Investment Technology

Exclusive Q&A: Northern Trust and FINBOURNE partner to win the data race

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Investment Technology

From data overload to actionable insights: How asset managers can unlock their potential

At the recent TSAM London event, Stephen Tait, Product Manager at FINBOURNE Technology, joined a panel of industry experts to discuss, ‘Innovating investment processes through data driven insights – What are the tools and platforms that can elevate your business?’ Here are some key insights from the session.

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Investment Technology

The Future of Enterprise Data Management – Part 2: Data-Driven

As investment firms navigate an increasingly data-driven world, in part two we turn to the future of EDM and how it is empowering investment firms to de-risk operational change and fuel revenue growth.

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Investment Technology

Asset Managers – Exploring the Buy versus Build Dilemma

Following TSAM Boston, read our latest blog which explores the buy versus build dilemma. We provide tips for COOs to transform operational capabilities, drive process efficiencies and generate business value.

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News

Droit and FINBOURNE Partner to Deliver End-to-End Position Reporting Solution

Droit, a technology firm at the forefront of computational law and regulation, will partner with FINBOURNE Technology, a provider of cloud-based investment data management software, to launch an end-to-end position reporting solution for increased regulatory transparency.

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Investment Technology

A Brief History Of Enterprise Data Management – Part 1: The Data Deluge

In the first of a two-part blog series, we delve into the history and future of Enterprise Data Management (EDM) in investment management, and how it has been fundamental to the growth of the industry.

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Investment Technology

Charting the Data Maze: Ensuring Quality in a World of Complexity 

At the recent InvestOps USA event in Orlando, FINBOURNE’s Christopher Farrell and a series of data experts explored the characteristics of a ‘data-first’ mindset, and a culture where data is not just an afterthought but a strategic asset driving decision-making at every level. 

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Investment Technology

Catalyst Cloud – The Route to ROI

For investment firms, the adoption of cloud technology is a vital component to achieving digital transformation goals, offering unparalleled opportunities for cost efficiency, scalability, and innovation.

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Investment Technology

Unlocking your data potential to grow AUM 

Managing data efficiently is essential for financial services firms. However, many are still dependant on legacy systems which limit the effectiveness of their Portfolio Management capabilities.

In our latest blog, we uncover how organisations now have the opportunity to achieve their potential with SaaS technology. By unlocking the value of data, firms are increasingly realising the benefits as a force behind AUM growth and alpha generation.

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Consolidated Tape Provider (CTP)

AFME and IA reach significant agreement on proposal for future UK post-trade transparency model for corporate and sovereign bonds, informed by FINBOURNE’s expertise

AFME and the IA have reached a significant agreement on a proposal for future UK post-trade transparency model for corporate and sovereign bonds. The joint proposal was informed and supported by extensive analysis of existing post-trade data, provided by FINBOURNE Technology, which was instrumental in the process of establishing the proposal.

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News

Northern Trust selects FINBOURNE to help accelerate its digital journey and integrate with its Matrix Data Platform 

Northern Trust, one of the largest asset servicers in the world, has selected FINBOURNE Technology to provide enhanced valuations and reporting capabilities for their enterprise global technology. 

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Investment Technology

Innovating with SaaS technology to grow, optimise and protect your business  

It’s become clear in recent years that the ability to maximise the potential of data when managing portfolios is one of the key factors that separates successful asset managers from those that fall by the wayside. In this piece, we uncover the benefits of SaaS technology and how to access the information needed for effective, data-driven decision making.

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News

FINBOURNE Technology joins first cohort of the expanded IA Engine Innovator Programme

FINBOURNE Technology joins the first cohort of expanded IA Engine Innovator Programme. The new, three-month Advanced Access Initiative is an accelerator programme specifically designed for advanced stage FinTechs looking to provide their services to investment managers.

