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"RFA has always kept us, the client, well informed. Their dedication to research and education has given them a superior edge in the hedge fund market and we are entirely pleased to work with them."

Mr. Richard Bello, Managing Director Blue Ridge Capital Management


At RFA, our strategic partnerships yield best results for our clients.

We offer the latest in technical solutions while keeping our eye on the horizon.

Today's technology offerings have become increasingly more complicated, yet yield more and more features and benefits. RFA specializes in providing high-performance, fault-tolerant networks for the Financial Professional, requiring minimal maintenance.

Our clients look to RFA for a variety of technology needs, both commensurate with and outside of our field of specialization. To meet the comprehensive needs of our clients, we have partnered with many vendors with similar philosophies to provide a "best in breed" spectrum of services. From copiers to web development we have sought out and forged alliances with vendors like ourselves, who provide excellent service and support. By partnering with established firms including Internap, Lucent and others, we are able to bring heavy support to bear as needed.

With RFA acting as a coordinator, the search for these top shelf service providers is a single phone call away.

Advent Software, Inc., a global firm, has provided trusted solutions to the world™s financial professionals since 1983.  Firms in more than 50 countries rely on Advent technology to run their mission-critical operations.  Advent™s quality software, data, services and tools enable financial professionals to improve service and communication to their clients, allowing them to grow their business while controlling costs.  Advent is the only financial services software company to be awarded the Service Capability and Performance certification for being a world-class support and services organization.  For more information on Advent products visit

AirWatch is the leader in enterprise-grade mobile device management, mobile application management and mobile content management solutions.

Albourne Village is a free and unique internet-based knowledge economy for the Alternative Investment and Private Equity community. The site has been designed as an ideal environment for evolving hedge-fund news, intellectual property, content and debates on current issues, as well as a valuable source of commercial contacts.


Arista Networks was founded to deliver software defined cloud networking solutions for large data center and high-performance computing environments. With more than one million cloud networking ports being deployed worldwide, Arista delivers a portfolio of 1/10/40 and 100 GbE capable products that redefine network architectures, bring extensibility to networking, and dramatically change the price/performance of data center networks.

Array Networks manufactures the highest performing and most reliable SSL VPN Universal Access and Server Load Balancing / Application Acceleration Controllers in the world. By providing secure access internally and remotely whether wired or wireless, Array's business solutions connect employees with the applications and information they need to drive productivity and profitability. Our mission is to improve our customers' business productivity by enabling dramatic improvements in the security, performance, reach, and usability of their network and application infrastructure.

More than 2000 customers rely on Array to provide anytime, anywhere, secure and optimized network access. Array customers range from 4 of the world's top 10 banks, 5 of the world's top 10 communications service providers, over 20% of the Global 2000 to the small business marketplace. Some of these include Humana, Coach, Morgan Stanley, Verizon and CNN.

Avaya Inc. designs, builds and manages communications networks for more than 1 million businesses worldwide, including over 90 percent of the FORTUNE 500®. Focused on businesses large to small, Avaya is a world leader in secure and reliable Internet Protocol (IP) telephony systems and communications software applications and services.

Driving the convergence of voice and data communications with business applications - and distinguished by comprehensive worldwide services -Avaya helps customers leverage existing and new networks to achieve superior business results. For more information visit the Avaya website:

Market-leading cloud, networking and virtualization technologies that are transforming how people, businesses and IT work and collaborate in the cloud era.

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ConvergEx™s Eze Castle Software is a leading provider of global technology solutions that automate the investment process. The Eze OMS is a global, multi-strategy order management system that leverages a real-time, service-component architecture to streamline the investment cycle for all asset classes from idea generation through settlement. The Eze OMS provides functionality to fully support portfolio management, compliance, trading and operations. Eze has more than 400 clients worldwide and offices in Boston, Chicago, Hong Kong, London, New York, San Francisco, Singapore, Stamford, and Sydney.

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Cymtec Systems provides solutions that ensure business continuity and enhance IT productivity by delivering integrated threat protection and network traffic control. Unlike traditional networking and security solutions, Cymtec provides breakthrough simplicity of use and price/performance resulting in the industry's lowest cost of ownership. Offered through our strategic partnership with RFA, Cymtec Scout is an innovative managed Intrusion Detection Solution (IDS) that ensures business continuity and enables compliance reporting for small to midsize enterprises (SME). Unlike traditional IDS products that drain IT resources for daily log management and frequent updates, Cymtec Scout delivers breakthrough simplicity of use and near-zero operational costs through a managed services model.

Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) listens to customers and delivers innovative technology and services they trust and value. Uniquely enabled by its direct business model, Dell is a leading global systems and services company and No. 34 on the Fortune 500. For more information, visit, or to communicate directly with Dell via a variety of online channels, go to To get Dell news direct, visit

Dell SecureWorks

Dell Inc. listens to customers and delivers innovative technology and services that give them the power to do more. Recognised as an industry leader by top analysts, Dell SecureWorks provides world-class information security services to help organisations of all sizes protect their IT assets comply with regulations and reduce security costs. For more information, visit

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EMC Corporation is the world's leading developer and provider of information infrastructure technology and solutions. We help organizations of every size around the world keep their most essential digital information protected, secure, and continuously available. We are among the 10 most valuable IT product companies in the world. We are driven to perform, to partner, to execute. We go about our jobs with a passion for delivering results that exceed our customers' expectations for quality, service, innovation, and interaction. We pride ourselves on doing what's right and on putting our customers' best interests first. We lead change and change to lead. We are devoted to advancing our people, customers, industry, and community. We say what we mean and do what we say. We are EMC, where information lives.


Egnyte provides enterprise file sharing built from the cloud down. Egnyte’s award-winning platform optimally balances IT's need for security, control, and compliance with users' demand for seamless access and file sharing capabilities to 100% of their data from any device, regardless of where files are stored.

