Align: Best Cloud Services Provider – The changing needs of fund managers, driven by regulatory and industry progress, means Managed Services Providers are in a strong position to capitalise on these developments. The increased demand for regulatory-compliant IT services, increasing focus on operational standards and controls as well as the abrupt shift to a decentralised workforce have contributed to Align breaking the 350 client threshold in just about three years of going to market.
Technology & software solutions
Arcesium: Best Data Management Solution – As investment managers become more comfortable with making use of new technology, firms in the financial services industry are now reaching out to providers of fintech platforms, services and infrastructure for supporting in sustaining their operating model. They also understand both the need to be more agile and the role technology plays in making this happen.
FIS: Best Risk Management Technology Provider – The essence of the FIS Front Arena solution centres on providing portfolio managers with dashboards that deliver a real time view of positions, risk and performance. Adrian Holt, Director at FIS, identifies that the strength of the solution is the broad range of investment strategies the platform can support: “This coverage is enabled by the vast range of asset classes and associated valuation models which are natively built into the application. Through these models, users have access to a very broad range of analytics and metrics. These are augmented through the integration of other FIS modules such as Monis and APT.”
UMB Fund Services: Best Administrator - Technology – As managers seek new ways to generate alpha for investors, they look for new and unique opportunities. As a result, funds will look to strong third-party partners who are committed to delivering the comprehensive solutions to support their objectives and the needs of their investors.
Global telecoms operator BSO has delivered a unique ultra low latency connectivity service for CryptoStruct. This bespoke cloud-to-cloud service underpins CryptoStruct’s professional market data platform.
Trading technology provider, Tora, has strengthened its fixed income offering by integrating their leading OEMS with Neptune Networks Ltd. The new connection enables clients to view pre-trade analytics from the TORA OEMS to help improve bond execution quality.
SteelEye, a compliance technology and data analytics firm, and txtsmarter, an enterprise information archiving compliance platform, have partnered to combine txtsmarter’s Intelligent Compliance complete messaging capture and archiving service with SteelEye’s communications surveillance solution.
Specialist fund management technology provider Truss Edge has updated its suite of fund manager tools to provide an even more efficient and robust set of processes.
The world has witnessed an unprecedented explosion of data over the last few years. Most of us will be familiar with the term Terabyte, which represents 1012 or 1 trillion bytes of data. But such is the data-drenched world in which we live today that Caltech estimates 463 Exabytes of data will be created, every day, by 2025. One Exabyte is 1018, equivalent to one quintillion bytes!
Specialist research firm RegTech Analyst has named Eventus Systems, a global provider of multi-asset class trade surveillance and market risk solutions, to its global 2021 RegTech100 List.