Riding out the perfect data storm
In this latest article, Thomas McHugh explores the perfect storm that asset managers are heading into, as we move towards more heavily regulated markets and grapple with a failing investment process. And at the centre of it, is the inability to access, understand and control data.
Why low-code, no-code is not a panacea for buy-side ops pain
Chris Brook, Co-founder and Head of Platform Engineering, FINBOURNE Technology, shares the limitations of the new tech trend ‘low-code, no-code’ as it applies to investment management operations.
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
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
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?
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.
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.
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
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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