Long-distance infrastructure

When $10 billion hedge fund and investment manager Marathon Asset Management set out to improve its front- and middle-office infrastructure in 2007, the off-the-shelf route did not stand much chance. Since its founding in 1998, the manager set its sights on developing cutting-edge applications able to scale as its business grew in size and complex-ity, which increasingly meant undertaking proprietary technology efforts rather than third-party products.

When it was time to upgrade its portfolio ma