Omba Advisory & Investments Ltd selects FINBOURNE to enhance data consolidation and portfolio management capabilities
Omba Advisory & Investments Ltd, a London-based investment management firm has chosen FINBOURNE Technology’s SaaS-native Modern Financial Data Stack as its operational data hub. The firm will leverage FINBOURNE’s LUSID PMS and Luminesce, for portfolio management and improved data consolidation, respectively, to help scale their investment operations.
Culture and Diversity
FINBOURNE Interviews Anders Rodenberg, CEO Denominator
In the latest of our Culture and Diversity interview series, we speak with Anders Rodenberg, CEO at Denominator, a global Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) data & scoring provider. In this interview, Anders tells us about the ESG data evolution in financial services and the lasting benefits that clear, actionable DEI data brings to the workplace.
Culture and Diversity
Death of ESG. Long live the E, the S and the G
While sustainability, climate change and biodiversity have taken the spotlight for much of this decade, ESG is not about sustainability alone, it’s about people and planet. If the best performing companies on mainly green performance indicators are not delivering on wider DEI factors, then can they really be considered ESG-compliant? FINBOURNE’s Matthew Luff considers the growing lack of correlation across E, S and G metrics, with data and analysis from Denominator and Corporate Knights.
FINBOURNE and Tumelo partner to help fund managers reflect investor’s voting interests
FINBOURNE Technology today announces a new partnership with market-leading investor voting Fintech, Tumelo. Integrating Tumelo’s voting technology into FINBOURNE’s cloud-native investment management data management platform, LUSID, will help fund managers better understand and reflect investors’ voting interests.
Culture and Diversity
We Need a Renewed Focus on Goal 5: Gender Equality
Despite a steady rise of female representation in the workplace, the lack of females in leadership and decision-making roles remains a global issue. FINBOURNE partner and DEI data provider, Denominator, highlight the stark reality of gender inequality in the workplace, in its recent findings. The article explores the need for quantifiable and standardised data to hold companies accountable, while also empowering them to create meaningful change for women across the world.
Engineering, FINBOURNE Five
Empowering your cloud journey with a SaaS data management platform
Welcome back to FINBOURNE Five, our series of short ‘explainer’ blogs on all things data management, in five minutes or less. In this second installment, Sales Engineer, Stephen LeMasney, explores the critical factors to consider when looking for a SaaS data management platform, and why a cloud-native platform with innate financial sense is crucial to gaining immediate value and driving operational growth.
Culture and Diversity
Life as a Summer Intern at FINBOURNE
In the latest edition of our ‘Life at FINBOURNE’ series, we speak to Kevin Roice, one of eight Durham University graduates to join this year’s summer internship programme. Hear about Kevin’s experience, what he enjoyed most and why he thinks FINBOURNE is an excellent place for interns to kick start a career in FinTech.
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.
Python and Jupyter – a 21st century data stack for business users, not just IT!
In this latest blog, Stephen LeMasney, Sales Engineer, shares his insights into how Python and Jupyter can be integrated within a 21st century data stack to drive efficiency and form a compelling tool for business users who want to learn new data skills.
Hedge Fund focus: Starting strong to scale and succeed
In this Q&A, Michael Cummins, portfolio management lead at FINBOURNE Technology, deconstructs some of the key findings from the recent AIMA Emerging Stronger industry report. The Q&A uncovers the vast opportunity that rising allocator interest brings, and the operational challenges that emerging hedge funds can tackle with SaaS technology to achieve scale and success.
An industry at an inflection point – part two
In part two of this commentary, and following our recent attendance at TSAM London, Stephen Collie, Head of Sales Engineering, FINBOURNE Technology explores the makeup of the modern data stack and how incremental innovation is critical in the transition to an interoperable future.
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.
