futures and the Fund Services (Administration) businesses, managing over 1000 employees. Stu was Chief Operating Officer and a founding partner at Eton Park Capital Management with responsibility for all non-investment activity. At that time, Eton Park was the largest hedge fund launch in history. He was the Chief Operating Officer of Paloma Partners Management Company as well. Prior to Paloma, Stu was a Managing Director and a member of the Equity Management Committee at Bank of America where he ran the Global Prime Brokerage business as well as Global Market Futures and the Financing division. He was also a Managing Director and member of the Equity Operating Committee at UBS with responsibility for the Prime Services Division within Equities.
Stu began his career as an attorney with the law firm of Hughes Hubbard & Reed. He received a BA Magna Cum Laude in Mathematics / Economics from Wesleyan University and a JD with honors from Cornell Law School, where he was the Business Manager of the Law Review. In 2009 Stu was named a member of the Global Custodian Securities Services Hall of Fame inaugural class.
"I am thrilled to join Lightkeeper and get back in the game," said Hendel. "Lightkeeper is an incredibly innovative firm, and I hope I can add my experience and insights into our product and service offering. At this stage of my career, it is very important for me to be part of an organization that believes in building cutting edge products for Hedge Funds, teamwork, and solving difficult issues for clients."
Lightkeeper, LLC® ("Lightkeeper"), the leading provider of portfolio intelligence tools and customized reporting solutions for the hedge fund industry, is pleased to announce its latest major product update, Lightkeeper 3.0.
Lightkeeper 3.0 enhances client interaction with the user interface making it more intuitive for customers to analyze and report on their portfolio data. Lightkeeper 3.0 introduces saved "views", which allows users to configure and save different layouts to perform unique and repeatable analyses with a single click. Once configured, these layouts can be shared across the organization.
Lightkeeper, LLC® ("Lightkeeper") the leading provider of portfolio intelligence tools to the hedge fund community is pleased to announce record revenues, seat growth and AUM on the Lightkeeper platform.
"The fourth quarter of 2016 was our strongest quarter, and we enter 2017 with tremendous business momentum," said Lightkeeper CEO, Danny Dias. "We are encouraged to see increased demand for Lightkeeper within the hedge fund community. Our software solution has helped automate the internal data management, analytics and reporting processes that firms have struggled with for years."
During 2016, Lightkeeper made significant improvements to its reporting infrastructure with special attention given to the growing needs of Investor Relations professionals. Development efforts have focused on enhancing the user experience with the system.
CLIENT SUPPORT, PRODUCT EXPANSION, AND CUSTOMER GROWTH
Lightkeeper, LLC®, the leading provider of portfolio intelligence tools to the hedge fund community, is pleased to announce three key hires to their team: Stephen Scherock, Mary Viviano, and John Connors.
STEPHEN SCHEROCK joins Lightkeeper as Product Manager. He has spent the last 20 years at Morgan Stanley, and for the past decade has focused exclusively on the needs of the hedge fund community. Mr. Scherock's specialty is performance and risk analysis, most recently as an Executive Director in Morgan Stanley's Prime Brokerage Group. He has helped hedge funds by configuring systems, reports and insights for day-to-day monitoring of performance and risk calculations. Previously at Morgan Stanley, Mr. Scherock helped to design and develop the firm's VaR calculations, and eventually led the Market Risk development team. Mr. Scherock holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech and MIT.
Mr. Scherock comments, "I am delighted to expand my career with an organization as thoughtful and client focused as Lightkeeper. This is a team that deeply understands portfolio intelligence and the unique challenges faced by the hedge fund community. Leveraging the innovative Lightkeeper platform will allow me to empower our hedge fund clients to better take advantage of risk and performance metrics."
MARY VIVIANO is Lightkeeper's Director of Client Relations. With more than two decades of financial services experience, Ms. Viviano comes to Lightkeeper from Herring Creek Capital where her primary responsibilities included portfolio analytics, investor reporting and economic analysis. Prior to Herring Creek, Mary was a Managing Director at Maverick Capital where her responsibilities included equity market and economic analysis as well as management of the firm's investment team recruiting efforts. Ms. Viviano was instrumental in launching the Maverick Capital Foundation and served as its Chairman from 2008 to 2011.
Ms. Viviano's experience working as an analyst within hedge funds gives her a full appreciation of Lightkeeper from both sides, "Lightkeeper's growth has been the result of an outstanding technical platform combined with a desire to listen to the client base and understand their unique challenges. I am excited to focus on our customers and continue the high level of interaction they have come to expect."
JOHN CONNORS joins Lightkeeper as Director of Sales. He has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry with the last decade spent working primarily with hedge funds at Tamale RMS, a division of Advent Software. He was involved in over 150 client deployments during his time in the RMS space.
Mr. Connors will help to expand the firm's messaging nationally and will be working closely with the hedge fund community. Mr. Connors said, "I am very excited to join Lightkeeper – they have an excellent product platform and a large installed base of successful hedge funds who are already leveraging their innovative solution. I know the team well and I am delighted to work with them again as they meaningfully expand the Lightkeeper brand."
DANNY DIAS, Lightkeeper CEO, states, "We are very excited to have Stephen and John join the Lightkeeper team. They bring deep domain knowledge that will help us improve our core product offering for existing clients and will be key toward providing the level of service our clients have come to expect as we expand into new markets."