Paladyne Systems, a leading solutions provider to the global hedge fund industry, today announced that Maples Finance, an independent global fund services provider with $30 billion in assets under administration, has successfully implemented the PALADYNEÂ® product suite as its middle- and back-office solution. Maples Finance licensed Paladyneâs ASP (âApplication Service Providerâ) platform, a comprehensive software, hosting and managed IT solution as well as Adventâs GenevaÂ® as its global accounting engine, all of which was implemented by Paladyne and included as part of Paladyneâs hosted platform.
Maples Finance selected Paladyne to streamline its middle- and back-office operations and to expand its middle-office services capabilities to include: trade confirmation and settlement processing, counterparty reconciliation, daily P&L and NAV reporting, reference data management and corporate actions processing, enhanced pricing services, and integrated risk reporting.
Maples Finance implemented the full PALADYNEÂ® product suite beginning with Paladyne Security MasterÂ® and Paladyne Price MasterÂ® as the centralized reference data solution for security terms and conditions, corporate actions, and pricing. Adventâs GenevaÂ® was implemented as the general ledger in combination with Paladyne Analytics MasterÂ® for data warehousing, custom reporting, and automated reconciliation. Paladyne Import ManagerÂ® was implemented for automating trade file processing and Paladyne Business ManagerÂ® was deployed as the enterprise-wide workflow management, exception monitoring, and job scheduling solution.
Maples Finance has also leveraged Paladyneâs ASP platform, which includes 24x7 technical and product support, hardware, product upgrades, quality assurance, and mirrored (âhot siteâ) disaster recovery. Paladyneâs ASP solution enabled Maples Finance to go into production in a short timeframe and at a significantly lower total cost of ownership as compared to an in-house solution.
âAfter an extensive due diligence process, we concluded that the core functionality provided by the Paladyne platform would not only allow us to streamline our operations at significantly less cost, but would provide us with a platform to build out a comprehensive middle-office services solution for our clients,â said Scott Somerville, Director of Fund Administration at Maples Finance. âWe believe that Paladyneâs platform, when combined with the bespoke integration and custom reporting solutions developed by our in-house IT professionals, provides us with a significant competitive advantage amongst fund administrators in terms of scale, control, and scope of services.â
Sameer Shalaby, Chief Executive Officer of Paladyne Systems, said that Maples Finance was differentiating itself from competitors with expanded services and automation. "Paladyne's solution suite allows for efficiencies enabling administrators to free up resources that can be better used on client services and revenue generating activities," Shalaby said. âBy leveraging Paladyneâs ASP solution, Maples Finance will provide a highly competitive offering leading to increased scalability, productivity, and growth.â