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Consolidated Tape Provider (CTP)

Consultation Paper CP23/33 – The FINBOURNE View 

On 20th December 2023, the FCA published a Policy Statement for the framework for a UK consolidated tape (“CT” or “CTP”) 

While the Policy Statement (“PS”) was expected, the further consultation was not and there were some aspects that we believe are worth highlighting.

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Consolidated Tape Provider (CTP)

CEO Open Letter: Continuing on the CTP road… 

As we approach the end of 2023, CEO and Co-founder, Thomas McHugh, reflects on FINBOURNE’s Consolidated Tape (‘CT’) journey so far, and our commitment to the ongoing development of this project.

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Engineering

APIs vs Data Virtualization: What’s the best infrastructure for a data marketplace? 

For decades, banks and other financial services organisations have dreamed of making data available to any application or user who needs it, in a secure and pain-free way. In this blog we explore data virtualization technology and its benefit over API gateways in building a scalable data marketplace.

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News

Pension Insurance Corporation selects FINBOURNE to provide enterprise financial data management across the business

Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC), the specialist UK pension insurer, has chosen FINBOURNE Technology to provide investment data management capabilities, to help drive their data strategy.  

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Culture and Diversity

FINBOURNE Interviews Kate Bohn, global fintech leader, strategist and innovator

In the latest of our Culture and Diversity interview series, we speak with the award-winning leader, strategist and innovator for the global finance industry, Kate Bohn. With 10 years in the world of Arts and Academia, followed by nearly 25 years in Financial Services, Kate has worked across a range of roles. Kate is a champion for DEI in the workplace, and in this interview we learn more about how her own career journey has inspired her to deliver meaningful change.

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Investment Technology

Mastering Data Management for T+1 Success

Christopher Farrell, Head of US and Global Head of Strategy at FINBOURNE Technology, explores how firms can prepare for T+1 to gain a competitive advantage: increasing automation and solving the inherent data management and processing challenges that firms face today.

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Investment Technology

The Future of Financial Data in the Cloud – Asset Management 2.0 with FINBOURNE and Fidelity International

At the recent AWS Capital Markets Financial Data Forum, Yugo Ashida, Head of ISS Enterprise Architecture, Fidelity International and Stephen Collie, Co-Founder, FINBOURNE Technology delved into some of the data challenges caused by traditional asset management practices and uncover how FINBOURNE’s Modern Financial Data Stack is enhancing interoperability and driving sustainable growth.

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Investment Technology

As Technology Evolves, Asset Managers Adapt and Innovate

In a recent Q&A with Markets Media, Alexander Monte, Director, Asset & Wealth Management Consulting – North America at Alpha FMC, and Christopher Farrell, Head of US and Global Strategy at FINBOURNE Technology explore the benefits of a modern data pipeline, to adapt and innovate in a dynamic and competitive market.

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Culture and Diversity

Life as a Summer Intern at FINBOURNE 

In this series, we speak to our diverse and talented colleagues about life at FINBOURNE. In each interview, we learn about the multi-faceted roles at the company and what life is like in a fast-paced scale-up.

This time we caught up with three summer interns, Washeka, Nell and Daniel, to hear about their time and what they have learnt at FINBOURNE in their respective roles in the Security, Web Development, Customer Success Teams.

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Culture and Diversity

Is artificial intelligence facing a diversity crisis? 

AI has come a long way since its inception in the 1950s, transforming our lives and work. Yet, amidst its rapid progress, the crucial need for ethical standards is often overlooked. In our latest blog, we explore what truly makes a machine intelligent and the pivotal role of data quality in AI model development. With input from the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) data provider, Denominator, we shine a spotlight on AI’s intersection with ethics, society, and its direct impact on DEI efforts in 2023.

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Engineering, Investment Technology

Unlocking Competitive Edge: The Untapped Potential of Machine Learning in Financial Services 

Machine Learning (ML) dominates the narrative in financial services, just as in practically every other industry. In this piece we examine its current use cases and why the take up in Investment Management hasn’t been more widespread. We’ll then look at practical and achievable steps to harness relevant aspects of the innovation. 

