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Securing Your Data: Third Party Screening & Verification

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 59 minutes
Recorded Date: September 27, 2018
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  • Sources of Law and Relevant Agencies
  • Overview of Managing Cybersecurity Risk Presented by Third Parties
  • Identification and Classification of Data
  • Pre-Engagement Due Diligence
  • Vendor Contracts
  • Other Considerations
Runtime: 1 hour
Recorded: September 27, 2018


As data breaches and cyber-attacks continue to be prevalent across many industries, protecting your infrastructure against a cyberattack remains a high priority for all hedge funds. A key part of any data protection plan includes third party verification but what processes and factors need to be considered during screening?

This program was recorded as part of ALM and Corporate Counsel's Hedge Fund General Counsel and Compliance Officer Summit on September 27th, 2018.

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Alexander Rakitin

Chief Compliance Officer
Perspective Advisors

Alexander Rakitin is the Chief Compliance Officer.

Prior to joining Perceptive in 2017, Mr. Rakitin was a Senior Compliance Officer responsible for all aspects of the compliance program for the Ventures and Private Investments divisions at Two Sigma Investments where he worked since 2012. Prior to taking on those responsibilities at Two Sigma, Alex was responsible for the firm’s Core Compliance program as well as the compliance program for marketing and investor communications across the Asia-Pacific region.

Before joining Two Sigma, Alex worked at Owl Creek Asset Management and GlobeOp Investor Services while pursuing a Law Degree at New York Law School.

He graduated from Brooklyn College with a B.S. degree and is a member of the New York State Bar Association.

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Andrew Nathanson

Chief Compliance Officer & Legal Counsel
Suvretta Capital Management, LLC

Andrew Nathanson serves as Chief Compliance Officer and Legal Counsel for Suvretta Capital Management, LLC, responsible for legal, regulatory and compliance matters. Suvretta is a registered investment adviser with approximately $4.0 billion under management and is in its seventh year of operation. Suvretta manages two strategies: a long/short equity strategy and a long equity strategy.

Prior to joining Suvretta, he served as Chief Compliance Officer and Legal Counsel for Mirae Asset Global Investments (USA), a subsidiary of a Korean based asset manager.

Mr. Nathanson graduated from Suffolk University Law School and earned his BS in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Eliott Frank

Sadis & Goldberg, LLP

Eliott Frank is a Partner at Sadis & Goldberg LLP and a member of the Regulatory and Compliance Group. Mr. Frank’s practice focuses on day-to-day and strategic legal & compliance matters relevant to hedge funds and asset managers, including regulatory initiatives, current and planned fund/product offerings, securities & investment matters and marketing activities. He has extensive experience with U.S. and global securities and regulatory matters related to asset management clients, including periodic filings, regulatory audits/exams, compliance manual updates and internal compliance reviews/training. He also advises clients on the implementation, management and enforcement of internal compliance programs, including best practices related to books & records, electronic communications, social networking, code of ethics & personal trading, use of expert networks, soft dollar use, valuation, trading matters and cybersecurity. Mr. Frank has experience advising clients on a broad range of business-related matters, including drafting and negotiating contracts and agreements ranging from investor side letters and co-invest agreements to technology agreements and licenses. He also works closely with clients with respect to investor documents, fund formation documents, marketing materials, due diligence documentation and other legal/compliance needs.

Prior to Sadis & Goldberg, Mr. Frank held various senior legal and compliance roles for more than a decade in the alternative asset management/hedge fund industry. Most recently, Mr. Frank was the General Counsel/Chief Compliance Officer with Senzar Asset Management LLC, a long/short equity hedge fund manager. Prior to that he served as General Counsel/Chief Compliance Officer to a multi-billion dollar AUM investment adviser. In previous roles, he was the Chief US Legal Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer to the hedge fund unit of the Swiss private bank Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch & Cie, Legal Counsel to Atticus Capital LLC and provided legal and compliance counsel to Rohatyn Group/TRG Management LP. He started his career as an Associate with Morrison & Foerster and Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson

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Ronald Del Sesto, Jr.

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Ron Del Sesto represents technology companies on a broad range of issues including corporate, financial, regulatory, and cybersecurity. He also advises financial institutions, private equity firms and venture capital funds with respect to investments in the telecommunications, media, and technology (TMT) sectors. His practice includes advising companies in the financial and technology industry on cybersecurity compliance, data breach responses, cross-border transfers of data, privacy and data security issues associated with M&A, and vendor management.

Ron represents clients before Congress, the, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), state public utilities commissions (PUCs), and assorted foreign regulatory agencies. He frequently speaks at industry events and writes on many different facets of the law, including cybersecurity, vendor management, commercial agreements, and policy-related issues. Ron is certified by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) as an Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US).

Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Ron was a partner in the corporate practice of another international law firm, where he was chair of the privacy and data security practice.

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