Investment Technology, News
Capitalising on the power of data in asset management
FINBOURNE Technology, in collaboration with the Financial Times, also hosted a panel on capitalising on the power of data in asset management. Thomas McHugh, FINBOURNE Technology’s co-founder and CEO participated in the session alongside the Chief Data Officers of OFI Asset Management and UBS Asset Management. Watch the full session here. On investment data management… Continue reading Capitalising on the power of data in asset management
Panel Recap: Alternative Data for Traditional Managers
HFM hosted another great EU Tech Summit this Monday, 22nd of February covering popular and pressing topics with industry experts. Finbourne was excited to participate in the panel on Alternative Data for Traditional Managers. We were represented by our Sr. Engineer, Steve Collie who was in great company with Waqar Rashid from Aspect Capital, Tim… Continue reading Panel Recap: Alternative Data for Traditional Managers
Fund Operations: How to centralise access to your investment and decision support data
Would you like a playbook setting out exactly how you can consolidate investment data in real time and how to get centralised access to your investment and adjacent data using data virtualisation? Do you want to understand what data virtualisation even means and how it can benefit your business? In this blog post, we will… Continue reading Fund Operations: How to centralise access to your investment and decision support data
FINBOURNE interviews David Pierson, Director, OMBA Advisory & Investments
In the first of our FINBOURNE interviews series, Dermot Shortt, FINBOURNE Chairman sits down with David Pierson, Director, OMBA Advisory & Investments.
Securing your network with WeaveNet
At FINBOURNE we run highly available Kubernetes clusters in multiple availability zones, with about twenty-five M5.2xLarge nodes per cluster. These nodes live within an Amazon Web Services Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) and although they are not physically linked, they can communicate. We use WeaveNet as our overlay network to secure our cluster traffic with encryption… Continue reading Securing your network with WeaveNet
The Mysterious Hanging Client & TCP Keep Alives
This blog looks at the solution we implemented to fix an issue with the Python SDK which was very difficult to pinpoint.
Engineering, Investment Technology
Do you still need an Order Management System?
In this piece we look at how the concept of the OMS became popular, what problems it sought to address, how today’s complex investment environment is testing the capabilities of the OMS and the alternative solutions available.
You should work from home unless it is impossible for you to do so
A couple of weeks ago, many companies across the country were faced with the challenge of having to transition their whole workforce to remote working overnight
Plotting the future of hedge fund technology
This week, I spoke on a panel at the HFM European Technology Summit about the future of hedge fund technology. Here are my thoughts following the panel.
Engineering, Investment Technology, News, Product
FINBOURNE’s LUSID wins best buyside newcomer at Waters’ Buy-Side Technology Awards
We’re stoked to win ‘Best Buyside Newcomer’ at Waters’ Buy-Side Technology Awards for LUSID, our open, API-first and developer friendly investment data platform. A huge thank you to our early stage clients who have helped us along the journey so far, our partners and to our fantastic team at FINBOURNE HQ who have worked tirelessly… Continue reading FINBOURNE’s LUSID wins best buyside newcomer at Waters’ Buy-Side Technology Awards
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. From Biomedical Engineering to Fintech I studied an… Continue reading What it’s like being a graduate developer at FINBOURNE
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.
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… Continue reading EDI first market data provider for LUSID customers
In April 2017, we were the first company to move into the Rise London fintech building.
Engineering, Investment Technology
Does the investment industry need a fitness app?
On a recent cycle ride, a fellow cyclist asked me what FINBOURNE does. Before I could reply a friend interjected with “FINBOURNE is building a ‘Strava’ for investment data”.
Digital Innovation in the Asset Management Industry
We read with interest a recent survey released by Alpha FMC revealing that asset managers see digital transformation as a top priority but two-thirds are slowed down by legacy systems and culture clashes.
What a Naval Historian Can Teach Us About Data
Everyone knows that data is important, but do we really appreciate how important access to correct data is for the successful execution of an investment strategy?
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…
FINBOURNE Launches LUSID
FINBOURNE Technology launches LUSID™ a revolutionary replacement software system for the asset management industry.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
Authenticating S3 Proxy
Using nginx and oauth2_proxy to deliver S3 based content (and azure blob store)
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, through the advent of cloud technologies, free from having to worry about such tedious things as user management, we embarked on our righteous path.
Engineering, Investment Technology
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.