Next to proficient trustworthy people that are a pleasure to work with, the most important component of a worthy Hedge Fund Administration firm is the technological platform on which it operates. Focus has invested in quality Accounting and Shareholder Register systems that rival those of the larger investment Fund Administration firms. Focus Administration Limited utilizes multi-currency systems that execute quick and accurate processing that cover our clients' broad range of investment management products and strategies.
Focus has invested in quality Accounting and Shareholder Register systems that rival those of the larger investment Fund Administration firms. Focus Administration Limited utilizes multicurrency systems that execute quick and accurate processing that cover our clients' broad range of investment management products and strategies.
Focus has partnered with AdvancedAIS, a software and services provider whose superior product is engineered specifically to meet the rigorous needs of the expansive and dynamic alternative investments industry. Esteemed in the industry for its robust platform, scalability, quick processing speeds, reliability and efficient data transfer; the AdvancedAIS solution allows Focus to leverage the system in order to provide timely and meticulous Administration services with no down time.
Our technology infrastructure includes, RiskPass, a fully integrated AML (Anti-Money Laundering), KYC (Know-Your-Customer) and investment holdings compliance module which monitors all of the major "Person of Interest" lists, as well as the Fund level compliance to ensure that Focus is in-line with Cayman Islands stringent regulations and our clients' investments are in-line with their Fund charters.
The AdvancedAIS software includes a fully operational web portal that allows investors to login to the system so that they can view their proscribed reports over a secure internet connection. This was one of the key features that sold Focus on using the AdvancedAIS system and we believe it's a feature that highlights the flexibility and maturity of the services that we provide to our clients.
Focus hosts its own Microsoft Exchange server backed by Mimecast, in order to maintain absolute security, accessibility and confidentiality of e-mails. Mimecast Offshore is a complete e-mail management solution that is deployed, managed and supported offshore. Mimecast acts as a live standby mail server at the perimeter, accepting and spooling mail until the primary mail server is available to receive it. This allows Focus to have constant contact with our clients even when our systems are taken offline or undergoing upgrades.
Focus also operates with a well-structured disaster recovery and business continuity plan, managed by Foreshore in Jersey, Channel Islands, which includes online back-up of mission critical systems. Jersey is uniquely positioned as an ideal disaster recovery location, as it is a well-regulated, economically stable jurisdiction; which is free from geological threats.
Foreshore's online backup service uses EVault, Inc. technology to deliver online data backup and recovery solutions from their world-class offshore datacentres to offshore businesses. Online backup provides a number of key advantages over traditional in-house tape backup through the encrypted transmission and storage of data, via the Internet. This architecture is regularly and systematically tested.