News

FINBOURNE partners with Denominator to empower Buy Side with Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion data

Mittal Shah23/08/22

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.

Finbourne23/09/22

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.

Stephen LeMasney08/09/22

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.

Finbourne25/08/22

Engineering

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.

Stephen LeMasney20/07/22

Investment Technology

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.

Finbourne11/07/22

Investment Technology

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.

Stephen Collie28/06/22

Investment Technology

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.

Stephen Collie21/06/22

News

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

Mittal Shah03/05/22

Investment Technology

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.

Finbourne25/04/22

Investment Technology

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.

Finbourne30/03/22

Engineering

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.

Chris Brook24/03/22

Investment Technology

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.

Thomas McHugh13/12/21

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.

Finbourne08/12/21

Investment Technology

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.

Thomas McHugh25/11/21

Investment Technology

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.

Christopher Farrell19/11/21

Investment Technology

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. 

Finbourne17/11/21

Investment Technology

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?

Thomas McHugh28/10/21

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.

Neil Ryan26/10/21

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.

Neil Ryan30/09/21

News

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.

Mittal Shah04/12/19

Investment Technology

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.

Stephen LeMasney23/10/19

News

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.

Gus Sekhon15/08/19

Engineering

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?

Chris Brook08/03/18

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…

Chris Brook28/02/18