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Philip Masterson, senior vice president and managing director, SEI’s investment manager services division

C8 selects SEI for hedge fund operations outsourcing

C8 Investments has selected SEI to provide operational outsourcing services for the firm’s recently launched hedge fund.

C8 sought an outsourcing partner with the ability to support automated trading and provide daily reconciliation to support and scale with the firm’s systematic trading strategies.

SEI will provide C8 with a suite of back-office services including fund accounting, fund administration, and investor servicing. SEI will provide its services in a straight-through-processing environment with an automatic reconciliation tool designed to support high-volume trading.

C8 will utilise SEI’s Manager Dashboard reporting platform to gain flexible, transparent, and aggregated views of its portfolio data, while SEI’s Investor Dashboard will facilitate greater communication and transparency with investors.

“With plans to rapidly expand our business in Europe and then to the US and Asia, having an outsourcing partner like SEI with global expertise, a global reputation, and the technical ability to support our trading strategy is a tremendous asset to our business and our investors,” says Anton Varnäs, principal at C8 Investments. “Not only were we impressed with their technology and their infrastructure, but it was clear that they fully understood, and can support, the high quality of service we intend to deliver to our investors and our long-term vision for the company. They are the right partner for us today and with their proven innovative solutions, we feel comfortable knowing they have the ability and the expertise to scale with us as we grow.”

"C8 was created by a team of well-regarded industry veterans with a proven track record with institutional investors and they needed a partner with a robust institutional-quality operational infrastructure at day one,” says Philip Masterson (pictured), senior vice president and managing director, SEI’s investment manager services division. “Not only have we built a strong operational platform that can support their fast-paced and complex strategies, but we also have innovative tools like our Manager Dashboard to give C8 deeper business insights to better enable their daily decision making. We’re excited to partner with C8 Investments to help them attract more clients and provide them the support and tools necessary to expand their business globally.”

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