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VanguardAndMonzo
Investment Technology

Calculating your net worth: Integrating a Vanguard ISA with LUSID

This blog post is the second in a series in which I integrate each of my personal financial accounts with our investment data platform LUSID to get a comprehensive picture of my net worth. Doing this allows me to aggregate my financial information in one place, perform powerful analysis and get a clearer picture of what I own, and what I owe.

You may recall last time in Calculating your net worth: making the most of Monzo with LUSID we connected my Monzo account to LUSID. In this blog I’m connecting my Vanguard ISA account.

I’m going to use LUSID to show me both my Monzo current account and Vanguard ISA account in one place.

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Mike
Change blog
Investment Technology

Change is inevitable. Growth is optional

Increasingly diversified investment strategies, closure of mutual funds, the rise of passively managed funds and companies racing to consolidate. It’s easy to say the asset management industry is slow to change but when you look at it from the outside, it’s being pummelled by change in all directions.

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Becca
Daria
Careers

What it’s like being a graduate developer at FINBOURNE

In the first of our series of posts looking at what life is like at FINBOURNE HQ - Daria Deluermoz, one of our first graduate hires - talks through her route to FINBOURNE, her first few months in the job and what a typical day looks like.

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Daria
IBOR blog image
Investment Technology

Do you even need an Investment Book of Record?

We’re a data driven company, we rank topics for this blog series using a system of up-/down-voting across all of our teams. One topic that was consistently upvoted was this one: "What is the true value of your IBOR (Investment Book of Record)?" But is that the right question to be asking?

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Steve Cheng
OPen Banking News n1
Asset Management

Three lessons the investment industry can learn from Open Banking

While retail banks have mostly been dragged kicking and screaming into the UK government-backed Open Banking initiative, the fund investment industry should treat it as an opportunity to remove unnecessary cost, connect more closely with their customers and build better services.

Let’s have a look at three distinct lessons we've learned from Open Banking that could be applied to the investment industry.

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Tom H
EDI-logo-Red_Blue (002)
Product

EDI first market data provider for LUSID customers

When you decide to implement any new investment management software you need to have access to sources of market data. Before you can even begin evaluating the technology’s core functionality,  you need to source, licence, load and operate market data feeds for security static data, prices and corporate actions. That’s a lot of work before you even start testing and reviewing.

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Steve Cheng
LUSID_logo
Product

LUSID Early Access Program

We've been in stealth mode for a while busily building LUSID and now we're ready to release our Early Access Program (EAP). Here are all the questions you might have about LUSID and some (hopefully) helpful answers. If there’s anything we haven’t addressed, please get in touch and we’ll do our best to answer.

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Tom
Weve moved blog
News

We've moved!

In April 2017, we were the first company to move into the Rise London fintech building. Our rapidly expanding team meant that we undertook three office moves within the building and after moving from the fifth to the third and finally to the first floor, gaining our own much used meeting room and enjoying all the facilities Rise offered, the time came for us to move on.

 

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Becca
FINBOURNE-and-ThomsonReuters
Product

Thomson Reuters and FINBOURNE

We are delighted to announce a partnership with Thomson Reuters who will be using our cloud based advanced investment management platform, LUSID®, for its client and transaction data. Our 18 month anniversary has just passed, so what better way to celebrate than to partner with the world’s leading source of news and information for professional markets.

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Tom
bitemporal data
Engineering

What is bitemporal data anyway?

Bitemporal data is a fundamental principle in our LUSID platform, yet the term is not very common amongst technologists nor business users. It can be a complex concept to describe, and I've been thinking of a simple example to help illustrate it…

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Chris
LUSID launch blog post
Product

FINBOURNE Launches LUSID

FINBOURNE Technology launches LUSID™ a revolutionary replacement software system for the asset management industry.

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FINBOURNE
Reg tech blog
Asset Management

RegTech: Barking Up the Wrong Tree

Huge amounts of money are being spent on bolt-on regulatory technology. Why don’t we embrace the capabilities of our digital infrastructure and allow the data required by regulation to be gathered as part of the core business process. I worry that a lot of the RegTech industry is just barking up the wrong tree.

Benedict
real time
Engineering

In Real-time, Every Time

In our last piece, we said we would talk more about “transactions” being the meta-solution to a swathe of investment industry challenges. We hope this post sheds some more light on what we have been working on and how it could make your life as an investment professional easier.

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Tom
Real problems
Asset Management

Real Problems. Real Solutions.

A big part of our story at Finbourne is maintaining an open communications channel with our customers, our partners and the community in general. Over the course of a vast numbers of discussions, meetings and validation sessions, we’ve identified some common themes of interest and pain that I want to

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Dermot
FIN_flag
Asset Management

Time For a Change

During the first quarter of 2017, European asset managers enjoyed inflows of EUR210bn - the highest in 5 years. This is great news and points to a wider theme that governments around the world are shifting responsibility for savings and retirement to the private sector – all good for investment managers.

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Dermot
Rise london
News

RISE - New Offices!

Today we moved into our brand new office. We are proud to be the first tenants in the new Barclays RISE building in Shoreditch. Within hours of our arrival we started to feel the benefits of being part of a wider Fintech ecosystem... Seems RISE are happy too!

Benedict
Engineering

Authenticating S3 Proxy

using nginx and oauth2_proxy to deliver S3 based content (and azure blob store)

tl;dr

  • Making oauth2_proxy work with nginx, and redirecting the output was hard.
  • It is possible to have an oauth2 authenticated website that serves static content from Azure Blob Stores, or S3 buckets.

S3 static sites

AWS S3 buckets allows you to serve up static html as a website

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Paul
azure
Engineering

Azure and our approach to naming things

Azure currently has some pretty interesting rules and restrictions around how things can be named. At times they seem arbitrary, but none-the-less, it’s what we have to work with.

What follows is a copy and paste from our internal wiki, explaining our strategy to naming in Azure. We’ve posted them

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Paul
Identity providers
Engineering

Identity Providers

Identity Providers

Having spent the last 15 years cossetted in the big corporate world blissfully unaware of just how complex managing Identity and access control actually is, I can best describe my journey of the last month as enlightening. Emboldened by our mission and with the idea that we were

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Tom