LIGHTKEEPER WINS HEDGEWEEK AWARD FOR BEST NORTH AMERICAN DATA VISUALIZATION SOFTWARE PROVIDER


Lightkeeper, LLC® ("Lightkeeper") took the top prize for "Best North American Data Visualization Provider," announced by Hedgeweek USA. The 2017 Hedgeweek awards celebrate the achievements of hedge fund managers and service providers. The winners were decided by a poll of Hedgeweek readers which includes both investors and hedge fund managers as well as other industry professionals at firms including fund administrators, custodians, accountants and auditors, law firms, consultants, and fund distributors.

Danny Dias, Lightkeeper CEO, expressed his enthusiasm: "We are grateful to Hedgeweek — and the hedge fund community as a whole — for recognizing Lightkeeper as the leading data visualization software provider. Our software solutions help automate the internal data management, analytics, and reporting processes that firms have struggled with for years. The industry has embraced our innovative platform and we appreciate this exciting endorsement."

Lightkeeper is experiencing significant growth as more hedge funds are replacing their existing data analytics and reporting processes with its innovative portfolio intelligence solution. Lightkeeper has materially expanded its core functionality with multiple product upgrades that incorporate feedback and feature requests from its hedge fund partners. Product enhancements such as comprehensive investor relations reporting, trade analytics, 13f analysis and portfolio insights, have allowed for broader penetration and adoption across the hedge fund community.

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LIGHTKEEPER STRENGTHENS ITS SENIOR MANAGEMENT TEAM WITH ADDITION OF HEDGE FUND INDUSTRY VETERAN


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 INNOVATES PORTFOLIO INTELLIGENCE WITH AN EXCITING NEW PRODUCT UPDATE


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 3.0 highlights:

  • Added the ability to save multiple named dashboards, detailed studies and grids
  • Streamlined the header bar — making the most important information easier to locate
  • Updated smart search capability to allow for quick access to filters and statistics
  • Enhanced the help system to provide more thorough explanations of core analytics
  • Improved product performance designed to deliver more information in less time

"Lightkeeper 3.0 was designed to incorporate feedback received from clients," Bill Blinn, CTO said. "Our customers wanted more control over searching and saving important views and analyses and Lightkeeper 3.0 delivers this capability." Since its release "the response from our clients has been tremendous," Ryan Mackey, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, added. "We have always leveraged the collective vision of our Hedge Fund customer base, allowing us to continually improve Lightkeeper's functionality. The feedback on our new release has been overwhelmingly positive. Our clients are excited about the efficiency gains they are realizing as a result of our updated platform."


LIGHTKEEPER ANNOUNCES GROWTH MILESTONES FOR 2016


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.

    Highlights from 2016 include:

  • 75% seat growth
  • $170B+ in Hedge Fund AUM on the Lightkeeper platform
  • Expanded report capabilities to offer more standard reports while supporting increased demand for custom client reports
  • Developed a comprehensive investor relations reporting package
  • 3 new product releases including Lightkeeper 3.0 which vastly improves the user experience
  • Significantly reduced the client implementation and on-boarding timeline; the average client implementation/data synchronization is now completed in two to four weeks
  • Added standard adapters to seamlessly integrate with major administrators, accounting systems, and in-house data-warehouses
  • Completed multiple network penetration testing protocols
  • Record conversions from competing technologies onto the Lightkeeper platform
  • Multiple design patents granted
  • Manhattan office opened and staffed with key Senior Management hires

Mr. Dias remarked that "2016 was a very exciting year for Lightkeeper. Our software and solutions offering has continued to improve as a result of feedback received from clients. We now have offices in New York, Boston and San Francisco to support our business expansion, and we were particularly gratified that our growth has been fueled by our current clients making introductions to their peers in the industry as well as referrals from other industry professionals. We are looking forward to 2017 and are appreciative to have the opportunity to serve the unique needs of our growing customer base."


LIGHTKEEPER ANNOUNCES KEY HIRES TO ENHANCE
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 two key hires to their team: Stephen Scherock and Mary Viviano.

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."

DANNY DIAS, Lightkeeper CEO, states, "We are very excited to have Stephen and Mary 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."