Global Relay

Global Relay provides Hosted Compliance Email Archiving, Instant Message Archiving, and Business Continuity services via a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model. In partnership with RFA, Global Relay offers the hedge fund industry affordable, enterprise-class message archiving and monitoring solutions to securely store email and instant messages (AOL, MSN, Yahoo, BlackBerry, Bloomberg, Reuters, Jabber) for regulatory compliance, SEC audits and legal eDiscovery.

Built on 9 years of customer service, technical expertise and compliance excellence, Global Relay's Message Archiver & Compliance Reviewer are used by almost 2000 financial firms, including Fortune 10, hedge funds, broker-dealers, investment advisors, global multinationals, banks and the Chicago Stock Exchange.

HP focuses on simplifying technology experiences for all of its customers - from individual consumers to the largest businesses. With a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure, HP is among the world's largest IT companies, with revenue totaling $110.4 billion for the four fiscal quarters ended April 30, 2008. More information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at

International Business Machines (IBM) is the world's top provider of computer products and services. Among the leaders in almost every market in which it competes, the company makes mainframes and servers, storage systems, and peripherals. Its service arm is the largest in the world and accounts for more than half of its revenue. IBM is also one of the largest providers of both software (ranking #2, behind Microsoft) and semiconductors. The company continues to use acquisitions to augment its software and service businesses, while streamlining its hardware operations with divestitures and organizational reengineering.


InMage offers major advancements in Backup (BU) and Disaster Recovery (DR) technology for Enterprises and Managed Service Providers (MSP’s). Traditionally Enterprises use multiple products for BU/DR; one for virtual, another for physical, and yet another for UNIX and databases, while still using target dedupe, and additional products for replication purposes alone. InMage eliminates this disparate mix of products through a unified solution that consolidates all of the Data Protection needs under one umbrella. InMage’s software, based on True Continuous Data Protection (CDP), provides unified protection for Enterprise and Hybrid Cloud environments, and meets the strictest Recovery Point and Recovery Time Objectives (RPO/RTO) Service Level Agreements (SLAs).


Internap is a leading Internet solutions provider that manages, delivers and distributes applications and content with unsurpassed performance and reliability. With a global platform of data centers, managed IP services, content delivery network (CDN) and content monetization services, Internap frees its customers to drive innovation inside their business and create new revenue opportunities. More than 3,000 companies across the globe trust Internap to help them achieve their Internet business goals.



Meraki brings the benefits of the cloud to edge and branch networks, delivering easy-to-manage wireless, switching, and security solutions that enable customers to seize new business opportunities and reduce operational cost. Whether securing iPads in an enterprise or blanketing a campus with WiFi, Meraki networks simply work.

Mobile Device Management | MobileIron

The MobileIron Mobile Device Management solution gives IT and users real-time intelligence and control over smartphone content, activity, and apps in order to secure the enterprise, reduce wireless cost, and improve the mobile user experience. MobileIron™s Virtual Smartphone Platform supports both corporate-liable and individual- liable devices, offering true multi-OS management across all of the leading mobile OS platforms including Android, BlackBerry, iOS, Symbian, webOS, and Windows Phone.

Nexsan, the leader in data storage systems, offers high density storage including SAN storage, NAS storage, Unified hybrid storage and Data Archiving.


NorthPoint is an employee based technology consulting firm with offices in New York, Boston and London. Our work is focused exclusively on the software platforms of our clients, the majority of whom are asset managers, both alternative and traditional. Among our many offerings and services are full life cycle project management (system implementation and integration, product customization and custom software application development), business analysis/requirements, technical architecture design and strategic, long-term staff augmentation.

Our mission is simple: to create with our clients the best tailored solutions addressing their operational, analytical and reporting challenges through the optimal combination of commercial products, legacy systems, custom application development and integration. We leverage our deep asset, domain and business process knowledge and our technology expertise to create custom solutions that often focus on trade capture/order/position management, portfolio management, accounting, central data repository, collateral management, OTC settlements and reporting (P&L, Risk, Exposure, Performance and Attribution) needs.


Reuters is a global information company providing indispensable information tailored for professionals in the financial services, media and corporate markets. Our information is trusted and drives decision making across the globe. We have a reputation for speed, accuracy and freedom from bias.

Riverbed Technology

Riverbed Technology is the performance leader in wide-area data services (WDS) solutions for companies worldwide. By enabling application performance over the wide area network (WAN) that is orders of magnitude faster than what users experience today, Riverbed is changing the way people work, and enabling a distributed workforce that can collaborate as if they were local.

Tamale RMS

Tamale RMS is a customizable application that facilitates the research process, leading to better investment decisions. Tamale RMS provides portfolio managers with real-time access to all the information related to an investment decision and it saves analysts time while better enabling them to identify relevant information. Tamale RMS was named the best front office innovation of 2007 by The Banker magazine and more than 1,000 users at leading investment firms rely on Tamale to support their business.

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VMware helps customers evolve technical foundations, organizational models, operational processes and financial measures to establish both a cloud infrastructure and cloud operations model that delivers the greatest benefit from cloud computing. 


Wesley Clover Solutions

Wesley Clover Solutions (WCS) manages the migration from legacy products to next-generation IT solutions - while reducing risk, complexity and cost - for financial trading firms. WCS has deep domain expertise in financial trading technology and experience installing and supporting mission critical real-time trading infrastructure for market segments including small-medium size trading firms, branch offices of larger firms and DR sites. The company also draws on the resources of its parent company, technology investment firm Wesley Clover, and industry-leading partners to deliver reliable, flexible and cost effective solutions to its customers.


Zerto provides enterprise-class business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) solutions for virtualized infrastructure and cloud.