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Sova Capital Selects Appway for Onboarding and KYC Refresh

Sova Capital has selected Appway, a provider of workflow orchestration, to provide solutions for a digital onboarding and KYC refresh. Sova will streamline its workflows using Appway’s Onboarding for Wealth, KYC and Regulatory Review solutions, and will support direct client interactions with Appway’s Client Engagement Hub. Sova Capital is an FCA authorised and regulated broker…

The Rise and Rise of the Financial Data Marketplace

By Mike O’Hara, A-Team Special Correspondent. Data is often cited as the most essential resource in today’s global economy, with many of the world’s most valuable companies, including Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft and Google parent Alphabet profiting massively from how they collect, use and sell data. In financial markets, investment and trading firms have traditionally sourced…

Facteus Partners Snowflake to Migrate Sensitive Data to the Snowflake Data Cloud

Facteus, a provider of actionable insights from sensitive data, has joined Snowflake’s partner network with a focus on enabling financial services organisations to use its Mimic synthetic data engine and data enrichment services to transform, enhance, and migrate sensitive data to the Snowflake Data Cloud. Mimic is installed behind an organisation’s firewall and uses proprietary…

Buy-Side Firms Report Data Management Challenges and Solutions in Outsourcing

Some 86% of decision makers in buy-side financial firms say their organisation has a significant data management challenge, with 28% citing a fragmented and unreliable data management infrastructure that struggles to cope with increasing data volumes as the biggest challenge they face. A further 8% have a problem with IT bandwidth, stating: “Our IT teams…

RBC Wealth Management US Selects Broadridge Platform for Technology Transformation

RBC Wealth Management-U.S. has selected Broadridge Financial Solutions wealth management platform to power its growing US business. The selection is part of a multi-year technology transformation at the wealth management firm and is the latest in a series of investments in tools and services. The firm will also migrate to Broadridge’s next-generation asset servicing platform….

NeoXam Challenges Cost of Data with Savings Strategies, Software Solutions and Kalaxis Partnership

NeoXam has responded to client calls for help to manage the cost of data with a value proposition offering five savings strategies, tools to monitor and adjust data sourcing and spending, and most recently, a partnership with data cost optimisation consultancy Kalaxis. The company’s move to enable clients to not only manage their data, but…

RIMES Releases ESG Data Management Solution, Adds Fitch ESG Scores to Data Sources

RIMES has released an ESG data management solution powered by its managed data services platform and offering asset managers data needed to evaluate the sustainable credentials of any asset. The solution is based on ESG data sourced from a number of vendors including MSCI, OWL analytics, FTSE Russell, Sustainalytics, J.P. Morgan and, most recently, Fitch…

Broadridge Integrates OpenFin into Portfolio Management System

Broadridge Financial Solutions plans to integrate OpenFin’s operating system into its next generation portfolio and order management system, allowing users to benefit from componentised apps with configurable layouts and intuitive workflows. The partnership should help portfolio managers manage their desktop real estate more efficiently and increase productivity by reducing effort and time needed to navigate…

SS&C Upgrades Chorus Intelligent Automation Platform to Accelerate STP

SS&C Technologies has upgraded its Chorus intelligent automation platform for asset and wealth management to accelerate straight-through-processing (STP) and improve integration between the platform and the company’s document automation solution. SS&C Chorus offers standalone predesigned applications for rapid deployment and is designed to accelerate STP, reduce operational risk, enhance digital customer journeys, and speed up…

SIX Acquires ULTUMUS to Strengthen ETF and Managed Data Service Offering

SIX has acquired ULTUMUS, a global index and exchange-traded funds (ETF) data specialist, to strengthen its ETF and managed data service offering. The companies have been partners for some time, with SIX acquiring ULTUMUS from investment firm ETFS Capital. ULTUMUS will initially operate separately to SIX and will carry on delivering index data from SIX…