Examples

BROKERAGE Commission Optimization
Benefits:QUANTIFY VALUE
Client:Large US Hedge Fund
Task:Evaluate Value & Quantify whenever possible all Broker
Relationships 50+PM’s, Analysts and Traders
Execution:Determined that of 80+ brokers only 2 large investment banks were
paid in line with value provided.
Consolidated and negotiated with brokers. Installed ongoing broker voting system and trained staff to manage.

Saved
Millions of Commission
Dollars.

Research/Market Data RATIONALIZATION
Benefits:BETTER RESEARCH, SAVE MONEY
Client:Large Multi-Family Office
Task:Examine all independent research and market data services and determine what is providing value to 25+ PM’s, Analysts & Traders.
Execution:Cancelled and replaced services in a list of 70+ vendors to better serve analysts’ working methodology.

Saved
$100,000’s

CONTRACT UPDATING & NEGOTIATING
Benefits:COST-CUTTING & FLEXIBILITY
Client:Large Mutual Fund with Office across US and Overseas
Task:Updated & Consolidate 26 different terminal contracts into a single contract residing in Head Office.
Execution:Liaised with client staff in 13 cities across the globe.
Updated services to align with 100’s of users needs.
Revised pricing and contract terms.
New contract resulted in over $1,000,000 in ongoing savings.
Results:Time and Cost Savings

Saved
$US 1 Million for 1 contract.

RESEARCH PROCESSES
Benefits:SAVE MANAGERS/TRADERS TIME
Client:Large Hedge Fund
Task:Create Flow Charts documenting existing research process for CEO.
Assess vendors, recommend solutions and implement process change
internally by training/hiring internal staff.
Updated services to align with 100’s of users needs.
Revised pricing and contract terms.
New contract resulted in over $1,000,000 in ongoing savings.
Execution:Front-office staff have single access point for multiple research vendors/brokers and internal research creating significant time-savings and fostering internal synergies where none existed.
Firm able to quantify research value.
Results:Research Collaboration for PM’s & Analysts with Time & Cost Savings

Simplify Research Access for PM’s.
Document Value.

DATA SOURCING
Benefits:BETTER DATA
Client:Quantitative Hedge Fund
Task:Evaluate Multiple Data Feed Services for New Strategy
Execution:Oversaw trial period & back-testing based on portfolio managers’ and technology staff requirements.
Negotiated final contracts.
Results:Time and Cost Savings

Saved
Time & Money

RESEARCH SOURCING
Benefits:BETTER RESEARCH
Client:Medium Sized Hedge Fund
Task:Evaluate Channel Checking Services for Value & Compliance
Procedures
Execution:Conducted initial and trial reviews and presented options to PM’s and
Analysts. Simplified evaluation period.
Oversaw trial period. Negotiated contract.
Results:Time and Cost Savings

Saved
Time & Money

CREATE USER ALLOCATIONS
Benefits:COST TRANSPARENCY
Client:Large Hedge Fund
Task:Portfolio Managers don’t understand Yearly Spend Allocation
Execution:Organize vendors. Create internal tool for ongoing allocations.
Evaluate external vendors to assist in ongoing management.
Resulting in Cost Transparency for all managers.
Results:Time and Cost Savings

Saved
Time & Money