AFME/ Finbourne study demonstrates need for longer deferrals for large and illiquid trades and shows transparency could be significantly improved for majority of smaller fixed income trades
3 May 2022 – The Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME) has today published a first of its kind study consolidating fixed income trading data from numerous sources for the period of March to December 2021. This shows that the majority of fixed income trades could be made transparent in near real-time, but also… Continue reading AFME/ Finbourne study demonstrates need for longer deferrals for large and illiquid trades and shows transparency could be significantly improved for majority of smaller fixed income trades
Making an impact in private markets, starts with the data
Private markets funds are leading the way in sustainability but with new regulatory measures, a changing investor profile and increasing due diligence, Matthew Luff explores how an interoperable approach to ESG data management can make all the difference, and form a vital tool in the private fund managers’ toolkit.
Striking ‘digital gold’: Hedge Funds and the lure of Cryptocurrencies
At nearly USD 3 trillion, digital assets such as cryptocurrencies are enjoying their hey-day as the new ‘digital gold’ and the hedge fund industry is no stranger to the asset class. FINBOURNE’s Michael Cummins and Tim Wong explore the allure of cryptocurrencies for systematic hedge funds and why achieving scale and diversification, through the use of SaaS technology is essential to striking gold.
The Case of the Missing HTTP Response
This week we finally got to the bottom of a perplexing issue that we have been examining for a number of months now. We had been seeing intermittent HTTP timeouts or other unusual disconnection problems affecting LUSID, our investment data management platform. These were most obvious in our build pipeline, where they were causing test-failures.
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.
Culture and Diversity
Life as a Software Developer at FINBOURNE
Back in 2019, we spoke with Daria Deluermoz, one of FINBOURNE’s first graduate hires, about her first few months as a software developer. Two years on, we catch up with Daria to hear more about her current role and what she enjoys most about working at FINBOURNE.
The ‘Great Resignation’: putting the squeeze on Hedge Fund operations
Amid the ‘Great Resignation’, many firms are increasingly under pressure to retain and attract talent, and future-proof operations. None more so than the hedge fund industry, where vast volumes of investment, market and reference data is submerging people and processes today. Thomas McHugh explores the impact of legacy software on hedge funds and why investing in the right technology will attract a more motivated workforce, boost productivity and protect business continuity.
Sustainable Finance: Delivering meaningful change requires operational change
Christopher Farrell, COO of FINBOURNE Technology, explores the current challenges buy-side firms face with ESG data, highlighting the need to establish a new standard for ESG data management to make sustainable finance a success.
Why data management is core to the success of Sustainable Finance
As COP26 draws to a close, it is clear that the urgency for change, together with investor demand for greater transparency and new reporting requirements will significantly shape the future of Sustainable Finance. But to create meaningful change, the industry must first overcome the ESG data challenges it faces today. FINBOURNE speaks to Sue McLean and Caitlin McErlane at Baker McKenzie, a leading global advisory and legal firm, to learn their perspectives around the critical roles of technology, data, and regulation.
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?
Consolidated Tape Provider (CTP)
Consolidated Tape: Breaking bad data
In our recent views shared on Consolidated Tape (‘CT’), the issue of data quality was highlighted as central to the CT debate. Some may argue it is even hampering the development of a Consolidated Tape Provider (CTP) in the UK and the EU.
Consolidated Tape Provider (CTP)
Consolidated Tape: Harnessing new technology to solve an old data problem
Neil Ryan, Regulatory Consultant at FINBOURNE Technology, explores the renewed drive for a Consolidated Tape (‘CT’) and why FINBOURNE’s Design Council will provide a vocal platform to promote and develop the conversation in both the UK and the EU.
FINBOURNE Technology and TraderMade sign partnership to make TraderMade data available to LUSID clients
FINBOURNE Technology has signed a partnership with TraderMade to make its data available on LUSID, the open 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.
EDI first market data provider for LUSID customers
EDI’s data is fully integrated into the demonstration portfolios available when you sign up to LUSID. In addition you can upload your own portfolios and value them using EDI data.
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…
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