LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., October 23, 2012 – Paladyne Systems, a Broadridge Financial SolutionsCompany (NYSE:BR) and a leading provider of next-generation investment management solutions, today announced that it has appointed Paul Cucurullo as Senior Director of Sales to lead and develop the Paladyne offering for long-only asset managers and investment advisors. Mr. Cucurullo brings more than 30 years of experience as an asset management professional to Paladyne.
”Paul is a strong addition to our team for an important market segment. He brings many years of experience and a holistic understanding of the technology and operational needs of investment managers,” said Sameer Shalaby, President, Paladyne Systems. “Some of the largest, most-sophisticated hedge fund managers use Paladyne to manage their mission-critical business. With our heritage in alternatives and the increasing convergence between hedge funds and traditional asset management investment strategies, Paladyne offers an effective solution that meets the challenges facing the industry.”
Mr. Cucurullo joins Paladyne from Eagle Investment Systems, LLC, a subsidiary of BNY Mellon. Previously, he was a managing partner, co-founder and director of business development for IX Partners, which in 2009 was sold to Headstrong, a multinational offshore consulting firm. For ten years prior to that, he was Chief Information Officer at Ark Asset Management, a boutique investment advisor with $34 billion in assets under management.
“I am excited to join the Paladyne team at this important juncture. Paladyne has a proven and integrated front-, middle- and back-office platform that is suitable for large to mid-tier asset management firms looking to create efficiencies, or emerging managers seeking a complete technology and infrastructure solution,” said Mr. Cucurullo. “In the current regulatory climate, firms need a business partner that will help them respond quickly and efficiently to changes in the industry. With Broadridge’s size, scale, and synergies, clients can be assured that Paladyne will continue to evolve into the platform of choice for the entire buy-side.”
Paladyne has proven success with over 225 clients, including long-only managers, hedge funds, hedge fund administrators, prime brokers and other service providers. Paladyne helps asset management firms to rethink their operating models by streamlining multiple vendor relationships and technology platforms, allowing the investment team to concentrate on its core business of managing money for clients. With the Paladyne platform, COOs and CFOs can implement an entire front- to back-office solution that covers order management, trading, compliance, data warehousing, performance, analytics and reporting, drawing on a network of data and third-party relationships, as well as an expanded product set from Broadridge.