FINBOURNE partners with Denominator to empower Buy Side with Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion data
FINBOURNE Technology today announces a new partnership with global Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) data & scoring provider, Denominator. The partnership aims to closely support the global Buy Side, as it responds to increasing demands for DEI transparency, amid a new generation of value-based investors.
An industry at an inflection point – part one
In part one of this commentary, Stephen Collie, Head of Sales Engineering, FINBOURNE Technology, summarises the main challenges raised in the keynotes and panels at The Summit for Asset Management (TSAM) in London, and why speaking the same language is vital to creating operational resilience.
FINBOURNE Technology appoints Robert Byrne as CTO, as it expands into North America and Asia-Pacific
FINBOURNE Technology, announces the appointment of Robert Byrne in the role of Chief Technology Officer (CTO) as it continues to forge ahead with its cloud-native, API-first investment data management platform; LUSID. The appointment marks the next phase of growth for the fast-moving SaaS scale-up, which now stands at over 140 employees, globally.
Biodiversity: The next hurdle in the ESG data marathon
Addressing ESG data at the root of investment management operations will be critical in the coming years. So, how do asset managers monitor and respond to climate change and biodiversity risks, and importantly show progress not only against targets, but in generating real change?
Asset Management 2022 vs 2035: from surviving to thriving – Part Two
In part two of Asset Management 2022 vs 2035: from surviving to thriving, we fast forward to 2035 and look at how SaaS technology, fintech innovation, and a new on-demand era has changed the way asset managers operate in the future.
Asset Management 2022 vs 2035: from surviving to thriving
Read part one of our blog to understand how interoperability can build a bridge from the systems of the past, to an ecosystem of future innovation…
FINBOURNE Turns 5: CEO Open Letter to the Industry
As FINBOURNE turns 5, CEO and Co-Founder Thomas McHugh pens his thoughts on being a mission-driven company, as we move from start-up to scale-up. And why challenging the status quo, to solve diminished trust, transparency and timeliness of data, has a clear social impact across the investment ecosystem.
FINBOURNE joins AFM’s Innovation Hub to explore the creation of an EU Consolidated Tape
FINBOURNE Technology has joined the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets’ (AFM) regulatory sandbox, to drive the creation of a Consolidated Tape Provider (CTP).
Baillie Gifford selects FINBOURNE’s LUSID platform to boost investment data management
Baillie Gifford, a global investment partnership with £352bn (US$ 486.8bn) assets under management, has selected FINBOURNE Technology’s investment data management platform, LUSID, as the Investment Book of Record (IBOR) for its global investment operations. The platform will deliver a consolidated source of real-time investment data across Baillie Gifford’s equity, fixed income and multi-asset portfolios.
Data overload: The human cost of doing nothing
Thomas McHugh uncovers the human cost of inaction when it comes to data overload in the buyside. And why more than anything, firms need to move away from burnout and towards data empowerment. De-risking operational change and solving the limitations of legacy tech, is critical to breaking the status quo of inertia. The question is: can you really afford to live with the data overload, any longer?
The data struggle is real
While asset managers are not in the business of data management, there is no denying that data is central to investment management. Accessing and understanding data in the investment chain is crucial.
4 things to consider when shopping for an investment management system
The incoming Chief Data Officer (CDO) is transitioning into the organisation. His predecessor is “seeking exciting new opportunities outside the organisation”. On his way out after the handover week the outgoing CDO hands his replacement three numbered envelopes…
Fidelity International onboards FINBOURNE’s LUSID platform and makes strategic investment
– Fidelity selects FINBOURNE’s LUSID platform to drive data strategy for its global asset management business – Fidelity International Strategic Ventures invests into FINBOURNE’s latest funding round Fidelity International, London, 21 July 2021: To address the growing need to prioritise data as a strategic asset and to better serve its clients with new growth initiatives,… Continue reading Fidelity International onboards FINBOURNE’s LUSID platform and makes strategic investment
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
Understanding the resilience of ESG and impact investing in the face of COVID
Thomas McHugh, FINBOURNE Technology co-founder and CEO participated in a session on Understanding the resilience of ESG and impact investing in the face of COVID. He was joined by the CEO of HSBC Asset Management, the Global Head of sustainability at BNP Paribas, and the CEO of International Federated Hermes in a quality discussion. Watch… Continue reading Understanding the resilience of ESG and impact investing in the face of COVID
Taskize joins vendor marketplace
Taskize, the leading provider of inter-company workflow to the financial services industry, has been chosen by FINBOURNE Technology as a component of its award winning LUSID open investment platform.