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News

FINBOURNE appoints former BNP Paribas Securities Services head to lead Product Marketing and Solution Positioning

FINBOURNE Technology announces the appointment of Neil Ryan in the role of Head of Product Marketing and Solution Positioning.  This appointment marks another milestone for the global SaaS technology business, which serves leading financial services firms with its cloud-native data management solutions.  

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Culture and Diversity

FINBOURNE Interviews Georgia Stewart, CEO and Co-founder of Tumelo

In the latest of our Culture and Diversity interview series, we speak to Georgia Stewart, CEO and Co-founder of Tumelo. In this interview, Georgia tells us more about Tumelo’s mission and why technology has the potential to create a more transparent and representative stewardship process, to deliver better outcomes for investors and the industry as a whole.

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Investment Technology

Decrypting data management for buy-side managers 

Given the increasing complexity and volume of datasets that buy-side managers are now confronted with, the requirement for shrewd data management is now crucial. FINBOURNE’s Nicholas Wood explores the common data management buzzwords buy-side managers come across and how to apply the right technology to enhance your data strategy.

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FINBOURNE Five

Cloudwashing: What it is and how to avoid it

Welcome back to FINBOURNE Five, our series that succinctly covers core data management methods or concepts in five minutes or less. In this piece, we will look at ‘Cloudwashing’, the practice of companies rebranding their existing on-premises or hosted solutions as “cloud-based” to tap into the growing market for cloud computing services.

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Culture and Diversity

FINBOURNE Interviews Anders Rodenberg, CEO of 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. 

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News

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. 

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Culture and Diversity

FINBOURNE Interviews Joanna Munro and Bhavini Parmar at HSBC Asset Management 

FINBOURNE speaks to Joanna Munro, CEO, HSBC Alternatives and Bhavini Parmar, Alternatives Product Delivery Manager at HSBC Asset Management. Joanna and Bhavini are both members of the Diversity Project’s new Future Female Fund Manager’s Pathway. In this interview, we hear about their experiences and why programs like these are crucial to creating parity in financial services.

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Consolidated Tape Provider (CTP)

CEO Open Letter: FINBOURNE and the European Fixed Income Consolidated Tape

FINBOURNE Technology was recently selected to become the technology infrastructure provider for the Bloomberg, MarketAxess and Tradeweb initiative to build a consolidated tape (CT) for fixed income in Europe.
Following this announcement, FINBOURNE’s CEO, Thomas McHugh, shares his thoughts on why we’ve taken on this herculean challenge.

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News

Seilern Investment Management selects FINBOURNE’s Modern Financial Data Stack to scale for rapid growth

Seilern Investment Management, the independent and privately-owned quality growth investment management firm, has selected FINBOURNE Technology’s Modern Financial Data Stack to scale its investment operations, amid rapid growth. The firm will leverage FINBOURNE’s LUSID platform as a cloud-native data hub, to enhance its investment-decision making and client services.  

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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.

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Culture and Diversity

FINBOURNE Interviews Julia Streets, CEO of Streets Consulting, tech champion and host of the DiverCity Podcast       

On this International Women’s Day, the official United Nations theme for which is incidentally, ‘Innovation and technology for gender equality’, we talk to Julia Streets, tech and entrepreneurship champion and active campaigner for innovation, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI).

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FINBOURNE Horizon, News

Introducing FINBOURNE Horizon

FINBOURNE Horizon is our suite of partnerships and interfaces with third party vendors and service providers. The program enables data to be imported and exported, while also adding new functionalities desired by clients. It forms a curated ecosystem for our core products, enabling users easy, integrated access to a broad range of specialist solutions, helping… Continue reading Introducing FINBOURNE Horizon

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News

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 data management platform, LUSID, will help fund managers better understand and reflect investors’ voting interests.  

