November 3, 2020

Align Recognized as Best Cloud Services Provider for Fund Managers

Align Recognized as Best Cloud Services Provider for Fund Managers in 
Hedgeweek US Awards

NEW YORK, NY – November 3, 2020 – Align, the premier global provider of technology infrastructure solutions and Managed IT Services, today announced that it has been voted as “Best Cloud Services Provider” in the 2020 Hedgeweek US Awards. This recognition is based on an online peer-review survey in which investors, hedge fund managers and service providers are invited to nominate a “best in class” in a variety of categories.


As the industry’s first Tier 1 Microsoft Azure Cloud Services Provider, Align spearheaded the adoption of public cloud computing as the optimum foundation from which a modern fund manager’s IT environment should be designed.

“Despite the fact that the pandemic has presented unprecedented challenges for everyone, Align’s unparalleled Managed IT platform and bar-raising approach to client service enabled us to efficiently deliver results for our customers and help them seamlessly transition to remote workforces,” said Chris Zadrima, Director of Managed Services at Align. “When faced with adversity in 2019 and 2020, our clients were able to improve company-wide collaboration and real-time communication through leveraging tools, such as Microsoft Teams.” 

“In March of 2020, 100% of Align’s Managed Services clients transitioned to an entirely decentralized workforce overnight by embracing our secure public cloud platform with built-in cybersecurity controls,” said Vinod Paul, Chief Operating Officer of Align. “We achieved this through executional excellence and ensuring our customers are always well positioned to adapt and grow against a backdrop of the ever-evolving regulatory and business landscapes.” 

“We are honored that the investment management industry has recognized our Managed Cloud Solutions as the superior solution for fund managers and SEC-registrants,” said John Araneo, Managing Director and General Counsel of Align. “No other organization has demonstrated a better understanding of the regulatory requirements, operational demands and investor expectations imposed on investment managers and no solution provides such a multi-faceted and elegant solution to each respective challenge. We believe our team has created the new prototype Managed IT Services Provider model for the investment management space, certainly for the new decade and beyond.”

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About Align
Align is a premier global provider of technology infrastructure solutions. For over 33 years, leading firms worldwide have relied on Align to guide them through IT challenges, delivering complete, secure solutions for business change and growth. Align is headquartered in New York City and has offices in London, Chicago, San Francisco, Arizona, New Jersey, Texas and Virginia. Learn more at, and follow @AlignITAdvisor. Check out our blog here.

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“Align is our trusted provider for all our Managed Services and cybersecurity needs. They provide us best-in-class IT services that not only help drive productivity and growth, but ensure we meet both current and evolving compliance and security requirements with ease. As consultants to financial advisors, trust and reliability are indispensable to our operations, which is why we never hesitate to refer Align to our very own client base. Align isn’t just our partner, they are an extension of our team. We look forward to entrusting them with our IT infrastructure for years to come.”

Ed Fasano - Experienced Advisory Consultants LLC