Operating in illiquid markets: Consolidating disparate data sets to develop your investment insight
Earlier this week we held a webinar discussing illiquid markets. This blog highlights some of the themes that arose: the origins and nature of the liquidity challenges, the data solution to those challenges and how the right toolset will empower gathering, consolidating and incorporating the data solution not only to inform allocation strategies, but also… Continue reading Operating in illiquid markets: Consolidating disparate data sets to develop your investment insight
APIs for the investment industry: What does good look like?
In our last API blog post, we looked at how an API-first strategy reduces operational costs and enhances access to data. In this piece, we set out what a good quality API looks like and examine some of the ways in which the right API-first platform can transform how you access and manage your investment… Continue reading APIs for the investment industry: What does good look like?
Five tips for automating ESG in the investment process
The rapid growth of sustainable and impact investing is accelerating and the buy-side is making a concerted effort to respond to the needs of their clients. Early in 2020 Deloitte asserted “ESG-mandated assets in the United States could grow almost three times as fast as non-ESG-mandated assets to comprise half of all professionally managed investments… Continue reading Five tips for automating ESG in the investment process
How technology can give you the edge as you grow your fund
Last week, we participated in a webinar at HFM’s European Technology Forum. I spoke on a panel with Michael Fastert, COO and CLO at TIG Advisors, and Doron Gutstadt, CTO of Taconic Capital. Read on to get a snapshot on: How more people in the front office are now technologists themselves – how can you… Continue reading How technology can give you the edge as you grow your fund
FINBOURNE interviews TP ICAP’s Chris Dearie and Roland Anderson
This week, we sit down with Chris Dearie, Deputy CEO, and Roland Anderson, CTO of TP ICAP’s Data & Analytics business. In a wide-ranging chat, we discuss how TP ICAP is providing insights as well as data to buyside clients and the potential game-changing impact Google Cloud could have on the buyside.
The 2021 LIBOR transition: Mitigating risk with flexible architecture
In this piece we take a look at the challenges the transition could present to the buy-side, regulatory considerations and how flexible architecture could present a solution to mitigating some of these challenges.
FINBOURNE interviews Michelle Calcutt and Andrew Morrison, Aviva Investors
In this interview, Gus Sekhon, our head of product, sits down with Aviva Investors’ Michelle Calcutt and Andrew Morrison to talk all things customer experience related.
How an API-first strategy for the investment industry reduces operational costs and opens up better access to data
Investment fund infrastructure has not typically been optimised for the rapid exchange of information, but rather for functionality around a narrow set of instruments, vendor services and third-party administrators.
FINBOURNE interviews Olivia Vinden, Head of Fintech and Innovation, Alpha FMC
In today’s interview, Dermot Shortt, FINBOURNE Chairman sits down with Olivia Vinden, Alpha FMC’s Head of Fintech and Innovation. We discuss automation, how buyside firms are using data analytics in distribution as well as their investment processes and why ecosystems are so important today.
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.
How an IBOR should give you better control of your data
Last week we held a webcast with The Trade where we did something we think is unusual: we defined an Investment Book of Record (IBOR). Not by what it is – that’s a fairly commonplace categorisation – but by what it does.
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.
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.
FINBOURNE’s LUSID wins best buyside newcomer at Waters’ Buy-Side Technology Awards
We’re delighted to have won ‘Best Buyside Newcomer’ at Waters’ Buy-Side Technology Awards for LUSID, our open, API-first and developer friendly investment data platform.
Does your legacy IT system support your fund’s machine learning strategy?
Legacy systems and data limitations are major barriers to implementing an effective machine learning strategy. In this blog post, we explore how the right technology can help investment managers overcome these barriers.
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. How do you adapt to external change… Continue reading Change is inevitable. Growth is optional
Fund start-up pain and making mistakes for the long term
This post is the second in a series looking at investment data management topics that come up regularly in our work with fund managers. We’ve spoken with around 100 small hedge funds and asset managers specifically to learn about their experiences setting up platforms and operations, and growing the business. This post concerns the fund… Continue reading Fund start-up pain and making mistakes for the long term
Culture and Diversity
Life as a Graduate Developer at FINBOURNE
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.
Do you even need an Investment Book of Record?
The problems that an IBOR is trying to solve are well understood, but there are many shortcomings with the approach. The best analogy that we’ve come across came from a recent conversation with the CDO at a global investment firm. He compared implementing an IBOR with building a self-driving car. For a vehicle to be… Continue reading Do you even need an Investment Book of Record?
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.
Transforming the reconciliation game
This is the first in a series of posts looking at some of the questions we’re regularly asked about improving the investment data management process. Today we’re looking at reconciliations.
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 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…
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.
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.
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.
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