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ISO 27001 Certification Awarded to Elgin White for Information Security Management

Elgin White, a leading global provider of asset and wealth management business consultancy services, has achieved ISO 27001 certification. This award proves Elgin White’s commitment to ensuring the best possible protection for its clients, employees, and partners against ever-present — and always evolving — cyber and information security threats.  

Recognized as the international standard for information and data security, ISO 27001 provides a robust framework for Information Security Management Systems (ISMS), with specific focus on confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information. ISO 27001 conformity assures Elgin White stakeholders that the firm’s security framework is both complete and rigorous. 

The escalating frequency and complexity of data security and cyber threats means that information security remains a significant risk for financial institutions, and those who serve them. The severe impact of a cyber attack, information or data breach has earned information and cyber security risk a rank of four (out of 34) in the Global Risks Report 2024 published by the World Economic Forum. The report urges firms to prioritize efforts to combat information and cyber risk, which is expected to retain a top ten ranking for ten or more years.  

To achieve ISO 27001 certification organizations must undergo a comprehensive independent audit that tests the implementation of processes and security controls to ensure information is protected and meets the stringent requirements set forth by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Applicants must demonstrate a systematic and documented approach to protecting and managing sensitive company and client information including intellectual property, employee and client data, financial information, and data entrusted to it by third parties. 

According to Stan Drasky, Managing Director at Elgin White: “The secure management of data and information systems has always been at the forefront of Elgin White’s ethos, strategy, and daily practices. As new threats emerge, and technologies evolve we are continually reviewing and refining our information security management systems to ensure the reliability of our controls and compliance. ISO 27001 certification provides certainty for our financial services clients, who need to be assured of the resilience we deliver for data-related projects.” 

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Jeremy Hurwitz

Managing Director - North America

Based in Los Angeles, California, Jeremy founded InvestTech Systems Consulting LLC in 1990. As President and Director the Enterprise Data Management and Architecture Practice for more than 25 years he managed over 50 large investment technology, strategy, and implementation projects for many of the largest global investment management firms. Following the acquisition of his firm by Accenture in 2017, Jeremy remained as Managing Director, Asset Management Lead.

Jeremy joined Elgin White in 2022 to lead the firm’s launch into North America. He is recognized throughout the North America asset management community as a thought leader and innovation architect in the design of enterprise data, analytics, and reporting platforms. His deep knowledge, broad buy-side network, and extensive experience deploying business-outcome-focused technology solutions successfully has accelerated the growth of Elgin White in North America.

Stanley Drasky

Managing Director

Stan joined Elgin White in 2020 following an impressive 30-year career working predominantly for world-class buy-side financial services firms in North America and Europe. He is a renowned buy-side technology leader with a reputation for designing and delivering large-scale transformation initiatives at scale and pace. Currently, Stan is especially active leading infrastructure (cloud and managed services) transformation projects.

His most recent roles prior to Elgin White include Chief Information Officer (EMEA) at State Street and various senior positions during his eight-year tenure at Northern Trust Corporation, including Head of IT & EMEA/Global Director of Fund Administration Technology, Global Director of Asset Management Technology, and Director of Trade Execution Technologies. Stan has also held senior Operational and Technology roles at Nuveen Investments and BNY Mellon.

Throughout his career Stan has been a strategic client or partner of every major front-to-back office technology vendor including SimCorp and Charles River Development.

Erik Schutte

Managing Director

Erik founded Elgin White’s consultancy practice in 2019, which transitioned the firm into a full-service buy-side consultancy and resourcing business. He is an experienced front-to-back business transformation professional and has held several senior management positions during his more than 30-year career in the UK and his native Netherlands, as well as Asia Pacific.

Previous roles include Head of Professional Services at SimCorp, Director at PwC UK, and Managing Director for Wealth & Asset Management Services at Accenture UK & Ireland.