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News

FINBOURNE selected as the technology partner by Bloomberg, MarketAxess and Tradeweb to build a fixed income consolidated tape

FINBOURNE Technology recently participated in a rigorous tender process, against a number of industry peers, to become the technology infrastructure provider for the Bloomberg, MarketAxess and Tradeweb initiative, to build a consolidated tape (CT) for fixed income in Europe. We’re pleased to announce that we have now won the tender to work with these leading firms.

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Culture and Diversity

FINBOURNE Interviews Arun Kelshiker, Vice Chair – CFA UK’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee

FINBOURNE speaks to Arun Kelshiker, Vice Chair of CFA UK’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. Arun talks about the disparity in minority representation within the Financial Services industry and the real business benefits of embracing cognitively diverse teams to fuel innovation and empower the next generation.

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News

FINBOURNE partners with Kreos Capital, securing a £30 million debt facility to fuel future growth plans

FINBOURNE Technology announces a partnership with market-leading debt provider, Kreos Capital, to secure up to a £30 million debt facility. The funding forms an extension to FINBOURNE’s Series A round and strengthens FINBOURNE’s efficient capital structure, enabling it to swiftly respond to market opportunities, as it expands its international footprint.

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Culture and Diversity

FINBOURNE Interviews Liz Pfeuti, Financial Journalist and CCO, Rhotic Media

In conversation with FINBOURNE Technology , Liz Pfeuti, Chief Client Officer of Rhotic Media, talks about how technology has revolutionised the investment industry and why there are still so many barriers facing women.

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Culture and Diversity

FINBOURNE Interviews Reboot, The Diversity Project and Talk about Black

As part of our Culture and Diversity Series, FINBOURNE Technology interviews three leading industry groups to evaluate progress on under-representation in financial services, discuss future DE&I goals for the sector and the organisations driving change. 

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Investment Technology

De-risking operational change in capital markets

In this blog, we explore the common barriers to operational change and how firms can de-risk the process of innovation to become future-ready, with a SaaS-native Modern Financial Data Stack.

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FINBOURNE Five, Investment Technology

Delivering safer, better and faster data with the Modern Financial Data Stack

Welcome back to FINBOURNE Five, a series succinctly covering core data management approaches and concepts in five minutes or less. In this latest piece, we explore the makeup of FINBOURNE’s Modern Financial Data Stack (MFDS), its ability to de-risk operational change and importantly, how it can future-proof investment operations, to fuel growth.

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News

New EU sovereign bond trading data underlines need for careful post-trade deferrals calibration

The Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME) and FINBOURNE Technology have today published the second in a series of new reports, which analyses EU sovereign and public bond trading data consolidated from numerous sources for the period of March to December 2021. This report follows an earlier April 2022 report which focused on the corporate bond trading landscape.

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Consolidated Tape Provider (CTP)

Consolidated Tape: One size does not fit all

In the first of this two-part blog, we explored the role of a fit-for-purpose CT, combined with an interoperable API framework and how these combine to deliver value. In this second part, we discover the different approaches firms will take, based on their existing technology and systems and why a holistic approach to CT data provides the best foundation to assess liquidity and reap market opportunities.

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Consolidated Tape Provider (CTP)

Consolidated Tape: Unlocking the value of CT data to optimally assess liquidity

In this two-part blog, we uncover the benefits of a fit-for-purpose CT, combined with an interoperable API framework and a holistic approach to organisational data; and why together, they are key to unlocking the value of transaction data in a consolidated tape, for firms and the market as a whole.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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News

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.

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FINBOURNE Five

What is data virtualization?

Welcome to FINBOURNE Five, our new series that succinctly covers core data management methods or concepts in five minutes or less. In this first blog, we cover data virtualization and some of its practical applications in global financial services.

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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.

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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.

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Culture and Diversity

Is your business thinking about D&I the way it really should?

Mittal Shah discusses the value of D&I to Financial Services businesses, based on the stark findings of recent industry research. The article explores why D&I still has a way to go in financial services, the need for leadership buy-in and the significant benefits it can deliver to the business, its employees and society at large.

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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.

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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.

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News

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.

