15 May 2005
The Russians Are Coming
DataArt is featured in the May issue of Hedge Fund & Investment Technology Magazine, a premiere publication for the asset management industry. Victor Anderson, the magazine's editor, was surprised "to find a burgeoning operation" of a hedge-fund focused technology consultancy "that has the expertise and ambition to challenge the industry's established players".
The magazine opens with an editorial, describing DataArt as "a firm that believes passionately in its ability to deliver value to its clients, while showing a transparency in running its operation the likes of which I haven't seen before on the buy side." It continues to say that "DataArt's transparency stems from its genuinely approachable upper management, which seeks to focus squarely on its clients rather than on marketing and slick presentation. This transparency extends to the firm's approach to project management, which has a direct impact on its clients: DataArt firmly believes in its representatives walking the walk – the person who consults with a client on a specific IT project is the same person who manages that project, from dealing with client feedback to actually writing code." The intro concludes that "those niche players who do want specialist technology – built to their specifications, with close co-operation from the consultancy and a speedy time to market – could do a lot worse than speak to the folks at DataArt."
The three-page interview with Alexei Miller, Executive Vice President, discusses DataArt's methodology for developing customized software for hedge funds, and addresses the benefits of working with an offshore technology consultancy.