Who are you?
It comes down to the folks to whom I have been introduced, be that a Seth [Merrin] or Philippe or Tarek [Hammoud]. These are folks that have created and done great things.
We want to solve the problems that are central to the investment management community.
We have built a front to back, end-to-end, tightly woven ecosystem that goes from portfolio management, accounting all the way down to order management and execution management and trading.
Every Asset Manager or Hedge Fund today is ever so tightly aware of what data can do for them. Simplifying their ability to navigate through the data has never been more important than it is today.
The devil is in the details in terms of how these things actually work and we have solved it.
Blockchain / Distributed ledger technology – in use with your firm? Hype or real?
Where do you see technology impacting in the next five years on:
- Your firm
- Wider market
I am hoping that technology simplifies the mess. We are running into the fragmentation of systems, the disparate workflows, the Frankensteins, the technical debt and costs associated with these things are becoming untenable, if not already untenable for some organisations. The bigger you are the bigger the legacy technical debt. The bigger the need to have technology solve these problems that are plaguing organisations. It’s gotten to the point where they cannot make moves, since fixing something here breaks something over there.
We measure technology spend like it’s an opportunity, it’s a mess! Technology spends continues to increase but it’s not for innovation, it’s to fix things that are untenable.