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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

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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.

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Investment Technology

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?

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Consolidated Tape Provider (CTP)

Market practice makes (a CT) perfect!

Following engagement with the major stakeholders, and FINBOURNE’s own Design Council, Neil Ryan, FINBOURNE’s CTP Lead, explores the hurdles both the UK and EU authorities face, as they move towards a Consolidated Tape or Tapes (CT). From data quality to deferrals, we explain why market practice – in parallel to legislation – provides the optimal path forward, to the creation of a resilient market mechanism.

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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.

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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.

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Consolidated Tape Provider (CTP)

A deconstructed view of a consolidated tape

With the discussion around the Consolidated Tape (CT) picking up the pace in both the UK and the EU, we believe there are a number of opportunities and challenges to be addressed – including data quality issues – to achieve a fit-for-purpose market mechanism.   Neil Ryan, CTP Lead at FINBOURNE Technology, explores the benefits of… Continue reading A deconstructed view of a consolidated tape

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Investment Technology

Navigating unchartered waters: The regulatory tide turns for Hedge Funds

While hedge funds are currently enjoying a renaissance, the scale of global assets under management has not gone unnoticed and regulation is set to play a major role in the industry in 2022. The question is, how will this impact hedge funds across the globe and how will fund managers continue to secure capital allocations and respond to market opportunities, while sailing in unchartered waters?

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Culture and Diversity

FINBOURNE interviews Nadia Edwards-Dashti

FINBOURNE speaks to Nadia Edwards-Dashti, Co-founder and Chief Customer Officer at the technology recruitment firm, Harrington Starr. We hear about her career journey, her new book and her efforts to transform the finance industry in the future.

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Investment Technology

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.

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Investment Technology

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…

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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.

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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.

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News

Railpen opts for FINBOURNE to deliver next generation data management service

Railpen, one of the largest pension funds in the UK, with c.£35 billion AUM, has opted for FINBOURNE’s cloud, investment data management platform, LUSID, as its Investment Book of Record (IBOR).

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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.

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News

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).

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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.

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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. 

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News

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.

Finbourne LogoFINBOURNE08/11/2021

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?

Finbourne LogoThomas McHugh28/10/2021

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.

Finbourne LogoNeil Ryan26/10/2021

Investment Technology

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.

Finbourne LogoThomas McHugh14/10/2021

News

LSEG – London Stock Exchange Group partners with FINBOURNE to power digital data program across the business

FINBOURNE Technology’s SaaS investment data management platform, LUSID will be adopted by LSEG – London Stock Exchange Group – wealth and investment solutions businesses as a digital data component.

Finbourne LogoFINBOURNE11/10/2021

Consolidated Tape Provider (CTP)

Consolidated Tape: A fish that swims in all waters

Following on from our last insight on Consolidated Tape (CT) and the launch of our Design Council, we explore why the technology that underpins the CT, is key to ensuring that it is fit for purpose, no matter what the decided approach.

Finbourne LogoNeil Ryan08/10/2021

Engineering

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.

Finbourne LogoFINBOURNE04/10/2021

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 LogoNeil Ryan30/09/2021

Investment Technology

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.

Finbourne LogoThomas McHugh13/09/2021

Investment Technology

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…

Finbourne LogoGus Sekhon10/08/2021

News

FINBOURNE integrates with FlexNOW delivering deep integration without complex implementation

FINBOURNE Technology and FlexTrade Systems announce a collaboration to integrate FlexNOW with FINBOURNE’s LUSID platform.

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News

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

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Investment Technology

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

Finbourne LogoChristopher Goodreds28/05/2021

Investment Technology

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

Finbourne LogoChristopher Goodreds27/05/2021

News

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.

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Investment Technology

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.

Finbourne LogoChristopher Goodreds25/02/2021

Investment Technology

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

Finbourne LogoGus Sekhon23/11/2020

Investment Technology

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?

Finbourne LogoStephen LeMasney08/10/2020

Investment Technology

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